Higashida Blast Furnace I

Sarakura, Kawachi-Higashida area History and historic sites / See / Play

The Imperial Steel Works, Japan began operating in 1901. The Blast Furnace I site is a designated cultural property that is open to the public as a historic park. In addition to being able to view the inside of the blast furnace, visitors can learn about history from panel displays and exhibits such as freight cars that carried pig iron melted in the furnace.

Address2-3 Higashida, Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyushu-shi
Opening hours9:00–17:00
Closed daysYear-end/New Year's
Phone numberCulture and Planning Division, Citizen Services, Culture and Sports Bureau, City of Kitakyushu
Access5 min. on foot from JR Space World Sta. Car: Approx. 5 min. from Kitakyushu Urban Expy. Edamitsu Exit




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