Higashida Blast Furnace No. 1

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

Yawata Steel Works first came into operation in 1901. Its Higashida Daiichi Blast Furnace (10th repaired blast furnace) became a Designated Cultural Property and opened to the public as a historical park. In addition to being able to look inside the furnace, there is a square with panels where you can learn about its history, as well as exhibits including a wagon that was used to carry pig iron melted in the furnace. In July 2015, “Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Kyushu-Yamaguchi and Related Areas” was inscribed as World Cultural Heritage. “Yawata Steel Works and Related Facilities” is one of the component properties, and Higashida Daiichi Blast Furnace is an eye-catching symbol of this.

Street address2-3 Higashida, Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyushu City 805-0071
business hours9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
URL(日本語) 北九州産業観光HP http://sangyokanko.com/
Regular holidaythe New Year holidays
phone number093-582-2391 (Culture and Planning Division, Culture Department, Citizen Services, Culture and Sports Bureau)
FeeFree
accessA 5-minute walk from JR Space World Station

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  • World Heritage, “The Yawata Steel Works and Related Facilities”

  • Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History

  • Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery

  • Kawachi Wisteria Garden