Former Moji Mitsui Club

Mojiko Retro area History and historic sites / See / Play

This building was constructed in 1921 as the Mitsui Bussan accommodation facility and social club. Each room had a mantelpiece and fireplace, door and window frames, newel post for grand staircase and decorations in art deco style. Albert Einstein and his wife who visited Japan in 1922 were impressed by the Taisho modern design of the western style clubhouse. The actual room where he stayed has been preserved as the Einstein Time Memorial Room. The building also houses a room for works of the Moji born artist Hayashi Fumiko, and event hall and restaurant Mitsui Club. Taste the Japanese/European fused cuisine in this stylishly decorated interior.

Address7-1 Minatomachi, Moji-ku, Kitakyushu
Opening hours9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed daysOpen 365 days
Phone number=+81-93-321-4151 Mojikou Retoro general Info
FareCharged for entering upper floor (Adults: 150, ES/JHS students 70) *20% discount for group over 30 people
Access2min walk from JR Mojiko Station




Nearby Attractions
  • Kyushu Railway History Museum

  • Kanmon Tunnel Footpath


  • Ganryujima