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.
|Address||7-1 Minatomachi, Moji-ku, Kitakyushu|
|Opening hours||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Closed days||Open 365 days|
|Phone number||=+81-93-321-4151 Mojikou Retoro general Info|
|Fare||Charged for entering upper floor (Adults: 150, ES/JHS students 70) *20% discount for group over 30 people|
|Access||2min walk from JR Mojiko Station|