Former Moji Mitsui Club

Mojiko Retro area History and historic sites / See / Play

This building was constructed in 1921 as a reception and accommodation facility of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Japan's first general trading company.

The style of half-timbered wooden architecture has been adopted for this building, with wooden pillars and beams exposed.

Each room has a fireplace and mantelpiece, and door and window frames are decorated in the art-deco style.

The building is famous for Albert Einstein's praise of its beauty when he stayed there during his visit to Japan in 1922.

It houses a restaurant and a hall on the first floor, and the Einstein Memorial Room and an exhibition room focusing on Hayashi Fumiko, a famous Japanese female writer.

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 Mojiko Retro 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
  • Former Moji Zeikan

  • Formerly Dalian Route Terminal / Matsunaga Bunko

  • JR Mojiko Station

  • Commemorative literary monument to Hayashi Fumiko's birthplace