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Wakamatsu Bund—Former Furukawa Mining, Wakamatsu Bldg./Sekitan Hall/Tochiki Bldg.

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Wakamatsu Minami Kaigan-dori Street overlooking Wakato Bridge is a retro promenade where modern architecture from the Taisho period remains. The Former Furukawa Mining, Wakamatsu Bldg. can be called a symbol of the street and is a Renaissance-style building constructed in 1919. Though at one point consideration was given to tearing it down, preservation and repair construction took place and it was renewed in 2004 as a central facility for exchange, culture, and tourism. The exterior brick construction is lovely and appears even more attractive when illuminated at night. Nearby are the Ueno Bldg. housing cafes and variety shops, Tochiki Bldg. , Former Gonzo Shed, and Sekitan Hall. Visitors can enjoy a stroll into the past that brings to mind the Wakamatsu of yesteryear.

AddressFormer Furukawa Mining, Wakamatsu Bldg.: 1-11-18 Honmachi, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu-shi
Sekitan Hall: 1-13-15 Honmachi, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu-shi
Tochiki Bldg.: 1-15-10 Honmachi, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu-shi
Ueno Bldg.: 1-10-17 Honmachi, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu-shi
Opening hoursFormer Furukawa Mining, Wakamatsu Bldg.: 9:00–17:00
Sekitan Hall (Mikadukiya): 9:30–19:00
URLhttp://fkw.jpn.org/ (Former Furukawa Mining, Wakamatsu Bld.)
Closed daysFormer Furukawa Mining, Wakamatsu Bldg.: Tue., year-end/New Year's
Sekitan Hall (Mikadukiya): Mon. (open when Mon. falls on a national holiday)
Phone numberFormer Furukawa Mining, Wakamatsu Bldg.: 093-752-3387
Ueno Bldg.: 093-771-8700
FareViewing/resting is free
AccessApprox. 5-minute walk from JR Wakamatsu Station
Approx. 2 minute walk from Wakato Passenger Ferry Wakamatsu Pier

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