Former Moji Mitsui Club

Former Moji Mitsui Club

Modern, art-deco building in service as a restaurant now

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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.

Address 7-1 Minatomachi, Moji-ku, Kitakyushu City
Access Approx. 2 min. on foot from JR Mojiko Station
Tel 093-321-4151 (Mojiko Retro General Information)
Website (in Japanese) 
Hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Open daily
Admission (second floor): Adults - 150 yen; elementary and junior high school students - 70 yen
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