Haiku Room in Sankiro
Excellent haiku by two haiku poets and a wonderful view of the Kanmon Strait await you here
Sankiro was a ryotei (traditional Japanese restaurant) built in 1931 that represented the prosperity of the Port of Moji. After discontinuing its business and being sold, the restaurant resumed its business in 2014.
A Japanese-style room called "Haiku Room" on a corner of the third floor provides a wonderful panoramic view of the Kanmon Strait. It is said that the famous haiku poet Takahama Kyoshi composed a haiku in this room when visiting the restaurant. In this room, the haiku by Kyoshi is exhibited along with a haiku by the pioneering female haiku poet Sugita Hisajo, who studied haiku under the guidance of Kyoshi.
|Address||3-6-8 Kiyotaki, Moji-ku, Kitakyushu City|
|Access||Approx. 8 min. on foot from JR Mojiko Station|
|Website||http://www.mojiko.info/3kanko/sankiro/ (in Japanese)|
|Hours||10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* The Haiku Room is open to visitors only when a guide is available.
*If a Monday falls on a national holiday, this facility will be closed on the next day.