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Haiku Room in Sankiro

Haiku Room in Sankiro

Excellent haiku by two haiku poets and a wonderful view of the Kanmon Strait await you here

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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
Tel 093-321-2651 (Sankiro)
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.
Closed Monday
*If a Monday falls on a national holiday, this facility will be closed on the next day.
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