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Historical Monument Spots in Fukuoka Area

  • Kokura Castle
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushikokurakitaku Jounai 2-1
    This castle was constructed by Hosokawa Tadaoki over a period of seven years starting in 1602. A characteristic of this castle is the large castle keep built in Kara-zukuri style where the fifth floor is larger than the fourth floor, and there are no roof eaves between the fourth floor and fifth floor. The stone walls, in a style known as Nozura-tsumi because they do not use any hewn stone, are a must-see. Inside the castle is a history zone with a diorama that is a model of the castle-town, and the castle keep has an observation zone that offers a 360-degree view of Kokura’s townscape. The castle grounds are a famous spot for hanami cherry blossom viewing parties when the approximately 300 cherry trees are in bloom.

    This castle was built for children more than adults. Theres a lot of interactive things to do for them. The history is interesting too and the castle replica is very beautiful. The garden nearby is...

  • Former Fukuoka Prefecture Public Hall Distinguished Guest House
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Nishinakasu 6-29
    This was constructed in 1910 for the 13th Kyushu-Okinawa Association Exhibition and served as a place to entertain guests during the exhibition. The guest house is a two-story Western style wooden building based on the Meiji period’s French Renaissance style, and the main rooms such as the reception rooms have marble fireplaces and feature elegant interior designs with lavish reliefs. It was designated as a National Important Cultural Pin 1984. A portion of the building is open to the public and available to tour. (Admission required)

    I had passed by several times, but it was the first time I went into this hall. The entrance is $2, which I found cheap. This hall is the only remainder of the exposition fair, which was held in...

  • Fukuoka City Red Brick Culture Center
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Tenjin 1-15-30
    Designed by representative Meiji architects Tatsuno Kingo and Kataoka Yasushi, this was constructed to be the Kyushu branch office of Nippon Life Insurance. The building with its roof featuring a dome, small tower and roof windows, and its characteristic red brick and white granite outer walls is an example of design that borrows from late 19th-century British style. It was designated a National Important Cultural Property in 1969 and ownership was transferred to Fukuoka City. It was used as a historical archive until 1990, then renovated and reopened in 1994 as the Red Brick Culture Center. The Fukuoka City Museum of Literature was established on the first floor as a general library, and gathers and provides a variety of information concerning literature.

    This historical building, remarkable for its red bricks, was built by Kingo Tatsuno, famous architect, who built Tokyo Station. It used to be an office of an insurance company, but now it is...

  • NTT Moji Telecommunication Museum
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushimojiku Hamamachi 4-1
    "This is a museum in Mojiko retro district. The cultural building, dating from 1924, has been certified as a ""Heritage of Industrial Modernization"". The museum displays telephones and telecommunication devices dating from the Meiji Era to the present day. Visitors can learn how old-fashioned telephones used to be connected, as well as experience using a manually operated switchboard. The museum appeals to everyone. Children find it new and interesting, and older visitors will find it nostalgic."

    I decided to take in the Moji Telecommunication Museum despite the fact that it was at the eastern extremity of the Guide Map of Mojiko Retro Town. Having visited, however, I am really glad I made...

  • Ogai Mori Former Residence
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushikokurakitaku Kajimachi 1-7-2
    "A historic building located in Kokurakita Ward, Kitakyushu City. Famous Meiji period author Mori Ogai stayed here for three years after he was stationed in Kokura as the Surgeon General of the former army's 12th division. It is a Japanese style home consisting of six rooms, and today a chronological record of the author's life and achievements is displayed in the home's earthen floored room. Ogai's novel ""Niwatori"" depicts life in this home."
  • Ohana
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    Fukuoka Pref. Yanagawashi Shinhokamachi 1
    A historic site located in Yanagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture. Originally used as a palatial residence by the Tachibana clan, which ruled the ancient Yanagawa Domain. Today the facility operates as a traditional ryotei restaurant and ryokan inn. Here customers can enjoy seiromushi bamboo basket steamed eel, a Yanagawa specialty, along with traditional kaiseki course cuisine in the ryotei area. The facility also offers wedding plans. Visitors can also take in the beauty of the Shotoen Japanese garden and savor history dating back to the Edo period.
  • Old Osaka merchant ship
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushimojiku Minatomachi 7-18

    This is one of the western buildings in Mojiko Retro area. It was once used as an office of sea transportation company. Inside is now beautiful a gallery, but as I went at night, I just took pictures...

  • Old Customs
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushimojiku Higashiminatomachi 1-24

    Brick built Western styled building (built 1912), very reminiscent of the British Georgian period architecture. Although I would personally rank it after some of the equally impressive buildings...

  • Old Movers Mitsui Club
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushimojiku Minatomachi 7-1
  • Site of Miyanohara Pit of Miike Coal Mine
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    Fukuoka Pref. Omutashi Miyaharamachi 1-86-3
    One of the main pits of the Miike Coal Mine, which helped support Japan’s industrial revolution. When it was in operation, the mine produced 400 to 500 thousand tons of coal annually. Facilities such as the 22 meter high shaft tower and a portion of the outer wall of the Davey pump room are still intact.
  • Former Ito Shogun gate
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    Fukuoka Pref. Idukashi Koubukuro 300

    Its a lovely home and touring it is a great way to learn about history. There are numerous interesting details that show us how well-to-do coal mining barons lived. Guides also provide additional...

  • Former Matsumoto Family's Residence
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    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Tobata-ku Ichieda 1-4-33
  • Nogata Toshijikan
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    Fukuoka Pref. Nogatashi Shinmachi 1-1-18

    直方駅から徒歩10分。 炭鉱王と呼ばれた堀三太郎氏の住宅。1898年の築。 直方市に寄贈後は公民館となっていたが、現在は貸室として利用されているようである。建物の見学入館は無料であるが、見所と言えるものはあまりない。

  • Hoheiden
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    Fukuoka Pref. Tagawagunsoedamachi Hikosan Hikosan Jingu Hohei dono

    神仏混合の修験道の地英彦山にある大きな講堂です。神社の社にありますが、観光パンフレットを読むと霊山寺の大講堂と記載されています。でも英彦山神宮奉幣殿と書かれてもいます。 とても大きな鈴が掛かっていて、ここまで登ってきた人はみなさんここで賽銭をいれ、柏手を打ちます。 入口の銅鳥居からかなりの階段が続く修行のような距離ですが、現在はスロープカーがあり簡単に到達できます。

  • Former Kinoshita Family's Residence (Sakai Ya)
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    Fukuoka Yame-shi Motomachi 184
  • Ishida Family's Residence
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    Fukuoka Asakura Akizuki
  • Kyokuranokan
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    Fukuoka Pref. Ukihashi Yoshimachi 1103-1

    旧吉井町が譲り受けたもので公有になっているからか入場料もありませんでした。中にはいるとスタッフの方がパンフレットをくれ、内部の解説をしてくれました。この解説が丁寧で楽しめました。雨の中でも行った甲斐がありました。二階からの吹き抜けや手がこんだ風呂の天井などなかなかない旧家を見ることができました。

  • Kagamida Yashiki
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    Fukuoka Ukiha Wakamiya 113-1
  • Kitakyushu Bank Moji Branch
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    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Moji-ku Kiyotaki 2-3-4
  • Former JR Kyushu Head Office Building (Former Mitsui Bussan Moji Branch)
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    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Moji-ku Nishi Kaigan 1-6-2

Fukuoka Areas

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The most northerly of Kyushu island's prefectures, Fukuoka comprises castle towns, seaside parks, and Hakata ramen, one of Japan's most famous noodle dishes. Whether due to its good location or its unique charm, the prefecture's capital, Fukuoka city, has been voted one of the most desirable places to live in the country—a close-knit community, a thriving food scene, and accessible nature combine for irresistibly laid-back city vibes.

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