Winding Tower of Shime Coal Mine


Completed in 1943, the former Shime Coal Mine’s winding tower is made of steel reinforced concrete. It measures at 52.7m above ground and 430m underground. The structure functioning as the mine pillar was driven straight into the ground for extracting coal beneath.
It is a winding tower, thus had a 1,000-horse power winch to hoist up and down a carriage apparatus.
The building was registered as an Important Cultural Property of Japan in December 8th, 2009.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 811-2202 福岡県糟屋郡志免町志免495-3
Address 495-3 Shime, Shime Town, Kasuya District, Fukuoka Prefecture
Telephone Number 092-935-7100(志免町社会教育課)
Contact Shime Town Board of Education
Fax Number 092-935-7141
Car Park Please use nearby Shimate facility parking lot.
Access Nishitetsu Bus Higashi-koendai 2-chome bus stop.

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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