UNESCO World Heritage - Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

近代化産業遺産 (世界遺産『明治日本の産業革命遺産』)

Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining, not only holds structural value within itself but also, holds historic value in terms of world history as it demonstrates the rapid growth Japan had gone through just in roughly 50 years. It was the first successful adaptation of the western industrial technology by a non-western nation. The monuments were selected for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List in July, 2015. Two of the locations are in Fukuoka Prefecture - Miike Coal Mine in Omuta City and Yawata Steel Works of Kitakyushu City.
* Image(s), contact info belong to Omuta City, Miike Coal Mine.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 836-0875 福岡県大牟田市宮原町1-86-3
Address 1-86-3 Miyaharamachi, Omuta City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Telephone Number 0944-41-2750(大牟田市 観光おもてなし課)
Contact Omuta City UNESCO World Heritage and Cultural Heritage Section
Fax Number 0944-41-2764
Open Open all year (10am - 5pm)
* Restroom available (universally accessible)
Price Free admission
Car Park Available (large-sized vehicles: 10, compact cars: 132)
Access Nishitetsu Bus Katsutachi Bound to Hayaganemeganebashi from JR Omuta Station, 7 min-walk from Hayaganemeganebashi bus stop.

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


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