Yawata Works Former Head Office Observation Space

官営八幡製鐵所 旧本事務所眺望スペース

The Modern Industrial Heritage Sites in Kyushu and Yamaguchi were chosen for the UNESCO World Heritage List inscription on July 5th, 2015.
Yawata Works Former Head Office and its related facilities are not open to the public at this time due to the Yawata Steel Works owning the property and currently being in operation. Nevertheless, the observation space for the former head office was put in place on April 17th, 2015 to provide visitors a better glimpse at the building. The office was shut down in 1899.
Equipped with a dome in the center, it is a symmetrical brick building used to house the president’s office, the chief engineer’s office, the foreign worker consultant’s office, just to name a few. Following the expansion of the Yawata Steel Works in 1922, they relocated the upper management facility, leaving the property to be used for research and inspection projects thereafter.
Enjoy the view of the transcendent Sites of Japan’s industrial revolution from the newly opened Observation Space.
Photos are permitted on the premises for private use; however, larger devices such as binoculars and tripods are prohibited as a common courtesy to other visitors and guests. Please be advised.
(* Commemorative photo booth also available at the entrance to the Observation Space.)

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 805-0071 福岡県北九州市八幡東区東田5
Address Edamitsu, Yahatahigashi, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Telephone Number 093-582-2922(北九州市企画調整局総務課)
Contact Kitakyushu General Planning and Management Division, UNESCO World Heritage Promotion Section
Fax Number 093-582-2176
Open 9:30am - 5pm (entry by 4:30pm)
Closed Mondays (open on national holiday, closed on following day)
New Year’s period (Dec. 29th - Jan. 3rd)
Price Free admission
Car Park Not available
Please use the paid parking shared with Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History.
Access 10 min-walk from JR Space-World Station.
Website http://www.city.kitakyushu.lg.jp/soumu/01901014.html

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


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