The Onga River Pumping Station


This is one of the Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution selected for the inscription of 2015 UNESCO World Heritage List.
Located about 10 kilometers from the mouth of the Onga River, this water pumping station is still in operation, actively supplying water to the Yawata Steel Works. It was constructed in 1910 to fulfill water insufficiency for the first expansion of the Yawata Steel Works undergoing at that time. Although the post has shifted its main source of power from steam to electric, it is still fully engaged in supplying the much needed water supply to their nearby steel maker.
* Entry is prohibited since it operates as a part of the Yawata Steel Works. Please go to Nakama Regional Koryu Center for visitation inquiries.
* Image(s) by the Yawata Steel Works
* All rights reserved. Unauthorized use of the images strictly prohibited.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 809-0033 福岡県中間市土手ノ内
Address Dotenouchi, Nakama City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Telephone Number 093-245-4665(中間市企画政策課観光政策係)
Contact Nakama City, General Planning Division UNESCO World Heritage Promotion Section
Fax Number 093-244-1113
Open ※Please go to Nakama Regional Koryu Center for visitation inquiries.
Car Park No parking available near the Pumping Station. Please use the following parking locations.
Nakama Civic Stadium parking (free), 25 min-walk.
Nakama Regional Koryu Center parking (free), 25 min-walk.
Nakama City Hall parking (free), 15 min-walk.
Access 25 min-walk/7 min by cab from JR Chikuzen-Habu Station.
10 min-walk from Chikuho Electric Railroad Kibogaokakoko-Mae Station.
20 min-walk from Nishitetsu Highway Bus Nakama 3-chome bus stop.

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


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