Botayama (Slag Heaps)


“Bota” is a word that was used in coal mining districts throughout Kyushu and refers to the rocks or low-quality coal leftover after the coal cleaning process. These leftovers were piled up over nearly half a century to create Botayama, one of the largest existing pyramid-shaped slag heaps in Japan. Its beautiful shape has earned it the nickname “Chikuho’s Mt.Fuji”!

About the Slag Heap: Area - 22.4 hectares (about 55.4 acres); Height - 121 meters (about 397 feet)

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 820-0072 福岡県飯塚市忠隈
Address Tadakuma, Izuka City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 0948-25-2930(飯塚市歴史資料館)
Contact Izuka City
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Access 5 minute drive from JR Izuka Station

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