Former Moji Mitsui Club


Built in 1921, the former Mitsui Company Club at Moji is a two-story wooden building constructed in the half-timber style that served as a lodge where employees could also receive clients. Among the historic building’s esteemed patrons is world-famous theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, who stayed at the club with his wife in 1922. The building is illuminated every evening until 10pm.

*About the Building: Government-Designated Significant Cultural Asset; built in 1921.
Area: Main Building - 901 square meters (about 9795 square feet); Annex - 182 square meters (about 1960 square feet); Annex Depository - 46 square meters (about 495 square feet)
*Tours: Groups must make reservations in advance.
*Accessibility: Wheelchair ramp; wheelchair rental; wheelchair accessible bathrooms; changing tables; discounts for persons with disabilities and senior citizens

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 801-0852 福岡県北九州市門司区港町7-1
Address 7-1 Minato Town, Moji Ward, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 093-321-4151(門司港レトロ総合インフォメーション)
Contact Kitakyushu City Tourist Association
Open 9am - 5pm
Closed December 29 - January 3
Price Adults - 100 Yen; Junior High School Aged Children and Younger - 50 Yen
Car Park Unavailable
Access By train - 2 minute walk from JR Mojiko Station

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


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