Former Osaka Shosen Mercantile Steamship Co. Building


The former Osaka Shosen Mercantile Steamship Co. building is a two-story, western-style wooden building that was erected in 1917 as the company’s Moji Branch.
The building was constructed in the Vienna Secession style that swept through Europe in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, as evidenced by the orange tiles on the exterior walls. The large arched window at the top of the building and the tower above it are particularly striking!
Visitors will find the Kaikyo Roman Hall for multipurpose use on the first floor, and the “Watase Seizo and the Sea” gallery (admission charged) as well as the Maritime Corner (free) on the second floor.

*About the Building: Registered Tangible Cultural Asset; built in 1917.
*Area: 669.88 square meters (about 7210 square feet)
*Accessibility: Wheelchair ramp; wheelchair rental; wheelchair-accessible bathrooms; elevators; guide dogs permitted; discounts to the Seizo gallery 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7-18
Address 7-18 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 students and younger - 50 Yen
Car Park Unavailable
Access By train - 1 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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