Former Miike Coal Mine Miyaura Pit (Miyaura Coal Memorial Park)


In 1887 (Meiji 20), one of the main coal pits of the Miike mine, Miyaura Pit was opened.
The existing chimney was constructed in 1888 (Meiji 21). Its height is 31.2 meters (102.4 feet). Diameter at the top is 2.9 meters (9.5 feet) and 4.3 meters (14.11 feet) at the base. The chimney was designated a Cultural Asset of Japan on January 16, 1998 (Heisei 10).
The mine is the oldest Japanese industrial complex focusing on coal as a raw material. It is now the Miyaura Coal Memorial Park.

Industrial Tourism Details: Industrial Asset/Coal
Facility introduction of Former Miike Coal Mine
Tours: Available

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 836-0835 福岡県大牟田市西宮浦町132-8
Address 132-8 Nishimiyaura Town, Omuta City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 0944-41-2750(大牟田市産業経済部 観光おもてなし課)
Contact Omuta City Commerce and Tourism Division
Fax Number 0944-41-2764
Closed Open year round
Price Free admission
Car Park Parking available
Access A five minute drive from Omuta station. A 15 minute walk from there.

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


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