Nogata Memorial Hall of Coal


The main building was built-in 1910 (Meiji 43) as an assembly place of the Chikuho Coal and Mining Industry Union. Presently, the main building is used as a museum to teach the history of the Chikuho Coal Field. On display in the facility are photographs, drawings and models of mining. There are also countless other displays! Some of these include a working steam locomotive and an excavation machine!

Lastly, on the reverse side of the building remains a tunnel used as the rescue practice grounds by the Kyushu Coal Mine Rescue Team (formed in 1952 (Showa 27))


The Chikuho Coal field yielded 800 million tons of coal in the 100 years of its existence, starting in the beginning of the Meiji era (1868-1912) until 1976 (Showa 51). During this time, the coal field contributed to the industrial development and modernization of Japan. In July 1971 (Showa 46), a memorial hall was built to convey the importance of the Chikuho Coal Field.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 822-0016 福岡県直方市大字直方692-4
Address 692-4 Nogata, Nogata City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 0949-25-2243(直方市石炭記念館)
Contact Nogata Memorial Hall of Coal
Fax Number 0949-25-2243
Open From 9am till 5pm (last entry by 4:00pm)
Closed Mondays (Open in the event of a National Holiday)
From Dec. 29th till Jan. 3th
Price General admission - 100 yen
University/high school students - 50 yen
Junior high school and younger - Free
Car Park Available for 4 cars
Access *A 10 minute walk from JR Nogata station
*A 20 minute car ride from the Yahata Interchange

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


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