Moji Port (Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Pref.)
A port town that thrived a century ago located along a strait in a region infused with history and romantic impulses.
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- (Dec. - Feb.)
- : Culture
- : Gourmet
- : Relaxation
- : Shopping
- : Scenery
- : Convenience
- Historical Buildings
Various century-old buildings in the area are currently in use, including such nationally designated important cultural properties as Mojiko Station and the Old Moji-Mitsui Club, which was previously used as a social gathering place. Visitors to the Old Moji-Mitsui Club can take a tour of the room where the esteemed Professor Einstein once took up lodgings.
- Kyushu Railway History Museum
The Kyushu Railway History Museum is a museum situated on the site where the first railway in Kyushu originated.
Grownups and children alike can enjoy the main building (which was built in 1891 and which housed the headquarters of the former Kyushu Railway), Japan's first miniature railway park, a full-scale train simulator, and other facilities.
- Local cuisine
Born in the Mojiko (Moji Port) area, there are several variations to the popular local Yaki-curry dish (baked rice bowls with curry sauce), such as Bibinba, Korean-style rice bowls and Kaisen, fresh seafood rice bowls available at more than 30 different restaurants. This also the home of the rock-bottom banana sales known as tatakiuri (salesmen pounding on the table as they yell competitively) and banana fairs are held every year in September.
- By air:
- Haneda Airport - Kitakyushu Airport; about 1 hour 30 minutes
- Kitakyushu Airport - Moji Port; about 40 minutes by bus
- By train:
- Kokura Station - Mojiko Station; about 15 minutes
- Kitakyushu City Industry and Economics Bureau, Mojiko Retro Club