TOTO Corporation Kokura Factory No.1
TOTO Company was founded in 1917 (Taisho 6) when sewerage systems had not been built yet in Japan. The company’s history began when they started to produce toilets wishing to improvement public health.
At Kokura Factory No.1, the birthplace of the TOTO Co., visitors can observe almost all of the manufacturing process of toilets which are produced with world-leading state-of-the-art technology such as forming, glazing, and burning.
The factory is also making considerations on being environmentally friendly by switching the fuel that the kiln uses from light oil to natural gas.
In addition, at the TOTO Historical Museum old products like sanitary wares, water faucets, and dishes, and catalogs are displayed. Visitors can also see the products which were used at the former Prime Minister’s Office, the Diet Building, and the Daiichi Life Insurance Building which is well-known as the former GHQ’s office.
Industrial Tourism Details: Production – Sanitary Ware
Tours of sanitary ware manufacturing processes
|Address||802-8601 2-1-1 Nakashima, Kokurakita Ward, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka|
|Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, New Year’s Holidays, and Summer Holidays.|
|Access||By car – A 15 minute drive from JR Kokura Station on the Kagoshima Main Line.
By car – A 1 minute drive from the Otemachi Ramp off the Kitakyushu Urban Expressway.
|Genre||Producing Tours (Workshops)|
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