Former Miike Coal Mine Miyahara Pit

The Miyahara Pit of the former Miike Coal Mine was opened in 1898 (Meiji 31). In the same year, the first shaft was completed, and the second one in 1901 (Meiji 34). At the pit, about 40 to 50 thousand tons of coal had been mined from the about 160-meter-deep shafts every year. Partly because prisoners in the Miike Prison had been made to mine the coal there once, and because of the hard work, the pit was called as the pit of darkness. Today, although only the second shaft remains, the brick room of the winch and the steel derrick remind visitors of the old atmosphere. The facility is regularly open to the public from 10am to 5pm on the third Saturday of every month.

* Government-Designated Significant Cultural Asset (designated on May 1, 1998 [Heisei 10]); Government-Designated Historical Site (designated on January 19, 2000 [Heisei 12])

Address 836-0875 1-86-3 Miyahara Town, Omuta City
Contact Tel:0944-41-2750 
Omuta Coal Industry and Science Museum
Fees Free
Parking Available
Access About a 10 minute drive from Omuta Station of the Nishitetsu Tenjin Omuta Line
Times Available Anytime for outside tour
*The third Saturday of month (10am – 5pm); the premises are open to the public.
Area Chikugo Area
Genre Historical Assets and Castles (History and Culture) Producing Tours (Workshops) Industrial Tourism (Industrial Tourism)

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