UNESCO World Heritage – Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining, not only holds structural value within itself but also, holds historic value in terms of world history as it demonstrates the rapid growth Japan had gone through just in roughly 50 years. It was the first successful adaptation of the western industrial technology by a non-western nation. The monuments were selected for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List in July, 2015. Two of the locations are in Fukuoka Prefecture – Miike Coal Mine in Omuta City and Yawata Steel Works of Kitakyushu City.
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Address 836-0875 1-86-3 Miyaharamachi, Omuta City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Contact Tel:0944-41-2750 
Omuta City UNESCO World Heritage and Cultural Heritage Section
Fees Free admission
Parking Available (large-sized vehicles: 10, compact cars: 132)
Access Nishitetsu Bus Katsutachi Bound to Hayaganemeganebashi from JR Omuta Station, 7 min-walk from Hayaganemeganebashi bus stop.
Times Available Open all year (10am – 5pm)
* Restroom available (universally accessible)
Area Chikugo Area
Genre Historical Assets and Castles (History and Culture) Industrial Tourism (Industrial Tourism)

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