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Mojiko Retro

Address: 7-18 Minatomachi, Mojiku, Kitakyushu 801-0852 , Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 93-332-0106
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Ranked #5 of 68 things to do in Kitakyushu
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Hong Kong, China
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

As others have mentioned, Mojiko Retro is a tranquil waterfront tip comprising some ancient buildings, a shopping mall and a beautiful harbour. It is actually similar to Kobe Harbourland and MM21 in Yokohama. I always have a passion for waterfront complexes like such as they do offer you a relaxing experience, especially when there are sunshine and sea breeze. If... More 

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97 reviews 97 reviews
64 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We read about the charms of KitaKyushu and especially this hidden gem of Mojiko Retro so we planned a visit here in our visit to Fukuoka. Travel time from TenJin sta. is close to an hour and cost more than 2500 yen. Welcome to the Northern most part of Kyushu! Just across the Shimonoseki Strait is this little jewel of... More 

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Kunitachi, Japan
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106 reviews 106 reviews
79 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

souvenir shops are lineed up around moji camber where you can easily go up through mojiko station. Many retro architectures stand up around up there. you can stroll around imajinning how people are togetherring and listenning selling of Taiwan banana.

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Lennoxville, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Just across the Shimonoseki Strait, you will find Mojiko. This is a little jewel of Kitakyushu city. Once a trading port with the US and the UK, there are many beautiful western styled buildings that line the streets. Even the Mojiko station is built in the Neo-Renaissance style. Several buildings are heritages sites, but you can also find a small... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
44 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A little gem at the end of the train line. Kitayushyu has done a great job in regenerating an old working port into a nice little attraction that is worth a visit. Lots of nice little shops and cafes to see, bands playing, boat trips around the harbour and so on. Its a bit like Japan does an impression of... More 

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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This lovely little seaport revived for tourist purposes is amazingly successful. Such a refreshing change from busy, colourless Kokura, it's like an English seaside town with a band playing, the theme from "Skyfall" when we visited, shops from Main Street USA as one finds in Disneyland, Japanese outlets selling fish products and candy floss, sideshows like the trained monkey jumping... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I have read that the entire area is being developed as a tourist attraction and that is how it appears. We visited on Sunday and it was full of tourists, a band playing old rock and roll hits, an exhibition of vintage cars (more Beetles than I saw in my recent visit to the VW factory in Wolfsburg!!). Little shops... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I visited the place where Albert Einstein stayed during his first visit to Japan in 1943. The house is now a seaman's club/association. It did not matter whether Einstein stayed there or not because it did give a good glimpse of a typical visitors lodge during that era with antique looking furniture, wash basin and stand alone bathtub. It was... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

It was daytime so it was fascinating view because I saw the place like in England. But it was only the few restaurant. I was with my Japanese friend and a Filipino woman. They tour me around. The place is cool and that time there was a lot of people because there were a summer break. There was a live... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
55 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

really unbelievable you could find this place in modern japan era, This was old harbour of Kita kyushu and now they renovating the place as tourist attraction, you will fine very delicious japanese cuisine, and they keep the harbour office, custom office, old train station, many interesting place to visit and many restaurant, One restaurant they serving noddle in hot... More 

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