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Mojiko Retro

Address: 7-18 Minatomachi, Mojiku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture 801-0852 , Japan
Phone Number: +81 93-332-0106
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Ranked #7 of 63 Attractions in Kitakyushu
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural

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88 reviews 88 reviews
58 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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72 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
43 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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166 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
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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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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103 reviews 103 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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Cairns, Australia
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172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We visited in February 2013. The walk around Mojiko Retro was lovely. The afternoon was a bit crisp as it was winter, but we were rugged up and the sun came out to greet us. We visited some of the shops on the waterfront. One special place we stopped at was a shop that had aquariums where you sit on... More 

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