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Mojiko Retro

7-18 Minatomachi, Mojiku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture 801-0852 , Japan
+81 93-332-0106
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Ranked #6 of 53 attractions in Kitakyushu
Type: Neighborhoods
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Yamaguchi, Japan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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279 reviews 279 reviews
158 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
29 helpful votes 29 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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114 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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Hong Kong, China
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151 reviews 151 reviews
74 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

All the attractive spots are within 10 mins walk from station. An enjoyable excursion despite travelling time is 75 mins from Hakata.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Historic port and a great view of the KAMON STAITS from the observation tower (100 mtres high)Many restaurants and shops in the place

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