Thursday, August 10, 2017

Mojiko Station- Kitakyushu: Fukuoka Prefecture

Well if there are train enthusiasts out there and this is your thing, then I have found the right place for you to visit and its right here in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture.

Mojiko Train is a throw back to the good ole days.  The Station is built in a Neo Renaissance style and is designed to impact feelings of nostalgia with the public.  Mojiko Station was first built in 1914 and is one of only a handful of Wooden Built Stations that still exists in Japan today.

It was a real pleasure to walk around the area which is now aptly called Mojiko Retro.  There are many old restored buildings and a rather beautiful boardwalk with fabulous water views.  However the real magic is inside the Station itself.  Many old pictures hanging on the walls, videos to be viewed and waiting rooms that are designed to transport you back in time to a period where train travel was the highlight of ones trip.

Interestingly enough, there is a Starbucks in the Station that also shows many older styles of Logo`s from its beginning days, so if you are a Starbucks fan then this will just add to your satisfaction levels.  There is also a nice restaurant upstairs and although I didn`t eat here I have been told by many people that the food is excellent and as an old fashioned feel to it.

Overall, I was rather delighted with this visit and plan to make it a regular attraction on my Fukuoka Day Tours itinerary.

Please click here to see Mojiko Station on a map:

Please click on the pictures below to enlarge:

Starbucks Logos

This is Mojiko

Old styled rooms

Retro Styled

Please click on the video`s to see more of Mojiko Station:

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