Located at the narrowest point of the Kanmon Straits that separate Kyushu from the main island of Honshu, Mojiko (Moji) port has developed into a major international and domestic port since its opening in 1889.
Since the opening of a modern new port, the area around the old port has been turned into a tourist attraction with the slogan Mojiko Retro. Moji was one of five towns and cities that merged in 1963 to become Kitakyushu-shi (Kitakyushu city): Moji, Kokura, Tobata, Yahata with its main attraction of Space World and Wakamatsu.
Mojiko Retro Town is a huge area blending its new functionality as a main city with its old city streets and historical western style buildings that retain the atmosphere of the era in which they were built.
Mojiko is small enough to be explored on foot or bicycles that can be rented near the inner harbour.
Things to see and do
* Mojiko Station
* Mojiko Retro Observatory
* Mojiko Retro
* Kyushu Railway History Museum
* Kaikyo Dramaship
* Matsunaga Library
Cruise Season - Jan-Dec
Currency - Yen (JPY)
Land area - 73.37 kmÂ²
Population - 114,754
Time - GMT plus 9
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
International Country Code - +81
Ferries for Tokyo and Osaka leave from Moji port
Kyushu Railway station on the Kagoshim and Sanyo main lines is also located in the district.