Illumination at Mojiko Retro 門司港レトロ イルミネーション

Mojiko Retro is a new, yet nostalgic part of town in the Kitakyushu area. 300,000 lights on the retro-style buildings and 100 trees lining the streets are lit, making for quite a romantic evening.

At the old Moji Mitsui Club building, built in 1921 and now designated as a “national important cultural property,” the glittering “Symbol Tree” makes its appearance. Who’s responsible for such a gorgeous display? World-famous lighting designer Ishii Motoko. The phantasmagoric play of light and shadow in what is billed as the Mojiko Retro Night Fantasy is like a scene from a movie.

Setting out from the Mojiko docks on the pleasure boats, you can see the brilliant illumination from the water. Walking the streets is one way of enjoying the scene, but watching from a boat being gently lapped by the waves is great, too.

On the weekends, Seinan Jo Gakuin University Junior College’s handbell choir performs and the Moji Youth Girls Ensemble has a Christmas concert. Whether you are with family, friends or a loved one, do consider taking advantage of the beautiful Mojiko Retro nights together with some wonderful music.

Access: JR Kagoshima line, Mojiko Station
Illumination: Dec 1 to March 28th
Hours: 17:00~22:00 (until 5am of New Year’s Day)
Mojiko Mitsui Club: 093-332-0106
Mojiko Retro info: 093-321-4151
Cruises (Kanmon-kisen Co): 093-331-0222
Day Cruise (11:00~), adults ¥500, kids ¥250 (15min)
Night Cruise (from sundown) ¥800, ¥400 (20 min)
Please call, as event times and prices may change.





交通アクセス:JR鹿児島本線 門司港駅下車すぐ
デイクルーズ(11時から)大人500円 小人250円 約15分
ナイトクルーズ(日没後から)大人800円 子供400円 約20分

At the ACROS Fukuoka Building’s Cultural Information Center, there is a vast array of pamphlets and other literature on Fukuoka culture and siteseeing. You can also make inquiries by phone (between 11am and 5pm, the Fukuoka SGG club, a group of volunteer interpreters, can take your calls in English).


ACROS Fukuoka Bldg 2F
1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
10am to 6pm (closed 12/29-1/3)

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