Mojiko Retro Town is the new name given to the once thriving Moji Port, located at the northern tip of the Kyushu Island.
Currently part of the Kitakyushu City, the Moji Port or the Mojiko, an important international trading port since the late 19th century, has now been turned into a tourist hotspot with an unmistakable flavor of nostalgia attached to it. Many of the western style buildings found at the place, built in the Meiji and Taisho Era, have been well-preserved with a majority of them being now turned into museums, libraries, cafes and restaurants.
Most prominent among them include the 103-meter tall Mojiko Observation Room, the Kanmon Kaikyo Museum and the red brick Moji Customs Buildings, now repurposed as a free-admission art gallery. All these retro buildings now line a beautiful promenade along the waterfront that will lead you to the modern shopping facility of Kaikyo Plaza, a great place to collect souvenirs and taste some delicious dishes, mostly specialties of the region.