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Hashino Iron Mining and Smelting Site / Blast Furnace Remains

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This site was built starting in 1858 until the following year through technical guidance by Oshima Takato, who has been called the father of modern ironmaking. Afterward, it was managed by the Nanbu Domain and the site of the oldest Western-style blast furnace in Japan was designated as a National Cultural Property of Japan (remnants). In addition to three blast furnaces, the remnants of a waterwheel and tenement have been confirmed, indicating the operational and management conditions of those times. This historical landmark is a symbol of the modernization of the iron industry in Japan.

Street address

15 Daini-Chiwari, Hashinocho, Kamaishi City, Iwate

Access

  • Take the train to JR Kamaishi Station. Take the shuttle bus direct to Hashino Iron Mining and Smelting Site (bus tour with Japanese-language guide)
    Departs from Kamaishi Station at 11:00 until the end of November.

Opening Hours

Open all the time (however, snowfall makes visitation difficult)

Closed

Open all the time (however, snowfall makes visitation difficult)

Fee

Free admission

Website

Best season

All year

Point

繧ケ繝昴ャ繝亥錐

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