The Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining (明治日本の産業革命遺産 製鉄・鉄鋼、造船、石炭産業 Meiji nihon no sangyōkakumei isan: seitetsu, tekkō, zōsen, sekitan sangyō) is a world heritage site, comprising 23 components around Japan.
During the Bakamatsu and Meiji eras (the second half of the 19th century), Japan transformed from a feudal state to a more modern society. The emperor realized that Japan needed to keep up technologically with the West in order not to become a colony. This resulted in an industrial revolution, and Japan is widely regarded as the first non-Western country to industrialise. This site, inscribed on the world heritage list in 2015 comprises some of the best preserved and most important places from that time.
Hagi Proto-industrial Heritage
- 1 Hagi Reverbatory Furnace.
- 2 Ebisugahana Shipyard.
- 3 Ohitayama Tatara Iron Works.
- 4 Hagi Castle Town.
- 5 Shokasonjuku Academy.
Nagasaki Shipyard and near Nagasaki
- 9 Kosuge Slip Dock.
- 10 Mitsubishi No.3 Dry Dock.
- 11 Mitsubishi Senshokaku Guest House.
- 12 Mitsubishi Giant Cantilever Crane.
- 13 Mitsubishi Former Pattern Shop.
- 14 Takashima Coal Mine.
- 15 Hashima Coal Mine.
- 16 Glover House and Office.
Elsewhere in Kyushu
- 17 (Saga).
- 18 Miike Coal Mine and Miike Port (Omuta).
- 19 Misumi West Port (Uki).
- 20 The Imperial Steel Works, Japan (Kitakyushu).
- 21 Onga River Pumping Station (Nakama).