Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation

Oita Steelworks has a super-size facility that is one of the largest in the world. It uses state-of-the-art technologies and is situated on an expansive site spanning approx. 7 million square meters. The steelworks utilizes a linear layout running from west to east to efficiently produce large quantities of high-grade steel, beginning with raw iron materials and ending with product shipment.



Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
1-banchi Nishinosu, Oaza Oita-shi, Oita Prefecture

- About 20 min. from Oita Station or Oita-shinkawa Station by taxi
- About 25 min. from Oita IC (Mera IC) by car


Admission fee Free
Working days and hours 9:00 - 15:00
Closings Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays
Visitor capacity While there's no particular limit for tours, the capacity for the large hall is 90 and for the small hall it is 45.
Time required for a tour Approx. 90 min. (explanation of operations, DVD introducing the steelworks, factory tour, Q&A session)
Factory tour will either be of the thin-plate or thick-plate factory
Language Japanese
English, Chinese, Korean(pamphlet only)
Reservation Required
Tel: 097-553-2009
Fax: 097-553-2471
Other conditions - Please apply by phone 30 days prior to the date of the tour.
- If the quota for participants has been reached, no further applications will be accepted for that day.
- Groups of 10 or more that can arrive by bus (up to 5 buses per group).
- Visitors are welcome from 3rd grade and up. Elementary students must be accompanied by a group leader.
* Tours must be by bus.
* An escort will accompany the bus and provide guidance.
* The steelworks does not make arrangements for buses.
- Do not wear kimono, sandals, geta clogs, high heels, etc, as the tour involves climbing/descending stairs and walking.
- Pictures/video are only allowed in designated areas.


Tel: 097-553-2009