- For other Riverwalks see the Riverwalk disambiguation page.
Riverwalk Kitakyushu (リバーウォーク北九州 Ribāwōku Kitakyūshū?) is a prestigious shopping centre near the Murasaki river and Kokura Castle in Kokura Kita ward, Kitakyushu, Japan. It was opened as part of the Kitakyushu Renaissance policy on April 19, 2003 and includes theatres, restaurants, a multiplex cinema, NHK studios, the head offices of Zenrin Co. and the Asahi Shinbun (West area) and a branch of the Kitakyushu city art museum.
The design is composed of five contrasting geometrical shapes in five different colours (yellow, red, white, brown and black). The purpose is to break up the massive complex into acceptable proportions.
On the 14th floor of the black building is the Zenrin map museum, entrance fee 100 yen, open on weekdays only, 10.00-17.00.
Jerde-associated architectural projects in Japan: