Asakura travel guide
It is a thriving area of agriculture in Fukuoka Prefecture where has rich nature
and many historical heritages.
And also there is a Onsen Resort along the Chikugo River.
The modern city of Asakura was established on March 20, 2006, from the merger of the
former town of Asakura, absorbing the city of Amagi, and the town of Haki.
Asakura is located in south central Fukuoka Prefecture and is spreading in the Chikugo
plains of the Chikugo River basin which is the big river in Kyushu.
Akizuki is a former Castle town located in northern part of Asakura.
You can enjoy the harmony of countryside landscape and former castle town scenery
that makes the atmosphere like a time of 400 years ago.
A tranquil Onsen Resort near Fukuoka-city and is located on the banks of Chikugo River.
The quality hot spring is weakly alkaline and sulfur is mixed and has the effect of dropping
old horn and creating beautiful skin.
Asakura is the only area in Japan to use water wheels for irrigation
The irrigation system used the Triple Water Wheel was completed in 1760.
The water is supplied from Yamada weir in Chikugo through the canal to the Triple Water Wheel.
And then the water distributed to each rice field by Triple Water Wheel.
Only here in Japan, the stone-covered Weir constructed.
Yamada weir is a construction for the irrigation system that water is supplied from Yamada weir
in Chikugo through the canal to the Triple Water Wheel to rice field.
The large and small stones are stacked against water flow, and leads water to the irrigation
canal while suppressing the momentum of the Chikugo River.
Water supply area
Toho is a small village with a population of about 2,000 people and consist of two districts.
Hoshuyama district, a mountain area blessed with nature
Koisiwara district, pottery industry representative of Kyushu.
The main exhibit room displays a few letters and other items of kamikaze pilots who died in battle.
One case has photos of about 50 kamikaze pilots from Tachiarai Air Base and includes the following
information on each pilot: name, unit, plane used, date of death, and air base of final sortie.
|Address||City hall : 412-2 Bodaiji, Asakura-city, Fukuoka-prefecture|
50 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city
30 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu-city
60 minutes by a vehicle from Yaanagawa-city
90 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city
|Population||50,700 Population density 205|