Asakura travel guide
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
The apiary collecting honey while traveling with bees from Kagoshima to Hokkaido. The Apiary
was established in Asakura in 1909 and offers delicious Japanese milkvetch honey and acacia
honey, both of which have a deep and sophisticated taste.
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.
In the harvest time, the northern Kyushu boasts many area with beautiful fruit orchards.
Fukuoka is one of the leading fruit-producing prefecture in all Japan. The fruit production
in Fukuoka is primarily concentrated in the southern Chikugo region such as Ukiha,
Asakura and Tanushimaru.
Local cuisine, Eel restanrant. Chilugo region is one of the famous place for Eel cuisines along
with Yanagawa. Shogetu is the renown Eel restutant located along the Chikugo river side and
establised 70 years ago.
Location of Asakura
|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|
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