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                                        Study tour to Kyushu

Kitakyushu-city is Japan’s best place for Study tour  
1.About Kitakyushu   
The city of Kitakyushu is the birthplace of the modern Japanese steel industry 
which began operation in 1901, and is now the world’s leading environmental 
future city after overcoming serious environmental pollution while it contributed 
greatly to Japan’s industrial development.
Now it is called industrial and environmental city which is representative of Japan.
Therefore the various things can be learn such as manufacturing, environment,
power generation, waste treatment, recycling and water treatment.
In addition, a lot of industry heritage including World Heritage sites can be visited.

2. Recommended companies and facilities
●Manufacturing companies

Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal / Yawata Works
Japan’s first modern steel making company established in 
Kitakyushu in 1901. 
Now, becoming the best steel maker 
with World-leading capabiities.  Process of steel making 
can be learned to visit Blast Furnace and Hot rolling mill plants.

Yaskawa Electric
World-leading motor and industrial robots manufacturing 
company established in Kitakyushu in 1915. The robots
are heavy duty industrial robots used in welding, packing,
assembly, painting and other activities.
Robot manufacturing factory and Yaskawa Innovation Center
can be visited.

The world’s largest toilet manufacturer established in 
Kitakyushu in 1917. 
The company is well-known in Washlet which is an innovative
toilet seat that features an integrated bidet. The sanitary ware manufacturing factory and TOTO Museum can be visited

NISSAN Motor Kyushu
The roots of NISSAN is Tobata Casting funded in Kitakyushu in 1911.
The factory was commenced operation in 1975. Now TEANA, X-TRAIL ROGUE, SERENA and MURANO are being manufactured.
The process from assembly of the parts to final products can be seen.

●Environmental companies and facilities

Eco Town Center 
Eco Project information center that supports the Eco-town.
It introduces initiatives and activities implemented in Eco-town
to encourage people to proactively used the facility for 
such activities as environmental study sessions and interaction
amongst visitors.

Zero Emission Transportation System
The Electric bus driven by the electricity generated by a solar 
power generation, therefor no global warming gases emitted from 
the bus. Operation of the system is commenced in 2015.
The solar power generation plant, the power charging equipment 
and Electric bus can be observed.

Hibikinada Biotope
Japan’s largest Biotope, the Pradise of creatures made over 
the year in the waste disposal site.
237 kind of birds including circus spinouts listed on the Japan’s
endangered species and 284 kind of vegetation have been 
confirmed in the Biotope of 41 hectares.

●Power generation plants

Kyushu Electric Power / Shin-Kokura Plant
Kyushu’s first thermal power plant used LNG and power 
generation capacity is 1,800,000kw.
Generation of electricity process can be learned by 
visiting the turbine room, control room and boiler plant.

The company have been supplying low-cost and reliable 
electricity for over 60 years.
And research and development of the environmental 
measurement have been conducted. New solar power 
generation and wind power generation systems can 
be learned.    

Wind Power Generation 
Japan’s first wind power generation plant constructed at the 
coast line facing windy strong Hibikinada sea.
10 wind power genetors line up and total generation capacity 
is 15,000kw.

●Waste treatment and recycling companies and facilities

Plastic PET Bottle recycling / Nishi-Nippon PET Recycling
PET(polyethylene terephthalate) bottles are sorted by 
municipalities and recycled into pellets and flakes, which can 
be used as raw materials for polyester fibers and egg cartons.

 Waste paper recycling / Kyushu Seishi 
Refined waste papers is recycled into toilet papers.
Sludge generated during the toilet paper production process
is used to produce a foaming inhibitor used by steel works.

Melting Furnace  / Sin-Moji Plant 
The collected waste including metals is melted at over 1,700 
degree Celsius in the Melting Furnace and then the melted 
slag and metals are discharged. The slag is used as raw 
materials for pavement and bricks and the metals are re-used 
for other steel products. The process and technology of the 
Melting Furnace can be learned. 

Food waste recycle / Merry Corporation 
The food waste recycling company that the compost is 
being produced from food waste discharged from 
factories, hospitals, restaurants and municipal facilities.

●Water treatment plants and facilities

Hiagari Sewage water treatment plant 
The sewage come through the sewer pipe is purified in the 
plant and flow into the sea. There is an also new technology 
plant which the electricity is generated using the sludge 
from sewage. At the Visitor Center established in 2015, 
sewage treatment process and technologies can be learned.

Water Plaza 
The Plant making fresh water from sea water and sewage water established in 2011.
The desalination process and technology can be leared.

●World Cultural Heritage / Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution

The First Head Office of the Imperial Steel Works
Built in 1899, ahead of production facilities. It is an architectural 
fusion of Japanese and European design, a two story red brick 
building with bilateral symmetry and a central dome set in a 
Japanese tile roof.

The steel-framed repair workshops 
 Built in 1900. It was used for the fabrication and assembly of 
all parts and the repair of machinery used at the Steel Works. 
It is the oldest existing steel-structured building in Japan and, 
more than 100 years later, is still a repair shop. The facility 
houses its original travelling crane and it is still in use for 
maintenance work.

The Former Forge Shop
 Built in 1900 using designs and steel products from the 
German steel manufacturer, GHH for the purpose of 
manufacturing forgings such as large scaled spanners, 
chisels, hammers and stands for machine mounting 
needed for the construction of the steelworks. 
The structure of the building is steel framing.

The Onga River Pumping Station
 Built in 1910 on the east bank of the Onga River.
It served, and still serves, to deliver industrial water to Yawata 
via an 11.4 km pipeline. This supply is integral to the steel 
production process and was necessary to cope with the 1st 
phase expansion of the Imperial Steel Works.

●Industrial Heritage 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace
The only one in the world, the Blast Furnace which was 
actually used until 1972, is preserved as it was.
This place is the birth place of Japan’s modern steel industry 
began in 1901 and
It contributed greatly to the development 
of the Japanese steel industry.

Kawachi Reservoir
The reservoir for supplying water to Yawata Steel Works; the 
construction took 8 years and was completed in 1927.
The concept of the designer Hisanori Numata was " Civil 
engineering is an eternal monument
". The Dam in harmony 
with nature, is imaged European Castle. 
The site triggered the registration of the World Heritage.

Minami Kawachi Bridge
The only bridge which exist Japan, the Lenticular Truss Bridge
constructed over the Kawachi Reservoir in 1927.
It is called the symbol of Yahata harmonized with nature.
The old type design that cannot be seen now was applied; 
all the connections of the steel structures were jointed by
the rivets instead of the welding.

Contact us

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e-mail with a brief outline of what you’d like to see and do, 
the standard of hotels you desire and your approximate budget.

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