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Kyushu Travel Guide

Toho village, Asakura, Ukiha one-day tour

 

Agricultural industries area spreading in the Kyushu’s largest Chikugo plain

 

The Kyuhsu’s largest Chikugo River which flows from Mount Aso through the Chikugo region

to Ariake Sea.
The Kyushu’s largest Chikugo plain spreading in the Chikugo River basin
 

 


 

Tour condition

Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city

English speaking guide 

Local experienced and knowledgeable guidese escorts the tour

 

Chartered vehicle is utilizes

Jumbo taxi or bus as per number of pax

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Asakura by vehicle using Kyushu Express Way, takes 1 hour

Exploring Asakura : Toho Village, Triple Water Wheel, Yamada Weir  

Exploring Shirakabe-dori Avenue

Lunch at the featured restaurant Shirakabe

Visiting Ukiha Inari Shrine

Visiting a brewery : Saka, Shochu or Wine

Transfer to Fukuoka using Kyushu Express Way, 1 hour and 30 minutes

17:30 Arrive at Fukuoka-city 

 


 

Toho Village

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


 

Asakura

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.

 

Akizuki

A former Castle town located in

northern part of Asakura

 

Triple Water Wheel

 

Only area in Japan to use

water wheels for irrigation

Yamada Weir

Only here in Japan,  the stone

covered Weir constructed


 

Ukiha

Ukiha blessed with nature where many orchards spread out at the foot of Mino mountain range.

 

Shirakabe-dori Avenue

Time-honored scenery, back to 100 years ago.

Located in Yoshii-machi, Shirakabe, literary meaning is white wall. The avenue of houses with

white wall were constructed about 100 years ago.  About 250 houses in the area has been designated

as National important raditional buildings preservation district.


 

Lunch

Featured Restaurant, Shirakabe, located at Shirakabe Avenue

The building is designated by Government as Traditional building at the Conservation

district in Ukiha-city.

Japanese cuisines using best local ingredients that vary by season can be enjoyed.

The chef who makes that cuisines also experienced the imperial family’s cook.

The building constructed 100

year ago

Featured lunch menu

Enjoy lunch


 

Ukiha Inari Shrine

Breath taking beautiful scenery harmonizes with the Shrine

Located at foot of Mino mountain range, 130 m height from sea level.

The 90 vermilion coloured Torii Gates stand on the 300 steps stairs is introduced you

from bottom area to the Shrine main building.

To the Shrine

Shrine main building

Breath taking view from Shrine


 

Shochu Brewery

Let’s sample Chochu at Beniotome Shuzo

Shochu is a Japanese distilled beverage less than 45% alcohol by volume.

The shochu of Beniotome Shuzo is distilled from Sesame.

The brewery can be visited and there is a tasting corner,  Let’s sample Chochu.


 

 How to make your customized tour  

 

1. Enquiry

 The tours we are offering are customized for private travel accordance with your preferences

 and date,  click the   Enquiry Form   to tell us what you are looking for.

 

2. Proposal

・Preliminary quotation which is guide line of the tour price as per the Enquiry.

・Basic suggested itinerary will be provided.

 

3. Clarifications

 All the tour conditions are to be clarified including the grade & type of accommodations,

 transportation, visiting placed, meals and other excursions, in order to meet your requirements

 and budget.

 

4. Final proposal

 The quotation and itinerary are provided based on the Clarification.

 

5. Make an agreement 

 The agreement for proceeding the customized tour is conducted.

 

6. Enjoy the customized journey 

  All the arrangement are made as per the agreement and operated the tour in

  accordance with the plan

 

Price of the tour

The price is customized based on travel date, number of participants, hotel choices,

transportations, and other custom preferences.

 


 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Kurume, Yame, Hoshino village tour

 

 Where to Explore  

 

Kurume : the most largest city in Chikugo regin

Yame :  The city of Japanese Tea and Traditional Crafts

Hoshino village : The most beautiful village in Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General condition

・Departure and disbandment place is in Fukuoka-city

・Chartered vehicle is used

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

8:30 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Kurume

Visit Kora Taisha Shrine

transfer to Yame

Visit Yame Traditional Craft Museum

Lunch at Yame Ginnoka

Transfer to Hoshino village

Exploring Hoshino village

Transfer to Fukuoka-city  

17:30 Arrive at Fukuoka-city 

 


 

 Where to Explore

 

 Kurume

 

Kora Taisha Shrine  

The largest Shrine in Kyushu and the shrine is specified as Ichino-miya or the representative

Shrine in Chikugo region. Located in Kurume-city, stand at the middle of Kora Mountain.

From the Shrine compound, breath taking magnificent view of Chikugo plain can be seen.

Torii Gate, entrance of Shrine

Kyushu’s largest Shrine building

Magnificent view from the Shrine


 

 Yame

 

The city of Japanese Tea and Traditional Crafts

Located in the southern part of Fukuoka-prefecture, Yame grew in size after the merger

with Kurogi town,Tachibana town,Yabe village,Hoshino village in 2010.

 

Yame Traditional Craft Museum

Yame is the Centre of Japanese artificial crafts

The Museum was built in 1986 with the purpose of gathering traditional craft items together

and transferring traditional techniques and development of local industry.

Japan’s largest Stone lantern

Japan’s biggest Gold Buddhist

Altar

Hina doll


 

Yame Fukushima

White-walled townscape

The Fukushima area is designated as an important traditional buildings preservation

area by the Japanese government. Since the Edo Era (1603 – 1868), the area has flourished as

an economical and political base, and many merchant houses which retain the atmosphere of that

time remain even today, mainly in the towns of Miyano, Kyo, and Furumatsu.


 

Sake Brewery Kiyaya

Kitaya is renowned Saka brewer in Yame,was founded some 190 years ago during the Edo Era.

The Sake is produced using high-grade rice if brewing quality rice of brewing

cultivated in Fukuoka-prefecture. The Brewery can be visited and enjoy sampling Sake.


 

Featured Japanese restaurant Ginnoka

The restaurant Ginnoka uses Japanese old style house built 100 years ago,

and located next to the Sake brewery Kitaya.

The restaurant opened in 2014 and serving Japanese cuisines which is compatible

with Sake using local abundant ingredients such as vegetables, fruits and fresh river and sea fishes.

 


 

Hoshino village

The most beautiful village in Japan

Located in the southeastern part of Fukuoka Prefecture, and east side of Yame-city,

at altitudes between 200 and 1,000 metres above sea level.

As 84 percent of the village is covered with mountain forests, agriculture and forestry

are the two main industries.

planting.

Terraced fields made by stonewall

Tea Culture Museum

Star Culture Center


 

 Option  

 

Kurogi large Wisteria tree

The Wisteria Festival takes place between mid-April and early May. 

The tree is more than 600 years old

The total area of its scaffolding structure at 3,000 square meters and its longest flower

clusters measuring in at 150 centimeters, the tree looks truly spectacular when it blooms.   


 

 How to make your customized tour  

 

1. Enquiry

 The tours we are offering are customized for private travel accordance with your preferences

 and date,  click the   Enquiry Form   to tell us what you are looking for.

 

2. Proposal

・Preliminary quotation which is guide line of the tour price as per the Enquiry.

・Basic suggested itinerary will be provided.

 

3. Clarifications

 All the tour conditions are to be clarified including the grade & type of accommodations,

 transportation, visiting placed, meals and other excursions, in order to meet your requirements

 and budget.

 

4. Final proposal

 The quotation and itinerary are provided based on the Clarification.

 

5. Make an agreement 

 The agreement for proceeding the customized tour is conducted.

 

6. Enjoy the customized journey 

  All the arrangement are made as per the agreement and operated the tour in

  accordance with the plan

 

Price of the tour

The price is customized based on travel date, number of participants, hotel choices,

transportations, and other custom preferences.

 


 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897 , Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum

 

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.

The museum does not give any historical summary of the kamikaze operations but rather

focuses on the stories of the pilots stationed at Tachiarai Air Base.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 2561-1 Takada, Chikuzan-machi, Asakura-gun, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

50 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

30 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

50 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

40 minutes by a vehicle from Yame

80 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee JPY 500
Days closed December 29 to January 3

 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Harazuru Onsen

 

A tranquil Onsen Resort near Fukuoka-city

 

Located in Asakura-city 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.

​​

           Onsen area

              Chikugo River

            Chikugo River


 


 

      Asakura Triple Water wheel

                 Yamada Weir

   Ukai place, the cormorant fishing

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Haki-kugumiya, Asakura-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

55 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu-city

65 minutes by a vehicle from Yaanagawa-city

95 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Yamada Weir

 

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.

 

              Chikugo River

            Triple Water Wheel

                      Rice fied

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.

 

     Stone-overed construction

                 Yamada Weir

            Water supply area

The Yamada Weir was completed in 1790 and it is the now only structure in Japan.

 


 

Eso Hachiman Shrine

The Shrine was established in 673 next to Yamada Weir 

            Shrine gate, Torii

          Main Shrine building

            Deity of the Shrine

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 161 Yamada, Asakura-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

50 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

45 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa-city

90 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Asakura Triple Water Wheel

 

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.

 

The water wheel currently operates between mid June and mid October, irrigating an area of

35 hectares along with two other pumping water wheels

(Mijima Double Water Wheel and Hisashige Double Water Wheel).

 

        Bank of Chikugo River

               Chikugo River

               Yamada Weir

                       Canal

                       Rice field

                   Rice field

The Triple Water Wheel is a Municipally-Designated Tangible Folk Cultural Asset

and became a Government-Designated Historical Site in 1990.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Hishino, Asakura-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

50 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

45 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa-city

90 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

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

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.

        Sakurano-baba Street

              Cherry Blossoms 

Autumn leaves

 

Harazuru Onsen 

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.

                  Gate way 

   Chikugo River

               Onsen resort


 

Asakura Triple Water Wheel

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.


 

Yamada Weir

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.

     Stone-overed construction

                 Yamada Weir

            Water supply area


 

Toho Village

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.


 

Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum   

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.


 

 Featured tours related to Asakura 

 

Toho village, Asakura, Ukiha one-day tour

Where to visit

Depart Fukuoka-city → Exploring Asakura : Toho Village, Triple Water Wheel, Yamada Weir  

Shirakabe-dori Avenue → Lunch at the featured restaurant Shirakabe → Ukiha Inari Shrine 

Visiting a brewery : Saka, Shochu or Wine → Fukuoka


 

7 days Central Kyushu tour         

Where to Explore  

Amakusa → Kumamoto → Aso → Takachiho → Kuju → Kokonoe → Yufuin

Asakura → Akizuki → Ukiha → Fukuoka

 


 

 General information  

 

Address City hall : 412-2 Bodaiji, Asakura-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

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

 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Shochu Brewery

 

Let’s sample Chochu at Beniotome Shuzo

 

Shochu is a Japanese distilled beverage less than 45% alcohol by volume.

Typically shōchū contains 25% alcohol by volume, which is weaker than whisky

or standard-strength vodka but stronger than wine and sake.

 

The shochu of Beniotome Shuzo is distilled from Sesame.

The brewery can be visited and there is a tasting corner,  Let’s sample Chochu

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 270-2 Masuoda, Tanusimaru-machi, Kurume-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

5 minutes by a vehicle from JR Tanushimaru station

70 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Days closed New year holidays

 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Akizuki

 

Akizuki is a former Castle town located in northern part of Asakura.

 

It is a famous spot for cherry blossom in spring and fall foliage in autumn

 

You can enjoy the harmony of countryside landscape and former castle town scenery

that makes the atmosphere like a time of 400 years ago.

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Akizuki, Asakura-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

50 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport

55 minutes by a vehicle from JR Hakata station

35 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu-city

70 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa-city

90 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture