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Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites one-day tour

 

Japanese Christianity has a long history of continuing faith while coexisting with Japanese

traditional religion Shinto and General society.

 

Japan’s unique practice of the Christian faith continued even during the ban on Christianity.

Hidden Christian Site in Nagasaki-cityShimabara  and  Amakusa regions bear unique

testimony to the tradition of people and their communities who secretly transmittraryed their

faith in Christianity while surviving in the midst of the conventional society and its religions

during the time of prohibition.

 

The tour introduces how Christians have been continued their faith since Christianity was

propagated to Japan, by visiting Hidden Christian sites in Nagasaki-city.

 


 

Travelling route 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tour conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary

 

8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Nagasaki-city using Kyushu Expressway and Nagasaki highway, 2hours 

Exlore Unesco World Heritage sites and related sites in  Nagasaki-city

  Sotome area Hidden Christian Site  

  Urakami Cathedral 

  Lunch at Nagaaski Wharf

  Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

  Oura Cathedral  

Transfer to Fukuoka-cuty using Nagasaki Expressway and Kyushu Expressway, 2hours 

18:00 Arrive at  Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to visit

 

Sotome area Hidden Christian Site  / UNESCO World Heritage 

When he discovered the underground Christians, Petitjean realized that there were many

other Christians hiding in the Sotome region.

He appointed de Rotz as the parish priest of the Shitsu and Kurosaki districts.     

 

 

Shitsu Church

 

  Former Shitsu Aid Centre

 

The Statue of Mary


 

Urakami Cathedral

Originally constructed in 1895 as a brick Romanesque building, after a long-standing ban on

Christianity was lifted. When completed in 1914, it was the largest Catholic church in East Asia.

The atomic bomb dropped on August 9, 1945 explored in Urakami, only 500m from the

cathedral, which was completely destroyed. What remained of the cathedral is now on display 

in the Atomic Bomb Museum.

 

 

A replacement the Cathedral

was built in 1959

 

Ruins of destroyed Urakami

Cathedral are displayed

 

Ruins of destroyed Cathedral,

displayed nearby Ground Zero


 

Nagaaski Wharf   lunch

Made up of around 20 unique shops and restaurants lined up at the water front, offering

various choices such Japanese, Western, and Italian cuisine, to beauty salons, outdoor

shops and more. It is quite the popular spot for people who want to relax while viewing the

sea beyond as they dine outdoors.

 

 

Restaurants lined up at the

water front

 

Featured typical Japanese

Restaurant

 

Viewing the Nagasaki Port


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

On February 5, 1597, Paulo Miki and 25 others were crucified for their belief in God on order
of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The martyrs including four Spaniards, one from Goa, India, one
Mexican and 20 Japanese demonstrated their spiritual unity despite differences in races, 
ages and professions.
 

 

Nishizaka hill, the site of

Martyrdom in 1597

 

The martyrs said that 

” All people, bless God ! ”  

 

The 26 Japanese martyrs have 

been canonized in 1862


 

Oura Cathedral  / UNESCO World Heritage

Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan. Built in 1865 under the supervision of the French

priest Bernard Petitjean.  It was designated as a National Treasure in 1933 for its value as Japan’s 

oldest Gothic-style Cathedral.

 

 

Entrance gate of Oura

Cathedral

 

Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral building

 

Statue of Mary, at entrance of

Cathedral, installed in 1867


 

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

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

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below. 

Tailor-made tour    Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

Nagasaki UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 3 days tour

 

Congratulations on UNESCO’s World Heritage registration

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

 

Japanese Christianity has a long history of continuing faith while coexisting with

Japanese traditional religion Shinto and General society. Japan’s unique practice

of the Christian faith continued even during the ban on Christianity. Hidden Christian

Sites in Nagasaki Regions bear unique testimony to the tradition of people and their

communities who secretly transmitted their faith in Christianity while surviving in the

midst of the conventional society and its religions during the time of prohibition.

 

The tour introduces how Christians have been continued their faith since Christianity

was propagated to Japan, by visiting Hidden Christian sites in Nagasaki-city,

Shimabara and Unzen.

 


 

 Location of Nagasaki-prefecture

 

   

 


 

Tour conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and budget

    and the location is considered sightseeing, dinner and nightlife as well.

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Where to visit  

 

Day 1   Sotome & Nagasaki

 

Itinerary

 

Depart  Fukuoka-city

transfer to Nagasaki-city

Sotome areaMartyrdom of 26 Saints of JapanOura Cathedral

Glover Garden → Mount Inasa

Stay at Nagasakicity

 


 

Sotome area Hidden Christian Site / UNESCO World Heritage

When he discovered the underground Christians, Petitjean realized that there were many other

Christians hiding in the Sotome region.

He appointed de Rotz as the parish priest of the Shitsu and Kurosaki districts.    

    

 

  Shitsu Church

 

  Former Shitsu Aid Centre

 

The Statue of Mary


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan

On February 5, 1597, Paulo Miki and 25 others were crucified for their belief in God on
order of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The martyrs including four Spaniards, one from Goa, India, 
one Mexican and 20 Japanese demonstrated their spiritual unity despite differences in
races, ages and professions. By putting them to death, Hideyoshi threatened people, 
saying I hereby ban Christianity”.
Responded the martyrs’ chant “ All people, bless God! ”  Death and life, liberty and 
persecution and Dictators and the people confronted on Nishizaka Hill. 
 

 

Nishizaka hill, the site of

Martyrdom in 1597

 

The martyrs said that 

” All people, bless God ! ”  

 

The 26 Japanese martyrs have 

been canonized in 1862


 

Oura Cathedral   / UNESCO World Heritage

Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan. Built in 1865 under the supervision of the

French priest Bernard Petitjean. It was designated as a National Treasure in 1933 for its value 

as Japan’s oldest Gothic-style Cathedral.

 

 

Entrance gate of Oura

Cathedral

 

Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral building

 

Statue of Mary, at entrance of

Cathedral, installed in 1867

 

 

Glover Garden   / UNESCO World Heritage

The garden takes its name from Thomas Glover, his arms-importing operations played 
an important part in the Meiji Restoration, he built the first train line in Japan and he even

helped establish the first modern Mitsubishi ship yard.

 

 

Tomas Glover Residence,

World Heritage

 

Former Mitsubishi second

dock house

 

Overlooking of Nagasaki

harbour


 

Mount Inasa

It is a 333 meter high mountain in close distance to JR Nagasaki Station. The summit can

be reached by ropeway or car and offers great views over the city. And also, the magnificent

night views from Mount Inasa are ranked among Japan’s three best night views.

 

 

Veiw from Nagasaki harbor

 

View from the Summit 

  

 

World’s three great night veiw 


 

Stay

 

Nagasaki

Most Hotels are located close to the main street and walking distance from Nagasaki

tram stations. And you can find many restaurants around the Hotels.

 

 

 

 JR Nagasaki Station

 

 Main street of Nagasaki

 

 Nagasaki tram


 
Day 2  Nagasaki & Unzen
 
Itinerary
 

Transfer to Unzen

Visit Nita Pass  → Unzen Jigoku

Stay at Unzen

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as a option

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

 


 

Established in 1955 near the Ground Zero where the Atomic Bomb was dropped 

at 11:02 am on Aug. 09, 1945.

Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in front of the statue on August 9 every year and

the Mayor of Nagasaki makes the “Nagasaki peace declaration” for the whole world.

 

Peace Statue

 

 

Completed in 1955, ten years

after the atomic bombing

Peace Fountain

 

 

Reminds the tragic scene

unfolded shortly after the

dropped Atomic Bomb

Ground Zero

 

 

The Atomic bomb exploded

about 500m over the central 

monument               


 

Unzen, Nita Pass

Unzen is a beautiful mountain and Onsen resort, and was the first area to be designated as   

a National Park in Japan. At any time of the year the natural scenery of Nita-toge Pass in Unzen

is magnificent. Azaleas, green leaves, brilliant autumnal tints of maples and silver frost

represent each season of the year.

 

 

     Entrance to Nita pass

 

        Nita pass Observetory

 

  Rope way to Myoken mountain


 

Means Hell, is the number one attraction of Unzen with a peculiar smell of sulfur emitted

from the springs, and with white smoke rising from the ground over a wide area.

Unfortunately, this was once put into reality nearly 350 years ago during the time of 

religious persecution in Japan.  30 Japanese Christians, failing to renounce their faith

met their death here in the scalding spring of Jigoku.

 

 

Smoke rising from the ground

over a wide area

 

Martyrdom site of Christians

 

The Cross written the name of

six martyrs


 

Option

 

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

Called “Hot foot 105  The length of foot bath is 105m which is same number of the hot spring

source temperature of 105 degree Celsius.

 

 

“ Hot foot 105 ” is the Japan’s

longest foot bath, 105 meter 

 

Hot spring source temperature

of 105 degree Celsius

 

Obama Onsen Resort, located

at the mountain foot of  Unzen 


 

Stay

 

Unzen Onsen Resort

There are 17 Hotels and Japanese style inns around Unzen Jigoku.

From every hotel,  beautiful scenery which changes by season can be enjoyed.

 

 

 Bus Center in Unzen Onsen

 Resort

 

 Many hotels arelocated around

 Unzen Jigoku

 

 

Each season brings a vivid

change to the appearance 

the face of Unzen


 

Day 3   Shimabara

 

Itinerary

 

Transfer to Minami Shimabara

Harajo Castle ruins ;  Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion

Shimabara Castle

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Arriva at  Fukuoka-city

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as a option

Hinoe Castle Ruins

 


 

Harajo Castle ruins

The Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion which was a peasant uprising agaist bakufu’s

persecution of Christians under the leadership of Amakusa Shiro in 1637.  Christian farmers

rose in a riot due to their grievance about the oppression by Matsukura Shigemasa. The

Shogunate regarded this riot as Christian rebellion and sent its punitive force, therefore locked

themselves in the castle and with their leader Amakusa Shiro Tokisada fought against the

Shogunate. On February 27, 1638, he died in battle.

The following day, the castle fell. 37,000 Christians including women and children died a

violent death. 

 

 

Entrance to Harajo Castle

Ruins

 

Battle field of Shimabara

Rebellion

 

The Statue of Amakusa Shiro


 

Shimabara Castle

The castle was built in 1625 by the feudal load Matsukura Shigemasawho was regarded as

a master of Castle building. The castle, which took 7 years to complete, is also known as 

“Moritake Castle”.  It was an almost rectangular flatland castle built in the Renkaku-style.

 

 

Donjon of Shimabara Castle

 

Moat of the Castle planted lotus

 

Great stone wall of moat


 

Samurai Houses & Samurai street

Samurai was a term for the military nobility in pre-industrial Japan.

The Samurai houses in Shimabara along the old Samurai street nearby Shimabara Castle

were built in 18th century.

 

 

Samurai street

 

Samurai house

 

Japanese garden


 

Option

 

Hinoe Castle Ruins         

During the period of the Southern and Northern Courts (1337-92), the Arima family ruling the

Shimabara Peninsula constructed a castle named Hinoe-jo.

The 14th lord, Harunobu (1567-1612) was a Christian daimyo and refurbished his castle into

a large scale which had gardens, a tea arbor and many rooms.

 

 

 Entrance of the Castle

 

 The castle made by Christian

 Daimyo, Arima Hironobu

 

  Remain stone walls around

  the site of the front gate


 

Contact us

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 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.   

Tailor-made tour    Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

Nagasaki UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 6 days tour

 

Congratulations on UNESCO’s World Heritage registration

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

 

Japanese Christianity has a long history of continuing faith while coexisting with

Japanese traditional religion Shinto and General society. Japan’s unique practice

of the Christian faith continued even during the ban on Christianity. Hidden Christian

Sites in Nagasaki Regions bear unique testimony to the tradition of people and their

communities who secretly transmitted their faith in Christianity while surviving in the

midst of the conventional society and its religions during the time of prohibition.

 

The tour introduces how Christians have been continued their faith since Christianity

was propagated to Japan

 

Where to visit

Nagasaki-city, Shimabara,  Unzen , Amakusa and Hirado.

 


 

Location of Hidden Christian sites in Nagasaki region

 

  

 

 


 

Tour conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and budget

    and the location is considered sightseeing, dinner and nightlife as well.

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Where to visit  

 

Day 1   Sotome & Nagasaki

 

Itinerary

 

Depart  Fukuoka-city

transfer to Nagasaki-city

Sotome areaMartyrdom of 26 Saints of JapanOura Cathedral

Glover Garden → Mount Inasa

Stay in  Nagasaki–city

 


 

Where to explore

 

Sotome area Hidden Christian Site / UNESCO World Heritage

When he discovered the underground Christians, Petitjean realized that there were

many other Christians hiding in the Sotome region. He appointed de Rotz as the

parish priest of the Shitsu and Kurosaki districts.    

 

 

  Shitsu Church

 

  Former Shitsu Aid Centre

 

The Statue of Mary


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan

On February 5, 1597, Paulo Miki and 25 others were crucified for their belief in God on
order of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The martyrs including four Spaniards, one from Goa, India, 
one Mexican and 20 Japanese demonstrated their spiritual unity despite differences in
races, ages and professions. By putting them to death, Hideyoshi threatened people, 
saying I hereby ban Christianity”.
Responded the martyrs’ chant “ All people, bless God! ”  Death and life, liberty and 
persecution and Dictators and the people confronted on Nishizaka Hill. 
 

 

Nishizaka hill, the site of

Martyrdom in 1597

 

The martyrs said that 

” All people, bless God ! ”  

 

The 26 Japanese martyrs have 

been canonized in 1862


 

Oura Cathedral   / UNESCO World Heritage

Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan. Built in 1865 under the supervision

of the French priest Bernard Petitjean. It was designated as a National Treasure in

1933 for its value as Japan’s oldest Gothic-style Cathedral.

 

 

Entrance gate of Oura

Cathedral

 

Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral building

 

Statue of Mary, at entrance of

Cathedral, installed in 1867


 

Glover Garden   / UNESCO World Heritage

The garden takes its name from Thomas Glover, his arms-importing operations played 
an important part in the Meiji Restoration, he built the first train line in Japan and he even

helped establish the first modern Mitsubishi ship yard.

 

 

Tomas Glover Residence,

World Heritage

 

Former Mitsubishi second

dock house

 

Overlooking of Nagasaki

harbour


 

Mount Inasa

It is a 333 meter high mountain in close distance to JR Nagasaki Station. The summit can

be reached by ropeway or car and offers great views over the city. And also, the magnificent

night views from Mount Inasa are ranked among Japan’s three best night views.

 

 

Veiw from Nagasaki harbor

 

View from the Summit 

  

 

World’s three great night veiw 


 

Day 2  Nagasaki & Unzen
 
Itinerary
 

Transfer to Unzen

Visit Nita Pass→ Unzen Jigoku

Stay at Unzen

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as a option

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

 


 

Where to explore

 

Established in 1955 near the Ground Zero where the Atomic Bomb was dropped 

at 11:02 am on Aug. 09, 1945.

Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in front of the statue on August 9 every year and

the Mayor of Nagasaki makes the “Nagasaki peace declaration” for the whole world.

 

Peace Statue

 

 

Completed in 1955, ten years

after the atomic bombing

Peace Fountain

 

 

Reminds the tragic scene

unfolded shortly after the

dropped Atomic Bomb

Ground Zero

 

 

The Atomic bomb exploded

about 500m over the central 

monument               


 

Unzen, Nita Pass

Unzen is a beautiful mountain and Onsen resortand was the first area to be designated as   

a National Park in Japan. At any time of the year the natural scenery of Nita-toge Pass in Unzen

is magnificent. Azaleas, green leaves, brilliant autumnal tints of maples and silver frost

represent each season of the year.

 

 

   Entrance to Nita pass

 

      Nita pass Observetory

 

  Rope way to Myoken mountain


 

Means Hell, is the number one attraction of Unzen with a peculiar smell of sulfur emitted

from the springs, and with white smoke rising from the ground over a wide area.

Unfortunately, this was once put into reality nearly 350 years ago during the time of 

religious persecution in Japan.  30 Japanese Christians, failing to renounce their faith

met their death here in the scalding spring of Jigoku.

 

 

Smoke rising from the ground

over a wide area

 

Martyrdom site of Christians

 

The Cross written the name of

six martyrs


 

Option

 

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

Called “Hot foot 105  The length of foot bath is 105m which is same number of the hot spring

source temperature of 105 degree Celsius.

 

 

“ Hot foot 105 ” is the Japan’s

longest foot bath, 105 meter 

 

Hot spring source temperature

of 105 degree Celsius

 

Obama Onsen Resort, located

at the mountain foot of  Unzen 


 

Day 3   Shimabara

 

Itinerary

 

Shimabara Castle   → Samurai Houses & Samurai street

Transfer to Minami Shimabara

Harajo Castle ruins ;  Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion

Transfer to Amakusa from Kuchinotsu

Stay in Amakusa

 


 

Where to explore

 

Shimabara Castle

The castle was built in 1625 by the feudal load Matsukura Shigemasa, who was regarded as

a master of Castle building. The castle, which took 7 years to complete, is also known as 

“Moritake Castle”.  It was an almost rectangular flatland castle built in the Renkaku-style.

 

 

Donjon of Shimabara Castle

 

Moat of the Castle planted lotus

 

Great stone wall of moat


 

Samurai Houses & Samurai street

Samurai was a term for the military nobility in pre-industrial Japan.

The Samurai houses in Shimabara along the old Samurai street nearby Shimabara Castle

were built in 18th century.

 

 

Samurai street

 

Samurai house

 

Japanese garden


 

Harajo Castle ruins

The Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion which was a peasant uprising agaist bakufu’s

persecution of Christians under the leadership of Amakusa Shiro in 1637.  Christian farmers

rose in a riot due to their grievance about the oppression by Matsukura Shigemasa. The

Shogunate regarded this riot as Christian rebellion and sent its punitive force, therefore locked

themselves in the castle and with their leader Amakusa Shiro Tokisada fought against the

Shogunate. On February 27, 1638, he died in battle.

The following day, the castle fell. 37,000 Christians including women and children died a

violent death. 

 

 

Entrance to Harajo Castle

Ruins

 

Battle field of Shimabara

Rebellion

 

The Statue of Amakusa Shiro


 

Transfer to Amakusa (Oniike) , from Kuchinotsu (Minami-Shimabara-city)

Shimatetsu Ferry : operated by Shinabara Rail Way, 30 minutes ride.

 

    Kuchinotsu port

      Kuchinotsu

        To Amakusa


 

Day 4  Amakusa & Kumamoto  

 

Itinerary

 

8:00 Depart Hotel 

Visiting Hidden Christian sites

  Oe Cathedral →  Sakitsu Village  →  Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall

Travel Amakusa Gokyo / Pearl line

Transfer to Kumamoto

Exploring Kumamoto 

  Sakurano-baba Josaien Kumamoto Castle  

Stay in Kumamoto

 


 

Where to explore

 

Oe Cathedral 

The oldest Catholic Church in Amakusa and was one of the first churches built right after the

ban on Christianity was lifted. The Romanesque-style architecture and the chalky white

structure was rebuilt in 1933 by a French missionary priest named Father Garnier using his

own money and contributions from local Christians living in the area.

 

 

The oldest Catholic Church

in Amakusa

 

Romanesque-style

architecture

 

 Oe Village


 

Sakitsu Village  / UNESCO World Heritage

A Gothic-looking church is located on a cove of a fishing village. In 1934, a French priest

Augustin Halbout MEP purchased the premises of the former village headman and built a

wooden and concrete finished church, with Tetsukawa Yosuke’s design and construction.

He placed the altar at the very site where fumie or a test to ensure non-allegiance to

Christianity had been conducted.

 

 

A Gothic-looking church

 

 Sakitsu Village

 

 Fishery port


 

Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall

The theme Museum shows History of Christianity in Amakusa and Shimabara Rebellion in

Harajo Castle Ruins which was a peasant uprising agaist bakufu’s persecution of Christians

under the leadership of Amakusa Shiro in 1637.

 

 

 Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall

 

 Bell for Love

 

 Amakusa Shiro Statue


 

Sakurano-baba Josaien         

Josaien is located in Sakurano-baba, at the foot of Kumamoto Castle, one of Japan’s three

major castles. It is a popular tourist attraction designed to enhance the appeal of the old castle

town and convey to visitors the food, history and cultural traditions of the region from Kumamoto

Castle, a symbol of the Kumamoto-city.

 

 

The main gate located in

Sakurano-baba

 

 Many shops sell Kumamoto

 souvenirs

 

 Restaurants, to enjoy distinctive

 food culture in Kumamoto

 


 

Kumamoto Castle

The Castle is one of the three great castles and one of the 100 best places in Japan to

view cherry blossoms. Due to the Earthquakes in 2016, several of the castle’s shacihoko 

ornaments were destroyed, and a large number of kawara tiles also fell from the roof.

Now the restoration activities are being performed as fast as possible. Now, the Kumamoto

Castle can be seen from the outside of the moats surrounding the castle.

 

 

  Castle tower

 

 Castle tower after Earthquake 

 

   Turret


 

Day 5  Hirado

 

Itinerary

 

Depart Kumamoto

Transfer to Hirado

Exploring Hirado

  Tabira Church   → Matsura Historical Museum →  St Francis Xavier Memorial Church

  Dutch Trading Post

Stay at Hirado

 


 

Tabira Church

The church was designed by Tetsukawa Yosuke, a famous architect of various churches

in Nagasaki-prefecture, and built between December 1915 and October 1917. It is one

of the latest brick churches in the prefecture of Nagasaki. Tetsukawa Yosuke has called

this one of his best works.

 

 

  The Church building facing

  Hirado strait

 

  The latest brick churche in 

  Nagasaki-prefecture

 

 Mary statue in front of

 the Church


 

Matsura Historical Museum

The museum stores and displays the historical collection of the Matsura family who ruled

over the northern area of Nagasaki prefecture since the 13th century. The museum is

housed in the former private residence of the Matsura family, the grand Tsurugamine

Mansion, built in 1893. Hirado has a long history of overseas exchange due to its

geographical location.

 

 

  History Museum buiding

  used Matsura family

 

  Displays the historical

  collections

 

 Military helmet


 

St Francis Xavier Memorial Church

This church is a catholic church in Hirado, Nagasaki. Hirado is a place where Francis

Xavier visited 3 times in Japan to spread Christianity, and even during the Kinkyo

Ordinance of the Edo Period that prohibited religions, Christianity was very widespread.

For that reason when the ordinance was lifted this church was constructed, and the image

of Francis Xavier was put on the side.

 

 

 Francis Xavier visited here

 

  Catholic church in Hirado

 

  Francis Xavier statue


 

Dutch Trading Post

Set up in Hirado in 1609 as the base of operations of the Dutch East India Company

in Japan. The building seen today is a warehouse which was originally constructed

here in 1639 as part of the trading post, but torn down just three years later after the

Dutch had been relocated to Dejima Island in the port of Nagasaki.

 

 

 Hirado wan opened to foreign

 country before Nagasaki

 

 Warehouse of Dutch East

 India Company

 

  Hirado Dutch ship


 

Day 6  Hirado

 

Itinerary

 

Depart Hotel

Exploring Hirado

 Hirado Castle   → Nakae no Shima  → Kasuga Village

Transfer to Fukuoka

Arrive at Hotel in Fukuoka

 


 

Hirado Castle

Stands on a hill guarding Hirado Port and the Hirado Strait, which used to be part of an important

trade route between Japan and the Asian mainland. The original fortress was built in 1599 by the

local Matsura Lord; however, he destroyed the structure after fighting the Tokugawa on the losing

side of the Battle of Sekigahara as a gesture of loyalty to the victor. The Matsura Clan continued

ruling Hirado for the next two and a half centuries.

 

 

  Stands on a hill guarding

  Hirado Port

 

  Castle tower for Matsura

  Clan

 

 Exhibit historical items


 

Nakae no Shima / UNESCO World Heritage

Located two kilometers off the coast of Hirado Island, Nakae no Shima is a small, uninhabited island

where religious leaders were executed during the persecution of Christians. The island is considered

sacred, and water collected there is used for baptism.

 

 

 Hitado bridge

 

 Nakae no Shima,  

uninhabited island

 

  Hirado Strait


 

Kasuga Village / UNESCO World Heritage

This idyllic, remote village was refuge to a small community of Hidden Christians who practiced here

for centuries, far from the prying eyes of the government. After the ban on Christianity was lifted, the

local villagers decided to continue practicing their own unique brand of the religion rather than rejoin

the Catholic Church. As a result, churches were not erected in the village, and the religion remains

outwardly invisible.

 

 

 Fishery port

 

  Remote village

 

  Small community of Hidden

  Christians

 


 

Contact us

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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 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.   

Tailor-made tour    Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

 

Asakura and 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.

 


 

 Location of Chikugo region

 

 


 

Tour conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary  

 

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Toho Village by vehicle using Kyushu Express Way

Exploring Toho Village

Visiting Ukiha Inari Shrine

Asakura  Triple Water Wheel

Fujii Apiary

Exploring Shirakabe-dori Avenue

Lunch at the featured restaurant Shirakabe

Visiting a Shochu brewery

Back to Fukuoka using Kyushu Express Way

17:30 Arrive Fukuoka-city 

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as a option.

Akizuki

Yamada Weir  

Pottery experience at Koishiwara 

Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum   

Kora Taisha Shrine  

Fruits harvest experience         

 


 

Where to explore

 

Toho Village

Hoshuyama district, a mountain area blessed with nature and Koisiwara district, pottery industry

representative of Kyushu. Koishiwara-yaki is a type of Japanese traditional pottery in Koishiwara.

The history dates back to the 17th century, when the third Lord Kuroda Mitsuyuki (1628–1707)

invited potters from Imari, Saga-prefecture to Fukuoka.

 

 

  Japanese traditional pottery

  in Koishiwara

 

 Typical Koishiwara Pottery

 shop

 

 Featured desighn of

 Koishiwara Pottery


 

Ukiha Inari Shrine

Breath taking beautiful scenery in harmony 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


 

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 in Chikugo river

 

 Asakura Triple Water Wheel

 

  Rice field


 

Fujii Apiary

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.

 

 

 

  Welcome to Fujii Apiary

 

 Honey collecting in Japan

 

 Honey from all over the World


 

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.

 

 

 White painted clay walls

 considered fire protection

 

 All the houses are about

 100 years old

 

 The canel running through

 the town


 

Lunch

 

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


 

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.

 

 

 Visiting Shochu brewery

 

 Featured Shochu, Beniotone

 

  Enjoy tasting Shochu


 

Option
 

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

 

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


 

Pottery experience at Koishiwara

Make your own original Koishiwara-yaki pottery. Try your hand at making the famous local

Koishiwara-yaki pottery at Ota-gama pottery, by learning how to create your own piece of

Koishiwara-yaki pottery.

 

 

 

  Making own pottery

 

 Painting

 

 Your own piece


 

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.

 

 

  Peace Memorial Museum

 

  Zero-sen fighter

 

  Cockpit of Zero-sen


 

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


 

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.

 

 

Strawbery : December to May

 

 

Grape : August to October

 

 Apple : August to December

 Persimmon : Oct. to Dec.


 
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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 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.

Tailor-made tour    Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

Kitakyushu / UNESCO Industrial Revolution one-day tour

 

Kitakyushu-city is the birth place of Steel Making Industry in Japan and contributed

greatly to the development of the Japanese industry modernization.

The four sites of Yawata Steel Works in Kitakyushu area have been inscribed on

UNESCO World Heritage as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution in 2015.

 

This tour introduce how Kitakyushu-city contributed to Japan’s industrial modernization

with unprecedented speed in the world and also the history to Environmental Future

City can be learned while visiting World Heritage sites and related Industry Heritages.

 


 

 Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 

 

 


 

Tour conditions 

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary  

 

8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Kitakyushu-city using Kyushu Expressway, 1 hours 

Visite World Heritage and related site in Kitakyushu

 Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery Studio   → Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

 First Head Office the Steel Works  UNESCO World Heritage

Lunch at Otani-kaikan Hall

Kawachi Reservoir  → Minami Kawachi bridge

Onga River Pump Station UNESCO World Heritage

Transfer to Fukuoka-cuty

18:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to visit  

 

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery Studio

Museum of Industrial Technology, in April 2007, based on this theme of “innovation,

” the Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery & Studio (KIGS) opened in Yahata, Higashida, 

where Japan’s mordern steel industry operation was started. 

 

Museum Building

World Heritage,

Meiji Japan’s Industry Revolution

Introducing Industry innovation

history of Japan


 

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.

 


 

First Head Office of the 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.

 

World leading rails producing

in the Steel Works

First Head Office building

registered on the World Heritage

Observation deck of the

World Heritage


 

Otani-kaikan Hall

Built in 1927, opened as an employee club of the then-owned Yawata Steel Works

The western-style building of Art Deco style architecture. 
The Hall building received the Kitakyushu City Architectural Culture Award in 1989. 

 


 

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 and  

the volume 7milion cubic metre reservoir.

 


 

 Minami Kawachi-bashi bridge

The only remaining lenticular truss bridge in Japan  ( lens type truss bridge), located at the south
side of Kawachi Reservoir and it was designed by Hisanori Numata.
This shape and color really harmonize with nature and become a symbol of the Iron town Yahata.
 

 

Onga River Pump 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.

 

 Onga River

 Onga River Pump Station

 Water piping to the Steel Works


 
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Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below. 

Tailor-made tour    Study tour     Golf tour 

 


 

Nagasaki / UNESCO Industrial modernization one-day tour

 

The origin of Japan’s modernization is here.

 

Under the growing sense of crisis over a foreign menace, Nagasaki supported the

introduction of Western countries technology, which started during the last years of

Japan’s National isolation period. With “ Dejima ” as the only window to West during

the period of National isolation.Nagasaki has contributed to Japan’s modernization

by serving as a place to acquire knowledge from oversea.

Nagasaki contributed for Shipbuilding and Coal Mining and 7 sites have been

registered on the UNESCO World Heritage, Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

 

This tour introduces how Nagasaki contributed to industrial development and japan a

chieved industrial modernization with unprecedented speed in the world, while visiting

the World heritage sites.

 


 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

 

  

 

 


 

Tour conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary

 

8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Nagasaki-city using Kyushu Expressway and Nagasaki highway, 2hours 

Exlore Unesco World Heritage sites in Nagasaki-city 

  Visit Former Pattern Shop / Shipyard History Museum

  See the Giant Cantilever Crane from a bus window

  Lunch at Nagaaski Wharf

  Visit Dejima

  Visit Glover Garden  

Transfer to Fukuoka-cuty using Nagasaki Expressway and Kyushu Expressway, 2hours 

18:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to Explore

 

Former Pattern Shop  /  Shipyard History Museum / UNESCO World Heritage

The Former Pattern Shop was built in 1898 to produce wooden patterns for castings and is the

oldest factory building in the shipyard. It is a two-storied brick building with a timber roof truss.

There is a U-shaped rail on the ceiling to transport materials.

The building was refurbished to the Shipyard History Museum in 1985 and is open to the public.

 

 

The Former Pattern Shop

 building

 

Introduce the history of

Mitsubishi Heavy Industry

 

 

The Shipyard History Museum

in the Former Pattern Shop


 

Giant Cantilever Crane / UNESCO World Heritage

The Giant Cantilever Crane is the first electric-powered crane of its type in Japan, imported from

Scotland in 1909, which is the oldest surviving one in operation in the world. It can still lift a load

of 150 tons and is used to ship heavy goods.

 

 

 Mitsubishi Heavy Industry

 Shipyard 

 

  Giant Cantilever Crane

 

 View of Nagasaki port from

 Glover Garden


 

Nagaaski Wharf  / lunch

Elegant international & domestic tourist harbour

Made up of around 20 unique shops and restaurants lined up at the water front, offering

various choices such Japanese, Western, and Italian cuisine, to beauty salons, outdoor

shops and more. It is quite the popular spot for people who want to relax while viewing the

sea beyond as they dine outdoors.

 

Restaurants lined up at the

water front

Featured typical Japanese

Restaurant

Viewing the Nagasaki Port


 

Dejima

Only the trading port in Japan during Natinal isolation.

The fan-shaped artificial island in the bay of Nagasaki that was a Dutch trading port

as Japan’s only open gateway to Europe during Japan’s self-imposed isolation of Edo period

from 1641 until 1853. The Dutch East India Company’s trading post at Dejima was closed in

1857. Since then, the island has been surrounded by reclaimed land and merged into Nagasaki: 

its original location is marked by rivets.

 

Fan-shaped artificial island,

was built in 1636

 

Building of residence, cooking

room, warehouse 

 

The old Dejima seminary,

a Christian theological school


 

Glover Garden   / UNESCO World Heritage

Located on Minami-Yamate hill in Nagasaki-city, Glover Garden has nine Western style buildings

including the Glover’s Residence built in 1863 by Japanese carpenter Koyama Hidenoshin

The garden takes its name from Thomas Glover, his arms-importing operations played 
an important part in the Meiji Restoration, he built the first train line in Japan and he even

helped establish the first modern Mitsubishi ship yard. The Glover Residence is Japan’s oldest

wooden Western-style building and is the UNESCO World Heritage

 

 

Tomas Glover Residence,

World Heritage

 

Former Mitsubishi second

dock house

 

Overlooking of Nagasaki

harbour


 

Option

 

Hashima Coal Mine  /  Gunkan-jima island cruise

Hashima coal mining island is an artificial reclaimed island and the site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation (1890) pioneered by Mitsubishi – and host to one of the world’s

most extraordinary former mining communities. Hashima Island is located 3 km southwest of

Takashima, and it was the success of Takashima that led Mitsubishi to purchase this island – both

islands giving access to the same undersea coal deposit. Now Hashima is a ruin called “Gunkanjima”,

so called after its resemblance to the silhouette of a battleship.

 

 

From Nagasaki port, the cruise

ship take you to Gunkan-jima

island.

 

The artificial reclaimed island

for Coal Mine

 

The site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation 

ioneered

 


 

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

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

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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 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below. 

Tailor-made tour    Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

Solid waste management & Recycling tour

 

Japan is a global leader in the development and application of environmental policy in the

waste sector and Kitakyushu-city is the advanced city of solid waste management in Japan.

In Kitaykushu-city, the comprehensive Solid waste management system and Recycling

technologies can be learned from waste collecting procedure at household to the final stage

of waste treatment such as incineration, landfill and recycling. 

 


 

Tour conditions 

The tour is the tailor-made study tour exclusively for your group

What to learn

  Comprehensive Solid waste management system and Recycling technologies

Number of perticipant : from 5 to 40

Tour duration : 2 days ( one-day tour can be arranged if required ) 

Study tour planning and arrangement :

Tour guide and interpreter (English ) : Japan KYUSHU Tourist

Transportation : a chartered vehicle

 


 

Itinerary

 

Day 1

8:30 leave hotel in Kitakyushu

Eco Town Center

Hiagari Recycling Center for waste cans and bottles

lunch  

Plastic PET Bottle recycling / Nishi-Nippon PET Recycling

Citizen community Center

17:30 arrive Hotel in Kitakyushu

 

Day 2

8:30 leave hotel in Kitakyushu

Waste paper recycling / Kyushu Seishi 

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery Studio

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

Lunch

Melting Furnace  / Sin-Moji Plant 

Sightseeing Mojiko Retro

17:30 arrive Hotel in Kitakyushu

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as option.

Hibikinada Biotope

Fukuoka Hydrogen Station

Oki Recycling Center Kururun

 


 

Where to visit and what to learn

 

Day 1

 

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.

 

 

 Introduce Eco Town Project

 in Kitakyushu-city

 

 Exhibition hall

 

  Introduce Recycling business

  in Kitakyushu-city


 

Hiagari Recycling Center for waste cans and bottles

The Recycling Center where separates cans, bottles and PET bottles collected in

Kitakyushu-city for recycling. And also paper containers and Styrofoam food packs are

separated at this facility.

 

 

 

  Hiagari Recycling Center

 

 Lecture of separating procedure

 of household waste 

 

 Visit waste separating places

 for recycling


 

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.

 

 

 Introduce recycling process

 of PET Bottle

 

 Visit PET Bottle recycling

 factory

 

 Final products from PET Bottle


 

Citizen community Center 

Introduce the Duties of Citizen and Self-government organization for recycling & waste management.

 

 

 Introduce the duties of Citizen &

 Self-government organization

 

 Learning how to clean the

 town by Citizen 

 

 Learning how to make the

 community for comfortable town 

 


 

Day 2

 

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.

 

 

 Introduce the waste paper

 recycling process

 

 Visit waste paper recycling

 factory

 

Final produst from waste paper

is toilet paper


 

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery Studio

Museum of Industrial Technology, in April 2007, based on this theme of “innovation,

” the Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery & Studio (KIGS) opened in Yahata, Higashida, 

where Japan’s mordern steel industry operation was started. 

 

 

Museum of Industrial

Technology

 

Introduce World Heritage,

Meiji Japan’s Industry Revolution

 

Introducing Industry innovation

history of Japan


 

Only the Blast Furnace in the world which preserved as it was and here is.
It contributed greatly to the development of the Japanese steel industry and was used until 1972,
and has been preserved just as it was. The big signboard at the top of the Blast Furnace displaying  
1901” indicates the year in which the Blast Furnace commenced operation.

Equipment and tools which were actually used are exhibited in the square, and you can see

the iron-making process from the raw material ore and coketo production of pig iron.

 

 

  Blast Furnace

 

    Cast house floor  

 

   Torped car


 

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. 

 

 

 Introduce waste treatment

 process by Melting Furnace

 

 Exhibition corner introduce

 waste separating procedure

 

 Tapping activity of Melting

 Furnace


 

Mojiko Retro

Dr. Albert Einstein awarded Nobel Prize in Physic visited Moji in 1922, and he acclaimed that

everything could see were Arts. The exotic district of Mojiko Retro is visited by more than 2 

million tourists a year. Moji-ko Port flourished following its 889 designation as a Special National

Port for exporting coal and other products. 

 

 

 

 Mitsui Club, Dr. Albert Einstein

 stayed in 1922

 

 

Kaikyo Plaza, the shopping

and restaurant area

 

 

 Time back to 100 year ago,

 enjoy romantic atomosphere

 and beautiful harbor


 

Options

 

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.

 

 

 

 Biotope was created  from

 waste disposal land 

 

 

  Lake in the middle of Biotope

 

  237 kind of birds including

  circus have been confirmed


 

Fukuoka Hydrogen Station

World’s first hydrogen station for vehicle to utilize the wastewater treated in the

Fukuoka Chubu Sewage Treatment Center.

The process has been developed as a result of the verification testing of technology

for hydrogen creation sourced from wastewater biogas.

 

 

 Introduce hydrogen making

 process from sewage water

 

 Hydrogen supply system to

 vehicles

 

  Fukuoka Chubu Sewage

  Treatment Center


 

Oki Recycling Center Kururun

The biomass recycling facility that started operations in November 2006.It takes kitchen waste

from the town’s households and restaurants, along with septic tank sludge and raw sewage,

and uses a methane fermentation process to turn it into a biomass that can be used for power

generation. After the fermentation, the digestive fluids are used as liquid fertilizer. Furthermore,

Oki Town was the second in the country to make a zero-waste declaration, which it officially

announced in March 2008 with its Oki town Mottainai Declaration.

 

 

 

 Introduce biomass recycling

 process in Oki town

 

  Visit biomass recycling

  facility

 

 Waste collecting containers

 


 
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 

 


 

Japan’s KAIZEN Strategy tour

 

KAIZEN is one of the most important key word for Japan’s modernization and world leading

industries.

 

KAIZEN is the Japanese word for “improvement”. In business, KAIZEN refers to activities

that continuously improve all functions and involve all employees from the CEO to the

workers on site. It also applies to processes, such as purchasing and logistics, that cross

organizational boundaries into the supply chain.

 


 

Tour conditions 

 

The tour is the tailor-made study tour exclusively for your group

What to learn

  To learn KAIZEN strategy accomplished in Kitakyushu

Number of perticipant : from 5 to 40

Tour duration : one-day  

Tour guide and interpreter (English ) : Japan KYUSHU Tourist

Transportation : a chartered vehicle

 


 

Itinerary

 

8:30 leave hotel in Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery Studio

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

Yaskawa Electric

lunch

Toyota Motor Kyushu

TOTO

17:30 arrive Hotel in Kitakyushu

 


 

Where to visit and what to learn

 

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery Studio

Museum of Industrial Technology, in April 2007, based on this theme of “innovation,

” the Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery & Studio (KIGS) opened in Yahata, Higashida, 

where Japan’s mordern steel industry operation was started. 

Japan’s Industrial modernization history can be learned here.

 

 

Museum of Industrial

Technology

 

World Heritage, Meiji Japan’s

Industry Revolution

 

Introducing Industry

innovation history of Japan


 

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.

 

 

  Blast Furnace

 

    Cast house floor  

 

   Torped car


 

 

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.

 

 

Introduce the Yaskawa

Electric

 

Visit Yaskawa Innovation Center

and Robot manufacturing factory

 

AI robot


 

TOYOTA Motor Kyushu

Established in 1991, 100% shareholder of Toyota Motor.

Major manufactured car is Lexus, and annual production volume is 430,000 cars.

Assembly line and Inspection line are visited at the factory tour.

 

 

Introduce the car manufacturing

process

 

Exhibition hall at visiter

Center

 

Visit Lexus manufacturing line

and learn KAIZEN in TOYOTA


 

TOTO

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.

 

 

 

TOTO Museum, introduce the

 history and products of TOTO

 

 

Founder of TOTO, established

in Kitakyushu in 1917

 

World leading toilet company,

well known in Washlet


 

The options

The following companies related to KAIZEN strategy can be included as option.

 

Nippon Steel   / 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.

 

 

The Exhibition hall, introduce

the Steel making process and

history of Nippon Steel

 

Visit Tobata No. 4 Blast Furnace,

where more than 12,000 ton

melted iron with 1500 degree

celsius is produced a day

 

Visit Hot Strip Mill where

1 to 2.5mm thin plates is

produced from 250mm

thick plates


 

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.

 

 

Introduce car manufacturing

process in Nissan

 

Exhibition hall

 

Visit car manufacturing line


 

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 

 


 

Low Carbon Sosiety tour

 

Kitakyushu-city is promoting the low carbon society in Asia while taking leadership

as the Environmental Future City.  The new generation technologies and the

activities cooperated with Citizen to achieve low carbon society can be learned.

 


 

Tour conditions 

 

The tour is the tailor-made study tour exclusively for your group

What to learn

  To learn the Low Carbon Society strategy in Kitakyushu-city

Number of perticipant : from 5 to 40

Tour duration : one-day  

Tour guide and interpreter (English ) : Japan KYUSHU Tourist

Transportation : a chartered vehicle

 


 

Itinerary

 

8:30 leave hotel in Kitakyushu

Eco Town Center

Zero Emission Transportation System

Wind Power Generation 

lunch

Kyushu Electric Power / Shin-Kokura Plant

Citizen community Center 

17:30 arrive Hotel in Kitakyushu

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as option.

J-Power

Hibikinada Biotope

 


 

Where to visit and what to learn

 

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.

 

 

 Introduce Eco Town Project

 in Kitakyushu-city

 

 Exhibition hall

 

  Introduce Recycling business

  in Kitakyushu-city


 

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.

 

  Solar Power Generation

   Electric bus

   Inside of Electric bus


 

Wind Power Generation 

Japan’s first Wind power generation plant constructed at the coast line facing windy strong

Hibikinada sea. 10 wind power generators line up and total generation capacity is 15,000kw.   

 

 

 

 Wind power generations

 faceing to Genkai Sea

 

 

 Blades of Wind power

 generation

 

 

 Basement portion of Wind

 power generation


 

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.

 

 

 Located next to Nippon Steel,

 there are LNG tanks

 

 Over view of thermal power

 generation plant

 

 Boiler plant for making steam


 

Citizen community Center 

Introduce the Duties of Citizen and Self-government organization for making Low Carbon Society.

 

 

 Introduce the duties of Citizen &

 Self-government organization

 

 Learning how to clean the

 town by Citizen 

 

 Learning how to make the

 community for comfortable town 

 


 

Option

 

J-Power

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.

 

 

New solar power generation,

to move following the position

of the sun

 

Panels of solar power

generation

 

Research & development of

next generation low-carbon

technologies

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.

 

 

 Biotope was created  from

 waste disposal land 

 

 

  Lake in the middle of Biotope

 

  237 kind of birds including

  circus have been confirmed


 

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 atinfo@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 

 


 

8 days Kyushu tour for Filipino customer

 

Type of the tour : Tailor-made tour

Country of customer :  Philippines

Number of participant : 4 person

Schedule : July 19 through 26, 2019

Transportation : Jumbo taxi with English speaking driver

Where to explore

  Saga, Nagasaki, Unzen, Kumamoto ,Aso, Beppu, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka

 


 

Tour result

 

Day 1, July 19

9:00  leave the hotel

Transfer to Saga

Tosu Premium outlet

Yoshinogari ruins , Arita

 

Stay at Takeo Century Hotel

 


 

Day 2, July 20

9:00  leave the hotel

Transfer to Nagasaki

Nagasaki Sightseeing

Peace Park, Glover garden, Oura cathedral, Dejima

 

 

Stay at Hotel Wing Port Nagasaki

 


 

Day 3, July 21

9:00 leave hotel

Transfer to Unzen

Unzen Jigoku-meguri,

Shimabara Sightseeing

 

 

Stay at Unzen Yumei Hotel

 


 

Day 4, July 22

9:00 leave hotel

Transfer from Shimabara to Kumamoto by ferry

Kumamoto Castle, Joseian, Suizenji-Park

 

 

Stay at Riverside Hotel Kumamoto

 


 

Day 5, July 23

9:00 leave hotel

 Transfer to Aso

 Aso sightseeing

 Mt.Aso, Daikango, Kusasenri-ga-hama

 

Stay at Aso Hotel 1bankan

 


 

Day 6, July 24

9:00 leave hotel

 Transfer to Beppu

 Beppu sightseeing

 Jigoku-meguri,foot bath

 

 

Stay at Hotel AILE

 


 

Day 7, July 25

9:00 leave hotel

 Transfer to Kitakyushu

 Kitakyushu sightseeing

 Mojiko Retro, Kokura Castle,Kitakyushu Manga Museum, Higashida

 

 
 

Stay at Comfort Hotel Kokura

 


 

Day 8, July 26

9:00 leave hotel

 Transfer to Fukuoka

 Dazaifu Tenmangu-Shrine, Yanagawa

 

 

Stay at ANA CROWNE Plaza Fukuoka

 


 

What our Customer have to say

Thank you for arranging our recent Kyushu tour package. It is wellarranged.

Our tour guide/driver was very good and way beyond his assigned duties. 

Thank you also for the personal tour of the old Nippon Steel factory.

It was very educational as well as fun.

 


 

Should you need further information or assistances 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