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Nagasaki Pilgrimage one-day tour

Nagasaki is the Pilgrimage sites of Christianity where Pope and Saint Mother Teresa

officially visited.

The tour introduces the Hidden Christian sites and related sites in Nagasaki-city and Sotome.

 

Japanese Christianity has the unparalleled and 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 the Pilgrimage sites..

 


 

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 

Visiting Pilgrimage sites including UNESCO World Heritage Hidden Christian sites

  Sotome Pildrimage sites  ; Shitsu Church, Endo Shusaku Literary Museum 

Ground Zero

Lunch at Nagaaski Wharf  or China Town

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 Pilgrimage sites  / UNESCO World Heritage  Hidden Christian sites

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

 Endo Shusaku Literary Museum

Kurosaki Church

 Kurosaki district


 

Ground Zero

Disastrous War must not be repeated. The plutonium atomic bomb exploded about 500m over the

central monument at 11:02 a.m. on August 9, 1945. 
The most part of Nagasaki was destroyed, and a tremendous number of lives were lost.  

Pope Francis visited Nagasaki on November 24, 2019, and calls for a ‘world without nuclear

weapons’ at the Ground Zero.

 


 

Lunch at Nagaaski Wharf or China Town

 

Nagaaski Wharf  

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.

 

China Town

Nagasaki China town at shinchi is one of the big three china town in Japan.

There are about 50 Chinese restaurants and many Chinese sundries shops in there.

 

   


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaki is the place of Martyrdom of 26 Japanese Saints.

The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by
crucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom is especially significant in the history
of the Catholic Church in Japan.
In 1950, Pope Pius XII designated this place as an official pilgrimage site for Catholics.
And Saint Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited here in 1982.
 

 

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

The museum behind the Monument is devoted to the memory of the martyrs and to Christianity in

Japan in general. Its interior is reminiscent of a church with stained-glass windows, making for

atmospheric viewing of the exhibits. On display are artifacts related to Christianity in Japan,

including old documents, statues and jewelry.

 

 

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

 


 

 HOME    About us   Our Services    Terms and Conditions  History of Japanese Christianity

 


 

Nagasaki Pilgrimage 3 days tour

Nagasaki has arduous and sacrifice histories during the ban on Christianity, such as

Shimabara Rebellion and many religious persecutions.

 

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.

 

Japanese Christianity has the unparalleled and 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.

 


 

 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 Pilgrimage sitesMartyrdom of 26 Saints of Japan

Lunch at Nagaaski Wharf  or China Town

Oura Cathedral → Glover Garden → Mount Inasa

Stay at Nagasakicity

 


 

Sotome Pilgrimage 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

 Endo Shusaku Literary Museum

Kurosaki Church

 Kurosaki district


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan

Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaki is the place of Martyrdom of 26 Japanese Saints.

The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by
crucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom is especially significant in the history
of the Catholic Church in Japan.
In 1950, Pope Pius XII designated this place as an official pilgrimage site for Catholics.
And Saint Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited here in 1982.
 

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

The museum behind the Monument is devoted to the memory of the martyrs and to Christianity in

Japan in general. Its interior is reminiscent of a church with stained-glass windows, making for

atmospheric viewing of the exhibits. On display are artifacts related to Christianity in Japan,

including old documents, statues and jewelry.

 

 

Lunch at Nagaaski Wharf or China Town

 

Nagaaski Wharf  

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.

 

China Town

Nagasaki China town at shinchi is one of the big three china town in Japan.

There are about 50 Chinese restaurants and many Chinese sundries shops in there.

 

   


 

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


 

Dinner at Nagasaki-city

 

Local restaurants

 

Sushi restaurant

Beef restaurant

 

 
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               


 

Lunch at Obama Onsen, Obama Chanpon 

It is a local cuisine in Obama Onsen resort, made of noodles, seafood, and vegetables.

The feature of the restaurant in Obama Onsen serving everything from any Japanese style including

Susi and Chanpon. Shrimp are found in abundance along the beaches near the Onsen, and a special

soup is made from them.

 

 

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 

Local specialities, Souvenir shop

 

 

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

Lunch at Shimabara

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


 

Lunch at Shimabara, local delicacy food, Guzoni

Guzoni are said to date back to the Shimabara Rebellion of 1637 when the leader of the

uprising, Amakusa Shiro Tokisada, held a siege in Hara Castle with about 37,000 followers.
He made the local farmers provide the rebels with rice cake. The rebels gathered other

ingredients from the ocean and the mountains to put in the soup they cooked the rice cake

in, and thus were able to fight for three months sustained by nutritious food.

 


 

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

 


 

 HOME    About us   Our Services    Terms and Conditions   History of Japanese Christianity 

 


 

Nagasaki Pilgrimage 6 days tour

Introduce how Christians have been continued their faith since Christianity

was propagated to Japan by visiting the Pilgrimage sites in Nagasaki-city, Unzen, Shimabara,

Amakusa  and Hirado.

 

Japanese Christianity has the unparalleled and long history  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.

 

Where to visit

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

 


 

Location of Christian Pilgrimage sites in Nagasaki regions

 

  

 

 


 

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

Visit Sotome Pilgrimage sites

Lunch at Nagasaki Wharf

Exploring Nagasaki

 Martyrdom of 26 Saints of JapanOura Cathedral

 Glover Garden → Mount Inasa

Stay in  Nagasaki–city

 


 

Where to explore

 

Sotome Pilgrimage sites / 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

 Endo Shusaku Literary Museum

Kurosaki Church

 Kurosaki district


 

Lunch at Nagasaki Wharf

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.

 


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan

Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaki is the place of Martyrdom of 26 Japanese Saints.

The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by
crucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom is especially significant in the history
of the Catholic Church in Japan.
In 1950, Pope Pius XII designated this place as an official pilgrimage site for Catholics.
And Saint Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited here in 1982.
 

 

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

The museum behind the Monument is devoted to the memory of the martyrs and to Christianity in

Japan in general. Its interior is reminiscent of a church with stained-glass windows, making for

atmospheric viewing of the exhibits. On display are artifacts related to Christianity in Japan,

including old documents, statues and jewelry.


 

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
Exploring Nagasaki

Lunch at China Town

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               


 

Lunch at China Town

Nagasaki China town at shinchi is one of the big three china town in Japan.

There are about 50 Chinese restaurants and many Chinese sundries shops in there.

 

   


 

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

Exploring Shimabara

  Shimabara Castle   → Samurai Houses & Samurai street

Lunch at Shimabara, local delicacy food, Guzoni

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


 

Lunch at Shimabara, local delicacy food, Guzoni

Guzoni are said to date back to the Shimabara Rebellion of 1637 when the leader of the

uprising, Amakusa Shiro Tokisada, held a siege in Hara Castle with about 37,000 followers.
He made the local farmers provide the rebels with rice cake. The rebels gathered other

ingredients from the ocean and the mountains to put in the soup they cooked the rice cake

in, and thus were able to fight for three months sustained by nutritious food.

 


 

Harajo Castle ruins

The Christian pilgrimage site, where is 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 ose 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

Visit Tabira Church

Lunch at Hirado, local delicacy sea food

Exploring Hirado

  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


 

Lunch at Hirado

local delicacy sea food

 

 

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

 St. 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

 


 

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History of Japanese Christianity

1549  St. Francis Xavier came Kagoshima Japan as a first Christian missionary and

           commenced the Christian history in Japan

1550  St. Francis Xavier came Hirado as a Christian missionary

1551  Catholic Hirado Church was constructed as first church in Japan

1557   Introduction of Catholicism to Ikitsuki, Kasuga in Hirado

1563  Omura Sumitada, feudral lord of Nagasaki who was first lord convert to Christianity

1569  Todos os Santos Church was constructed as first in Nagasaki

1571  Nagasaki Port was opend to Portugal by feudral lord Omura Sumitada

1580   Arima Harunobu, lord of Arima convert to Christianity

1582  Arima Harunobu teamed up with Kyushu Christian lords Otomo Sorin and Omura Sumitada

          to dispatch the Tensho Mission to the Pope in Rome

1587  Shogunate, Toyotomi Hideyoshi proclaimed Christian ban

1590  The Tensho Mission retured to Nagasaki

1597  The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan, were a group of Catholics who were

          executed by crucifixion on February 5 at Nagasaki. Their martyrdom is especially

          significant in the history of the Catholic Church in Japan.

 

 

1603 Tokugawa Shogunate was established and the natioanl isolation policy was appied

1614 The Tokugawa Shogunate prohibited Christianity throughout Japan

Continue Christian faith during the ban period in the following hidden Christian sites resistered on

the UNESCO World Hiritage Sites

Kasuga Village in Hitado

・Ikitsuki in Hirado

Sotome district

・Goto island

・Amakusa

 

1622 five Christians were martyred at Nakae no Shima in Hirado

1624 three Christians were martyred at Nakae no Shima in Hirado

1627 twenty seven Christians were martyred at Unzen Jigoku

1637 Shimabara Rebellion : a peasant uprising agaist bakufu’s persecution of Christians

         under the leadership of Amakusa Shiro

1637 Lorenzo Luiz from Philippines martyred at Nashizaka hill in Nagasaki

1641 Dejima, the small artificial island was opened as Dutch trading port in Nagasaki 

1644  Last Christian missionary in Japan is martyred

 

 

1862     The 26 Japanese Martyrs at Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaki were canonized by Pope Pius IX.

1865     Oura Cathedral was built as the basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan 

1868     Meiji Restoration : led to enormous changes in Japan’s political and social structure and

             spanned both the late Edo period and the beginning of the Meiji period.  

1873     Ban on the Christianity was lifted

1882     Shitsu Church in Sotome construction started by Father de Rotz’s design

1909     Shitsu Church was completed 

1914     Urakami Cathedral construction was compleeted, it was the largest Catholic church in East Asia

              at that time

1912     Yamada Church in Hirado was constructed

1917     Tabira Church in Hirado was construted

1920     Kurosaki Church was completed by Father de Rotz’s design

1931     St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church in Hirado was constructed at the present location

1945     Atomic bomb dropped in Nagasaki on Aug. 9

    The most part of Nagasaki was destroyed, and a tremendous number of lives were lost.  

              and Urakami Cathedral was completely destroyed.

    About 73,000 died instantly, and up to 60,000 were injured.

 

   

1950     Pope Pius XII designated the Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaaki of Martyrdom of 26 Japanese

             Saintsas an official Pilgrimage site for Catholics

1959     Urakami Cathedral replacement was built

1981     Pope John Paul II visited in Nagasaki

1982     Saint Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited in Nagasaki

1987    Satint Lorenzo Ruiz was canonized by the same pope in the Vatican city on 18 October,

            making him the first Filipino Saint

2000    Ebdo Shusaku ( novelist of Silence ) Literary Museum is opened in Sotome

2018    Hidden Christian site is registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage

 

 

2019     Pope Francis visited Nagasaki on Nov.24 and and calls for a ‘world without Nuclear

             Weapons’ at the Ground Zero.

 


 

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11 days Kyushu tour for Singapore customer

Type of the tour : Tailor made tour

Country of customer : Singapore

Number of participants: 5person

Schedule : Dec 8 through Dec 18, 2019

Transportation : Chartered jumbo taxi

Guide: English speaking driver

 

Where to explore

 Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki,Unzen, Kumamoto, Aso,Takachiho Yufuin, Beppu

 


 

Tour result

 

Day 1, Dec 8

8:10   Arrive at Fukuoka Airport by SQ656

10:30-16:30 Saga sightseeing

Mifune yama rakuen Park   Arita Porcelain Park  Ureshino Tea Museum   

 Stay at Takeo Century Hotel


 

Day 2, Dec 9

9:00  leave the hotel

Transfer to Nagasaki

Nagasaki Sightseeing

Peace Park, Grand zero Lunch at China town

Glover Garden, Oura Cathedral

 

Stay at Hotel New Nagasaki

 


 

Day 3, Dec 10

 

9:00  leave the hotel

Transfer to Shimabara

Shimabara Castle and lunch at Himematsu-ya (special local cuisine)

 

Transfer to Unzen

Nita pass and Unzen jigoku

Stay at Unzen Toyokan

 


 

Day 4, Dec 11

9:00  leave the hotel

Transfer to Kumamoto

Kumamoto Castle,Lunch at Sakuranobaba Josaien

 

Suiznji Park, Shimo-tori shopping street

 

Stay at Kumamoto Wasuki Tsukasakan

 


 

Day 5, Dec 12

9:00  leave the hotel

Transfer to Aso

Aso Sightseeing

Mt. Aso, Daikanbo, Kusasenriga-hama

Lunch at Dengaku-no sato

 

Stay at ARDEN HOTEL ASO

 


 

Day 6, Dec 13

 

9:00  leave the hotel

Transfer to Takachiho

Takachiho gorge, Takachiho Shrine, Amano Iwato Shrine

Stay at ARDEN HOTEL ASO

 


 

Day 7, Dec 14

 

9:00  leave the hotel

Transfer to Beppu

Sightseeing Beppu

Jigoku-meguri (Umijigoku,bozu jigoku) foot bath

Lunch at Jigokumushi kobo

   

Yufuin sightseeing

Kinrin lake, yunotubo-gaido, floral village

 

Stay at Kanpo no Yado Beppu

 


 

Day 8, Dec 15

 

9:00  leave the hotel

Transfer to Fukuoka

Yanagawa river cruise and lunch at Wakamatsuya : Eel

 

Tosu Premium Outlet shopping

 

Stay at TAISENKAKU

 


 

Day 9, Dec 16

 

9:00  leave the hotel

Transfer to Ukiha area

Fujii honey shop

11:00-12:00 Nakano Orchards fruit picking: persimmons

Transfer to Itoshima

Lunch at Ichiran-no mori (ramen)

shopping

Stay at ANA CROWNE PLAZA FUKUOKA

 


 

Day 10, Dec 17

9:00  leave the hotel

Fukuoka Yanagibashi fish market visit

Yusen-tei (Japanese tea experience)

Fukuoka Tower

Marinoa City Outlet (including lunch time)

Stay at ANA CROWNE PLAZA FUKUOKA

 


 

Day 11, Dec 18

7:30  leave the hotel

7:45  Fukuoka Airport

 Back to home by SQ655

 


 

What our Customer have to say

Thank you for your kind arrangement on the itinerary which is flexible and allow us time

to sightsee and to rest. All the hotel rooms are spacious enough for our needs and near to

each other. The pace is just right for us with enough time for onsen and relax. We are also glad

to have airport transfers both ways arranged, as we have many luggages.

Mr Bruce Ko, our driver was patient to us and provide excellent explanation on Atomic Bomb

museum and other attractions, catering to my mother in Mandarin. After we expressed interest

to see a mushroom farm, Bruce brought us to a farm and translated from the farm guide on the

growing and production of mushrooms. My mother and daughter enjoyed learning about the

process. Bruce took very good care of us during the trip.

 

Lunch (especially Unagi lunch) and dinner options are fantastic and thank you for taking care of

our dietary restrictions and made sure in advance that the raw items and beef items are excluded

accordingly for my mother and Kah Fook.

 

Feedback from one of participant is

1) Bruce (our driver) is good and attentive to our needs.

2) Agency/Bruce also recommended good local lunch options

3)Just to add that we learned a lot from the visit of mushroom farm on 10 Dec.

It is an educational experience for us. This is a good item to propose to your clients.

4)We also visited an area near Mount Aso where some houses are partly buried by volcano.

It was an eye opener for us as this is the first time we see the effects of volcano eruption.

5)We enjoyed the Yanagawa boat ride with the singing of folk song. Not so much  of the

Takachiho boat ride as we have to peddle ourselves.

 

Overall, we had an enjoyable trip and would recommend your agency to other friends who are

keen to visit Kyushu.

 

Merry Christmas and wishing you a great New Year ahead!

 


 

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Kitakyushu & Nagasaki study tour for ICU student

Type of the tour : Study tour

Customer International Christian University ( ICU )

Participant : 19 person (17 Studens,  professor from Canada and Univrsity staff)

    Student countries of origin : Philippines, Nepalese, Vietnamese, Sri Lankan, Chinese

Schedule : November 25 through 27, 2019

Where to visit : Kitakyushu and Nagasaki

Tour conductor and guide ; Masa Kondo, Japan KYUSHU Tourist

What to learn

1. Industrial modernization

  Japanese industry at the end of 19th century was 200years behind.

  After Mathew C Perry came to Japan in 1853, Japan’s industrial Revolution was started.

  Japan became the world’s leading industrialized country in only 100 years.

  In this tour, to learn how Japan has become the world’s most industrialized country.

2. World Peace

  Disastrous War must not be repeated. The Atomic bomb exploded in Nagasaki at 11:02 a.m. 

  on August 9, 1945. to swear World Peace from Nagasaki.

3. Japan’s Christianity

  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 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.

 


 

Tour result

 

Day 1, November 25

SFJ75  Haneda 9:10→Kitakyushu 11:00

Mojiko Retro, lunch included

 

Kokura Castle

 

Makiyama Higashi Citizen Center

 

Mt. Sarakura, night view

 Arrive at Hotel, Comfort Hotel Kokura

 


 

Day 2, November 26  

9:00 Leave hotel

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery& Studio

Higashida No1 Blast Furnace

 

UNESCO World Heritage, Meiji Japan’s Industrial revolution / First Head office of Steel Works  

Transfer to Nagasaki

World Peace learning in Nagasaki-city

 Atomic Bomb Museum

 

Ground Zero ( Pope Francis visit on Nov24)

 

Peace Park

 

17:30   Arrive at Hotel, Hotel Wing Port Nagasaki

 


 

Day 3, November 27  

9:00  Leave Hotel

Mt. Inasa, by Ropeway

 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saint of Japan ( Pope Francis visit on Nov 24)

 

26 Martyrs Museum

 

Lunch at Dejima wharf

Dejima

Oura Cathedral

Glover Garden

 

17:00  Arrive at Hotel, Hotel Wing Port Nagasaki

 


 

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5 days Kyushu tour for Malaysian customer

Type of the tour : Tailor made tour

Country of customer : Malaysia

Number of participant s: 4person

Schedule : Nov 2 through Nov6, 2019

Transportation : Chartered jumbo taxi

Guide: English speaking driver

Where to explore

 Fukuoka, Takachiho, Aso, Yufuin, Beppu, Ukiha

 


 

Tour result

 

Day 1, Nov 2

8:20   Arrive at Fukuoka Airport by SQ656

10:00-15:30 Itoshima sightseeing

  Mataichino shio, Keya Cave cruise, Raizan Snnyoji temple

 

Stay at Hotel Monte Hermana

 


 

Day 2, Nov3

9:30  leave the hotel

Transfer to Takachiho

12:00-13:00 Lunch at Hotel grateful Takachiho

Exploring Takachiho ; Takachiho Gorge, Takachiho Shrine

  

Transfer to Aso

 Exploring Aso ;  Mt.Aso, Daikanbo, Kusasenri-ga-hama

 

Stay at Oyado Kafugetsu Kurokawa

 


 

Day 3, Nov 4

9:00  leave the hotel

Transfer to Yufuin

 Exploring Yufuin ; Yufuin floral village, Kinrinko Lake, Yunotubo avenue

 

Lunch at Yufuin yufu mabushi Shin Ekimae

 

Stay at Yufuin Bath Satoyama-safu

 


 

Day 4, Nov5

9:00  leave the hotel

Beppu hell tour, foot bath

 

Lunch : Tempura

Stay at Hana Beppu Hotel

 


 

Day 5, Nov 6

9:00  leave the hotel

Transfer to Fukuoka via Ukiha

Ukiha Inari Shrine

Lunch at Shirakabe (local special cuisine)

Fukuoka sightseeing

Stay at Mitsui Garden Hotel Fukuoka Gion

 


 

What our Customer have to say

Our family of four recently engaged the service of Japan-Kyushu-tourist to show us around

Kyushu region. From the first enquiry Mr Masa Kondo and subsequently follow-up by

Ms Takako Hanami were very responsive and prompt in their email correspondence.

They have good suggestions for places to visit as well as restaurants that served local cuisines.

Since it’s a private tour we can dictate what we want to see and the length of stay at each attraction.

This made it very flexible and suited our style of travel. We take as long as we wanted wandering,

taking in the sights and many photo opportunities. The vehicle they arranged was top-notch with

plenty of room for comfort.

 

As for Mr Ko we cannot say enough good things about him. He is a careful driver who accompanied

us for five full days exploring Kyushu. His service is outstanding, professional, helpful, and courteous.

He is very punctual in picking us every morning. He is also very knowledgeable about the region of

Kyushu and respond to our questions promptly. The vehicle was kept clean and comfortable

throughout our trip.

 

Overall we had an enjoyable trip and it made it more so with a good driver/escort who is passionate

about his job. We would highly recommend japan-Kyushu-tourist and Mr Ko’s service to anyone

who is looking for a private tour in Kyushu.

 


 

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Solid waste management tour in Kitaykushu

 

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

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

 


 
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Japan’s KAIZEN Strategy tour in Kitaykushu

 

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


 

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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

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

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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 

 


 

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