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Kyushu Travel Guide

Waste management & Recycling in Kitakyushu

 

By the 20th century, Waste was increasingly viewed also as a resource to recover

materials and energy.

Today, Waste management gradually evolved from a focus on disposal to a focus

on prevention, recycling and recovery for Global Environment protection and

our safety and healthy life.

 


 

Waste management and Recycling in Kitakyushu-city

 

In Japan, especially Kitakyushu-city is one of the most advanced municipality for

Waste management and Recycling.

The Solid Waste management process and procedure can be learned,

form Waste generation points, to collection of Waste, recycling and incineration and landfill.

 

One of the most important thing is Waste generation management ; how to collect and

separate the Solid Waste.

Kitakyushu has very unique waste management system that is source separation by public

participation which is an important component to increasing adoption of recycling.

 

Kitakyushu-city offer various opportunities of learning Solid Waste management and Recycling

for improvement of Environment in your country.

 


 

 Featured facilities  

 

Eco Town Center 

Eco Project information center that supports the Eco-town.  It introduces initiatives and activities

implemented in Eco-town to encourage people to proactively used the facility for such activities

as environmental study sessions and interaction amongst visitors.

 


 

Zero Emission Transportation System

The Electric bus driven by the electricity generated by a solar power generation, therefor no global

warming gases emitted from the bus. Operation of the system is commenced in 2015. 

The solar power generation plant, the power charging equipment and Electric bus can be observed.

 

Solar Power Generation for

the Electric bus

 Electric bus

On the Electric bus


 

 Waste treatment and 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

 


 

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. 

 


 

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.

 


 

Food waste recycle / Merry Corporation 

The food waste recycling company that the compost is being produced from food waste

discharged from food factories, hospitals, restaurants and municipal facilities.

 


 

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Waste paper recycling in Kitakyushu

 

Waste treatment and Recycling in Kitakyushu-city

 

Waste paper recycling by 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.

 

Product : Household toilet paper

Raw material : 100 % of waste paper come from offices and household is used 

Production capacity : 25,000 ton per year

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 21 Maeda Kukioka, Yahata-higashi, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access A 30 minutes ride a vehicle from JR Kokura Station
Days of visit Weekdays except Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays
Fee No visiting fee is required
Booking Can be made by Japan KYUSHU Tourist

 

 

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Plastic PET Bottle recycling

 

Waste treatment and Recycling in Kitakyushu-city

 

Plastic PET Bottle recycling by Nishi-Nippon PET Recycling

 

Based on the “Law for Recycling of Containers and Packaging,” plastic (PET: polyethylene

terephthalate) bottles are sorted by municipalities and recycled into pellets/flakes, which can

be used as raw materials for polyester fibers, egg cartons.

 

     

 

 General information  

 

Address 1-62 Hibikimachi Wakamatsu, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access A 30 minutes ride a vehicle from JR Kokura Station
Days of visit Weekdays except Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays
Fee No visiting fee is required
Booking Japan KYUSHU Tourist can arrange the tour

 

 

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Company inspection tour in Kyushu

 

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.

 


 

 Manufacturing Company  

 

Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal / Yawata Works

Japan’s first modern steel making company established in Kitakyushu in 1901.  Now, becoming

the best steel maker with World-leading capabiities.  Process of steel making can be learned to

visit Blast Furnace and Hot rolling mill plants.

 


 

Yaskawa Electric

World-leading motor and industrial robots manufacturing company established

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

 


 

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

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

 Power Generation  

 

Kyushu Electric Power / LNG thermal plant in Kitakyushu-city

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

 


 

Kyushu Electric Power / Geothermal power plant in Oita-prefecture        

Japan’s largest thermal power plant utilized Geothermal.

Geothermal power generation is a method of generating electricity by turning the turbine

directly with steam taken from the deep underground.

 

Introduce generation system

Turbine room

Boilor plant

 


 

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.


 

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.  

 

     

 


 

 

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Zero Emission Transportation System

 

Global environment friendly 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 for

the Electric bus

 Electric bus

On the Electric bus

The electric bus operates between Wakamatsu and Tobata in Kitakyushu-city.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Koyomachi Wakamatsu Kitakyushu-city Fukuoka-prefecture
Access A 30 minutes ride a vehicle from JR Kokura Station
Days of visit Weekdays except Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays
Fee No visiting fee is required
Booking Can be made by Japan KYUSHU Tourist

 

 

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

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Kitakyushu 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.

 

Kitakyushu Eco-Town is a project being developed after the city received approval from the central

government. It is composed of two main areas; a corporate park (Comprehensive Environmental

Industrial Complex, Hibiki Recycling Area) located in Hibikinada area in Wakamatsu Ward where the

majority of the companies engaged in the recycling business based on the Eco-Town Project, and a

practical research area where enterprises and universities conduct research.

 

First Eco-Town Center in Japan opened in June, 2001

With an eye to building a “resource-recycling society,” Kitakyushu City is engaged in the

‘Kitakyushu Eco-Town Project’ in which an environmentally-friendly society is formed by bringing

together recycling plants and research institutes. The Kitakyushu Eco-Town Center plays the role of

an information center that supports the Eco-Town. It introduces initiatives and activities implemented

in Eco-Town to encourage people to proactively use the facility for such activities as environmental

study sessions and interaction amongst visitors.

 

With visitors coming from all over Japan, the center takes reservations for visits as well as provides

tours of recycling plants and research facilities. Inside the center, technologies and products related

to the environment and recycling are exhibited while the details of the project of the Kitakyushu

Eco-Town Center are introduced on panels hanging on the wall. Furthermore, the center provides

facilities available for environmental study, exchange activities and research work.

 


 

 General information  

 

・Address 10-20 Koyomachi Wakamatsu Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
・Access A 30 minutes ride a vehicle from JR Kokura Station
・Opening hours 9h00 to 17h00
・Days Closed Sunday, National holiday, December 29 through January 3
・Fee No entrance fee is required

・Booking

Contact Japan KYUSHU Tourist for booking

 

 

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Melting Furnace in Kitakyushu

 

Waste treatment and Recycling in Kitakyushu-city

 

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. 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 3-79 Shinmoji Moji, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access A 30 minutes ride a vehicle from JR Kokura Station
Days of visit Weekdays except Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays
Fee No visiting fee is required
Booking Can be made by Japan KYUSHU Tourist

 

 

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

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

 


 

Geography learning in Kitakyushu

 

Geography is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants,

and phenomena of Earth.

 

Kitakyushu has unique geographical features, therefore Earth and its human and natural

complexities and also how they have changed and come to be can be learned.

 


 

Hiraodai karst plateau 

 

One of the three largest in Japan along with the Akiyoshi-dai Plateau and the Shikoku Karst. 

It is located in southeastern part of Kitakyushu-city. 

At altitudes between 400 and 600 meters above sea level and stretching 6 km from north to south

and 2 km from east to west.  

     

 

 Hiraodai Limestone Caves 

 

There are three limestone Caves in Hiraodai Karst and each cave has different unique feature. 

 

Senbutsu limestone cave

 

Literally means 1,000 Buddha Cave, is the largest of the caves in Hiraodai Last Plateau,

extending about 900 m while meandering toward the northeast. The shape of the cave is narrow,

narrow ceiling ravine with a maximum width of 10 m and a maximum ceiling height of 15 m.

Approximately 30 large and small stalactites hang down at the entrance, giving a spectacular scenery. Abundant groundwater still continues to erode in the cave.​

 

 

Mejiro limestone Cave

 

It is the longest cave in Hiraodai Karst, over 2 km in length.

The highlight of this cave is the monolithic ceiling which is a very unique structure as

a limestone caves.

     

 

Ojika limestone cave

 

The cave is called footfall of dinosaurs.  It is the very rare cave in Japan; the entrance is vertical

pit with 25 meter, when getting down to the bottom, you follow the underground horizontal cave

and you can see the hidden aspects of Hiraodai Karst.


 

Hirotani Wetland

 

It is the only wetland in Fukuoka Prefecture, located 600 meters west from Seiryu Cave and

2,500 m east from Hiraodai Nature Observation Center. The wetland is an important part of 

Hiraodai Karst landform, offering a variety of wetland plant life such as the Sagiso (rein orchis),

Tokiso (pogonia), and Nohanasyobu (iris).

 

 

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.

   

 

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Raizan Sennyo-ji temple in Itoshima

 

One of the most famous temple in Fukuoka prefecture known for being a great place

for cherry blossom viewing in the spring, and many people visit in the autumn

to see the fall foliage.

 

The temple was founded in 725, Nara period by Seiga, who come from India as a priest during the period.
There is an Important Cultural Property which is the 4.8 meter wooden 
Avalokitesvara statue in the

main hall.

The main hall was founded by Kuroda Tsugutaka who was the 6th feudal lord of Kuroda clan in Fukuoka.

 

400 years of age big maple tree, which has been designated as natural monument of Fukuoka prefecture,

has been said to be planted by him.

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 624 Raizan, Itoshima-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

15 minutes by a vehicle from JR Chikuzen-maebaru stastiont

45 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport

40 minutes by a vehicle from JR Hakata station

60 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

90 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Open hours 9:00 to 16:30
Admission fee

JPY 400

Days closed No closing days

 

 

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Kitakyushu travel guide & tour

 
Kitakyushu offers one of the most beautiful night veiew in Japan  
 
 
Kitakyushu is the Industrial Innovation city with many fascinating features.  

The city is blessed with spectacular & stunning natural feature. 

Kitakyushu offers amazing possibilities for tourism and travel with a combination of spectacular

scenery, rich cultural experiences as well as learning possibilities through Study tours based on

the environmental and industrial themes.

 


 

 Featured Tourist Destinations  

 

Kokura Castle  Kokura Castle Garden River Walk Kitakyushu 

Kitakyushu’s land mark, walking

distance of Kokura Stations

Former site of lord’s guest house

located next to Kokura Castle

A large commercial facility near  

Murasaki River & Kokura Castle


 

Mojiko Retro

The exotic district, developed 

as International trading Port  

Kanmon bridge

The suspended bridge crossing

the Kanmon Straits

Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

Only the place in the world,
can be crossed the strait on foot


 

World Heritage

Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial

Revolution

 Higashida district

The birth place of Steel making

Industry in Japan 

Night view 

The most dynamic night view

in the world from Mt. Sarakura


 

 Nature  

 

The city is blessed with spectacular & stunning natural feature, about 960,000 people are living

in the area spreding in river basins where surounding Sea and mountains.

The coastline belongs to Seto Inland Sea National Park and Genkai Sea Quasi-National Park

and also the city has Kitakyushu Quasi-National Park. 

 

Mount Sarakura

The best scenic beauty spot in Kitakyushu-city

Hiraodai Karst plateau

One of the three largest karst

plateau in Japan 

Kawachi Wisteria Garden         

Selected as a beautiful place

of the real world 10


 

 Japan cultures 

 

Tanga market  Uomachi & Kyumachi Kitakyushu Iron Tree

A typical Japanese market, 

the kitchen of Kitakyushu-city

A down town arcade shopping

streets to JR Kokura Station

Lighted up stack of Steel plant, Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal


 

 Study tours    

 

The city of Kitakyushu is the birthplace of the modern Japanese steel industry which began

operation in 1901, and is now the world’s leading environmental future city.

Now it is called industrial and environmental city which is representative of Japan.

Therefore the various things can be learn here.

 

Industrial Heritages

Related to Steel industry

included World Heritage

Manufacturing

Steel industry, Robot, Sanitary

ware, Aouto mobile

Environmental Business

Eco business, Power generation,

Waste treatment, Otheres

Architectures

Various unique architectures

designed by renowned designers

Museums

Learn Science, Environment,

Nature, Industry, various history

Experiences

Japanese Cultures


 

 Featured tours related to Kitakyushu  

 

Kitakyushu one-day tour         

Kitakyushu offers amazing possibilities for tourism and travel with a combination of spectacular

scenery, rich cultural experiences as well as learning possibilities for the environmental and

industrial themes. The following plans are offered

・Plan 1  :Kokura, Mt. Sarakura and Higashida

・Plan 2 :Moji and Kokura


 

Study tours in Kitakyushu     

Kitakyushu is the best place for Study tours.

The various things can be learned such as manufacturing, environment, power

generation, waste treatment, recycling and water treatment.


 

Recycling & Waste treatment technologies tour

Kitakyushu is offering various Recycling and Waste treatment technologies.

      


 

      Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address

City hall ; 1-1 Jonai Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture

Cabinet designate city

Access

70 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport in Fukuoka-city

100 minutes by a vehiclefrom Saga-city

160 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

100 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

 

40 minutes by JR Express train from JR Hakata Station

19 minutes by JR Shinkansen (bullet train ) from JR Hakata Station  

Population 945,000            Pupulation density : 1.920 / km2 

 

 

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

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