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Shoko Shuseikan

 

World Heritage, Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution

 

Shoko Shuseikan Modern Industrial Complex

The museum of the Classics located here exhibits a various of objests related to the Shimazu

family and the Satsuma domain, introducing a Shimazu family tree chart and many other belongings.

 

  Reflectance furnace foundation

     Base of Reflectance furnace

         Reflectance furnace

The stone buiding which houses the collection has been desighnated on the World Heritage, 

Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution.

 

       World Heritage

       Shoko Shuseikan

     Shoko Shuseikan entrance 

      Starbucks Coffee

      Satsuma facet factory

     Suzumon gate

 


 

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Sengan-en

 

Sengan-en is the most famous garden in Kagoshima-ken, made by Shimazu lord in the 19th

century at the beautiful bayside Kinko bay.

The garden contains many historic artifacts that tell of its long history.

 

              Mount Sakurajima

        Sengansen garden

     Sengansen garden

           Shimazu residence

          Open corridor

                         Pond

                  Alcove

            Dining room

             Armour and helmet


 

World Heritage, Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution

Shoko Shuseikan Modern Industrial Complex

The museum of the Classics located here exhibits a various of objests related to the Shimazu

family and the Satsuma domain, introducing a Shimazu family tree chart and many other belongings.

 

             World Heritage    

         Shoko Shuseikan 

      Shoko Shuseikan entrance

The stone buiding which houses the collection has been desighnated on the World Heritage, 

Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution.

 

 Reflectance furnace foundation

  Base of Reflectance furnace

          Reflectance furnace

 


 

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Tobata Gion Yamagasa (戸畑祇園山笠)

 

Tobata Gion Oo-Yamagasa is one of the most exciting summer festivals in

Kitakyushu.featival

The Festival is registered on UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2016.

The festival has a lot of energy and is very dynamic as is the case with festivals such as the

Hakata Gion Yamagasa,with young men wearing the happi (festival costume) and hachimaki 

(head band), carrying the Yamagasa (festival float) and walking around the town shouting
 “yoitosa yoitosa”. 

 

What is remarkable is the way the character of the Yamagasa changes from daytime,with the

Nobori Yamagasa (festival floats with flags); to nighttime,with the Chochin Yamagasa

( festival floats with lanterns).

The highlight is the Chochin Yamagasa Contest held in Tobata Ward Office on Saturday night. 
The Nobori Yamagasa used during the daytime is dismantled,and the 10 metre-high Chochin
Yamagasa,with its 309 lanterns arranged in 12 tiers,is assembled and carried along in a race
by dozens of young people crying  “yoitosa yoitosa”.
 
Event Schedule in 2018
・June 277 (Fri.)
 Shinto ceremonies at each of the following:Tobihata Hachimangu Shrine, 
 Sugawara Shrine and Nakabaru Hachimangu Shrine.
・June 28 (Sat.)
 Yamagasa Contest in the evening in front of Tobata Ward Office
・June 29 (Sun.)
 Yamagasa parade in each town

 

Kinrinko lake

 

Kinrinko lake is the landmark in Yufuin.

 

Hot water gushes from the bottom of the lake, and hot steam rises from its surface on a cold day.
The lake is located at the end of the town’s main walking route
about a kilometer and a half from
the Yufuin station.
 
Walking paths surround the lake as well as more small shops and cafesand there is a small
shrine located at the lake’s southern end

 

      Shitan-yu

       Flotal Village

     Coffee restanrant

          Shopping Street

           Kamenoi Besso

       Rickshaw

 

Aso region

 

Aso region is one of the most popular tourist destination in Kyushu.

The world’s largest caldera and the active volcano give a lot of excitements.

And numerous unforgettable experiences in the rural area can be mede including Onsen,

variety of sports and local cuisines.

 


 

Where to explore

 

   Mount Aso

 Japan’s largest active volcano  Look down the Crater  Around the Crater
 

 

  Kusasenri-ga-hama 


 

  Daikanbo 


 

 Aso shrine   Kurokawa Onsen  Nabegataki Waterfall

 

 Shirakawa suigen  Sensui-kyo  Issingyo big cherry tree

 

  Tourist Tram

 

 

                 Location of Aso 

   

 

Access to Aso

 

  by a vehicle

  from Kumamoto-city : 60 minutes

  from Fukuoka-city : 2 hours and 30 minutes

  from Kitakyushu-city : 3 hours and 30 minutes

 


 

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Yanagawa and Dazaifu one-day tour

 

The tour takes you to two popular destinations around Fukuoka-city, Yanagawa and Dazaifu.


Tour condition

Start and end of the tour is to be  Fukuoka-city 

English speaking guide is accompanied

Chartered vehicle such as a jumbo taxi or bus
is utilizes as per number of pax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Yanagawa

 

Yanagawa is the estuary town facing the Ariake Sea; Canal boat cruise can be enjoyed while

experience the atmospheres of castle town. Surprisingly, 60km lengh canal in total was

constructed in the town of Yanagawa and the Yanagawa prospered as a castle town because

the canals were used for the moats, which was the protection of enemy during Edo period.

 

           Okinohata       Canal boat cruise      Canal boat cruise

      Ohana Shotoen Garden      

        Ohana Shotoen Garden      

    Ohana Shotoen Garden             


 

Dazaifu

 

Dazaifu, time back to 1300 years ago, historical place Dazaifu About 1300 years ago, 

there was a government office to manage the entire Kyushu for a long period of 500 years at

the present Dazaifu. The most popular tourist destination is Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine.

        Approach path          Starbucks               Sacred Cow

         Entrance of Shrine

                 Shrine

     Main Building of Shrine

          Komyozen-ji temple

    Kyushu National Museum

 Site of Dazaifu Government Office

 


 

Itinerary

 

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Yanagawa  by vehicle

Arrive at Yanagawa

Canal boat cruise

Exploring Yanagawa : Ohana Shotoen Garden, Birthplace of Hakushu Kitahara and Shopping

Lunch at Yanagawa  : Unagi (eel ) cuisine or seafood cuisine of Ariake sea

Trasfer to Dazaifu by vehicle

Exploring Dazaifu : Shrine Approach path, Komyozen-ji temple, Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Transfer to Fukuoka by vehicle

16:30 Arrive at Fukuoka-city 

 


 

Make an Enquiry   

 

Please send your enquiry 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

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,
please ring our office a call.  ☎ +81-93-521-8897

 

 

Kumamoto-city

 

Kumamoto-city, situated roughly in the center of Kumamoto-prefecture, is the

government and economic center of the prefecture.

From the early 17th century to the end of the 19th century, Kumamoto was prosperous

as a castle town. The Shira-kawa River and its branches run through the downtown area

around Kumamoto Castle.

Therefore, the city is called “City of Woods and Fresh Water.”

 


 

Welcome to Kumamoto

Kato Kiyamasa Statue Shimo-tori Shopping Street Street tram


 

Exploring Kumamoto

 

Kumamoto Castle

Entrance gate   Castle tower Kato Shrine 
   


 

After the Earthquake

Ninomaru-hiroba Castle tower Turret
   

 

Suizenji-koen Park    

 

                 Location of Kumamoto

     

 

Access to Kumamoto

  by a vehicle

 

  from Fukuoka-city : 1 hour and 40 minutes

  from Kitakyushu-city : 2 hours and 40 minutes

 

  


 

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Mount Sarakura

 

The World’s most Dynamic Night view !

Mount Sarakura is the best scenic spot in Kitakyushu-city

 

At the summit, 622 meter from the sea level, you are presented with a magnificent and spectacular view

of all over Kitakyushu-city.

Almost all the industrial, comercial and residential areas in Kitakyushu-city can be seen from the top

of the mountain.


 

This is the most Dynamic Night view in the World.

The dynamic city where one million people are living and working, is creating the beautiful Night view

which you have never seen before.

 

The area of Night view is the largest in the World ; about 40km east to west and 10km south to north 

And also the number of lighting to create the night view is the largest in the World. 

 


 

Day time view from the top

We offer you the magnificent and spectacular view

 Munakata, Asiya and Yahata  Yahata and Wakamatsu  Tobata, Kokura and Moji
     

 

From the Cable car From the Cable car  Kokura 
     

 

Higashida Wakato Bridge Kanmonkyo Bridge

 

Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal / Yawata Works

 Yahata area

 Tobata area

 Kokura area


 

Access to the summit

Easy access to the summit by using the Cable Car and Slope Car

 Cable car station

 Cable car

 Slope car

Cable car

The longest cable car in Kyushu, the total length is 1,100 metre from the Moutain-foot Station to the Summit Station, connecting the elevation difference 440 metre in 5 minutes

Slope Car
The self-drived monorail, the inclination angle of the rail changes while running, but the floor is always kept horizontally by the hydraulic control system. connecting the the total length of 159 metre rail in 3 minutes 

from the Cable Car Top Station to the Summit.

 

Trekking

You can also enjoy a Trekking instead of using Cable car and Slope car.

It takes about one and half hours on foot to top of the mountain from the Cable Car Station. 

 

Mount Inasa

 

Mount Inasa is one of the best view spot in Nagasaki.

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 is chosen the World’s three great night views

along with Hong Kong and Monaco.

 

View from Nagasaki harbor

Observatory

Antenna for TV station

 

Symbol for Nagasaki harbor

View from the Observatory

On the Viewing platform

The World three great night view


 

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Hidden Christian History tour

Nagasaki one-day tour

 


 

Hidden Christian History tour

 

Congratulations on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site registration

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.

This tour introduce the history of Hidden Christian in Nagasaki Region while taking the World Heritages

and related sites of Nagasaki-city, Shimabara and Unzen.

 


 

Tour condition

・Start and end place of the tour : Fukuoka-city

・Places to be visited : Nagasakicity, Shimabara and Unzen

・Duration : 2 nights and 3 days

・Transportation : Chartered vehicle

・English speaking guide

 


 

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart Fukuoka-city and transfer to Nasgasaki-city

Sotome area → Martyrdom of 26 Saints of JapanOura Cathedral → Glover Garden → Mt. Inasa

Stay at Nagasaki

 

Day 2

Peace Park → Ground Zero  → Urakami Cathedral

Transfer to Unzen

Nita Pass → Unzen Jigoku

Stay at Unzen

 

Day 3

Transfer to Minami Shimabara

Harajo Castle ruins ;  Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion

Shimabara Castle

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Arriva at Fuuoka-city

 


 

Where to visit

Day 1

 

Sotome area

The mission base of de Rotz, who dedicated himself to assisting the needy

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

Christians hiding in the Sotome region.


 

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. 

 

Oura Cathedral

It was built in 1865 under the supervision of the French priest Bernard Petitjean.

On March 17, 1865, a group of peasants from Urakami came to the church and professed their faith to

Father Petitjean, thus revealing that Christianity had survived through the centuries of persecution.

The white marble statue of the Holy Mother at the entrance was built in commemoration of

the dramatic discovery of the “Hidden Christians.


 

Glover Garden

One of Nagasaki’s popular tourist attractions. The garden takes its name from Thomas Glover
(1838 to 1911), 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.


 

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.


 
Day 2
 

The Park was established in 1955 near the Ground Zero where the Atomic Bomb was dropped 

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

Part of the concrete wall of the Nagasaki prison, which was located here prior to the bombing,

can still be seen.  At the park’s north end is the 10-metre-tall Peace Statue


 

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.  

And about 70,000 of Nagasaki’s 240,000 residents died instantly, and up to 60,000 were injured.


 

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.


 

Jigoku, 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.


 

Day 3

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. 


 

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.


 

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.

 


 

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