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Kyushu Travel Guide

Kitakyushu Manga Museum and Aru Aru City

 

The Kitakyushu Manga Museum is located next to JR Kokura station.

The museum is located on the 6th floor of Aru Aru City, a multi-floored shopping mall devoted

to products and services for anime, manga, idol culture, and cosplay fans, a kind of Harajuku

in miniature.

The permanent exhibition area on the 6th floor concentrates on manga writers and artists who

have a connection with Kitakyushu; and while more than thirty are listed, the best known is Reiji

Matsumoto, who is also the honorary director of the museum.

 


 

The rest of the Aru Aru City shopping mall is devoted to shops and services for Japan’s pop youth

culture. There are lots of shops selling manga, anime DVDs, J-Pop CDs, computer games, trading

cards, as well as related paraphernalia such posters and figurines.

There are games arcades, an internet cafe, model car racetrack, a karaoke bar, and several cafes

and bars serving alcohol, as well as a full maid cafe.

 

There are numerous establishments offering services for otaku, including a rehearsal space with

a recording studio for budding musicians, an event space with a stage and lighting that can be rented,

and a cosplay studio where cosplayers can be photographed professionally in a variety of settings.

 


 

 General information   

Address 2-14-5 Asano Kokura-kita, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

a short walk from JR Kokura Station

70 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

100 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin


 

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

 


 

Minami Kawachi-bashi bridge

 

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 and completed in 1926.
This shape and color really harmonize with nature and become a symbol of the Iron town Yahata.
 

 

 Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 


 

General information  

Address Kawachi, Yahata-higashi-ku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

30 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station


 

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

 


 

Industrial Heritages in Kitakyushu

 

Kitakyushu-city  is the industrial innovation city where a lot of Japan’s Industries were born

and Japan’s industrial modernization has been achieved.

The city presents various Industrial Heritages including UNESCO World Herigate

of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

 


 

First Head Office of the Steel Works  UNESCO World Heritage

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


 

Onga River Pump Station, UNESCO World Heritage

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


 

Kawachi Reservoir 

The first-class civil construction heritage that triggered the registration of

World Cultural Heritage of Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution.

The Kawachi Reservoir was constructed for the industrial water supply to Yawata Steel Works

 


 

Minami Kawachi-bashi bridge

The only remaining lenticular truss bridge in Japan or lens type truss bridge, located at the south
side of Kawachi Reservoir and it was designed by Hisanori Numata.
 

This shape and colour really harmonize with nature and become a symbol of the Iron town Yahata.

 


 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

The Blast Furnace used to make the pig iron and was where Japan’s steel industry began in 1901.

It contributed greatly to the development of the Japanese steel industry and was used until 1972,

and has been preserved just as it was.

 

Indication of the year of Steel

Works operation commencement

Proper of Blast furnace, Hot

Stoves and Stack

Cast house floor, the pig iron

is being discharged


 

Dedicated railway for Yawata Steel Works 

Connected between Yawata and Tobata.

Construction work took three years, and completed in 1930. The most difficult and hard work

was making Miyatayama tunnel with a total length of 1180 m due to suffering from floods.

The gates of the Miyatayama tunnel are decorated with stately designs.

 

The rail way crossing the road

Miyatayama tunnel Yahata side

Miyatayama tunnel Tobata side


 

The western-style building of Art Deco style architecture which was completed in 1927,
and opened as an employee club of the then-owned Yawata Steel Works. The Hall building 
received the Kitakyushu City Architectural Culture Award in 1989. 

 


 

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Oe Cathedral Amakusa

 

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

right after the ban on Christianity was lifted. The and 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.

 


 

 Location of Amakusa

  

 


 

General information  

Address 1782 Oe Amakusa-cho, Amakusa-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

by Car

2 hours 50 minutes from Kumamoto-city

60 minutes from Amakusa Airport

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

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Sakitsu Village

 

Registered on UNESCE World Heritage as Hidden Christian site

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

 

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.

 


 

 Location of Amakusa

  

 


 

General information  

Address 539 SAkitsu Kawazu-cho, Amakusa-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

by Car

2 hours 40 minutes from Kumamoto-city

45 minutes from Amakusa Airport

Church

Open hours

 

9:00 to 17:00

Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

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Kitakyushu travel guide

 

Kitakyushu is the second largest city in Kyushu and World leading

Environmental Future city, and blessed with spectacular & stunning nature.

 

The city is the Industrial Innovation city greatly contributed to Japan’s Industrial modernization.

Now Kitakyushu offers a lot of sightseeing spots such as scenic beauty places,

UNESCO World Heritage of Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution , Industrial heritages,
placed introduce cultures of people living there, and various historic sites.  
 
The city is blessed with spectacular & stunning nature feature surrounding mountain
and Seto inland Sea as well as Genkai Sea, and is located in the Seto Inland Sea

National Park, Kitakyushu Quasi-National Park ( Mount Sarakura and

Hiraodai Karst Plateau) and Genkai Quasi-National Park.

And the city is the Industrial Innovation city with many fascinating features.  
 

 
Three Major Night View of Japan from Mount Sarakura to be experienced.
The beautiful night view is created by combination of industrial zones and rich nature areas.
The Night View is registered along with Nagasaki from Mount Inasa and Sapporo.
 
 The Three Major Night View of Japan  
 

 
Kitakyushu-city announced to Camp site of Wales participating in Rugby World Cup 2019.

The city is also the best place of Study tour in Japan, such as Industries, Manufacturing

Recycling & Waste treatment, Environment well as well organized proper management systemser.

 


 

Featured Tourist Destinations  

Kokura  

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


 

Tanga market  Uomachi & Kyumachi Manga Museum

A typical Japanese market, 

the kitchen of Kitakyushu-city

A down town arcade shopping

streets to JR Kokura Station

introduces the history of manga

with a focus on artists who

have affiliations to Kitakyushu


 

Moji  

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


 

Higashida & Industrial Heritages  

Higashida district

Birth place of Steel Making

Industry in Japan 

First Head Office

UNESCO World Cultural Heritage

Built in 1899, ahead of production

facilities

Higashida No.1 B. F.

It contributed greatly to the 

development of the Japanese

steel industry and was used until 1972


 

Yahata port

Japan’s Modern Steel Works

history started here.

Kurogane Railway

Dedicated railway for Yawata

Steel Works connected between 

Yawata and Tobata.

Innovation Gallery

theme of “innovation,” the 

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery

& Studio opened in Yahata,

Higashida


 

Kawachi Reservoir

The first-class civil construction 

heritage. The triggered the 

registration of UNESCO World  

Heritage.

Minami Kawachi bridge

The only remaining lenticular 

truss bridge in Japan ( lens type

truss bridge) 

Onga River Pump Station

Built in 1910 on the east bank of

the Onga River. It deliver the

industrial water to Yawata via an 

11.4 km pipeline.


 

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


 

Study tours to Kitakyushu   

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.


 


 

 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 

 

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Tour results

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

 Tailor-made tour       Study tour       Golf tour 

 


 

First Head Office of the Steel Works

 

 UNESCO World Heritage, Site of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution  

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

as Iron and Steel Industry.

Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding, and Coal Mining, are a grouping of historic sites that played

an important part in the industrialization of Japan in the Bakumatsu and Meiji periods.

 


 

 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


 

 Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 


 

General information 

Address Higasida, Yahata-higasiku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station

70 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu


 

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

 


 

Fukuoka Citizens’ Disaster Prevention Center

 

The Center has been built to enable citizens to actually experience various types of

disasters and obtain information on how to handle these disasters.

 


 

What to learn  

 

Guidance theater

Learn about disaster prevention on huge screen

Earthquake simulation

Experience the shaking ground during earthquakes from 1 to 7 on the intensity scale.

You can also see the effect of earthquakes.

 

Fire fighting drill

You will learn the correct way to extinguish a fire. A projector will create various fire

situations that you can practice fire extinguishing with.

 

Strong wind simulation

How much wind can you endure?

Experience wind traveling at velocity of up to 30 m/sec

 

Fire simulation

The force of smoke is terrible. As if in a real fire, evacuate quickly through a maze of

doors while practicing effective postures for prevention of asphyxiation.

 


 

Location of Fukuoka-city    

   

 


 

General information  

Address 1-3-3 Momchihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-city
Access

20 minutes walk from Nishijin Subway Station

 

20 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport

15 minutes by a vehicle from JR Hakata station

30 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

30 minutes by a vehicle from Itoshima

70 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

70 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Open hours 9:30 to 17:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed Monday, last Tuesday of the month, December 28 to January 4

 


 

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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.

 

The hydrogen supply to vehicle

Fukuoka Chubu Sewage Treatment Center

     Wastewater supply

    Swage treatment plant

       Sludge treatment

In March 2015, Fukuoka City and Kyushu University installed a station where the hydrogen

is derived from renewable energy, which produces hydrogen from biogas generated from the

fermentation of sewage sludge. This facility forces the biogas through a separation membrane

to separate it into methane and CO2, and produces hydrogen via steam reforming in which

this methane is made to react with steam.

It was adopted as a Breakthrough by Dynamic Approach in Sewage High Technology (B-DASH)

Project in FY2014 as part of the Hydrogen Leader City Project, which is being subsidized by the

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. It will produce 3,300m3 of hydrogen from

the 2,400m3 of biogas generated per day from sewage treatment. Since there are sewage

treatment plants located all over Japan, this could be tied in with the local production of energy for

local consumption. According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, it is

estimated that 130 million m3 of hydrogen could be produced each year by making use of the

2,100-some such plants found throughout Japan. (October 2015)

 


 

Location of Fukuoka-city    

   

 


 

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Confucius Shrine

 

The world’s only Confucian shrine built outside China by Chinese hands

First built in 1893 by Chinese residents of Nagasaki with the support of the Ch’ing Dynasty government,

the shrine was designed to serve as a place of worship and learning for the Chinese community, and

housed a Confucian sanctuary and primary school. 

The buildings were severely damaged by the Atomic bomb explosion on August 9, 1945 and were not restored and opened to the public until September 1967. The shrine was extensively renovated in 1982. 

Standing outside the shrine are 72 statues representing the 72 followers of Confucius

A building at the rear of the shrine houses the Museum of Chinese History and Palace Museum.

It features large illuminated photographs of the old Silk Road and models of early Chinese inventions

such as the world’s first seismograph. 

Displayed on the second floor are more than 80 treasure-class articles of varying antiquity on loan directly from

the Chinese National Museum and Palace Museum in Beijing.

 


 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

  

 


 

General information  

Address 10-30 Oura-machi, Nagasaki-city
Access

5 minutes walk from Oura-kaigan-dori Tram Station  or

3 minutes walk from Oura Tenshudo Tram Station

Open hours 9:30 to 18:00
Admission fee JPY 600
Days closed No closing days

 

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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