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We are the Japan Travel specialist to Fukuoka and Kyushu

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Kyushu Travel Guide

Tour guide in Fukuoka & Kyushu

 
We are the specialist of the private tour and trip in Fukuoka and Kyushu. 

 

Excellent Guides and Japan’s Experts with International sense

are a key features of our Exclusive tours.

 

Experienced and knowledgeable guides help to make a great trip memorable and special.

We offer the best suitable guide for your trip in consideration of the type of tour and places to visit.

Languages : English, Chinese, or Korean.

 


 

Our tours 

 

Tailor-made tours offer you the flexibility to choose your own path, you can decide how and

when to travel, the level of service and the hotel standard, Pick in many activities and locations

as possible, or incorporate some relaxation and free time to explore on your own time.


 

 Self-guided tour 

 

If you love travel independently, we will provide right amount of support and logistical planning

to make you feel comfortable in Kyushu.  Our Self-guided tour is a fully tailored Kyushu travel. 

You can start on any day of the year, giving you complete flexibility over itinerary, duration and

budget.


 

 Study tour  

 

Our study tour offers the solutions for what you want to improve, develop and solve that you

are facing.   Kitakyushu-city which achieved Japan’s Industrial modernization is the best place

for study tours; various things can be learn including state-of-art technologies.

 

 

 Golf tour  

 

Kyushu is well known as a paradise of golf. Whether you wish to play the many magnificent

golf courses in Kyushu or seek out a few of many hidden gems , we specialize in tailor making
exceptional golf tours of Kyushu.

 


 

 

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 

 


 

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

 


 

 General information  

 

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

30 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station


 

 

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 

 


 

Study tour in the STEM Education field

 

 STEM Education field  

 

Kitakyushu provides a various Educational fields for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering

and Mathematics) as well as Japanese Culture.

 

Science

 

 

Learn Science, Environment,

Nature, Industry, various history

Geography

 

 

Field of science devoted to the

study of the lands, features,

inhabitants, phenomena of Earth

Architectures

 

 

Various unique architectures

designed by renowned designers


 

 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 

 


 

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


 

 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


 

 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 

 


 

UNESCO World Heritage / Onga River Pump Station

 

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.

 

The site has been registered on the UNESCO World Heritage, Site of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

 

 Onga River

 Onga River Pump Station

 Water piping to the Steel Works


 

 General information 

 

Address 1-3-1 Dotenouchi, Nakana-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

40 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station

60 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city


 

 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.

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You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897,  Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

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

 


 

International University of Japan Field trip in Okinawa

 

Date December 15 through 18

Participants 40 ( 37 student, 1 professor , 2 staffs)  

Transportation : chartered bus with 45 seats

 

 Itinerary

 

Dec. 15 Day 1  

Urasa 8:25 → Tokyo 10:04 by Max Toki 308

Hamamatsu-cho 10:48 →Haneda Airport 11:14 by the monorail

Haneda 13:15 →Okinawa (Naha) 16:10 by ANA 473

16:30-16:50  Transfer Airport to City

17:00-18:20  Naha MAIN PLACE

18:30       Arrive at Hotel

 


 

Dec. 16 Day 2  

8:30       leave hotel

Visit GODAC: Global Oceanographic Data Center

It was established by JAMSTEC in Nago-City, November 24, 2001 and archives various data,

such as videos and photos, also promotes education on earth science and oceanography.

HELIOS DISTILLERY

Situated in Nago-City, the Northern Area of Okinawa that is known for its rich natural

environment have taken a proactive stance. Helios Distillery has grown to the company

with six production licenses, which are Awamori, Spirits, Whisky, Liquors, Craft beer, and

law-malt beer.

 Lunch (Michinoeki -Kyoda)

 

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

The second largest aquarium in the world opened in 2002, located in Motobu,Under the concept of

“encountering the water of Okinawa “ the aquarium is home to around 740 species and 21,000 marine life.

The facility start on the third floor, through the shallow waters down into the deep sea as if diving.

18:00        Arrive at Hotel

 


 

Dec. 17 Day 3  

8:20         Leave Hotel

visit Okinawa IT Shinryo Park

The new telecommunication base for developing the advanced software established in 2009 in Uruma-City,

It is an important project through which Okinawa Prefecture aims to create a major site for both domestic

and overseas information and communication affiliated industries.

Lecture by professor A hmed Mohammed

   

Lunch (Aeon MALL Okinawa Rycom)

Shuri Castle

Known as “Gusuku”, which is unique in Okinawa, built on the up land 120meters above

sea level, this world heritage-listed castle overlooks Naha City, the capital of the Okinawa prefecture.

The architectural wonder was profoundly influenced by the architectural style or Japan and China.

The pattern of dragons and vermilion lacquer coating reflect the Chinese influence, whereas the

structural from of the roof indicated the Japanese influence.

16:00      Arrive at Hotel

 


 

Dec. 18 Day 4  

10:00     Leave Hotel

            Transfer hotel to Airport by Chartered bus

10:20      Arrive at Naha Airport

Okinawa (Naha)13:05 →Haneda 15:20 by ANA 996

From Haneda Airport to IUJ by Chartered bus

 


 

 

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

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

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897,  Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

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

 


 

 

Environmental Business in Kitakyushu-city

 

The city is the world’s leading environmental future city after overcoming

serious environmental pollution while it contributed greatly to Japan’s industrial development.

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

 

Therefore the various things can be learn such as environment, power generation, waste

treatment, recycling and water treatment.

 


 

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

  Electric bus

  On the Electric bus


 

Power generation plants

 

Kyushu Electric Power / Shin-Kokura Plant

Kyushu’s first thermal power plant used LNG and power generation capacity is 1,800,000kw.  

Generation of electricity process can be learned by visiting the turbine room, control room and

boiler plant


 

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.  

     

 

Waste treatment and recycling companies and facilities

 

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.


 

Water treatment plants and facilities

 

Hiagari Sewage water treatment plant 

The sewage come through the sewer pipe is purified in the plant and flow into the sea. 

There is an also new technology plant which the electricity is generated using the sludge from sewage.

At the Visitor Center established in 2015, sewage treatment process and technologies can be learned.

Water Plaza 

The Plant making fresh water from sea water and sewage water established in 2011.
The desalination process and technology can be leared.


 

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.

 

 

 

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 

 


 

Architectures in Kitakyushu & Fukuoka

 

West Japan Industrial Club

Historic Building representing modern Japanese architecture.

The building was constructed in 1911 as the former Matsumoto residence, and

was designed by renown architectural designer Tatsuno Kingo, whose representative

works was JR Tokyo Station.  The building is designated as a national cultural asset.      

 

This building is now open to the public, and it is used as a restaurant, party and wedding reception.

 


 

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. 

 


 

Sankiro

The largest three-story wooden building used for Ryotei in Kyushu

Sankiro was built in 1928 and was the largest three-story wooden building used

for Ryotei in Kyushu, and was a representative building for the time.

 


 

Mitsui Club

Built by the Mitsui Co., Ltd in 1921 as a reception centre and to provide accommodation for VIP’s.  

Designed by Shohei Matsuda

Albert Einstein (1879-1955), one of the world’s most famous theoretical physicists,

stayed here during his visit to Japan with his wife in 1922.

 


 

Former Mitsui O.S.K Line Building

This is a wooden 2-storey building consisting of an octagonal observatory and vivid 

orange-colored walls. It was built in 1917 as the Osaka Shosen Moji Branch Office.

At that time, the observatory was used for looking out over Moji Port, and the building was
utilized as a waiting room for continental voyages.
 

 

Kitakyushu International Conference Center

Built in 1990, designed by Arata Isozaki


 

Shinozaki Hachiman Shrine


 

Starbucks at Approach path

The restaurant was designed by renown architecture designer Kengo Kuma in 2011.

The concept of the design is Harmony of Modern and traditional by natural material;

2000 cedar timber is assembled in a traditional wood structure without using nails.

Enjoy the luxurious time in the warmth of wood and the scent of coffee.

 


 

 

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 

 


 

Industrial Heritages in Kitakyushu-city

 

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 World Herigate of Meiji Japan’s

Industrial Revolution.

 


 

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


 

First Head Office of the Steel Works  World Cultural 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


 

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


 

Onga River Pump Station, 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

 


 

 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.

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You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897 , Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

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

 


 

Museums in Kitakyushu-city and Fukuoka-prefecture

 

The city has various kind of Museums and a lot of things can be learned

 

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 after overcoming

serious environmental pollution while it contributed greatly to Japan’s industrial development.

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

 

 


 

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


 

Environmental Museum

The Environmental learning facility which has Environmental learning function, Environmental

information function and Environmental activity function.

The Environmental improvement history of Kitakyushu, Global warming and other various

environmental issues can be learned.

The Museum Building

Learn the Global warming

The Environmental improvement history of Kitakyushu


 

Kitakyushu Eco House

The Eco House proposes an energy-saving lifestyle at home.

It is made environmentally friendly, such as blocking & heat insulation structure and

improving ventilation by ingenerating the arrangement of windows.

The Eco house surounding the

green

Heat insulation structure

Inside of Enegy saving house


 

Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History

The largest scale Museum in Western Japan for Natural history and Human history

located in Higashida district

Natural history, exhibit various creatures including dinosaurs

East Asia, exhibition theme of

cultural exchange

Human history, exhibit the history

and lifestyle in Kitakyushu


 

Kyushu Railway Museum

It is a railway theme park organized by JR Kyushu, showing the  history of Kyushu Railways.

Consists of 3 areas; main building, train exhibition hall and mini railroad park.

The main building has diverted from the original Kyushu Railway Headquarters red

brick building built in 1891.

Steam locomotive C59

manufactured in 1941

Electric limited express train,

manufactured 1969

Exhibit the trains used during

Meiji era


 

Kitakyushu Firefly Museum

The learning facility for ecology of Firefly.

The activities for protecting fireflies have been continued for over 30 years by citizens

in Kitakyushu-city. The museum was established as a facility that supports activities related

to preservation of the natural environment, learning and research on fireflies and other waterside

creatures and their habitats.


 

Environmental Museum of Water

The learning facility of the water environment.

You can see and feel the Nature from the view point of fishes, birds and insects at the

experience corner. There are ecology tanks, you can learn about the river and the environment.

And also there is the huge River observation window with 2.3 metre high and 7.2 metre wide,

You can observe River creatures and fishes as well as Seawater fishes.


 

Yame Traditional Craft Museum         

Yame is the Centre of Japanese artificial crafts.

The Museum was built in 1986 with the purpose of gathering traditional craft items together

and transferring traditional techniques and development of local industry.

 


 

 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