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Kyushu Travel Guide

Senbutsu Limestone Cave

 

The largest limestone caves in Hiraodai Karst Plateau

extending about 900 m while meandering toward the northeast.

 

Senbutsu Literally means 1,000 Buddha Cave and  the shape of the cave is narrow.

The 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.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 3-2-1 Kokura-minakiku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

45 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Usa

100 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

100 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

Open hours

9:00 to 17:00  Week day

9:00 to 18:00  Saturday, Sunday and National holidays   

Admission fee JPY 800
Days closed No closing days

 

 

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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.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 2-6-58 Horadai, Kokura-minamiku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

45 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Usa

100 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

100 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

Open hours

10:00 to 17:00  

Admission fee JPY 500
Days closed No regular closing days

 

 

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Monument of the Child Praying for Peace

 

At the bottom of the steps leading down from the front of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

The Monument of a Child Praying for Peace depicting a girl wearing a kimono and holding

a folded paper crane.

 

At that time of the atomic bombing there were several schools in the Ground Zero area

and some 10,000 school children are through to have perished in the bombing.

 

On the 20th anniversary of the atomic bombing, donations were collected widely from

children who express their wish for peace, and this statue was unveiled on August 9, 1967

and remains to this day as a symbol the aspiration for eternal peace

 


 

 

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Peace Statue

 

Completed in 1955, ten years after the atomic bombing

 

The 9.7 meter high statue sitting on a 4 meter tall pedestal, made by renown sculptor

Kitamura Seibo who born in Minami-Shimabara-city, Nagasaki-prefecture in 1884.

 

The bronze Peace Statue has one left arm extending horizontally and other right arm

pointing to the sky.

The left arm stretching to the horizon symbolizes world peace, and the other right 

pointing skyward indicates the threat of atomic destruction (the harm of nuclear power). 

The closed eyes show the prayer for the peaceful repose of the victims of the Atomic
Bomb.
 

Visiting from all over Japan and

the World

Wishing for eternal world peace

from Nagasaki

Kitamura Seibo, the Statue was

completed at the age of 71

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.

 


 

 Commitment to World Peace from all over the World 


 


 

     

 

 General information  

 

Address Heiwakoen, Matsuyama-machi, Nagasaki-city
Access 5 minuts walk from Heiwa-koen-shita Tram Station 

 

 

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Nagasaki Peace Park

 

Nagasaki Peace Park was 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

The 9.7 meter high statue sitting on a 4 meter tall pedestal, made by renown sculptor

Kitamura Seibo who born in Minami-Shimabara-city, Nagasaki-prefecture in 1884.

The raised arm points to the threat of nuclear weapons and the out-stretched arm

symbolizes peace.

 

Visiting from all over Japan and

the World

Wishing for eternal world peace

from Nagasaki

Kitamura Seibo, the Statue was

completed at the age of 71


 

Peace Fountain

The Peace Fountain reminds us of the tragic scene unfolded shortly after America dropped the

Atomic Bomb on Nagasaki at 11:02 am on Aug. 09, 1945


 

Ground Zero

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. 

Nuked 50th Anniversary

Monument 

Atomic bomb exploded over 

the central monument     

Ruin of destroyed Urakami

Cathedral


 

Atomic Bomb Museum

The museum exhibits a number of photograph that depict the devastation caused by atomic

bomb showing the lead-up to this tragic day, the history of the development of nuclear arms

and our desire for peace.

Destroyed Urakami Cathedral

 

Exhibits a number of photograph 

 

Dr. Nagai Takashi

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Heiwakoen, Matsuyama-machi, Nagasaki-city
Access 3 minuts walk from Heiwa-koen-shita Tram Station 

 

 

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

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World Peace learning

 

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.

 

The time, Atomic bomb was

exploded

Atomic bomb exploded over 

the central monument

Nuked 50th Anniversary

Monument 


 

Nagasaki Peace Park 

Established in 1955 near the Ground Zero where the Atomic Bomb was dropped 

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

 

Peace Statue

Completed in 1955, ten years after the atomic bombing

The 9.7 meter high statue sitting on a 4 meter tall pedestal, made by renown sculptor

Kitamura Seibo who born in Minami-Shimabara-city, Nagasaki-prefecture in 1884.

The raised arm points to the threat of nuclear weapons and the out-stretched arm

symbolizes peace.

Visiting from all over Japan and

the World

Wishing for eternal world peace

from Nagasaki

Kitamura Seibo, the Statue was

completed at the age of 71


 

Ground Zero

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. 

Nuked 50th Anniversary

Monument 

Atomic bomb exploded over 

the central monument     

Ruins of destroyed Urakami

Cathedral


 

Atomic Bomb Museum

The museum exhibits a number of photograph that depict the devastation caused by atomic

bomb showing the lead-up to this tragic day, the history of the development of nuclear arms

and our desire for peace.

Destroyed Urakami Cathedral

is displayed

 

Exhibits a number of photograph 

 

Dr. Nagai Takashi


 

Peace Fountain

The Peace Fountain reminds us of the tragic scene unfolded shortly after America dropped the

Atomic Bomb on Nagasaki at 11:02 am on Aug. 09, 1945


 

 

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

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Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki Region, World Heritage Site

 

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.

 

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.

Access: a 10minited walk from Ouratensyudo-shita tram station

 


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan

Their long trek to the Cross, verification of their faith in God and their chant for ascension
are well visualized with memorial made by Yasutake Funakoshi. 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. 
Access: a 10minited walk from JR Nagasaki station

 


 

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.

He appointed de Rotz as the parish priest of the Shitsu and Kurosaki districts. On an elevation commanding a view over the Sea of Goto, he established a church at his own expense. The building was extended and renovated again and again. A statue of Mary that he ordered from France is standing in the bell tower.

Access: about One hour from Center of Nagasaki-city by a vehicle  

 


 

Harajo Castle ruins

Harajo Castle ruin is located in Minami-Shimabara-city and 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. 
Access : about two hours from Center of Nagasaki-city by a vehicle  
 

 

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.

This is a striking reminder that Unzen Volcano is still very much alive.

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.

Access : about two hours from Center of Nagasaki-city by a vehicle  

 

 


 

 

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Water Plaza

 

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

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 96-1 Nishiminato-machi, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access 20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station
Days of visit Weekdays except Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays
Fee No visiting fee is required
Arrangment Japan KYUSHU Tourist organize to visit

 

 

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

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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.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 96-3 Nishiminato-machi, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access 20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station
Days of visit Weekdays except Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays
Fee No visiting fee is required
Arrangment Japan KYUSHU Tourist organize to visit

 

 

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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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).

 

 

 General information  

 

Address

located in north-east  side of Fukuoka-prefecture

Kokura-minami-ku and Kanda-machi Miyako-gun

Access

40 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura station to Hiraodai Nature Center

40 minutes walk from Hiraodai Nature Center to Hirotani Wetland


 

 

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