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Kyushu Travel Guide

Company visit to Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal

 

The leading company contributing to society through the Steel making business

 

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. 

 

Product and application

Steel sheet for automobile, bar, and gear connecting rod

Tinplate for juice cans and food cans, wire rod and cold forged parts

Sprial pipes for steel slit dam

Rails for JR train and new bullet train

Electrical steel sheets for potential transformer

Stailess steel plates for beer tanks

 

What to learn

・Process up to completion of products

・History of Japan’s Industrial modernization

・Japanese quality control system

 

Where to visit 

・Blast Furnace

   Melted Pig iron with 1,500 degree celsius is produced from the iron ore 

・Hot rolling mill plant

   1 to 25 mm thickness plate is produced from 250 mm thick plate

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 1-1 Tobihata, Tobata, 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
Booking Can be made by Japan KYUSHU Tourist

 

 Contact us   

 

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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 

 


 

Company visit to 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.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 1 Kamiaruki, Miyawaka-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access 60 minutes by 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

 

 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 

 


 

Kyushu Electric Power / Geothermal power plant

 

Power generation

 

Kyushu Electric Power / Hachobaru Geothermal plant

 

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.

 

The plant is located in Kokonoe where southwestern part of Oita Prefecture, east and south are

surrounded by the Kuju Mountains. There are many Onsen or hot springs in the town, especially

Sujiyu Onsen boast the largest scale.

 

What to learn

Environmentally friendly thermal power generation system  utilized Geothermal.

 

Where to visit

Exhibition hall, Control room, Turbine room and Boiler plant

 

Introduce generation system

Turbine room

Boilor plant

Generation capacity : 110,000 Kw

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 601 Hachobaru Yunotubo, Kokonoe-machi, Kusu-gun, Oita-prefecture
Access One and half hours from Fukuoka-city, two and half hoours from Kitakyushu-city by vehicle
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.

 

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 and Waste management tour

 

Kitakyushu is offering various Environmental and Waste manatement

technologies.

 

Kitakyushu-city, once known as a “town of pollution,” now plays the role of the driving 
force in creating a recycling-oriented society in Japan making use of the experience 
and know-how it accumulated in the process of overcoming its pollution in order to 
provide international cooperation.

 

Our study tour provides the solutions of the Environmental issues

 


 

 Model of the tour  

 

 Lecture of Environmental improvement business 

 

   Lecturer : Masa Kondo, managing director of Japan KYUSHU Tourist

         (have expertise and experience in the technical field)

   Content of lecture

      History to Environmental Future city

      World leading environmental business

 Venue : Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery

 

 Where to visit  

 

Please select from the following

 

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.

 


 

 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.  

 

     

 

 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.

 

 


 

 

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 

 


 

History of Christianity in Japan

 

Hidden Christian site is registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site

Japan’s unique practice of the Christian faith continued even during the ban on Christianity

 

Hidden Christian Site in Nagasaki, Shimabara and Amakusa 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.

 

 Nagasaki  

 

Oura Cathedral  / World Heritage

Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan.

Built in 1865 under the supervision of the French priest Bernard Petitjean.

It was designated as a National Treasure in 1933 for its value as Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral.

 

Entrance gate of Oura

Cathedral

Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral building

Statue of Mary, at entrance of

Cathedral, installed in 1867


 

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.

Nishizaka hill, the site of

Martyrdom in 1597

The martyrs said that 

” All people, bless God ! ”  

The 26 Japanese martyrs have 

been canonized in 1862


 

 Sotome area Hidden Christian Site  / World Heritage 

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.        

  Shitsu Church

  Former Shitsu Aid Centre

  The Statue of Mary


 

Urakami Cathedral

Originally constructed in 1895 as a brick Romanesque building, after a long-standing ban on

Christianity was lifted. When completed in 1914, it was the largest Catholic church in East Asia.

The atomic bomb dropped on August 9, 1945 explored in Urakami, only 500m from the

cathedral, which was completely destroyed. What remained of the cathedral is now on display 

in the Atomic Bomb Museum.

A replacement the Cathedral

was built in 1959

Ruins of destroyed Urakami

Cathedral are displayed

Ruins of destroyed Cathedral,

displayed nearby Ground Zero


 

 Shimabara  &  Unzen   / Nagasaki-prefecture

 

Harajo Castle Ruins  / World Heritage

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.

Entrance to Harajo Castle

Ruins

Battle field of Shimabara

Rebellion

The Statue of Amakusa Shiro

 


 

Unzen jigoku

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.

Smoke rising from the ground

over a wide area

Martyrdom site of Christians

 

The Cross written the name of

six martyrs


 

 Amakusa    / Kumamoto-prefecture 

 

Hidden Christian of Amakusa

Christianity was first brought to Japan in 1549 by a Jesuit priest named Francis Xavier when

trading opened in Kagoshima. Not long after, it spread to neighboring areas such as Nagasaki

and Amakusa. In 1614, the Tokugawa regime felt threatened by the growth of Christianity out of

their fear of colonialism. Persecutions began and the eradication of Christianity started.

Missionaries and priests alike were killed, while those who practiced Christianity were given an

option to renounce their faith or face death. Some chose to convert to Shintoism and Buddhism

in order to hide their Christian faith.

Fed up with famine and cruel treatment, peasants from Amakusa organized a rebellion to fight

against the regime. This resulted in the Shimbara Rebellion, which is considered as one of the

largest revolts during the Edo period.

 


 

Oe Cathedral  / World Heritage

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.


 

Sakitsu Village  / World Heritage

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.


 

Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall

The theme Museum shows History of Christianity in Amakusa and Shimabara Rebellion

which was a peasant uprising agaist bakufu’s persecution of Christians under the leadership

of Amakusa Shiro in 1637.

 


 

 

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 

 


 

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.

 


 

 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 

 


 

Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History

 

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

located in Higashida district.

 

What to Exhibit

Natural History Zone History Zone
The History of Earth and Life Local Festival lobby
The Time traveling room Local Culture history
Diversity of life Discovering history
Discovering Nature History of Kitakyushu
Eco-garden Theme Exhibition
Theme Exhibition  

Natural history, exhibit various

creatures including dinosaurs

East Asia, exhibition theme of

cultural exchange

Human history, exhibit the history

and lifestyle in Kitakyushu


 

General information

Address 2-4-1 Higashida Yahata-higashi, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

5 minutes walk from JR Space World Station

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee JPY 500
Days closed New year’s holidays

 

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.  

 

     

 

Suggested Study tour plans in Kitakyushu

 

Study tour in Kitakyushu    

Japan’s Industrial Modernization tour 

Environmental technologies tour  

Recycling & waste treatment technologies tour

Japan’s KAIZEN Strategy tour   

Industry Heritage tour

 


 

Waste treatment & 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.

 


 

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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And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,
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Asia Pacific University Study tour in Kitakyushu, 2018

 
The study tour for International students
 
・Date      January 17, 2018
・Number of participant  14 students and professor  
・Countries of participants  
 Nigeria, Myanmer, Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Cameroon, USA
    Indonesia, Vietnam, Bulgaria, Germany
・Tour guide and conductor  : Masa Kondo, Japan KYUSHU Tourist
 
 
  Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal                 Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery
 
 
What to learn

Japanese industry at the end of 19th century was 200years behind.

After Mathew C Perry came to Japan in 1853, Japan’s industrial Revolution was started.

Since Japan’s modern Steel Industry operation commenced in 1901 in Kitakyushu,

Japan became the world’s leading industrialized country in only 100 years.

In this Field trip, let’s learn how Japan has become the world’s most

industrialized country. 
 

 

Itinerary

8:00                Leave APU and Beppu

10:00-11:00    Yokoshiro Citizen Centre

                       Learn about Local community’s activities in Kitakyushu

11:30-12:30    lunch at Riverwalk Kitakyushu neat Kokura Castle

13-00-14:30    Higashida District

  Kitakyushu Innovation Galle, Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

  Former Head office of Yawata Works

  (World Heritage of Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution)

15:00-16:30    Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation Yawata Works

18:30                   Arrive at Beppu and APU

 
 
  
 Yokoshiro Citizen Centre       Riverwalk Kitakyushu                          Kitakyushu Innovation Galle   
 
  
 Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace        Former Head office of Yawata Works     Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal