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We are a specialist of Fukuoka and Kyushu tour
日本人のお客様の団体旅行と外国人のお客様のカスタマイズ旅行の専門会社です

About Japan

 

Japan is a destination like no other.


You will find a lot of things which you have never seen,  
never eaten or experienced.

 


 

Cuisines & Beverages  

Japan is a foodie’s paradise, with some of the finest and most varied cuisine
in the world.
Japanese cuisine encompasses the regional and traditional foods of Japan,
which have developed through centuries of social and economic changes.
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Activities

We offer many activities and fun things to do in Kyushu.
Fruit picking, Canal boat cruise
Japanese cultural experience in Kokura  Castle
Foot bath, Factories tour, visit Sake brewery
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Festivals and Events

Let’s meet real Japan
There are many local festivals throughout Kyushu because almost every shrine

celebrates one of its own.

Most festivals are held annually and celebrate the shrine’s deity or a seasonal or

historical event. more

 


 

Culture & more about Japan

The culture of Japan has evolved greatly over the millennia, 
from the country’s prehistoric time Jomon period, to its 
contemporary modern culture.
You can find a lot of unique culture and things.
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Culture & more about Japan

 

Onsen Resort (温泉)

There are many volcanoes around Japan especially Kyushu 
region, and therefore many Onsen resorts have been made.
Each Onsen is said to have its own healing property.
Onsen resorts or hotels either use water from an actual spring 
or they boil mineral water.

 

 

Japanese castle (日本の城) 

Castle is called Shiro in Japanese and were originally military fortifications 
designed to keep the enemy out.
In the Sengoku (civil war) period from 15th to 16th century, territorial warlords 
competed in building castles in mountainous areas across the country.
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Japanese religion (日本の宗教)

Why is Japanese religious orientation eclectic?

Japanese indigenous religion, Shinto, has no founder or written
doctrine and places a great emphasis on ancestor and nature 
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Torii (鳥居)

Torii is a gate-like structure placed at key point in the path 
leading to the Shinto shrine.

It is very unique for the vermilion torii gate of
Itsukushima Shrine to stand in the sea.


 

Ema (絵馬)

Ema is small pentagon-shaped wooden plaque dedicate to Shrine and Temple.
One side of the plaque usually has a picture of horse or the animal representing 
the zodiac sigh of that year. On the other side, which is blank, people write 
their wishes for wide variety of things, then hang the Ema up 
the certain places in the Shrine or Temple.more

 

Inari Shrine (稲荷神社)

The shrine is dedicated to Inari, the god of rice.

They can be recognized by fox statues at entrance, 
which are considered the messenger of Inari.
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Kimono (着物)

Kimono is the traditional is the Japanese traditional costume. 
A material of Kimono is usually silk or cottom.
These fays, fewer people wear Kimono. There are various type
of Kimono such as Furisode for single lady, formal Kimono for 
married women and Yukata for summer. more 

 

What is jizo? (地蔵)

Jizo is a statue of Buddhist saint, the Bodhisattva generally 
standing by the country roadside. Jizo is considered as 
guardian deities of children who can protect children from 
demons of hell. more 


 

 

Sumo (相撲)

A Japanese traditional martial art, which is the match of two 
Sumo wrestlers in the round ring called Dohyo.
Professional Sumo Tournament is held six times a year, 
in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka.
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Martial art, Karate (空手)

Karate is a martial art developed in the Okinawa, Kyushu, 
and is art of self-defense that use no weapons and relies 
instead on three main techniques; arm strike, thrusts and 
kicks.  more

 

Kyokusui-no-en

 

Kyokusui-no-en is a Japanese traditional ceremony held at
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrineon first Sunday of March, a purification
ceremony on a winding stream, is performed by ladies and gentlemen
in a ceremonial court robe under the plum blossoms in full-bloom.

After the Tobiume-no-mai dance by shrine maidens, 
Kyokusui-no-En Festival begins.
Vermilion-lacquered cups full of sake are set afloat down 
the stream. 

Before the cups reach each of the participants sitting along 
the stream, they have to make up a Japanese poem called 
waka, and write it down on a strip of fancy paper.
When the cups reach the participants, they drink the sake 
and hand the paper strip and cup over to an attendant.

The ceremony has its origin in a historical fact that 
Ono-no-Yoshifuru, an elder brother of a noted-calligrapher 
Ono-no-Tofu, held a ceremony to appease the soul of 
Michizane Sugawara and to beguile tedious hours 
in a rural life.

 

Japanese Cultural experiences in Kitakyushu

 

Time to enjoy dressing in kimono tea ceremony 
experience, and Rickshaw riding experience at 
Kokura Castle Garden and Kokura Castle.


You can also take beautiful photographs in this 
location to provide you with wonderful memories and 
recollection of your visit to Kokura Castle.


 

Tea ceremony

The Tea ceremony follow a traditional ceremony of serving
tea to guests.
The original form of tea ceremony was introduced to Japan
from China by Buddhist monks, and perfected by Master 
Sen-no-Rikyu based on the spirit of Zen in the 16th century.


 

Experience riding in the Rickshaw  

invented in Japan in the beginning of the 20th century.

 

Sumo

 
Sumo is a Japanese traditional martial art, which is the match of two Sumo 
wrestlers in the round ring called Dohyo.
The winner is one who first makes his opponent step outside of the ring or 
into touching the ground with anything other than the sole of feet, 
there are 48 wining techniques.

  
 

Professional Sumo Tournament is held six times a year, 
in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka.

 

Fukuoka Tournament is held at Fukuoka Kokusai Center in November.

 

 

We can organize the Sumo Stable tour in Fukuoka. 

 


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Kagura

 

Kagura 


A sacred song and dance for god, and is a Japanese word 
referring to specific type of Shinto theatrical dance with roots 
arguably predating those Noh.
Once strictly a ceremonial art derived from kamigakari 
(oracular divination) and chnkon (sprit pacification), kagura 
has evolved in many directions over the span of a millennium.

Kabuki

 

Kabuki, is one of Japanese traditional stage arts along with Nho

 

It is said to have originated in Kyoto with a woman named Okuni at the beginning of the 17th century.
However, it is now performed only by male actors, so it amazing that the
very first performance was by a woman.
Male actors called onnagata specialize in playing female roles. 
Kabuki started out as theater for the common people, so it does not
have strict rules like nho or traditional Japanese music and dance.
The stage was similar to nho stage at first, but has changed 
gradually.
The hanamichi is a platform extending from the main stage, 
and is used by actors to come and go from the main stage.

 

In Kyushu, you can watch Kabuki at Hakata-za located in Fukuoka-city

 

Hakata-za
The theater for Kabuki plays, musicals, the Takarazuka 
Revue and variety of other shows that are performed 
monthly.
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Waka

 

Waka is a style of verse usually containing thirty-one syllable in five lines.
It follows a 5-7-5-7-7 syllable pattern.


        

 
Waka is probably the oldest poetic style in Japan.
In Heian period ( 784-1185) the exchange of romantic waka between men and women 
of noble families became popular.
However, waka was used almost exclusively by the cobles, and was never very popular 
among commoners.


In the past there were several styles of waka.

They were all based on a similar syllable pattern, but had different length.

Over time, however, the five-line style known as tanka became dominant
and is the only style still popular today.


Indeed, the term of tanka has now become synonymous with waka.