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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 ofJapanfrom Mount Sarakura to be experienced.
The beautiful night view is created by combination of industrial zones and rich nature areas.
 The Three Major Night View of Japan  

Kitakyushu-city is the Camp site of Wales participating in Rugby World Cup 2019.


Featured Tourist Destinations  




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




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


Higashida No.1 BF



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,



Kawachi Reservoir



The first-class civil construction 

heritage. The triggered the 

registration of UNESCO World  


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.



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.



Local cuisines and featured restaurant


Kawara Sobe

Kawara soba is a local cuisine which Soba noodles and meat are cooked together

on a Kawara (stone roof tile) and dipped into a special sauce when eating it.

Yaki curry

Yaki curry latterly means baked curry and is local cuisine in Moji which is curry with rice

topped with cheese and/or egg heated in oven. The melted cheese and soft-boiled egg

combine with the spicy curry to enhance its flavor even more.


Nagahama Ramen, Tonpei


Eel Restaurant, Chikurintei



 Location of Kitakyushu-city





General information  


City hall ; 1-1 Jonai Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture

Cabinet designate city


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. 

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