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Kyushu Travel Guide

Shimabara travel guide

 

Region spreads in the foot of gentle Mount Unzen and facing to Ariale sea

Shimabara is consist of two cities on Shimabara peninsula, Shimabara-city west side of

peninsula and Minami-Shmabara-city south-west side of peninsula.

 

Located in the foot of Mount Unzen and facing Ariake Sea,  and those geographical conditions

and mild climate create natural scenic beauty in the east and Mount Unzen including Mount Fugen. 

The region offers various enjoyable things such as Nature, Onsen, Castle town of Shimabara-city,

and UNESCO World Heritage Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki Region .

 


 

Exploring Shimabara  

Shimabara Castle

Located in Shimabara-city and was built in 1625 by the feudal load Matsukura Shigemasa, who was

regarded as a master of castle building.

The castle, which took 7 years to complete, is also known as “Moritake Castle”.


 

Samurai Houses

Samurai was a term for the military nobility in pre-industrial Japan.

The Samurai Houses in Shimabara along the old Samurai street nearby Shimabara Castle

were built in 18th century.


 

Samurai Street

The street lined with stone walls and a spring water canal running down the center

commemorates the old samurai section of Shimabara.

Three Samurai houses have been restored and opened as exhibits.

 


 

Harajo Castle ruins

Site of Historic Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion, registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site

as Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region, to tell the Christian faith continued even during

the ban on Christianity.

Located in Minami-Shimabara-city, 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.


 

Ferry to Kumamoto, from Shimabara

Two ferries are operated form Shimabara to Kumamotocity

Kyusho Ferry : operated by Kyusho Ferry, 60 minutes ride

Ocean Arrow : operated by Kumamoto Ferry, 30 minutes ride.

             Shimabara port

                 Ocean Arrow

                Kumamoto port


 

Ferry to Amakusa (Oniike) , from Kuchinotsu (Minami-Shimabara-city)

Shimatetsu Ferry : operated by Shinabara Rail Way, 30 minutes ride.

            Kuchinotsu port

                   Kuchinotsu

                 To Amakusa

 


 

 Location of Shimabara

   

 

 


 

General information  

Address Shimabara-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
Access

90 minutes by a vihecle from Nagasaki-city

70 minutes by a vihecle from Nagasaki Air port

30 minutes by a vihecle from Unzen-city


 

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Unzen Onsen Resort

 

Beautiful highland Onsen Resort situated Unzen National Park 

 

The area was the first area to be designated as a National Park in Japan. 

Whether you are taking in the stunning  panoramic views from top one of the many peaks

including Nita-toge Pass or looking up these volcanic mountains or Fugen, you will marvel 

at the spectacular scenery.  As each season brings a vivid change to the appearance the face

of Unzen you may wish to return again and again to enjoy the full range of rich variations.

 


 

Welcome to Unzen

         Unzen Bus center

                  Unzen Jigoku 

                     Nita pass


 

Stay in Unzen

There are 17 Hotels and Japanese style inns around Unzen Jigoku.

From every hotel,  beautiful scenery which changes by season can be enjoyed.

 


 

Featured distinations

             Bideo Museum

              Bideo Museum

          Unzen Golf Course


 

Characteristics of hot spring

The hot springs of Unzen is characterized by its sulfurous hot water with high acidity (pH: 2.0 – 2.2),
which is uniquely high comparing to hot springs in Europe where the hot springs treatment is actively 
performed.
 
The temperature of the hot springs of Unzen is as hot as around 90 Degree Celsius.
Unzen hot springs is known by its component of hot water such as “acid hydrogen sulfide springs”, “aluminiferous springs including hydrogen sulfide” or “ferrous salfate springs” but it is generally called 
“sulfurous hot springs.
 

 

Efficacy of hot spring

The hot springs of Unzen is highly effective in sterilization because of its acidity.
It takes effect against skin diseases in general such as eczema, chilblain, incisures, and 
other skin related problems.
It is also noted that the Unzen hot spring is effective to facial treatment as well as effective 
against chronic rheumatism, diabetes, neuralgic pain, muscle pain, joint pain, and fatigue
with health-promoting benefits.

 


 

 Location of Unzen

    

 


 

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Nagasaki travel guide

 

The city in harmony with foreign countries culture

Nagasaki-city has many oversea countries cultures and the significant Japanese histories

like no other areas. The fascinating Nagasaki-city has been created since Japan began exchanging

with foreign countries during the National isolation period. In addition to above features, the

geographical conditions are creating fascinating tourism and now many tourists are visiting here.

 


 

Historical features  

1)National isolation in Japan

     Nagasaki is the only place opened to oversea countries ( just Dutch and China ) during the

     National isolation period from 1639 to 1854.

     And trading with Dutch was done at artificial island Dejima.

2) Hidden Christian

    Japan’s unique practice of the Christian faith continued in Nagasaki region even during the ban

    on Christianity from 1587 to 1859. In 2018,  Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki region is

    registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage.

3) Japan’s Industry modernization

    Shipbuilding, and Coal Mining, industries in Nagasaki were great contributed Japan’s Industry

    modernization. And 5 sites of these industries are registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage as

    Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution         

4) Atomic bomb

   The Atomic bomb exploded at 11:02 a.m. on August 9, 1945.

    The most part of Nagasaki was destroyed, and a tremendous number of lives were lost.

    Nagasaki is now appealing for World Peace, Disastrous War must not be repeated.


 

Exploring Nagasaki  

Glover Garden   / UNESCO World Heritage

Located on Minami-Yamate hill in Nagasaki-city, Glover Garden has nine

Western style buildings including the Glover’s Residence built in 1863 by Japanese carpenter

Koyama Hidenoshin. The Glover Residence is Japan’s oldest wooden Western-style building

and is the UNESCO World Heritage registered in 2015 as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

Tomas Glover Residence,

World Heritage

Former Mitsubishi second

dock house

Overlooking of Nagasaki

harbour


 

Peace Park

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

Peace Fountain

Reminds the tragic scene

unfolded shortly after the

dropped Atomic Bomb

Ground Zero

The Atomic bomb exploded

about 500m over the central 

monument               


 

UNESCO World Heritages sites  

 Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

The origin of Japan’s modernization is here.  Under the growing sense of crisis over a foreign

menace, Nagasaki supported the introduction of Western countries technology, which started

during the last years of Japan’s National isolation period. With “ Dejima ” as the only window

to West during the period of National isolation. Nagasaki contributed for Shipbuilding and Coal

Mining and 7 sites have been registered on the UNESCO World Heritage. 

    Glover House

 Hashima island /

 Gunkan-jima island 

   Giant Cantilever Crane

 


 

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

Oura Cathedral  / UNESCO World Heritage

Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan.     

One of the famous landmarks in Nagasaki-city, was 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   / UNESCO 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


 

Other Featured destinations

Mount Inasa

 

World’s three great night veiw 

can be seen from the summit        

Magane-bashi bridge

The oldest stone arch bridge

in Japan       

Kazagashira Park

Magnificent view of Nagasaki,

on the other side of Mt. Inasa


 

Dejima

Only the trading port in Japan

 during Natinal isolation              

Urakami Cathedral

Newly constructed church, after destroyed by Atomic bomb

Sofukuji temple 

The first Chinese style temple

in Nagasaki


 

China town

One of the three big China

 town in Japan 

Confucius Shrine

 

The world’s only Confucian

shrine built outside China by

Chinese hands

Suwa Shrine

The spiritual and cultural hub

for the citizens of Nagasaki

 


 

Nagaaski Wharf

Elegant international & domestic

tourist harbour

Kofukuji Temple

A Chinese temple to pray for

safe navigation 

 Nagasaki Pearl

Nagasaki-prefecture is the

birthplace of pearls

 


 

Location of Nagasaki-city

  

 

 


 

General information

Address City hall : 2-22 Sakura-machi, Nagasaki-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
Access

2 hours and 40 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

2 hours by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

1 hour and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city

1 hour and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Shimabara-city

1 hour and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Unzen-city

1 hour and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Sasebo-city

 

2 hours and 20 minutes by JR express train from JR Hakata Station

Transportation

Tram : Convenient transportation system for sightseeing in Nagasaki-city

Almost all the tourist attractions are located within walking distance

from tram station

Population 418,000   Population density 1,030

 

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Karatsu & Yobuko travel guide

 

Karatsu and Yobuko, located on the Higashi Matsuura Peninsula in the northwestern

part of Saga-prefecture, have been prosperous from ancient times as an important point for

trade with Mainland China.

Karatsu is a part of Genkai Quasi-National Park, and has many scenic spots.

 


 

Karatsu Castle

Karatsu Castle is called Dancing Crane Castle

The Castle, which stands beside Karatsu Bay, is unusual in that the stonework rises directly

out of the water, using the ocean as a natural moat.


 

Kagamiyama Mountain

Panoramic view of Karatsu Castle, Karatsu bay and Nijino-matsubara (Rainbow pine forest)

The height is 284 metre from sea level and top of the mountain is flat and wide geographical

feature.

The area is famous for cherry blossom and azalea flower in spring season.


 

Karatsu Shrine

The Shrine of Karatsu Kunchi.

It is a Shinto shrine located about 1 km west of Karatsu Castle and the original shrine was

founded in 755.

 Karatsu Kunchi is held From November 2nd to 4th every year.


 

Yobuko

Town of Fishing industry, famous for Squid and Morning Market called Asaichi.

Yobuko is located northern tip of Saga-prefecture and is facing to Denkai-nada Sea.

A lot of places were as a Shooting location of Thailand drama.

 

                 Yobuko Port

                  Fresh Squid

                Fresh Squid


 

Yobuko Asaichi

Fishery Morning Market called Asaichi

Asaichi opens from 7:30 to 12:00, every day at just next to Yobuko Port. The street of

200 m borrowed from the eaves of the shopping street is named “Asaichi Street”.

The place was used as a Shooting location of Thailand drama.

                  Entrance gate

               Shopping street

                Typical shop


 

Hado-misaki Cape

Cape of Lovers’ sanctuary

The main attractions of Cape Hado are the heart-shaped monument, underwater observation

tower, and the sunset. It is frequented by young couples who take photos in front of the

heart monument.

          Hado-misaki beach

             Heart monument

            The north-west end


 

Nagoya Castle Ruins​

The Castle was a castle located in the old Hizen Province of Japan. The historic castle was

the base from which Toyotomi Hideyoshi launched his invasions of Korea.

 

 


 

Yobuko and Genkai Sea from the view of Nagoya Castle Ruins


 

 Location of Karatsu & Yobuko

  

 


 

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Saga-city travel guide

 

Saga-city in Kyushu is the seat of the Saga-prefectural government.

It faces the Ariake Sea on the south and is home to Saga Airport. In the center of the city is

the Saga Castle History Museum, which also serves as the city’s symbol. The castle itself is

no longer standing, but the main keep has been reconstructed, resulting in one of the largest

wooden structures in Japan. Saga is also known as the plece where it has made a great

contribution to the Japanese Industrial Revolution.

 


 

Saga Castle History Museum

Japan’s Industrial Modernization activity was started here in Saga. The largest restored wooden

building in Japan at 2,500m2, the museum offers the unparalleled chance to experience a Japanese

castle from more than 175 years ago.


 

Saga Shrine

The shrine is designated as the special government shrine. The shrine dedicated to Naomasa

Nabeshima, who oversaw the manufacture of Japan’s first modern Cannon.


 

Mietsu Naval Dock  UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage, Site of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution. Before Meiji Restoration,

the Mietsu Naval Dock served as a venue for naval drilling and maintenance of Western-style ship,

as the naval base of Saga Clan. Japan’s first practical steam ship, the Ryofu-maru was constructed

there in 1865.

     

 

Tsukiji Reflectance Furnace

This is the Japan’s first constructed Reflectance Furnace and it was used for Japan’s first

Cannon manufacturing. The reflectance furnace was greatly contributed for initial stage of

Japan’s Industrial Modernization.

     

 

Yoshinogari Remains

The largest archeological remains in Japan. Lie on the spacious hilly area in the northeastern

part of Saga. Remains of a ringed-dugout settlement presumably dating back to the 3rd century

B.C. were unearthed there, and excavation is still underway at the site.


 

Saga International Balloon Fiesta

The largest hot air balloon competition in all of Asia with over 100 participating balloon teams

from all over the world.


 

Location of Saga-city

  

 


 

 General information  

Address City hall : 1-1 Sakai-machi, Saga-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

50 minutes by a vehicle from Takeo

60 minutes by a vehicle from Arita

60 minutes by a vehicle from Karatsu

90 minutes by a vehicle from Yobuko

70 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

90 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

Population 234,000   Population density 540

 

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Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.       

Tailor-made tour      Study tour      Golf tour 

 


 

 

Yanagawa travel guide

 

The Beautiful Canal town Yanagawa

Yanagawa is located about 60km south of Fukuokacity and is a former Castle town facing the Ariake

Sea and spreading in the Chikugo plain. Current main industries are tourism, fishery and agriculture.

Canal is feature of Yanagawa

It had been constructed for people’s lives and agriculture since ancient time and also

used for the moats of the Castle. Surprisingly the total length of the canal is 60 km.

Now the canals of the Yanagawa-city including former Castle town are used as 

Canal boat cruise for sightseeing.

 


 

Canal boat cruise 

Yanagawa Canal boat cruise is to board a small boat called the Donkobune and slowly 

go down the river skillfully maneuvered by a boatman with bamboo pole.


 

Ohana and Shotoen Garden

Listed on National Scenic Landmark, was built in 1697 as the villa of the Fourth Lord Tachibana Akitora.

At that time the region was called Hanabatake (Field of flower), so the villa was named Ohana or Flower.


 

Birthplace of Hakushu Kitahara

Yanagawa is the birthplace of renown poet Hakushu Kitahara, whose accomplishments are marked by a

memorial park and the many stone monuments bearing his works placed throughout the city.


 

Local cuisine 

Steamed Eel

Yanagawa is the birthplace of Steamed Eel that has more than 300 years history. There are many restaurants

which have their long history and each restaurants have been keeping the traditional source and brand value.

Local delicacies 

Yanagawa is facing to Ariake Sea where many fresh and unique fishes are caught.

Japanese cuisine using local delicacies is also reccomended


 

Yanagawa Sagemon Festival

The festival is held from February 11 through April 3 in Yanagawa. Hina dolls are displayed by families

with girls to pray for safe growth of their children, in Yanagawa.

 


 

 Location of Yanagawa

 

 


 

General information  

Address City hall : 87-1 Honmachi, Yanagawa-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

70 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

 

50 minutes by Nishitetsu train from Nishitetsu Tenjin (Fukuoka)

Transportation Nishitetsu train
Population 66,000   Population density 850

 

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Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below. 

Tailor-made tour     Study tour      Golf tour 

 


 

Nagasaki UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 3 days tour

 

Congratulations on UNESCO’s World Heritage registration

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

Japanese Christianity has a long history of continuing faith while coexisting with Japanese

traditional religion Shinto and General society. Japan’s unique practice of the Christian faith

continued even during the ban on Christianity. Hidden Christian Sites 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.

 

The tour introduces how Christians have been continued their faith since Christianity was

propagated to Japan, by visiting Hidden Christian sites in Nagasaki-city, Shimabara and Unzen.

 


 

 Location of Nagasaki-prefecture

   

 


 

Tour conditions

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English, Chinese or Korean speaking guide is accompanied

・Chartered vehicle is utilized such as a taxi or bus as per number of person

    if you use a taxi, a foreign language (English, Chainese or Korean ) speaking driver

    can be arranged.    

 


 

Where to visit  

 

 Day 1  

 

Depart  Fukuoka-city

transfer to Nagasaki-city

Sotome areaMartyrdom of 26 Saints of JapanOura Cathedral

Glover Garden → Mount Inasa

Stay at Nagasakicity

 


 

Sotome area Hidden Christian Site  / UNESCO 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


 

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.
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. 

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


 

Oura Cathedral   / UNESCO 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

 

 

Glover Garden  / UNESCO World Heritage

The garden takes its name from Thomas Glover, his arms-importing operations played 
an important part in the Meiji Restoration, he built the first train line in Japan and he even

helped establish the first modern Mitsubishi ship yard.

Tomas Glover Residence,

World Heritage

Former Mitsubishi second

dock house

Overlooking of Nagasaki

harbour

 


 

Mount Inasa

It is a 333 meter high mountain in close distance to JR Nagasaki Station. The summit can be reached

by ropeway or car and offers great views over the city. And also, the magnificent night views from

Mount Inasa are ranked among Japan’s three best night views.

 Veiw from Nagasaki harbor

 View from the Summit 

  

World’s three great night veiw 


 
 Day 2  
 

Peace Park → Ground Zero  → Urakami Cathedral

Transfer to Unzen

Visit Nita Pass  → Unzen Jigoku

Stay at Unzen

 


 

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

Peace Fountain

Reminds the tragic scene

unfolded shortly after the

dropped Atomic Bomb

Ground Zero

The Atomic bomb exploded

about 500m over the central 

monument               


 

Unzen, Nita Pass

Unzen is a beautiful mountain and Onsen resort, and was the first area to be designated as   

a National Park in Japan.

At any time of the year the natural scenery of Nita-toge Pass in Unzen is magnificent.

Azaleas, green leaves, brilliant autumnal tints of maples and silver frost represent each

season of the year.

        Entrance to Nita pass

         Nita pass Observetory

  Rope way to Myoken mountain


 

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


 

 Day 3  

 

Transfer to Minami Shimabara

Harajo Castle ruins ;  Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion

Shimabara Castle

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Arriva at  Fukuoka-city

 


 

Harajo Castle ruins

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


 

Shimabara Castle

The castle was built in 1625 by the feudal load Matsukura Shigemasawho was regarded as a master of

castle building. The castle, which took 7 years to complete, is also known as “Moritake Castle”.

It was an almost rectangular flatland castle built in the Renkaku-style.

Donjon of Shimabara Castle

Moat of the Castle planted lotus

Great stone wall of moat


 

Samurai Houses & Samurai street

Samurai was a term for the military nobility in pre-industrial Japan.

The Samurai houses in Shimabara along the old Samurai street nearby Shimabara Castle

were built in 18th century.

Samurai street

Samurai house

Japanese garden


 

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

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.   

Tailor-made tour      Study tour       Golf tour 

 


 

Study tours to Kitakyushu

 

We are offering the Study tours for Schools, Universities, companies and any other groups.

Furthermore, we are also providing the excursion tours for the customers of International

conferences and company visit.

Kitakyushu-city is the World leading Environmental Future city, and blessed with spectacular

and stunning nature. The city is the Industrial Innovation city greatly contributed to Japan’s

Industrial modernization since Japan’s modern Steel Industry operation commenced in 1901.

Now Kitakyushu offers the various kind of Study tour such as Environment, Solid Waste

management, Industry, Science, Geography, Architecture, Economy as well as SDGS.

 

We are providing the Study tour as a package including the planning, arrangement of visiting

places, tour conductor and interpreter, transportation and accommodations.

 


 

Where to learn

We are offering various type of study tour utilizimg the following learning resources, environment

and historical aspects.

Feature of our study tour is the tailor-made in accordance with customer requirement of learning.  

 

Solid Waste management

Kitakyushu-city is the advanced city of solid waste management in Japan.

Comprehensive solid waste management syetem can be learned from

waste collecing procedure at household to the final stage of waste treatment

such as incineration, landfill and recycling.

Low Carbon Society

The city is promoting the low carbon society in Asia while taking leadership

as the Environmental Future City.  The new generation technologies and the

activities cooperated with Citizen to achieve low carbon society can be

learned.

Industrial modernization story & KAIZEN strategy

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

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

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

There is the KAIZEN  strategy in the background to Japan becoming an

industrialrzed country at a rapid speed.

There are a lot of Museums and facilities where Science, Technology,

Engineering and Mathematics can be learned.

UNESCO World Heritage for Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revokution

The four sites of Yawata Steel Works in Kitakyushu area have been

inscribed as Iron and Steel Industry. The buildings of The Imperial Steel

Works, Japan at Yawata Works of Nippon Steel are the surviving

components of Asia’s first successful integrated iron and steel works.


 

Architecture and construction design / Kitakyushu-city and Fukuoka

There are a lot of unique construction designed by renowned architects

and civil engineersthat were constructed beginning of Japan’s

Industrial modernization. 

The design philosophy of designers focused on the future can be learned.


 

Geography

Geography is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands,

features, inhabitants, and   phenomena of Earth. Kitakyushu has

unique geographical features, therefore Earth and its   human and

natural complexities and also how they have changed and come to

be can be learned.


 

 Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 


 

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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 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.      

Tailor-made tour      Study tour       Golf tour 

 


 

UNESCO World Heritages in Kyushu

 

We have four UNESCO World Heritages in Kyushu.

Those sites are located all over Kyushu.

 Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution   registered in 2015

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region   registered in 2018

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site

  in the Munakata region     registered in 2017

Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in Japan   registered in 2016

 


 

 Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution 

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.

Location of the site : Kitakyushu, Nakama, Saga, Omuta, Arao, Misumi, Nagasaki, Kagoshima


 

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

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.

Location of the sites : Nagasaki, Shimabara, Amakusa


 

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata

The island of Okinoshima is located sougonnni in the ocean between Japan and Korea, 

As even landing on the island has been prohibited, the strict taboos have preserved archaeological

ritural sites on the island almost intact over a millennium.In three shrines of Munakata Taisha, located

in the islands of Okinshima, Oshima and Kyushu.  From Okitsu-miya Yohaisho on Oshima, we can

worship Okinoshima from afar. And Shimbaru-Nuyama Mounded Tomb Group is the evidence of people

who nurtured the tradition of worshipping the sacred island.

Location of the sites : Munakata, Fukutsu, Oshima


 

Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in Japan  

In cities and towns throughout Japan, float festivals are held by communities annually to pray

to the gods for peace and protection from natural disasters.

Location of the site : Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Hita, Karatsu, Yatsushiro


 

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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 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below. 

Tailor-made tour     Study tour      Golf tour 

 


 

Kurokawa Onsen travel guide

 

The most popular hot spring resort in Aso region

Located on the northern side of  Mount Aso 

Widely known for its open-air baths, it is one of the best places to enjoy the atmosphere of

old town in Japan, where more than 20 Inns (Ryokan)and gift shops standing in a row

along the Tanoharu River, a headstream of the Chikugo River.

  Yukata

    Bath

  Dinner

Wander about Onsen town  


            

Onsen Tegata

With an “Onsen Tegata”, a pass made of cedar, travelers can make the rounds of three

different open-air Onsen.


 

 Location of Kurokawa Onsen

  

 


 

 General information  

Address Kurokawa, Minami-Oguni-cho, Aso-gun, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

1 hour and 50 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kumamoto Station

1 hour and 20 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto Airport

2 hours by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport

2 hours by a vehicle from JR Hakata Station


 

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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 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.       

Tailor-made tour      Study tour      Golf tour