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Kyushu Travel Guide

Japan’s Industrial modernization tour

 

Let’s learn how Japan has become the world’s most industrialized country

in the short period.

 

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.

 

     

 

We offer to learn how Japan has become the world’s most industrialized country.

 


 

 Model of the tour  

 

・Lecture of Japan’s Industrial modernization

 Lecturer : Masa Kondo, managing director of Japan KYUSHU Tourist

         (have expertise and experience in the technical field)

 Venue : Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery

 


 

 Where to visit  

   

   To introduce how Japan has become the world’s most industrialized country by

    visiting the following sites including Industrial Heritages. 

    (Tour guide is Masa Kondo)

 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

The only one in the world, the Blast Furnace which was actually used until 1972, is preserved

as it was.   This place is the birth place of Japan’s modern steel industry began in 1901 and It

contributed greatly to the development of the Japanese steel industry.


 

Kawachi Reservoir

The reservoir for supplying water to Yawata Steel Works; the construction took 8 years and was

completed in 1927. 

The concept of the designer Hisanori Numata was “Civil engineering is an eternal monument”.

The Dam in harmony with nature, is imaged European Castle. 


 

The First Head Office of the Imperial Steel Works   / World Heritage

Built in 1899, ahead of production facilities. It is an architectural fusion of Japanese and European design, a two story red brick building with bilateral symmetry and a central dome

set in a Japanese tile roof.

     

 

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.  Process of steel

making can be learned to visit Blast Furnace and Hot rolling mill plants.


 

Yaskawa Electric

World-leading motor and industrial robots manufacturing company established in Kitakyushu 

in 1915. The robots are heavy duty industrial robots used in welding, packing, assembly,

painting and other activities.  Robot manufacturing factory and Yaskawa Innovation Center 

can be visited

     

 

 

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 

 


 

Japan’s KAIZEN Strategy tour

 

KAIZEN is one of the most important key word

for Japan’s modernization and world leading industries.

 

KAIZEN is the Japanese word for “improvement”. In business, KAIZEN refers to activities

that continuously improve all functions and involve all employees from the CEO to the

workers on site. It also applies to processes, such as purchasing and logistics, that cross

organizational boundaries into the supply chain.

 

We offer to introduce KAIZEN strategy proceeded in Kitakyushu.

 


 

 Model of the tour  

 

Lecture of KAIZEN Strategy in Japan

 Lecturer : Masa Kondo, managing director of Japan KYUSHU Tourist

         (have expertise and experience in the technical field)

 Venue : Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery

 


 

 Company visit  

 

To be selected from the following.

 

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.  Process of steel

making can be learned to visit Blast Furnace and Hot rolling mill plants.


 

Yaskawa Electric

World-leading motor and industrial robots manufacturing company established in Kitakyushu 

in 1915. The robots are heavy duty industrial robots used in welding, packing, assembly,

painting and other activities.    Robot manufacturing factory and Yaskawa Innovation Center 

can be visited.


 

TOTO

The world’s largest toilet manufacturer established in Kitakyushu in 1917.  The company is

well-known in Washlet which is an innovative toilet seat that features an integrated bidet.

The sanitary ware manufacturing factory and TOTO Museum can be visited.

 

 

NISSAN Motor Kyushu

The roots of NISSAN is Tobata Casting funded in Kitakyushu in 1911.  The factory was

commenced operation in 1975. Now TEANA, X-TRAIL ROGUE, SERENA and MURANO

are being manufactured.  The process from assembly of the parts to final products

can be seen.


 

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.


 

 

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 

 


 

Industrial Heritage tour in Kitakyushu

 

The tour offers how Japan became the world’s leading

Industrial country.

 

In 1901, Japanese modern steel industry started in Kitakyushu. Since then Kitakyushu became

the industry city and Japan’s Industrial modernization has been achieved here with
unprecedented surprising speed.

 

Tour condition
・Start and end of the tour is to be Kitakyushu
・Guided by Industrial Heritage guide 
・Chartered vehicle such as a jumbo taxi or bus

 

 

 
 Itinerary  
 
・Depart a hotel in Kitakyushu
 Yahata port → Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery Studio → Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

    World Herigtage  → Lunch at Otani Kaikan Hall → Kawachi Resevoir

 Dedicated railway for Yawata Steel Works
・Disband at the hotel in Kitakyushu
 

 
 Where to explore
 

Japan’s Modern Steel Works history started here

Yawata was a rural village with a small population of agriculture and fishing industry.

And this place was decided in Parliament as the Japan’s Modern Steel Works

construction site in 1897.


 

In April 2007, based on this theme of “innovation,” the Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery & Studio (KIGS)

opened in Yahata, Higashida, the first site of steel manufacturing in Japan’s modern age.

Museum Building

World Heritage,

Meiji Japan’s Industry Revolution

Introducing Industry innovation

history of Japan


 
The birth place where Japan’s steel industry began in 1901
It contributed greatly to the development of the Japanese steel industry and was used until 1972,
and has been preserved just as it was. 

 
Built in 1899, ahead of production facilities. It is an architectural fusion
of Japanese and European design, a two story red brick building with
bilateral symmetry and a central dome set in a Japanese tile roof. 

This office is a Witness who has been watching the history of industrial

modernization in Japan while also experiencing war. 

World leading rails producing

in the Steel Works

First Head Office building

registered on the World Heritage

Observation deck of the

World Heritage


 
The western-style building of Art Deco style architecture which was completed in 1927,
and opened as an employee club of the then-owned Yawata Steel Works. The Hall building 
received the Kitakyushu City Architectural Culture Award in 1989. 
 

 
The first-class civil construction heritage that triggered the registration of World Cultural Heritage of
Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution. The Kawachi Reservoir was constructed for the industrial water
supply to Yawata Steel Works. 

 

Connected between Yawata and Tobata. Construction work took three years, and completed in 1930. 

The most difficult and hard work was making Miyatayama tunnel with a total length of 1180 m due to

suffering from floods.

The gates of the Miyatayama tunnel are decorated with stately designs.

The rail way crossing the road

Miyatayama tunnel Yahata side

Miyatayama tunnel Tobata


 
 

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 

 


 

Takeo & Arita & Imari

 

Takeo

 

The Onsen resort, has 1200 years history

Takeo is located in the western part of Saga-prefecture.

The hot spring temperature is 18 to 52 degrees. Spring quality is smooth with alkaline simple

hot spring.  It is said that the color is colorless and transparent and has an outstanding effect

on recovery from fatigue.

 

Romon Gate

The landmark of Takeo Onsen.

Romon Gate, which was designed by a renowned architect in the Meiji Era, Kingo Tatsuno,

and is at the entrance of the Onsen area.

     


 

Mifuneyama-rakuen Garden

Beautiful Japanese Garden, located in the southwestern foot of Mifuneyama

Construction of the garden took about 3 years and completed in 1845, the area is about 5ha.

The dynamic cliffs of Mifuneyama Mountain can be seen from the gardesn.

     

 

Big Camphor tree at Takeo Shrine

One of the oldest Camphor tree in Japan.

The tree is one of the largest in Japan and over 3,000 years old. Designated a natural monument

of the city. It is 30 m high, has a circumference of 20 m, and its branches extend 30 m east-west

and 33 m north-south.


 

Arita

Famous for Arita yaki which is 400-years old porcelain. The piece is bright, elegant pictures

drawn in transparent white porcelain. 


 

Arita Porcelain Park

 

     

 

Porcelain Manufacturer


 

Imari

The porcelain town, has 400years history.

Imari is most notable because of Imari porcelain, which is the European collectors’ name for

Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita, Saga Prefecture.

 


 

                 Location of Takeo & Arita & Imari

   

 

 


 

 

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 

 


 

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 

 


 

Hiroshima

 

Hiroshima is located in southwestern part of the Japanese archipelago and face to the Seto Inland Sea.

Its capital is Hiroshima-city. It offers the Seto Inland climate, which features temperature weather and low
rainfall all the year round.

It has two World Heritage sites: the Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine, both of which attract 

many visitors.

 


 

Where to explore

 

Itsukushima Shrine

A Shinto shrine dedicated to the three daughter of the deity of seas and storms on the sacred Miyajima

Island in Seto Inland Sea, where gods are believe.

The vermillion-painted buildings connected by corridors and its symbolic great torii gate appear as if

floating on the sea at high tides. more

   

 

Atomic Bomb Dome

It is the only structure left standing in the area where the first atomic bomb exploded on August 6 1945.

The Atomic Bomb Dome is the ruin of the former Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall that

was destroyed when the first nuclear weapon, atomic bomb, in human history was dropped by an 

American Air Force bomber in 1945.  more

 

 

 


 

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is located adjacent to the world heritage-listed Atomic Bomb

Dome, is a war memorial museum that reminds the world of the first atomic bombing.
This museum features a variety of exhibits bits such as belongings left by the victims and photos

that portray the horror of nuclear devastation.  more

 


 

Hiroshima Castle

Hiroshima Castle is was constructed in 1589. The donjon, which was once designated as National

Treasure, was completely destroyed by an atomic bomb in 1945.  

The present five-layered donjon was reconstructed in 1958 and the interior of the donjon is used 

as Museum of Historical Materials, which introduces the culture of warriors. more


 

 

Local Cuisines

 

Grilled eel on rice (アナゴ飯)

Charcoal grilled eel seasoned with soy sauce and mirin served on boiled rice.

The aroma that rises the cooking eel is mouthwatering.


 

Oyster (カキ)

Hiroshima is Japan’s leading oyster producing area and the oyster that come out of Hiroshima are popular for their delicious flavor. They are generally eaten raw or grilled but we also recommend you try the Oyster Dote hotpot, in which a sweet miso paste is gradually blended in to the stock.

 

Tsuetate Onsen

 

Tsuetate-onsen located on the border of Kumamoto and Oita prefectures in the middle of

Kyushu, was called “the inner parlor of Kyushu” in early to mid-Showa period.

 


 

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Onsen town Onsen town Onsen town
     

 

Name plate of Tsuetate Onsen Map of Onsen town Cooking site

 

 


 

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Okinawa

Okinawa archipelago was an independent country known as the Ryukyu Kingdom from 1429 to 1879.
Due to its strategic location along trading route between Japan, China and Southeast Asia, it developed a unique culture borrowing from all its neighbors.

  

When the Ryukyu Kingdom was unified in 1429, the royal family built a castle on the small hill overlooking the present city of Naha to show its power over the island.
Shuri Castle become the residence of the king and served as the site for religious rituals.
It became the political and administrative center of kingdom.
Okinawa is subtropical and consists of some 60 islands, known collectively as the Ryukyu Island.

  
 
Agriculture is limited to sugarcane, pineapple and vegetables and main industry is tourism.

The Okinawa people have preserved their ancestor’s religious festival, music, traditional foods and historic sites.