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Kyushu Travel Guide

Chikugo region travel guide

 

Agricultural industries spreading in the Kyushu’s largest Chikugo plain.

Chikugo region consists of Toho VillageAsakura Akizuki,  UkihaKurumeYame

and  Hoshino Village

 

The Kyuhsu’s largest Chikugo River which flows from Mount Aso through the Chikugo region
to Ariake Sea. The Kyushu’s largest Chikugo plain spreading in the Chikugo River basin,
where people live from ancient time and the various cultures have been created.
There are a lot of features here such as rural land scape, fruit fields, ancient ruins,
featured shrines Kora Taisha and Ukiha Inari, temples, castle town AkizukiSake brewery,
Shochu brewery, Onsen ( Harazuru ) , scrumptious local cosines, Japanese cultural experiences.
 

 

Exploring Chikugo

 

Asakura

Asakura is the only area in Japan to use water wheels for irrigation to rice field

 

Asakura Triple Water Wheel

Yamada Weir 

       

Toho Village

       


 

Akizuki

Akizuki is a former Castle town located in northern part of Asakura. You can enjoy the harmony of

countryside landscape and former castle town scenery that makes the atmosphere like a time of

400 years ago.

 

        Sakurano-baba Street

              Cherry Blossoms 

              Autumn leaves

 

Harazuru Onsen 

A tranquil Onsen Resort near Fukuoka-city and is located on the banks of Chikugo River. 

The quality hot spring is weakly alkaline and sulfur is mixed and has the effect of dropping

old horn and creating beautiful skin.

 

                  Gate way 

           Chikugo River

               Onsen resort

 


 

Ukiha

Ukiha blessed with nature where many orchards spread out at the foot of Mino mountain range.

Yoshii, in the center of Chikugo flourished as a post town during the Edo period, and there a lot

of Sake brewery which have established the Edo period. A fruits picking and Sake brewery

visit can be enjoyed here.

 

              Yoshii machi 

                Ukiha machi

            Ukiha Inari Shrine

Shirakabe-dori Avenue

Time-honored scenery, back to 100 years ago, located in Yoshii-machi, Shirakabe, literary

meaning is white wall. The avenue of houses with white wall were constructed about 100

years ago.  About 250 houses in the area has been designated as National important

raditional buildings preservation district.

 


 

Kora Taisha Shrine

The largest Shrine in Kyushu and the shrine is specified as Ichino-miya or the representative

Shrine in Chikugo region. Located in Kurume-city, stand at the middle of Kora Mountain.

From the Shrine compound, breath taking magnificent view of Chikugo plain can be seen.

 

Torii Gate, entrance of Shrine

Kyushu’s largest Shrine building

Magnificent view from the Shrine


 

Yame

 

Yame Central Tea plantation

The country of Green Tea,

producing the highest grade tea

Traditional Craft Museum

Yame is the Centre of Japanese

artificial crafts

Hoshino Village

The most beautiful village in

Japan


 

Shochu Brewery

Let’s sample Chochu at Beniotome Shuzo

Shochu is a Japanese distilled beverage less than 45% alcohol by volume.

The shochu of Beniotome Shuzo is distilled from Sesame.

The brewery can be visited and there is a tasting corner,  Let’s sample Chochu.

 

 


 

Fruits haevest experience  

Chikugo region is the best place for Fruits harvest exprience throughout the year.

Strawbery, Grape, Pear, Apple and Persimmon,  in Asakura, Ukiha, Tanushimaru and Yame. 

 

                   Strawbery

                         Grape

                         Apple

 


 

Location of Chikugo

 

    

 

 


 

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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.

 


 

 General information

Address 96-3 Nishiminato-machi, Kokura-kitaku, 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
Arrangment Japan KYUSHU Tourist organize to visit

 

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Harajiri Waterfalls

 

It is called Niagara Falls of JapanThe Ogata River, running through the center of the

Ogata plain in Oita Prefecture, flows furiously down a cliff and creates Harajiri Falls.

 

The falls, 120 meters wide and 20 meters tall, are selected as one of the best 100 falls in

Japan. Lava flows produced by the great eruption of Mt. Aso accumulated and created 

Harajiri Falls.

 

 

 Upstream of Waterfall Upstream of Waterfall  Downstream of Waterfall 

 

Cherry blossom Suspension bridge Suspension bridge


 

Wheat field for Beer Ogata-machi Ogata-machi


 

Ogata-machi Grass Cherry Michino-eki, Souvenir shop

 

 


 

Location of Okubungo

 

    

 


 

General information  

Address Harajiri, Ogata-machi, Bungo-ono-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

2 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

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

2 hours and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Kimamoto-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Aso

80 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

70 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu


 

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Nagayu Onsen

 

One of the most popular hot spring for foreign tourists, located at the foot of Kuju mountain

range in Oita-prefecture.  The hot spring is known as one of the world’s top carbonate spring.

 

Ramune Onsen Ramune Onsen Ramune Onsen
 

 

Nagayu Onsen Open air Bath in the river River side
   

 

Onsen town Onsen town Onsen town

 

Michino-eki, Souvenir shop Local restaurant Onsen town

 


 

 Location of Okubungo

 

    

 


 

General information  

Address Nagayu, Naoiri-cho, Takada-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

2 hours and 20 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

2 hours and 20 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

2 hours and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Kimamoto-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Aso

50 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

50 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu


 

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Oka Castle Ruins

 

Great Castle wall construction, a magnificent view from the top. Oka Castle originally

constructed in 1185, and had been enlarged multiple times and eventually covered a

widespread area on the steep hills overlooking a river and all the surrounding countryside

up to the Kuju mountain range clearly visible in the distance.

 

End in 1871 when the new Meiji government ordered the castle to be destroyed, striving

for the modernization of Japan.

 


 

The best season to visit here is in the spring and can enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms.
With many historical sites including Samurai residences of the olden day, Takeda.

 

 


 

 Location of Okubungo

 

    

 


 

General information  

Address 2761 Oaza Takeda, Takeda-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

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

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

2 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Kimamoto-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Aso

70 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

70 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee

JPY 300

Days closed No closing days

 

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Tashibu-no-sho, the World Agricultural Heritage

 

The World Agricultural Heritage in Kunisaki Peninsula.

 

This district was once considered the most important estate of Usa Shrine. It has been ascertained

from ancient documents that the rural landscape seen today has remained unchanged since Heian

period. Now included this are, Kunisaki peninsula is listed on the World Agricultural Heritage.

 

World Agricultural Heritage

Paddy field

Farmers houses


 

Location of Kunisaki peninsula

 

    

 


 

General information  

Address Tashibu-osaki, Bungo-Takada-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

50 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu

50 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

30 minutes by a vehicle from Usa

60 minutes by a vehicle from Nakatsu-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

140 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city


 

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Maki Odo

 

The temple houses nine Buddhists images said to be masterpieces of the Heian period,

including the Maki-Odo Seated Amida Nyorai (Amitabha). Figure and statues of the Four

Devas. All are designated as important national cultural properties.

 


 

Location of Kunisaki peninsula

 

    

 


 

General information  

Address 1796 Tashibumaki, Bungo-Takada-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

50 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu

50 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

30 minutes by a vehicle from Usa

60 minutes by a vehicle from Nakatsu-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

140 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Open hours

8:30 to 17:00

Admission fee

JPY 300

Days closed No closing days

 
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Fuki-ji Temple

 

The oldest extant wooden structure in Kyushu, the temple ;ocated on the slopes of Mount

Futago and was established in 718. Fukiji is dedicated to Amida Buddha, and its main hall

houses an intricate wooden statue of the deity. In fact, the main hall of Fukiji is ranked as

one of the top three Amida Buddha halls in all of Japan.

 

Entrrance

Stone lantern

Temple mail building


 

Location of Kunisaki peninsula

 

    

 


 

General information  

Address 2395 Tashibufuki, Bungo-takada-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu

60 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

30 minutes by a vehicle from Usa-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Nakatsu-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

140 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Open hours

8:30 to 16:30

Admission fee

JPY 300

Days closed No closing days

 

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Kumano magaibutu

 

Two of largest Buddhist stone carvings in all Japan. A Fudo-myu-o 8 meter in heigt and

Dainich-nyurai 6.8 meter height. Said to have been carved in the Heian period, they have

received government designation as Important Cultural Properties.

 

Entrance

 Daiichi nyorai

Fudo myoou

                


 

Location of Kunisaki peninsula

 

    

 


 

General information  

Address Yashibuharano, Bungo-takada-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

50 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu

50 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

30 minutes by a vehicle from Usa-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Nakatsu-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

140 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Open hours

April to October  8:00 to 17:00

November to March  8:00 to 16:30

Admission fee

No fee is required

Days closed No closing days

 

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Nagasaki-bana Cape in Kunisaki peninsula

 

Beautiful Resort Park facing to Suo Sea, located in the northern part of Bungo Takada-city,

the tip of the Kunishin peninsula.  The cape that faces the Suo Sea, and protruding like a

“nose” . The resort park features a beach, a campsite, restaurant and more. The entire

premises gets painted beautifully with colors of each and every seasonal flower in season.

There are also the Lodge and Auto Camping site. 

 


 

Location of Kunisaki peninsula

 

    

 


 

General information  

Address Mime, Bungo-Takada-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

80 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu

80 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

40 minutes by a vehicle from Usa

70 minutes by a vehicle from Nakatsu-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

150 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city


 

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