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JR Hakata Station

 

Hakata Station is a major railway station in Fukuoka-city, Japan. It is the largest and

busiest station in Kyushu, and is a gateway to other cities in Kyushu for travelers from

Honshu.

          Haata-gucbi Side

         Chikushi-guchi Side

        Lobby of the Station


 

The Station building and around station, there are a lot of shops, restaurants as well as hotels.

This area is one of the fascinating tourist destination in Fukuoka-city.

        Chikushi-guch Side

 

             Japanese Restaurant

          Yodobashi Camera

 

  Tourist Information Center at

   Hakata Station

          Hakata-guchi Side

         Halata-guchi Side

 


 

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Hiraodai Karst Plateau & Caves

 

Hiraodai is one of the three largest karst plateau in Japan along with the Akiyoshi-dai Plateau and

the Shikoku Karst.  It is located in southeastern part of Kitakyushu-city. 

At altitudes between 400 and 600 meters above sea level and stretching 6 km from north to south

and 2 km from east to west.  

     

 

Yougunbaru, which was so names because of the limestone which stands in row like a flock of sheep

in a vast meadow, dolines (conical hollows) and limestone caves create distinctive scenery.

The Plateau offers a different views in each of the four seasons, resembling a burnt field in the spring, 
appearing fresh and green in the early summer, and similar to a dry plain in the fall. 

 

Hiraodai Karst Plateau Trekking


 

Limestone Caves

There are three limestone Caves in Hiraodai Karst and each cave has different unique features. 

 

Senbutsu limestone cave

Literally means 1,000 Buddha Cave, is the largest of the caves in Hiraodai Last Plateau,

extending about 900 m while meandering toward the northeast. The shape of the cave is narrow,

narrow ceiling ravine with a maximum width of 10 m and a maximum ceiling height of 15 m.

Approximately 30 large and small stalactites hang down at the entrance, giving a spectacular scenery. Abundant groundwater still continues to erode in the cave.

 

 

Mejiro limestone Cave

It is the longest cave in Hiraodai Karst, over 2 km in length.

The highlight of this cave is the monolithic ceiling which is a very unique structure as a limestone caves.

     

 

Ojika limestone cave

The cave is called footfall of dinosaurs.  It is the very rare cave in Japan; the entrance is vertical

pit with 25 meter, when getting down to the bottom, you follow the underground horizontal cave

and you can see the hidden aspects of Hiraodai Karst.


 

Hiraodai Countryside Park

The most distinguished Japanese Karstic Hiraodai Park.  There is 22ha of lawn square with

observation platform, and a wild grass garden. There is also a plateau fruit tree garden. 

Moreover, the visitor can enjoy the experience of doing activities such as making buckwheat

noodle (soba), ceramics, art flower, and woodwork.

 

 

Hirotani Wetland

It is the only wetland in Fukuoka Prefecture, located 600 meters west from Seiryu Cave and

2,500 m east from Hiraodai Nature Observation Center. The wetland is an important part of 

Hiraodai Karst landform, offering a variety of wetland plant life such as the Sagiso (rein orchis),

Tokiso (pogonia), and Nohanasyobu (iris).

 

Seaside Momochi

 

Seaside Momochi is the water-front resort area, only a 15 minute drive from Tenjin in the

centre of Fukuoka-city. 

The park is surrounded by Fukuoka Tower and high rise contemporary high rise buildings, 

all of which help make a modern urban landscape. 


There are many tourist attractions here. 

 


 

Fukuoka tower

One of the must visit spots is the 234 metre high Fukuoka Tower. It  is the
highest coastal tower in Japan and is covered with 8000 two way mirrors.

The observation room located at a height of 123m offers a breathtaking and 

spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of Fukuoka-city and Hakata Bay  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Marizon

The complex facility for the wedding hall, shops and restaurants and is located

in Seaside Momochi Park.


 

Fukuoka City Museum

The Museum opened on October 18, 1990 as a place for people to learn about and trace

the cultural development of Fukuoka-city through the history of the region and the lifestyle of

its population.

 

Marizon

 

Marizon is a complex facility for the wedding hall, shops and restaurants and is located in

Seaside Momochi Park.

 

Tenjin

 

Tenjin is the biggest shopping district in Kyushu region.  It offers department stores, fashion

boutiques and an extensive variety of cuisine and fantastic restaurants and a street food stall Yatai.


 

 

 

If you even slightly change your point of view on a walk through Tenjin, you will notice many places

that give you a glimpse of Fukuoka’s history, parks where people can take a break, and other
surprising sights that will make you think.​
   

 

Tenjin underground arcade

The cobblestone walks leading to the Tenjin Subway Station add a quaint atmosphere to this

underground arcade.Shops in the arcade bring the fashion of Tokyo, Paris, Milan, London

and New York to Fukuoka.

 

Fukuoka Tower

 

Fukuoka Tower is one of the must visit spots is the 234 metre high Fukuoka Tower.

It  is the highest coastal tower in Japan and is covered with 8000 two way mirrors. 

The observation room located at a height of 123m offers a breathtaking and spectacular

360 degree panoramic view of Fukuoka-city and Hakata Bay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

View from observation room, 123 meter high

     

 

 Nokonoshima Island

 Marizon

 Uminonakamichi


 

 Lover’s Sanctuary

 

 

Kanmon Bridge

 

Kanmon Bridge is the suspended bridge crossing the Kanmon Straits, a stretch of water

separating two of Japan’s four main islands.

On the Honshu side of the bridge is Shimonoseki and on the Kyushu side is Kitakyushu-city.

The Kanmon-kyo bridge was opened to vehicles in 1973 and connected the Kyushu Expressway

in 1984. It is the 34th largest suspension bridge in the world with a central span of 712 meters.

 


 

Kanmon Strait

The Kanmon Straits, separating Honshu and Kyushu, is a very busy waterway with as many as

700 small and large ships a day passing through it.There are a total of seven ways to cross the

straits such as the 1,068-meter-lomg “Kanmonkyo Bridge”, the “Shin-Kanmon Tunnel” , the

“Kanmon Pedestrian Tunnel”, to cross on foot, the “ferries”, and the like.


 

 

Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

Only the place in the world !   You can cross the strait on foot.
The Kanmon Strait, separating Honshu and Kyushu, is a very beautiful and busy waterway with

as many as 700 small and large ships a day passing through it.

 

 

Tanga Market

 

Tanga Market is a typical Japanese market, known as “the kitchenin Kitakyushu-city. 

There are more than 120 shops in the 180 metre-long arcade. Here you get a true taste

of the culture and sample the real life style  of the people living in Kitakyushu.
You can find fresh, inexpensive fish, vegetables and meats, as well as local 
specialties

such as karashi mentaiko  ( fish roe seasoned with tasty spices and sauce) and nukamiso daki 

(boiled fish with paste made from rice bran and soy beans).

 


   

 


 

Tanga Yatai

At night time, food stalls called Yatai open in the square in front of Tanga Market.
Here you can try delicious oden (a stew made from various ingredients) and ramen.

 

River Walk Kitakyushu

 

River Walk Kitakyushu is a large commercial facility near the Murasaki River and

Kokura Castle.

It was opened as part of the Kitakyushu Renaissance Scheme in 2003, and possesses many

colorful and originally-designed buildings. 
It consists of a specialty store area where you can enjoy shopping; the commercial zone with a

cinema complex; the cultural zone mainly comprising a theater and an art museum and a

media zone which includes the offices of a newspaper-publishing company.

 


 


 


 

Furthermore, an interesting spot is “FOOD PAO”, offers a varied selection of inexpensive restaurants

where you can enjoy lunch or dinner.

 

Kokura Castle

 

Kokura Castle is one of the Must visit destination in Kiyakyushulocated within a walking

distance of JR Kokura Stations.

Hosokawa Tadaoki commenced the construction of Kokura Castle in 1602 and spent 7 years to
completed it. The castle had a fivefold and six layered donjon and it was built in the architectural 
style called “Kara-zukuri”.
Then, it served as a residence of the Ogasawara clan. 
In 1866, it was burnt down by the Choshu
War, and the existing castle was reconstructed in 1959.

 


 

Castle tower​​

   

 

Moat arounf Castle Tower

 

 

In the Castle tower

At present, the castle tower is used as a historical museum in which you can

get a true feel for Kokura as it was centuries ago by viewing displays of historical exhibits

 

 

   
     

 

Around Castle tower


 

Featured places around Kokura Castle

Kokura Castle Garden River Walk Kitakyushu Yasaka Shrine