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Kyushu Travel Guide

Michino Eki (道の駅)

 

Michino Eki means Road Station in Japan.

This is created a safe, comfortable road traffc environment, and unique, lively spaces.

 

 

Michino Eki provodes places for travelers to rest, they are intended to promote local tourism and trade.

 

 

There are local shop where you can but local product such as agricultual products

(fruits, vegetaables, flowers etc. ) , seafood, snacks, souvenirs and other goods.

 

 

 


 

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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 

 


 

Fukuoka selected by CNN as 19 best places to visit in 2019

 

Fukuoka-prefecture only in Japan is selected by CNN Travel as

one of the top 19 places to visit in 2019.

Capital of Fukuoka-prefecture is Fukuoka-city and one of several host cities for

the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Fukuoka is the gateway to the island of Kyushu.

 

The prefecture consists of Fukuoka-city, Kitakyushu-city, Yanagawa, Dazaifu, Itoshima

and other fascinating regions such as Munakata and Chikugo region.

It’s the perfect destination for those looking to go beyond the well-trodden destinations like Osaka,

Tokyo and Kyoto and see a new corner of Japan.

 


 

Location of Fukuoka-prefecture    

 


 

 The places introduced by CNN travel  

 

Kitakyushu-city

Kitakyushu-city announced to Camp site of Wales participating in Rugby World Cup 2019.
 

Kawachi Wisteria garden

Kawachi Wisteria Garden is a private garden at the Mountain foot of Sarakura in Kitakyushu-city

and famous for its spectacularly presented, large numbers of wisteria flowers.

Kokura Caltle

Kokura Castle is one of the most famous land marks in Kitakyushu. The construction was commenced

in 1602 and spent 7 years to completed it.  


 

Yanagawa  

Canal boat cruise can be enjoyed while experience the atmospheres of Japanese castle town and rural

Japanese  life style. The estuary town facing the Ariake Sea through the Chikugo River and Yabe River.  


 

Dazaifu

Historical place Dazaifu About 1300 years ago, in Dazaifu, there was a government office to manage the

entire Kyushu  for a long period of 500 years at the present  Dazaifu.  There are numbers of historical sites 

which reflect to the ancient history of Dazaifu.

 

Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Worship Deity of scholarship Shrine, Built on the site of grave of Sugawara Michizane, who is deified as

Tenjin-sama, or the Deity of scholarship. The shrine is the headquarter shrine of 12,000 Tenmangu shrines

in Japan. 

Kyushu National Museum

The Museum was opened in 2005 in Dazaifu-city next to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, as Japan’s fourth national 

museum after Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara.


 

Fukuoka-city  

The gate way to Kyushu and is the biggest cosmopolitan city in Kyushu. Due to its location Fukuoka-city is 

the great starting point for exploring Kyushu. Fukuoka-city has a long history as commercial town and castle

town, and prospered as important district to Asian Continent for many years.   Now, Fukuoka-city is the

International bub of Kyushu, the nation’s fourth largest economic zone. 

 

Fukuoka Chuo Wholesal fish Market 

The Wholesale Market is open to the public on the second Saturday of every month as Citizens Appreciation day.

Time is from 9h to 12h. The Special event is the Tuna Cooking Show, don’t miss it.

Hakata Ramen

Food stalls “Yatai” is one thing to enjoy in Fukuoka. Despite a decline in recent year, there are said to be more than 160. The food stalls have all kind of food, but you have to try Hakata ramen, usually made

with white soup from pork bone and thin noodles. 


 

Kyushu short duration tous

Fukuoka-prefecture tour

・ Fukuoka-city one-day tour

・ Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

・ Kawachi Wisteria garden & Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

・ Kitakyushu / UNESCO Industry Revolution one-day tour          

・ Kitakyushu-city hiking tour

・ Yanagawa & Dazaifu one-day tour

・ Itoshima one-day tour

・ Munakata & Fukutsu / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour  

・ Munakata, Oshiama & Okinoshima / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour

・ Toho village, Asakura and Ukiha one-day tour

・ Yoshii & Yanagawa Hina doll festival one-day tour

・ Kurume & Yame region one-day tour

 

Kyushu long duration tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu 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 

 


 

Kawachi Wisteria garden & Kitakyushu one-day tour

 

The tour is the customized private tour traveled in Kitakyushu-city  including

Kawachi Wisteria garden, operated during Kawachi Wisteria blossom period

from mid-April to mid-May depending on the Wisteria condition.

 


 

 Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 

 


 

Tour conditions 

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 8 person

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

・Tour date : please specify the date

・Chartered vehicle with English speaking driver is utilized

 


 

Itinerary

The suggested itinerary is shown below, however we can customized as per your requirement.

8:30 depart Fukuoka-city

  Kawachi Wisteria garden

  Kawachi Resevoir

  lunch at Kokura

  Kokura Castle

  Mojoko Retro

  Kanmon Pedstrian tunnel : cross the Kanmon Strait on foot from Moji to Shimonoseki

Transfer to Kitakyushu-city using the Kanmon bridge

Back to  Fukuoka-city

17:30 arrive Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to visit

 

Kawachi Wisteria garden

Kawachi Wisteria Garden is a private garden at the Mountain foot of Sarakura in Kitakyushu-city

and famous for its spectacularly presented, large numbers of wisteria flowers.

 


 

Kawachi Reservoir

The first-class civil construction heritage.

The triggered the registration of UNESCO World Heritage, Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

 The Kawachi Reservoir was constructed for the industrial water supply to Yawata Steel Works. 

 


 

Kokura Castle

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.
 
   

 

Mojiko Retro

Must visit distination in Kitakyushu-city, Dr. Albert Einstein awarded Nobel Prize in Physic

visited Moji in 1922, and he acclaimed that everything could see were ARTS

The exotic district of Mojiko-Retro. Moji-ko Port flourished following its 1889 designation as a

Special National Port for exporting coal and other products. Close to China, it served as a trading

port making an important contribution to modernization of Japan.

 


 

Kanmon 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.

 

 


 

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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 

 


 

Yanagawa Sagemon Festival in 2019

 

Yanagawa Sagemon Festival is one of the most beautiful

and very unique Japanese traditional Festival in Kyushu.

 

The festival is held from February 11(Mon.)  through April 3 (Wed.) in Yanagawa.

Hina dolls are displayed by families with girls to pray for safe growth of their children,

in Yanagawa, in addition to Hina dolls, colourful “Sagemon” are displayed.

 

Sagemon Meguri was started in order to showcase beautiful “Sagemon” to visitors.

Each display of “Sagemon” represents parents’ wishes for their girls to grow into beautiful, strong,

and proud women.

 


 

 Location of Yanagawa

 

 

 


 

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

 


 

Kyokusui-no-en at Dazaifu Shrine

 
The festival will be held on March 3, Sunday in 2019
 
Kyokusui-no-en is a Japanese traditional ceremony held at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine on the
first Sunday of March, a purification ceremony on a winding stream, is performed by ladies and
gentlemen in a ceremonial court robe under the plum blossoms in full-bloom. 
 
 
After the Tobiume-no-mai dance by shrine maidens, Kyokusui-no-En Festival begins.
Vermilion-lacquered cups full of
sake are set afloat down the stream
 
Before the cups reach each of the participants sitting along the stream, they have to make up

a Japanese poem called waka, and write it down on a strip of fancy paper.
When the cups reach the participants, they drink the
sakeand hand the paper strip and cup over

to an attendant.

 

The ceremony has its origin in a historical fact that Ono-no-Yoshifuru, an elder brother of a

noted-calligrapher Ono-no-Tofu, held a ceremony to appease the soul of Michizane Sugawara and

to beguile tedious hours in a rural life.

 


 

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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 

 


 

 

Cherry Blossom season 2019 come soon

 

Cherry Blossom forecast in 2019 as of Jan. 24 said that the Blooming season of

this year will be earlier than normal year.

 

Featured Cherry Blossom Spots

 Kokura Castle

 Fukuoka-prefecture

 Akizuki

 Fukuoka-prefecture

 Oka Castle Ruins

 Oita-prefecture


 

Blossom Season of each preecture in Kyushu

 

    First Bloom   Full Bloom
  Fukuoka-prefecture   March 22   April 1

  Oita-prefecture

  March 25   April 5
  Saga-prefecture   March 25   April 2
  Nagasakiprefecture   March 24   April 2
  Kumamoto-prefecture   March 24   April 2
  Miyazaki-prefecture   March 24   April 2
  Kagoshima-prefecture   March 27   April 4

 

 

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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 

 


 

Chikugo Yoshii Hinadoll Festival in 2019

Hina matsuri, also called Doll’s Festival or Girls’ Day, is a special day in Japan.

Celebrated each year on 3 March.

A platforms covered with a red carpet-material are used to display a set of ornamental hina dolls,

representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the

Heian period.

 

It is an occasion to pray for the well-being and prosperity of girls. It is thought that the festival has its roots

in an ancient purification ceremony, in which dolls were floated down the river, taking all of the girls’ bad

luck with them.

 


 

Yoshii-machi, Ukiha-city Hina doll Festival

 

 from February (Mon.) 11 through April 3 (Wed.)

 

Main Hina dolls are displayed at Shirakabe Avenue district, where the river is lined by attractive former

warehouses, all with traditional wood and white plaster exteriors. The doll displays of Ukiha usually

feature two types of dolls: okiage (paper cut-outs covered in cotton and wrapped in fabric) and hakobina

(dolls in individual display cases).

 


 

General information  

Address Yoshii-machi, Ukiha-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

50 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

45 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa-city

90 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 

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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 

 


 

Taiwanes TV drama / Brave to Love

 

The Taiwanes TV drama was filmed in Kitakyushu-city & Shimonoseki-city.

 

Originally, Asunaro Hakusho (あすなろ白書Asunaro White Paper”) is a Japanese manga series

by Fumi Saimon that was serialized in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Spirits.

It won the Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga in 1992.

 

In 2019, the manga was adapted into a Taiwanese drama titled Brave to Love

(Chinese: 愛情白皮書; pinyin: Ai Qing Bai Pi Shu) starring Kingone Wang, Ting-hu Zhang, Gingle Wang,

Edison Song, Sylvia Hsieh and Andy Wu.

It will broadcast in Taiwan on Taiwan Television (TTV) (台視) in March 2019.

 

The drama was filmed in Kitakyushu-city and Shimonoseki-city

 

Where to film

Takami Shrine

Kokura Castle

Mojiko

Wakato Bridge

Shimonoseki

 


 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 

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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 

 


 

 

 

Tobata Gion Yamagasa

 

Tobata Gion Oo-Yamagasa is one of the most exciting summer festivals in

Kitakyushu.featival

The Festival is registered on UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2016.

The festival has a lot of energy and is very dynamic as is the case with festivals such as the

Hakata Gion Yamagasa,with young men wearing the happi (festival costume) and hachimaki 

(head band), carrying the Yamagasa (festival float) and walking around the town shouting
 “yoitosa yoitosa”. 

 

What is remarkable is the way the character of the Yamagasa changes from daytime,with the

Nobori Yamagasa (festival floats with flags); to nighttime,with the Chochin Yamagasa

( festival floats with lanterns).

The highlight is the Chochin Yamagasa Contest held in Tobata Ward Office on Saturday night. 
The Nobori Yamagasa used during the daytime is dismantled,and the 10 metre-high Chochin
Yamagasa,with its 309 lanterns arranged in 12 tiers,is assembled and carried along in a race
by dozens of young people crying  “yoitosa yoitosa”.
 
Event Schedule in 2018
・June 277 (Fri.)
 Shinto ceremonies at each of the following:Tobihata Hachimangu Shrine, 
 Sugawara Shrine and Nakabaru Hachimangu Shrine.
・June 28 (Sat.)
 Yamagasa Contest in the evening in front of Tobata Ward Office
・June 29 (Sun.)
 Yamagasa parade in each town

 


 

 

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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 

 


 

Baked Eel

 
Most Japanese like Eel and baked Eel is the most representative eel dish.
Eel are very nutritious, and are believed to provide us with a lot of 
physical energy.
 
Before eating, powdered “Sansho”, a kind of spice, is usually sprinkled over 
the eel to heighten its flavor.
The eel is steamed and then steamed eel(although not Western Japan)
is broiled over a charcoal fire while being dipped several times in a 
special sauce.
The sauce is a boiled mixture of eel stock, soy sauce, sugar and sweet 
rice wine.