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Kyushu Travel Guide

Toho village, Asakura, Ukiha one-day tour

 

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

 

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
 

 


 

Tour condition

Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city

English speaking guide 

Local experienced and knowledgeable guidese escorts the tour

 

Chartered vehicle is utilizes

Jumbo taxi or bus as per number of pax

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Asakura by vehicle using Kyushu Express Way, takes 1 hour

Exploring Asakura : Toho Village, Triple Water Wheel, Yamada Weir  

Exploring Shirakabe-dori Avenue

Lunch at the featured restaurant Shirakabe

Visiting Ukiha Inari Shrine

Visiting a brewery : Saka, Shochu or Wine

Transfer to Fukuoka using Kyushu Express Way, 1 hour and 30 minutes

17:30 Arrive at Fukuoka-city 

 


 

Toho Village

Toho is a small village with a population of about 2,000 people and consist of two districts. 

Hoshuyama district, a mountain area blessed with nature

Koisiwara district, pottery industry representative of Kyushu


 

Asakura

It is a thriving area of agriculture in Fukuoka Prefecture where has rich nature

and many historical heritages.

And also there is a Onsen Resort along the Chikugo River.

 

Akizuki

A former Castle town located in

northern part of Asakura

 

Triple Water Wheel

 

Only area in Japan to use

water wheels for irrigation

Yamada Weir

Only here in Japan,  the stone

covered Weir constructed


 

Ukiha

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

 

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.


 

Lunch

Featured Restaurant, Shirakabe, located at Shirakabe Avenue

The building is designated by Government as Traditional building at the Conservation

district in Ukiha-city.

Japanese cuisines using best local ingredients that vary by season can be enjoyed.

The chef who makes that cuisines also experienced the imperial family’s cook.

The building constructed 100

year ago

Featured lunch menu

Enjoy lunch


 

Ukiha Inari Shrine

Breath taking beautiful scenery harmonizes with the Shrine

Located at foot of Mino mountain range, 130 m height from sea level.

The 90 vermilion coloured Torii Gates stand on the 300 steps stairs is introduced you

from bottom area to the Shrine main building.

To the Shrine

Shrine main building

Breath taking view from Shrine


 

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.


 

 How to make your customized tour  

 

1. Enquiry

 The tours we are offering are customized for private travel accordance with your preferences

 and date,  click the   Enquiry Form   to tell us what you are looking for.

 

2. Proposal

・Preliminary quotation which is guide line of the tour price as per the Enquiry.

・Basic suggested itinerary will be provided.

 

3. Clarifications

 All the tour conditions are to be clarified including the grade & type of accommodations,

 transportation, visiting placed, meals and other excursions, in order to meet your requirements

 and budget.

 

4. Final proposal

 The quotation and itinerary are provided based on the Clarification.

 

5. Make an agreement 

 The agreement for proceeding the customized tour is conducted.

 

6. Enjoy the customized journey 

  All the arrangement are made as per the agreement and operated the tour in

  accordance with the plan

 

Price of the tour

The price is customized based on travel date, number of participants, hotel choices,

transportations, and other custom preferences.

 


 

 

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 

 


 

Shirakabe Avenue

 

Time-honored scenery, back to 100 years ago

 

The Avenue is located in Yoshii-machi, Ukiha-city. 

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

traditional buildings preservation district.

 

In the Edo era (1603-1868), Yoshii flourished as a post town between Kurume and Hita.

In the Meiji era ( from 1868), this area experienced a big fire three times.

 

In order to protect from the fire, people have rebuilt the houses with the fire resistance design

using clay wall painted by white.

 


 

Hina Doll Festival


 

Featured Restaurant, Shirakabe

The restaurant Shirakabe is in the former merchant’s building constructed in 1928.

Japanese cuisines using best local ingredients that vary by season can be enjoyed.

The chef who makes that cuisines also experienced the imperial family’s cook.

 


 

 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.

 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 

 


 

Hoshino Village

 

The most beautiful village in Japan

 

Located in the southeastern part of Fukuoka Prefecture, and east side of Yame-city,

at altitudes between 200 and 1,000 metres above sea level.

As 84 percent of the village is covered with mountain forests, agriculture and forestry

are the two main industries.

 

The beautiful country side scenery 

The terraced fields made by stonewall are using for rice caltivation and tea planting.


 

Tea Culture Museum


 

Star Culture Center


 

Ikenoyama Camping Site


 

Peace Flame

Ikenoyama Onsen

View from Ikenoyama

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Village hall : 13102 Hosino, Asakura-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

90 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu-city

70 minutes by a vehicle from Yaanagawa-city

130 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Population 3,000  

 

 

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 

 


 

Kurume, Yame, Hoshino village tour

 

 Where to Explore  

 

Kurume : the most largest city in Chikugo regin

Yame :  The city of Japanese Tea and Traditional Crafts

Hoshino village : The most beautiful village in Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General condition

・Departure and disbandment place is in Fukuoka-city

・Chartered vehicle is used

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

8:30 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Kurume

Visit Kora Taisha Shrine

transfer to Yame

Visit Yame Traditional Craft Museum

Lunch at Yame Ginnoka

Transfer to Hoshino village

Exploring Hoshino village

Transfer to Fukuoka-city  

17:30 Arrive at Fukuoka-city 

 


 

 Where to Explore

 

 Kurume

 

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

 

The city of Japanese Tea and Traditional Crafts

Located in the southern part of Fukuoka-prefecture, Yame grew in size after the merger

with Kurogi town,Tachibana town,Yabe village,Hoshino village in 2010.

 

Yame Traditional Craft Museum

Yame is the Centre of Japanese artificial crafts

The Museum was built in 1986 with the purpose of gathering traditional craft items together

and transferring traditional techniques and development of local industry.

Japan’s largest Stone lantern

Japan’s biggest Gold Buddhist

Altar

Hina doll


 

Yame Fukushima

White-walled townscape

The Fukushima area is designated as an important traditional buildings preservation

area by the Japanese government. Since the Edo Era (1603 – 1868), the area has flourished as

an economical and political base, and many merchant houses which retain the atmosphere of that

time remain even today, mainly in the towns of Miyano, Kyo, and Furumatsu.


 

Sake Brewery Kiyaya

Kitaya is renowned Saka brewer in Yame,was founded some 190 years ago during the Edo Era.

The Sake is produced using high-grade rice if brewing quality rice of brewing

cultivated in Fukuoka-prefecture. The Brewery can be visited and enjoy sampling Sake.


 

Featured Japanese restaurant Ginnoka

The restaurant Ginnoka uses Japanese old style house built 100 years ago,

and located next to the Sake brewery Kitaya.

The restaurant opened in 2014 and serving Japanese cuisines which is compatible

with Sake using local abundant ingredients such as vegetables, fruits and fresh river and sea fishes.

 


 

Hoshino village

The most beautiful village in Japan

Located in the southeastern part of Fukuoka Prefecture, and east side of Yame-city,

at altitudes between 200 and 1,000 metres above sea level.

As 84 percent of the village is covered with mountain forests, agriculture and forestry

are the two main industries.

planting.

Terraced fields made by stonewall

Tea Culture Museum

Star Culture Center


 

 Option  

 

Kurogi large Wisteria tree

The Wisteria Festival takes place between mid-April and early May. 

The tree is more than 600 years old

The total area of its scaffolding structure at 3,000 square meters and its longest flower

clusters measuring in at 150 centimeters, the tree looks truly spectacular when it blooms.   


 

 How to make your customized tour  

 

1. Enquiry

 The tours we are offering are customized for private travel accordance with your preferences

 and date,  click the   Enquiry Form   to tell us what you are looking for.

 

2. Proposal

・Preliminary quotation which is guide line of the tour price as per the Enquiry.

・Basic suggested itinerary will be provided.

 

3. Clarifications

 All the tour conditions are to be clarified including the grade & type of accommodations,

 transportation, visiting placed, meals and other excursions, in order to meet your requirements

 and budget.

 

4. Final proposal

 The quotation and itinerary are provided based on the Clarification.

 

5. Make an agreement 

 The agreement for proceeding the customized tour is conducted.

 

6. Enjoy the customized journey 

  All the arrangement are made as per the agreement and operated the tour in

  accordance with the plan

 

Price of the tour

The price is customized based on travel date, number of participants, hotel choices,

transportations, and other custom preferences.

 


 

 

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 

 


 

Ukiha Inari Shrine

 

Breath taking scenery harmonizes with the Shrine

 

Ukiha Inari Shrine, located at foot of Mino mountain range, 130 m height from sea level.

The 90 vermilion coloured Torii Gates stand on the 300 steps stairs is introduced you

from bottom area to the Shrine main building.

 

            From the bottom

          To the Shrine building

            To the Shrine building

Shrine Compound

              Shrine building

              Shrine building

      Veiw from Shrine building

From the Shrine compound, a breath taking panoramic view of Chikugo plain harmonized Torii Gate

can be enjoyed.

 

          Yoshii machi direction

                  Ukiha machi

            Haki machi direction

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 1513-9 Nagarekawa, Ukiha-machi, Ukiha-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

70 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu-city

70 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa-city

100 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.

 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 

 


 

Yame Central Tea Plantation

 

The country of Green Tea, Yame

 

The Green Tea grown in Yame is one of the highest grade of tea throughout Japan.

This is the large Tea plantation spreading on a gently sloping hilly area, about 70 ha.

 

There is an observatory at the top of hill, Ariake bay as well as Shimabara Peninsula in

Nagasaki-prefecture can be seen on sunny days.

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Hon, Yame-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

50 minutes by a vehicle from Asakura

40 minutes by a vehicle from Kurume

100 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.

 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 

 


 

Featured Restaurant Shirakabe

 

Local Japanese Cuisines cooked by the best chef in Chikugo region

 

The restaurant Shirakabe is in the former merchant’s building constructed in 1928.

The building is designated by Government as Traditional building at the Conservation

district in Ukiha-city.

 

Japanese cuisines using best local ingredients that vary by season can be enjoyed.

The chef who makes that cuisines also experienced the imperial family’s cook.

 


 

General information

Address 1153-1 Yoshii-machi, Ukiha-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

10 minutes walk from JR Chikugo-Yoshii station

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

Open hours 10:00 to 17:00
Days closed Monday

 

Yame travel guide

 

Yame is a city of Japanese Tea and Traditional Crafts

 

Located in the southern part of Fukuoka-prefecture, Yame grew in size after the merger

with Kurogi town,Tachibana town,Yabe village,Hoshino village in 2010.

 


 

Yame Traditional Craft Museum

Yame is the Centre of Japanese artificial crafts

The Museum was built in 1986 with the purpose of gathering traditional craft items together

and transferring traditional techniques and development of local industry.

Japan’s largest Stone lantern

Japan’s biggest Gold Buddhist

Altar

Hina doll


 

Yame Fukushima

White-walled townscape

The Fukushima area is designated as an important traditional buildings preservation

area by the Japanese government. Since the Edo Era (1603 – 1868), the area has flourished as

an economical and political base, and many merchant houses which retain the atmosphere of that

time remain even today, mainly in the towns of Miyano, Kyo, and Furumatsu.


 

Sake Brewery Kiyaya

Kitaya is renowned Saka brewer in Yame,was founded some 190 years ago during the Edo Era.

The Sake is produced using high-grade rice if brewing quality rice of brewing

cultivated in Fukuoka-prefecture. The Brewery can be visited and enjoy sampling Sake.


 

Yame Central Tea Plantation  

The country of Green Tea, the Green Tea grown in Yame is one of the highest grade of tea throughout

Japan. This is the large Tea plantation spreading on a gently sloping hilly area, about 70 ha.

There is an observatory at the top of hill, Ariake bay as well as Shimabara Peninsula in

Nagasaki-prefecture can be seen on sunny days.


 

Featured Japanese restaurant Ginnoka

The restaurant Ginnoka uses Japanese old style house built 100 years ago,

and located next to the Sake brewery Kitaya.

The restaurant opened in 2014 and serving Japanese cuisines which is compatible

with Sake using local abundant ingredients such as vegetables, fruits and fresh river and sea fishes.


 

Hoshino village

The most beautiful village in Japan

Located in the southeastern part of Fukuoka Prefecture, and east side of Yame-city,

at altitudes between 200 and 1,000 metres above sea level.

As 84 percent of the village is covered with mountain forests, agriculture and forestry

are the two main industries.

Terraced fields made by stonewall

Tea Culture Museum

Star Culture Center


 

Kurogi large Wisteria tree

The tree is more than 600 years old

The total area of its scaffolding structure at 3,000 square meters and its longest flower

clusters measuring in at 150 centimeters, the tree looks truly spectacular when it blooms.

The Wisteria Festival takes place between mid-April and early May.         


 

 

 Featured tour related to Yame  

 

Kurume, Yame, Hoshino village one-day tour

Where to Explore

Kurume : the most largest city in Chikugo regin

Yame :  The city of Japanese Tea and Traditional Crafts

Hoshino village : The most beautiful village in Japan

 


 

 General information  

 

Address City hall : 412-2 Bodaiji, Asakura-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

40 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

40 minutes by a vehicle from Asakura

35 minutes by a vehicle from Kurume

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Population 62,400   Population density 130

 

 

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 

 


 

 

Kora Taisha Shrine

 

The largest Shrine in Kyushu

 

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.

The Shrine was built in 1661 and has been designated as important Cultural Property in Japan.

 

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

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 1 Miimachi, Kurume-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

40 minutes by a vehicle from Asakura

40 minutes by a vehicle from Yame

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Open hours 9:00 to 16:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

 

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 

 


 

Ukiha travel guide

 

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

            Fruit fields


 

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.


 

Featured Restaurant, Shirakabe

The restaurant Shirakabe is in the former merchant’s building constructed in 1928.

Japanese cuisines using best local ingredients that vary by season can be enjoyed.

The chef who makes that cuisines also experienced the imperial family’s cook.


 

Ukiha Inari Shrine

Breath taking scenery harmonizes with the Shrine

Ukiha Inari Shrine, located at foot of Mino mountain range, 130 m height from sea level.

The 90 vermilion coloured Torii Gates stand on the 300 steps stairs is introduced you

from bottom area to the Shrine main building.

To the Shrine

Shrine main building

Breath taking view from Shrine


 

 Featured tours  

 

Toho village, Asakura, Ukiha one-day tour

Where to visit

Depart Fukuoka-city → Exploring Asakura : Toho Village, Triple Water Wheel, Yamada Weir  

Shirakabe-dori Avenue → Lunch at the featured restaurant Shirakabe → Ukiha Inari Shrine 

Visiting a brewery : Saka, Shochu or Wine → Fukuoka

 


 

 General information  

 

Address City hall : 316 Niiharu, 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 Yaanagawa-city

90 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Population 28,000   Population density 240

 

 

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