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Kyushu Travel Guide in Japan

Fukuoka one-day tour

 

Fukuoka-city is the Heart of Kyushu. The biggest city in Kyushu and the energetic city

bustling as the center of Kyushu’s politics, economy, culture, fashion as well as tourism.

Fukuoka-city has many kind of fascinating tourist attractions and abundant tourism

materials which are different from the other destinations in Kyushu. For this tour, we take

you to historical places and local traditional areas for introducing the real Japan.

 


 

 Location of Fukuoka-city    

 

   

 


 

Tour conditions 

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

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

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary  

 

9:00 depart the Hotel in Fukuoka-city

Kushida Shrine

Hakata Machiya Furusatokan

Tochoji temple

Exploring Kawabata-dori Shopping Street

Lunch :Ramen stadium

Fukuoka Castle Ruins

Yusentei Garden, enjoy tea ceremony

16:00 Arrive the Hotel in Fukuoka-city

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as a option.

Seaside Momochi

Marine World Uminonakamichi

Nokonoshima Island

Fukuoka Chuo Wholesale fish Market

 


 

Where to explore


Kushida Shrine

The most exciting summer festival in Kyushu, Hakata Gion Yamagasa is held in the shrine

in July. The tall Kazari Yamakasa, a luxuriously decorated float, is always displayed which 

was constructed without using even a single nail.

 

 

 Shrine main building

 

 Sacred Crane Well

 

 Hakata Gion Yamakasa

 decoration


 

Hakata Machiya Furusatokan

It is a folk museum depicts the life and culture of Hakata Fukuoka. Exhibition hall, many

faces and facets of the Hakata way of life can be found, Machiya hall, is a superb example

of traditional architecture and has been moved here and restored to provide a glimpse into 

the past.

 

 

 The museun is located next to

 Kushida Shrine

 

 Exhibition hall

 

 Hakata doll


 

Tochoji Temple

The Temple was founded in 806 by Kobo-daishi Kukai and it is the oldest temple of the

Shingon sect in Japan that  Kobo-daishi set up. The Fukuoka Daibutsu called Great Buddha 

of Fukuoka completed in 1993 stands 10.8 meters tall and is the largest seated wooden 

image of Buddha in Japan.

 

 

 

 Five-story pagodo

 

 

 

Head temple of Shingon

Buddhism Kyushu sect 

 

 

 Garaves of Kuroda Lord


 

Kawabata-dori Shopping Street

Japanese traditional Shopping Street where you can find a lot of Cool Japan. The entrance of the

shopping street is located next to Kushida Shrine. Approximately 130 shops built in the 400 metre

arcade. There are also souvenir shops including Hakata dolls, shops collected Hakata Gion

Yamakasa goods. ​Enjoy lunch, Hakata Ramen at the birth place of Nagahama Ramen.

 

 

 Entrance of Shopping

 arcade

 

130 shops in the 400 metre

arcade including souvenir shops

 

 

  Birth place of Nagahama

  Ramen


 

Lunch, Ramen Stadium

Ramen Stadium isn’t really a stadium as the name suggests, but a food court on the fifth floor

of Canal City’s Cinema Building. It carries not one, but eight famous ramen stalls that serves

different ramen styles from across Japan. Ramen Stadium has eight ramen stalls with ramen

from Hakata, Kurume, and as far as Tokyo, Kyoto, and Sapporo.

 


 

Fukuoka Castle Ruins

Fukuoka castle, was built in 1601.  Part of stone wall and canal, and the Tamon tower are

still left intact as they were back then. There is also a nice view of the city from the former

main Parts of the castle’s former moats were used to construct nearby Ohori koen Park.

 

 

 

 Remaining Tamon tower

 

 

 Stone wall of the Castle

 

 

 Magnificent view of

 Fukuoka-city


 

Yusentei Garden

The Japanese traditional Garden; it was originally built in the 1754 for Kuroda Tsugutaka

who was the lord of Fukuoka clan. You can feel Japanese traditional cultures and enjoy

Tea Ceremony.

 

 

The time-honored Japanese

 garden

 

Beautiful lake, colorful carp

swimming

 

 Traditional Japanese room,

 enjoy Tea Ceremony


 

Option

 

Seaside Momochi

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

 

Seaside Momochi area

 

Fukuoka Tower

 

Seaside Park & Marizon 

 

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin

 

Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top

 

 

A complex facility for wedding

hall, shops and restaurants


 

Marine World Uminonakamichi

The aquarium focuses on the aquatic life found around Kyushu. The main tank is a huge,

seven meter deep pool filled with all different kinds of marine life including over 120 sharks

of 20 different varieties. There are also several outdoor tanks where you can experience

feeding dolphins and sea lions.

 

 

Marine World Uminonakamichi

facing to Hakata bay

 

 Dolphines and sea lions Show

 

 Different kinds of marine life

  can be enjoyed

 


 

Nokonoshima Island

In the middle of Hakata Bay Beautiful flowers can be enjoyable throughout the year.

Rapeseed blossom, Cherry blossom, Livingstone daisy Poppy, Rhododendro, Marigold,

Hydrengea, Plumed cockscomb, Dahlia, Sunflower, Cockspur coral tree Bougainvillea,

Scarlet sage, Cosmos, Dahlia, Autumn leaves, Scarlet sage, Japanese narcissus,

Japanese camellia, Plum.

 

 

Breathtaking panoramic

view of Hakata bay

 

Beautiful flowers can be

enjoyable throughout the year

 

  Flower garden

 

 


 

Fukuoka Chuo Wholesale fish Market

Well known as the Kitchen of Hakata dealing with fresh sea food. 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.

 

 

 Tuna Cooking show

 

 Enjoy Tuna sashimi

 

 Wholesale Market is open

 to the public


 

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 

 


 

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

 


 

Mojiko Retro

 

What Dr. Einstein acclaimed Moji.

Dr. Albert Einstein awarded Nobel Prize in Physic visited Moji in 1922, and he acclaimed

that everything could see were ARTS.

 

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. Time have changed but architectural remainder like 
the former Moji Customs Building from 1912, the wooden Mojiko Station Building from 1914,
and the former Osaka Mitshi O.S.L Line building from 1917 in Moji-ko Port Retro area remain 
as symbols and attractions.

 


 

Where to explore  

 

Kanmonkyo bridge 

The suspended bridge crossing the Kanmon Straits, a stretch of water separating two of Japan’s

four main islands. On the Honshu Island side of the bridge is Shimonoseki and on the Kyushu

Island side is Kutakyushu.

 

 

View from Mekari Observatory

 

Kitakyushu, Kyushu Island 

 

Semonoseki, Honshu Island


 

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. 

 

 

 

 

Moji, Kyushu Island side  

 

  Cross the strait on foot

 

 

  Shimonoseki, Honshu Island

  side  

 


 

Mitsui Club

It was built by the Mitsui Co., Ltd in 1921 as a reception centre and to provide accommodation for

VIP’s.   Albert Einstein (1879-1955), one of the world’s most famous theoretical physicists, stayed

here during his visit to Japan with his wife in 1922.

 


 

Blue Wing Moji

This bridge, made in 2003, is the only pedestrian draw bridge in Japan, and is one the

most popular photo spot in Mojiko Retro. The length of the bridge is 108 meters and 

it is opened 6 times a day at 10h, 11h, 13h, 14h, 15h and 16h.​

 


 

Kyushu Railway Museum

It is a railway theme park organized by JR Kyushu, showing the history of Kyushu Railways.

The display of steam locomotives and old trains used by Kyushu Railway is fascinating and 

always evokes feelings of nostalgia among visitors.

 


 

Kaikyo Plaza

The shopping area in the Mojiko Retro district located by the sea. “Full of a romance market which

stir up forgetting contentment” is the direct translation of the concept Kaikyo Plaza is based on. 

The area has a very romantic ambience and evokes feeling of nostalgia and contentment that will 

never be forgotten. 

 


 

Mojiko Station

 

 

JR Kyushu started here,

Japan’s important cultural 

property

Mitsui O.S.K Line Building

 

 

Octagonal observatory

and vivid orange-colored

walls

Mojiko Retro Observatory 

 

 

103 metre-high observatory.

magnificent views of the

Mojiko


 

Local Cuisines

 

Kawara Sobe

Kawara soba is a local cuisine which Soba noodles and meat are cooked together

on a Kawara (stone roof tile) and dipped into a special sauce when eating it.

It is said that the hints were obtained from the time when during the Seinan civil

war in 1877, soldiers of Satsuma who surrounded the Kumamoto castle used kawara

(stone roof tiles) to cook wild plants and meat.

Yaki curry

Yaki curry latterly means baked curry and is local cuisine in Moji which is curry with rice

topped with cheese and/or egg heated in oven. The melted cheese and soft-boiled egg

combine with the spicy curry to enhance its flavor even more.

 

 

  Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 

 


 

 General information  
Address Minato-machi, Moji-ku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

A short walk from JR Mojiko Station

25 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station

70 minutes by a vehicle from JR Fukuoka-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from JR Usa

100 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu

110 minutes by a vehicle from JR Yufuin


 
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 

 


 

Kitakyushu one-day tour

 
Kitakyushu-city is the Industrial Innovation where greatly contributed to Japan’s 
industrial modernization. And also is blessed with spectacular & stunning natural 
feature. The tour explore the many featured places in Kitakyushu-city.

 


 

Travelling route

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Tour conditions 

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

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

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary 

 

8:30 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Kitakyushu-city 

Go up to Mount Sarakura by Cable Car and the Slope Car

Enjoy magnificent and dynamic view from Mount Sarakura

Visit Higashida : UNESCO World Heritage /  Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution 

Lunch Local cuisines

Visit Kokokura Castle

Explore Mojiko Retro

  Konamon Pedstrian tunnel : cross to the Shimonoseki on foot

Transfer to Fukuoka-city by vehicle throug Kanmon Bridge

17:30 Arrive Fukuoka-city

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as a option.

Manga Museum and Aru Aru City

Mount Sarakura night view 

Hiraodai karst plateau 

TOYOTA Motor Kyushu

Kawachi Reservoir

 


 

Where to explore 

 

Mount Sarakura

The hight of the mountain is 622 meters from sea level. In 10 minutes, you can reach the 

summit from the Cable Car Station using the Cable car and the Slope car.  At the top you

are presented with a magnificent and spectacular view of Kitakyushu. ​

 

  Cable car, a 5 minutes ride

  from Mountain foot station to

  Slope car station

  Slope car, a 3 minutes ride

  from Slope car station to

  summit of Mount Sarakura

   Enjoy a magnificent view

   from the summit


 

Higashida

Japan’s modern steel industry was started as Yawata steel Works at Higashida district

in 1901. Since then, the Works greatly contributed to Japan’s industrial modernization

until rapid  postwar economic growth. The three sites in Higashida have been registered

on UNESCO World Heritage  as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

 

UNESCO WorldHeritage

 

 

Site of Japan’s Meiji Industrial

Revolution, First Head Office of

the Steel Works 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

 

 

Only the Blast  Furnace in the

world which preserved as it

was

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery

 

 

Museum of Industrial

Technology, based on this

theme of “innovation”


 

Kokura Caltle

Fukuoka–prefecture only in Japan is selected by CNN Travel as one of the top 19 places

to visit in 2019And the Photo of Kokura Castle is used for introducing Fukuoka-prefecture

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.  

 

 

 

 Castle tower, land mark in

 Kitakyushu-city

 

 Moat around Castle tower

 

 Kokura Castle Garden, former

 site of lord’s guest house


 

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 is visited by more 

than 2 million tourists a year. Moji-ko Port flourished following its 889 designation as a

Special National Port for exporting coal and other products. 

 

 

 

 Mitsui Club, Dr. Albert Einstein

 stayed in 1922

 

 

Kaikyo Plaza, the shopping

and restaurant area

 

 

 Time back to 100 year ago,

 enjoy romantic atomosphere

 and beautiful harbor


 

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. the Kanmon Pedestrian Tunnel, which enables people to 

cross on foot, the “ferries”, and the like.​

 

 

 

 

Moji, Kyushu Island side  

 

  Cross the strait on foot

 

 

  Shimonoseki, Honshu

  Island side  


 

Lunch, local cuisines to be slected from the following

 

Kawara Sobe

Kawara soba is a local cuisine which Soba noodles and meat are cooked together

on a Kawara (stone roof tile) and dipped into a special sauce when eating it.

Yaki curry

Yaki curry latterly means baked curry and is local cuisine in Moji which is curry with rice

topped with cheese and/or egg heated in oven. The melted cheese and soft-boiled egg

combine with the spicy curry to enhance its flavor even more.

 

Nagahama Ramen, Tonpei

 

 

Eel Restaurant, Chikurintei

 

 

Opotion

 

Manga Museum and Aru Aru City 

Manga Museum is located next to JR Kokura station. The museum is located on the 6th 

floor of Aru Aru City, a multi-floored shopping mall devoted to products and services for 

anime, manga, idol culture, and cosplay fans, a kind of Harajuku in miniature.

 

 

 Manga Museum and Aru Aru

 City next to JR Kokura station

 

 Best known Manga writer

 Reiji Matsumoto

 

  Aru Aru City, a multi-floored

  shopping mall


 

Kitakyushu is the dynamic city where one million people are living and working, is creating

the beautiful Night view which you have never seen before. The night view from the mount

Sarakura is chosen the three major Night View in Japan. The area of Night view is the largest

in the World ; about 40km east to west and 10km south to north and also the number of

lighting to create the night view is the largest in the World. 

 
 
The most dynamic night view in the World

 


 

Hiraodai Karst Plateau & Caves 

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.  

 

 

The limestone stands in row

like a flock of sheep in a vast

meadow and dolines 

 

The Plateau offers a different

views in each of the four

seasons

 

Senbutsu limestone cave,

the largest limestone caves

in Hiraodai Karst Plateau


 

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.

 

 

Introduce the car manufacturing

process

 

Exhibition hall at visiter

Center

 

Visit Lexus manufacturing line

and learn KAIZEN in TOYOTA


 

Kawachi Reservoir

The first-class civil construction heritage completed in 1927, the triggered the registration

of World Cultural Heritage of Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.  The Kawachi

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

was constructed at the Okura River and upper stream of the dam was expanded and 

making the 7milion cubic metre reservoir.

 

 

Reservoir, constructed for the

industrial water supply to

Yawata Steel Works

 

Unprecedented design in the 

world has been applied to

harmonize with nature 

 

First-class civil construction

heritage

 

 


 
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 

 


 

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

 


 

Kitakyushu / UNESCO Industrial Revolution One-day tour

 

Kitakyushu-city is the birth place of Steel Making Industry in Japan and contributed

greatly to the development of the Japanese industry modernization.

The four sites of Yawata Steel Works in Kitakyushu area have been inscribed on

UNESCO World Heritage as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution in 2015.

 

This tour introduce how Kitakyushu-city contributed to Japan’s industrial modernization

with unprecedented speed in the world and also the history to Environmental Future

City can be learned while visiting World Heritage sites and related Industry Heritages.

 


 

 Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 

 

 


 

Tour conditions 

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

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

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary  

 

8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Kitakyushu-city using Kyushu Expressway, 1 hours 

Visite World Heritage and related site in Kitakyushu

 Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery Studio   → Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

 First Head Office the Steel Works  UNESCO World Heritage

Lunch at Otani-kaikan Hall

Kawachi Reservoir  → Minami Kawachi bridge

Onga River Pump Station UNESCO World Heritage

Transfer to Fukuoka-cuty

18:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to visit  

 

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery Studio

Museum of Industrial Technology, in April 2007, based on this theme of “innovation,

” the Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery & Studio (KIGS) opened in Yahata, Higashida, 

where Japan’s mordern steel industry operation was started. 

 

Museum Building

World Heritage,

Meiji Japan’s Industry Revolution

Introducing Industry innovation

history of Japan


 

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.

 


 

First Head Office of the Steel Works

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.

 

World leading rails producing

in the Steel Works

First Head Office building

registered on the World Heritage

Observation deck of the

World Heritage


 

Otani-kaikan Hall

Built in 1927, opened as an employee club of the then-owned Yawata Steel Works

The western-style building of Art Deco style architecture. 
The Hall building received the Kitakyushu City Architectural Culture Award in 1989. 

 


 

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 and  

the volume 7milion cubic metre reservoir.

 


 

 Minami Kawachi-bashi bridge

The only remaining lenticular truss bridge in Japan  ( lens type truss bridge), located at the south
side of Kawachi Reservoir and it was designed by Hisanori Numata.
This shape and color really harmonize with nature and become a symbol of the Iron town Yahata.
 

 

Onga River Pump Station

Built in 1910 on the east bank of the Onga River.
It served, and still serves, to deliver industrial water to Yawata via an 11.4 km pipeline.

This supply is integral to the steel production process and was necessary to cope with the 

1st phase expansion of the Imperial Steel Works.

 

 Onga River

 Onga River Pump Station

 Water piping to the Steel Works


 
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 

 


 

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 

 


 

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.

 


 

Authentic Japanese restaurant, Shirakabe

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

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.

 


 

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


 

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.

 


 

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


 

In the harvest time, the northern Kyushu boasts many area with beautiful fruit orchards.

Fukuoka is one of the leading fruit-producing prefecture in all Japan.
The fruit production in Fukuoka is primarily concentrated in the southern Chikugo region

such as Ukiha, Asakura and Tanushimaru.

 

 

 

 Location of Ukiha

 

  

 


 

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

 

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Asakura travel guide

 

It is a thriving area of agriculture in Chikugo region, Fukuoka-prefecture  where has rich nature

and many historical heritages. And also there is a Onsen Resort along the Chikugo River.

The modern city of Asakura was established on March 20, 2006, from the merger of the former town

of Asakura, absorbing the city of Amagi, and the town of Haki. Asakura is located in south central

Fukuoka Prefecture and is spreading in the Chikugo plains of the Chikugo River basin which is the

big river in Kyushu.

 


 

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


 

Asakura Triple Water Wheel

Asakura is the only area in Japan to use water wheels for irrigation. The irrigation system used the

Triple Water Wheel was completed in 1760. The water is supplied from Yamada weir in Chikugo 

through the canal to the Triple Water Wheel. And then the water distributed to each rice field by

Triple Water Wheel.

 


 

Yamada Weir

Only here in Japan,  the stone-covered Weir constructed.

Yamada weir is a construction for the irrigation system that water is supplied from Yamada weir

in Chikugo through the canal to the Triple Water Wheel to rice field.

The large and small stones are stacked against water flow, and leads water to the irrigation

canal while suppressing the momentum of the Chikugo River.

 

     Stone-overed construction

                 Yamada Weir

            Water supply area


 

Fujii Apiary

The apiary collecting honey while traveling with bees from Kagoshima to Hokkaido.

The Apiary was established in Asakura in 1909 and offers delicious Japanese milkvetch

honey and acacia honey, both of which have a deep and sophisticated taste.

 

 

 

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.

 


 

Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum   

The main exhibit room displays a few letters and other items of kamikaze pilots who died in battle.

One case has photos of about 50 kamikaze pilots from Tachiarai Air Base and includes the following

information on each pilot: name, unit, plane used, date of death, and air base of final sortie.

 


 

In the harvest time, the northern Kyushu boasts many area with beautiful fruit orchards.

Fukuoka is one of the leading fruit-producing prefecture in all Japan.
The fruit production in Fukuoka is primarily concentrated in the southern Chikugo region

such as Ukiha, Asakura and Tanushimaru.

 

 

 

Featured restaurant

Local cuisine, Eel restanrant

Chilugo region is one of the famous place for Eel cuisines along with Yanagawa.

Shogetu is the renown Eel restutant located along the Chikugo river side and establised

70 years ago.

 

 

 

 Location of Asakura

 

    

 


 

General information  

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

50 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

30 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Yaanagawa-city

90 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Population 50,700   Population density 205

 

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Dazaifu travel guide

 

Dazaifu is the highly recommended tourist destination near Fukuoka-city

Must visit place is Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine dedicated to the deity of lerning.

Dazaifu is a historical place, 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, including

ruins of the Dazaifu itself. 

 


 

Where to visit  

 

Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

 Entrance Gate  Main Building of Shrine Shamusho, Shrine office 
 

 

Approach to the Shrine  

Torii Gate  Approach path Approach path 
     

 

Starbucks at Approach path

The restaurant was designed by renown architecture designer Kengo Kuma in 2011.

The concept of the design is Harmony of Modern and traditional by natural material;

2000 cedar timber is assembled in a traditional wood structure without using nails.

Enjoy the luxurious time in the warmth of wood and the scent of coffee.

 


 

Daruma doll Gourd Ema tablet

 

Sacred Cow Entrance Bridge Chozusha, Purification place

 

Plum Blossoms

 

Umegae-mochi, local speciality

Umegae-mochi rice cake is a specialty of Dazaifu; rice cake filled with sweet bean paste,

stamped in the shape of plum blossom and baked lightly.

 


 

Featured restaurant, Shoseikan

The restaurant is located right behind the Dazaifu Shrine.

 

 

Komyozen-ji temple

The Zen temple famous for its beautiful stone garden

It was built during the Kamakura period just next to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine and is

within walking distance of Nishitetsu Dazaifu station.

 


 

Kyushu National Museum

Kyushu National Museum was opened in 2005 in Dazaifu-city next to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, 

as Japan’s fourth national museum after Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara.

 


 

Site of Dazaifu Government Office

Government site of Ancient Kyushu, Known as TOFURO, the site was used during the Nara

(710 to 794 AD) and Heian (794 to 1185 AD) period. The Dazaifu was responsible for supervising

Japan’s maritime frontier, as well as for administering the nine provinces and two island of the 

Saikaido (modern Kyushu).

 


 

Featured festival  

 

Kyokusui-no-en

Tenmangu’s history is recalled by events such as the New Years Exorcism, Fire Festival

(Oni-sube),  Kyokusui-no-en that means Spring Water Poetry Festival, and Jinko-shiki

(Annual God-Procession Festival) which takes place in the Autumn.

 


 

 Location of Dazaifu  


 

 


 

General information  

Address City hall : 1-1-1 Kanzeonji Dazaifu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

30 minutes by car using Fukuoka Urban Express Way from Fukuoka-city

35 minutes by Nishitetsu train from Tenjin (Fukuoka) to Dazaifu

Transportation Nishitetsu train
Population 72,000   Population density 2,400

 

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Kitakyushu Manga Museum and Aru Aru City

 

The Kitakyushu Manga Museum is located next to JR Kokura station.

 

 

The museum is located on the 6th floor of Aru Aru City, a multi-floored shopping mall devoted

to products and services for anime, manga, idol culture, and cosplay fans, a kind of Harajuku

in miniature.

 

The permanent exhibition area on the 6th floor concentrates on manga writers and artists who

have a connection with Kitakyushu; and while more than thirty are listed, the best known is Reiji

Matsumoto, who is also the honorary director of the museum.

 


 

The rest of the Aru Aru City shopping mall is devoted to shops and services for Japan’s pop youth

culture. There are lots of shops selling manga, anime DVDs, J-Pop CDs, computer games, trading

cards, as well as related paraphernalia such posters and figurines.

There are games arcades, an internet cafe, model car racetrack, a karaoke bar, and several cafes

and bars serving alcohol, as well as a full maid cafe.

 

 

There are numerous establishments offering services for otaku, including a rehearsal space with

a recording studio for budding musicians, an event space with a stage and lighting that can be rented,

and a cosplay studio where cosplayers can be photographed professionally in a variety of settings.

 

 


 

 General information   

Address 2-14-5 Asano Kokura-kita, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

a short walk from JR Kokura Station

70 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

100 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin


 

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Ichirano-no mori, Hakata Ramen

 

Let’s enoy Hakara Ramen.

 

Ichiran is an authentic tonkotsu ramen  (pork born soup ramen) restaurant, established

in 1960.  The ramen producing factory can be visited and various type of ramen can be

enjoyed at Ichiran-no-mori.

 


 

 Location of Itoshima       

         

 

 


 

General information  

Address 256-10 Matsuguma, Shima, Itoshima-city, FUkuokaprefecture
Access

15 minutes by a vehicle from JR Chikuzen-maebaru stastiont

40 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport

40 minutes by a vehicle from JR Hakata station

50 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

90 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

90 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Open hours 10:00 to 21:00
Admission fee

No fee is required

Days closed No closing days

 

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

 


 

Itoshima one-day tour

 

A Resort town belonging to Genkai Quasi National Park located next to Fukuokacity

Itoshima is facing Genkai Sea that the dynamic wave makes beautiful coast line scenery,

and on the other side is surrounded majestic Seburi mountain range makes beautiful 

country side landscape.

 


 

 Travelling route

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tour conditions 

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

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

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary

 

9:00 Depart Fukuokacity
Sakurai Futamigaura → Mataichino shio ( Salt producing plant)  
Keya Cave cruise → Lunch at Isonoya (sea food ) or Oyster Barbecue Hut
Sake brewery (Suginoya)  → Raizan Sennyoji temple 
Shopping (Ito saisai)
17:30 Arrive  Fukuokacity

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as option.

Shiraito Waterfall

Oyster Barbecue Hut

Ichirano-no mori, Hakata Ramen

 


 

Where to visit  

 

Sakurai Futamigaura

A beautiful sunset scenic spot at Genkai Sea, the place is selected as Japan’s 100 scenic 

beauty sunset beach.  Located in Genkai Quasi-National Park. The married rock is connected

by the large Shimenawa with 30 metre length and 1 ton weight. Male rock is 11.8 metre high

and Female rock is 11.2 metre hight.

 

 

The married rock is connected

by the large Shimenawa

 

A beautiful sunset scenic spot

at Genkai Sea

 

 Dynamic wave of Genkai

 Sea


 

Mataichino shio

The salt making plant by the ancient production method. A salt and a magnesium chloride are

produced with Genkai sea water . 

 

 

 

 Beautiful Genkai Sea

 

 

The salt making by the ancient

production method

 

 

 Enjoy shopping and beautiful

 scenery


 

Keya Cave cruise

The most largest basalt cave in Japan consist of octagon and hexagon columnar joints.

The entrance of the cave is 64 metre high and 10 metre width and the depth is 90 metre.

It is designated as one of three major Basalt caves in Japan

 

 

 Go to the Cave by boat

 

Octagon and hexagon

columnar joints

 

The most largest basalt cave

in Japan


 

Lunch at Keya area

Featured seafood restaurant, Isonoya. Special seafood dish used fresh fishes caught

in the Genkai Sea can be enjoyed.

 

 

 Located at beautiful

 fishery port

 

 Featured restaurant,

 Isonoya

 

 Sea food lunch


 

Sake brewery, Suginoya

There is the tasting corner,  let’s sample sake. Sake is unique Japanese liquor made by

fermenting rice. Suginoya was founded in 1870 in Itoshima.

 

 

 Authentic Sake brewery

 Suginoya

 

 Enjoy tasting and shopping

 

Suginoya was founded in

1870


 

Anego-hama beach

One of the most beautiful beach in Itoshima. Anego no Hama Beach is a beach of “singing”

sand that makes a squeaking sound when people walk on it. It is said that singing sand exists

only on clean beaches, and that 90 such beaches used to exist in Japan.  Today, however,

just 20 singing sand beaches remain due to environmental changes, making beaches like

Anego-hama a rarity.

 

 

 One of the most beautiful

 beach in Itoshima

 

Makes a squeaking sound

when people walk on it

 

Surfing also can be enjoyed


 

Raizan Sennyo-ji temple

One of the most famous temple in Fukuoka-prefecture known for being a great place for cherry

blossom viewing in the spring, and many people visit in the autumn to see the fall foliage.

The temple was founded in 725, Nara period by Seiga, who come from India as a priest

during the period. There is an Important Cultural Property which is the 4.8 meter wooden 

Avalokitesvara statue in the main hall. 

 

 

The temple was founded

in 725 by Indian priest

 

400 years of age big maple

tree

 

 

500 Arhat stone statues 

 

Options

 

Shiraito Waterfall

The waterfall is located near the source of Katsuki River. It’s 30 meters high. It is known for

clear water, and said to live Sansyouo. In front of the fall, a Banryu maple tree grows naturally

that lives more than 300 years. In autumn, lots of visitors come to see autumn leaves at the

pedestrian and the maple tree leaves.

 

 

 located near the source

of Katsuki River

 

 30 meters high waterfall

 

 Local restaurant


 

Oyster Barbecue Hut

Itoshima oyster growing up in the rich nature of mountain and sea. There are many Oyster

Barbecue Huts at five fishing harbours. The huts only open during the season, from end of

October to March or April.

 

 

Oyster Barbecue Huts located

at five fishing harbours

 

Simple in construction; just

big vinyl tents filled with a

few dozen tables

 

oysters, sazae (sea snails)

prawns, fishes & other

seafoods


 

Ichirano-no mori, Hakata Ramen

Ichiran is an authentic tonkotsu ramen or pork born soup ramen restaurant, established

in 1960.  The ramen producing factory can be visited and various type of ramen can be

enjoyed at Ichiran-no-mori.

 

 

  Ichiran-no mori entrance

 

  Ramen producing factory

  and Museum

 

 Ihiran Ramen, pork boen

 soup noodle


 

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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