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Kyushu Travel Guide

Ukiha and Yanagawa one-day tour

 

Exploring the two most featured destinations in southern part of Fukuoka-prefecture.

Ukiha : Located in the Chikugo plain, spread out at the foot of Mino mountain range

Enjoy a breath taking view in Ukiha and a time-honored scenery, back to 100 years ago in Yoshii.

Yanagawa : The beautiful Canal town, recommended experience is Canal boat cruise

 


 

Traveling route

   

 


 

Tour conditions

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 4 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, Chinese or Korean speaking guide is accompanied

・Chartered vehicle is utilized such as a taxi or bus as per number of person

    if you use a taxi, a foreign language (English, Chainese or Korean ) speaking driver

    can be arranged. 

 


 

Itinerary  

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Ukiha

Visit Ukiha Inari Shrine

Exploring Shirakabe-dori Avenue

Lunch at Featured Restaurant, Shirakabe

Transfer to Yanagawa

Canal boat cruise 

Exploring Yanagawa

Back to Fukuoka-city

17:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to visit

 

Ukiha

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


 

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.


 

Yanagawa

Canal boat cruise 

Yanagawa Canal boat cruise is to board a small boat called the Donkobune and slowly 

go down the river skillfully maneuvered by a boatman with bamboo pole.

Ohana and Shotoen Garden

Listed on National Scenic Landmark, was built in 1697 as the villa of the Fourth Lord

Tachibana Akitora. At that time the region was called Hanabatake (Field of flower), so

the villa was named Ohana or Flower.


 

Birthplace of Hakushu Kitahara

Yanagawa is the birthplace of renown poet Hakushu Kitahara, whose accomplishments 

are marked by a memorial park and the many stone monuments bearing his works placed

throughout the city.


 

Featured tours 

Fukuoka-prefecture tours

・ Fukuoka-city one-day tour

・ Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

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

・ Kitakyushu-city / UNESCO Industry Revolution one-day tour        

Kitakyushu-city study 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 Round 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 

 


 

Chikugo region travel guide

 

Agricultural industries spreading in the Kyushu’s largest Chikugo plain

Chikugo region consists of Toho VillageAsakura AkizukiUkihaKurume,  Yame

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

    

 

 


 

Featured tours  

Fukuoka-prefecture tours

・ Fukuoka-city one-day tour

・ Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

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

・ Kitakyushu-city / UNESCO Industry Revolution one-day tour        

Kitakyushu-city study 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 Round 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 atinfo@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.

Mount Sarakura : Break taking panoramic view of  Kitakyushu-city can be enjoyed.

Higashida : The birth place of Japan’s Steel industry, UNESCO World Heritage

   Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

Kokura Caltle : Japanese traditional cultures were created here.

Mojiko Retro : Dr. Albert Einstein awarded Nobel Prize in Physic visited Moji in 1922,

   and he acclaimed that everything could see were Arts.

Konamon Pedstrian tunnel : Only the place in the world.  You can cross sea bottom

  of the strait on foot.

 


 

Travelling route

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Tour conditions 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 4 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, Chinese or Korean speaking guide is accompanied

・Chartered vehicle is utilized such as a taxi or bus as per number of person

    if you use a taxi, a foreign language (English, Chainese or Korean ) speaking driver

    can be arranged.    

 


 

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 at Higashida

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

 


 

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. ​

    Top area of the mountain

                   Cable car

                     Slope car

         Observatory area

            View from the summit

 

              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 World Heritage

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

 

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery


 

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.  

 


 

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. 

     

 

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.​

 

 

 

Kanmon Bridge

It is s a suspended bridge crossing the  Kanmon Strait, a stretch of water separating two of

Japan’s four main islands.  It is the 34th largest suspension bridge in the world with a central

span of 712 meters.​


 

 Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 

 


 

Featured tours  

Fukuoka-prefecture tours

・ Fukuoka-city one-day tour

・ Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

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

・ Kitakyushu-city / UNESCO Industry Revolution one-day tour          

Kitakyushu-city study 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 Round 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 

 


 

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 : 4 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, Chinese or Korean speaking guide is accompanied

・Chartered vehicle is utilized such as a taxi or bus as per number of person

    if you use a taxi, a foreign language (English, Chainese or Korean ) speaking driver

    can be arranged.   

 


 

Itinerary

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

 


 

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.


 

Mataichino shio

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

produced with Genkai sea water . 

     

 

Keya Cave cruise

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


 

Lunch at Keya area

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

Sea can be enjoyed.


 

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.

 

 

Anego-hama beach

One of the most beautiful beach in Itoshima, when walking on the sandy beach a mysterious 

sound like  ” kyu kyu ” comes out.


 

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.


 

Options

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.


 

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.


 

Featured tours  

Fukuoka-prefecture tours

・ 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 oneday tour

・ Kurume & Yame region one-day tour

Kyushu Round 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 

 


 

Fukuoka-prefecture travel guide

 

Fukuoka-prefecture only in Japan is selected by

CNN Travel as one of the top 19 places to visit in 2019  

Fascinating history. Incredible eats. Natural beauty. If the Japanese seaside city of Fukuoka

isn’t already on your radar, its time to recalibrate your Japan travel plans.

 

Fukuoka Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan on Kyushu Island. The capital is the city of

Fukuoka. It is the ninth most populated prefecture ( 5,111 thousand population) in Japan.

One of several host cities for the Rugby World Cup 2019, Fukuoka is the gateway to the

island of Kyushu. 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    

 


 

Featured destinations

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. 


 

Kitakyushu-city

Kitakyushu-city is blessed with spectacular & stunning natural feature and have one Natioanl
Park, and two Quasi-National Parks.  And the city is the Industrial Innovation city with many 
fascinating features.  The combination of industrial zones and rich nature areas are creating 
the most dynamic Night view in the World. The city announced to Camp site of Wales participating
in Rugby World Cup 2019.

 

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 Tenmangu shrines

in Japan


 

Yanagawa

A beautiful canal town 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. People started to live here since

ancient times and the agriculture and fishery have been engaged in by making Horiwari literary

means the artificial canal.


 

Itoshima

A Resort town belonging to Genkai Quasi-National Park located next to Fukuoka-city.

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.


 

Munakata and Fukutsu

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata Region

has been registered on the UNESCO Wlorld Heritage in 2016.

Munakata Region is located in the west part of Fukuoka-prefecture and facing to Genkai Sea.

The area are consist of Munakata, Fukutsu, Akama and Oshima Island.


 

Chikugo rejion

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

Chikugo region consists of Toho Village, Asakura, Akizuki, Ukiha, Kurume, Yame and Hoshono

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.


 

Featured tours  

Fukuoka-refecture tours

・ 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

Ukiha and Yanagawa 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 Round 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-prefectur

 


 

Mojiko Retro

 

Must visit distination 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. 

From Moji to Shimonoseki,

780 metre length tunnel

The border of Kyushu and

Honshu Islands

To Shimonoseki, Honshu

Island


 

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

Dalian friendship Memorial

Kitakyushu Commemorative

Library of International friendship

Kaikyo Dramaship 

A dramatic introduction to the

history of the straits

Idemitsu Museum

The Art Museum exhibits the

Idemitsu collection


 

  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


 

Featured tous

Fukuoka-prefecture

・ Fukuoka-city one-day tour

・ Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

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

・ Kitakyushu-city / UNESCO Industry Revolution one-day tour          

Kitakyushu-city study 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 Round 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 

 


 

Mount Sarakura

 

Mount Sarakura is the best scenic spot in Kitakyushu-city

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

along with Nagasaki from mount Inasa.

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. 

 

 


 

At the summit, 622 meter from the sea level, you are presented with a magnificent and spectacular

view of all over Kitakyushu-city.

Almost all the industrial, commercial and residential areas in Kitakyushu-city can be seen from the top

of the mountain.

     Top area of the mountain

        Observatory area

     Summit of the mountain


 

Day time view  

We offer you the magnificent and spectacular view.

  Munakata, Asiya and Yahata

    Yahata and Wakamatsu

    Tobata, Kokura and Moji


 

      From the Cable car

       From the Cable car 

                   Kokura 


 

               Higashida

            Wakato Bridge

        Kanmonkyo Bridge


 

Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal / Yawata Works

          Yahata area

             Tobata area

               Kokura area


 

Access to the summit  

Easy access to the summit by using the Cable Car and Slope Car.

 

Cable car station

 

Cable car

 

Slope car

Cable car

The longest cable car in Kyushu, the total length is 1,100 metre from the Moutain-foot Station to 

the Summit Station, connecting the elevation difference 440 metre in 5 minutes

Slope Car
The self-drived monorail, the inclination angle of the rail changes while running, but the floor is

always kept horizontally by the hydraulic control system. connecting the the total length of

159 metre rail in 3 minutes from the Cable Car Top Station to the Summit.

 


 

 Hiking 

 

You can also enjoy a Trekking instead of using Cable car and Slope car.

It takes about one and half hours on foot to top of the mountain from the Cable Car Station. 


 

 Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address

Yahata-higasiku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture

 

Access to

Cable car Station

20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station

70 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

 

Access to

Summit

10 minutes by Cable car and Slope car from Cable car station to the Summit

90 minutes on foot from Cable car station to the Summit

 

Sarakura yama

Cable car

Address of Cable car Station : 1481-1 Ogura, Yahata-higashiku, Kitakyushu-city

Operate from 10:00 to 18:00

No closng days

Round trip fare : JPY 1,200 (Cable car and Slope car are utilized) 


 

Featured tous

Fukuoka-prefecture  

・ Fukuoka-city one-day tour

・ Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

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

・ Kitakyushu-city / UNESCO Industry Revolution one-day tour          

Kitakyushu-city study 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 Round 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 

 


 

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


 

 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

 

Featured tours  

Fukuoka-prefecture tours

・ Fukuoka-city one-day tour

・ Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

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

・ Kitakyushu-city / UNESCO Industry Revolution one-day tour        

Kitakyushu-city study 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 Round 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 

 


 

Asakura travel guide

 

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.

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


 

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.


 

 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

 

Featured tours  

Fukuoka-prefecture tours

・ Fukuoka-city one-day tour

・ Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

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

・ Kitakyushu-city / UNESCO Industry Revolution one-day tour        

Kitakyushu-city study 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 Round 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 

 


 

Itoshima travel guide

 

The nearest Resort town from Fukuoka-city

Itoshima is surrounded Genkai Sea and Seburi Mountain. The beautiful Genkai Sea where the dynamic 

wave makes coast line scenery, and a traditional Japanese landscape in the rural area spreding

Mountain foot can be enjoyed.

 


 

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.


 

Anego-hama beach

One of the most beautiful beach in Itoshima, when walking on the sandy beach a mysterious 

sound like  ” kyu kyu ” comes out.


 

Keya Cave cruise

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


 

Shiraito Waterfall    
     

 

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.


Mataichino shio

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

with Genkai sea water.  

     

 

Lunch at Keya area

Featured seafood restaurant, Isonoya. Special seafood dish used fresh fishes caught in the Genkai Sea

can be enjoyed.


 

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.


 

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.


 

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.


 

 Location of Itoshima                

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address City hall : 1-1-1 Maebarunishi, Itoshima-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

30 minutes from JR Hakata Station by a vihecle 

using Fukuoka Urban Express Way and Nishi-kyushu High way

40 minutes by train from JR Hakata Station to Maebaru, Itoshima

Population 97,000   Population density 450

 

Feautured tours  

Fukuoka-prefecture tours

・ Fukuoka-city one-day tour

・ Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

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

・ Kitakyushu-city / UNESCO Industry Revolution one-day tour        

Kitakyushu-city study 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 Round 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