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Fukuoka-prefecture travel guide

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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.

 


 

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

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You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

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Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.    

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Itoshima one-day tour

 

A Resort town located next to Fukuokacity and facing Genkai Sea ; 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


 

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

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

 


 

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 

 


 

 HOME    About us   Our Services    Terms and Conditions

 


 

Yanagawa & Dazaifu one-day tour

 

Explores two popular destinations, Yanagawa & Dazaifu.

Yanagawa is the beautiful canal town where the Canal boat cruise and local cuisines can

be enjoyed. Dazaifu is the most recommended place to visit in Fukuoka-prefecture where

has 1300 years history, featured spot is Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine.

 


 

 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 Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Yanagawa  by a vehicle

   Canal boat cruise

Exploring Yanagawa : Ohana Shotoen Garden and Shopping

Lunch at  Yanagawa  : Unagi (eel ) cuisine or seafood cuisine of Ariake sea

Trasfer to Dazaifu by a vehicle

Exploring Dazaifu  : Shrine Approach path,  Komyozen-ji templeDazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Transfer to Fukuoka-city by a vehicle

17:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city

 

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

Sake breweries in Yanagawa

Kyushu National Museum

Site of Dazaifu Government Office

 


 

Where to explore

 

Yanagawa

The Beautiful Canal town Yanagawa located about 60km south of Fukuoka-city and is

a former Castle town facing the Ariake Bay and spreading in the Chikugo plain.

Canal boat cruise is most recommended experience.

 

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.

 

 

 Enjoy Canal boat cruise

 at the beautiful Castle town 

 

 A leisurely cruise along the

streets & houses which still

retain remnants of castle town

 

Hearing the boatman’s

explanation of the history &

landscape of Yanagawa

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.

 

 

Built as the villa of the Fourth

Lord Tachibana Akitora

 

A 3300 square meters

Japanese style garden

 

Western style building

built in 1910


 

Lunch at Yanagawa  

 

Eel cuisines

Yanagawa is the birthplace of Steamed Eel that has more than 300 years history.

There are many restaurants which have their long history and each restaurants have

been keeping the traditional source and brand value.

 

Local delicacies 

Yanagawa is facing to Ariake Sea where many fresh and unique fishes are caught.

Japanese cuisine using local delicacies is also reccomended. 

 

 

 Featured Ariage Sea food

 Restaurant, Yoakejaya

 

 Typical Sea food meal used

  fresh and unique fishes

 

 Sushi, used fresh and unique 

 fishes caught in Ariake Sea


 

Dazaifu  

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. 

Dazaifu Temmangu Shrine

The Shrine dedicated to the deity of learning. Many Japanese visit the Shrine to pass the

examination successfuly. Built on the site of grave of Sugawara Michizane, who is deified

as the Deity of scholarship. The shrine is the headquarter shrine of 12,000 Tenmangu

shrines in Japan.

 

  

 

  Approch path to the Shrine,

  there are many gift shops

  and restaurants

 

Sacred Cow welcome you to

Shrine

 

 Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine,

 dedicated to the deity of

 learning


 

Komyozen-ji temple

The Zen temple famous for its beautiful stone garden built during the Kamakura period just

next to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine and is within walking distance of Nishitetsu Dazaifu station.

 

 

 Beautiful stone garden

 

 Japanese garden

 

 Temple bell


 

Option

 

Sake breweries in Yanagawa

There are two authentic Sake breweries where you can enjoy tasting in Yanagawa.

Yanagawa Shuzo Sake brewery founded in 1890 and Kikubijin Shuzo Sake brewery

founded in 1735.

 

 

  Yanagawa Shuzo

 

  Kikubijin Shuzo

 

   Kikubijin Shuzo


 

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).

 


 

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

 


 

 HOME    About us   Our Services    Terms and Conditions

 


 

Fukuoka one-day tour

 

The Heart of 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 or Local restaurants

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.

 

Local restaurants

There are many restaurants for lunch and dinner where you can enjoy authentic Japanese cuisines and

local specialties.

 

 

 

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

 


 

 HOME    About us   Our Services    Terms and Conditions

 


 

Kitakyushu one-day tour

 
The Industrial Innovation city 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.​

 


 

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

 

 


 
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Pottery experience at Koishiwara

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Make your own original Koishiwara-yaki pottery

Koishiwara-yaki is a type of Japanese traditional pottery in Koishiwara.

The history dates back to the 17th century, when the third Lord Kuroda Mitsuyuki (1628–1707)

invited potters from Imari, Saga-prefecture to Fukuoka.

 

 

Try your hand at making the famous local Koishiwara-yaki pottery at Ota-gama pottery,

by learning how to create your own piece of Koishiwara-yaki pottery.

 

 

 

Location of Toho village Koishiwara

 

  

 


 

General information

Address

Village hall ; 6425 Oaza-Hoshuyama, Asakura-gun, Fukuoka-prefecture

Access

70 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa-city

90 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Population 2,000   pupulation density : 39 / km2 

 

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Toho Village

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Hoshuyama district, a mountain area blessed with nature, Koisiwara district, pottery

industry representative of Kyushu.

 

Toho is a small village with a population of about 2,000 people in Fukuoka-prefecture,

and is located north side of Asakura-city. The Village consist of Hoshuyama district and

Koishiwara district. On July 5, 2017, the heavy rain disaster occurred in the northern part

of Kyushu, and Toho Village, both Hoshuyama and Koishiwara districts also suffered

great damages. Even, it takes a little time to return to previous conditions, you can enjoy

your journey here. 

 


 

Hoshuyama district

 


 

Koishiwara district

 

Koishiwara-yaki pittery

A type of Japanese traditional pottery in Koishiwara. The history dates back to the 17th century,

when the third Lord Kuroda Mitsuyuki (1628–1707) invited potters from Imari, Saga-prefecture

to Fukuoka

 

Furnace for pottery

Featured Pottery, Takatori-yaki Hachizan

Featured Pottery, Koisiwara-yaki Tsurumi Pottery


 

Lodge in the Ponta no mori (Ponta forest)


 

Gyoja sugi

The big Cedar, called Gyoja sugi, literary meaning is Religious Trainee Cedar planted more

than 600 years ago. Circumference length : 8.3 metre, height : 52 metre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Pottery experience at Koishiwara 

Make your own original Koishiwara-yaki pottery.

Try your hand at making the famous local Koishiwara-yaki pottery at Ota-gama pottery,

by learning how to create your own piece of Koishiwara-yaki pottery.

 

 

 

Location of Toho Village

 

  

 


 

General information

Address

Village hall ; 6425 Oaza-Hoshuyama, Asakura-gun, Fukuoka-prefecture

Access

70 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa-city

90 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Population 2,000   pupulation density : 39 / km2 

 

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Chikugo region travel guide

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

Chikugo region consists of Toho VillageAsakura Akizuki,  UkihaKurumeYame

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

 

    

 

 


 

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Yanagawa travel guide

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The Beautiful Canal town Yanagawa

Yanagawa is located about 60km south of Fukuokacity and is a former Castle town facing the

Ariake Sea and spreading in the Chikugo plain. Current main industries are tourism, fishery and

agriculture.

 

Canal is feature of Yanagawa

It had been constructed for people’s lives and agriculture since ancient time and also used for the

moats of the Castle. Surprisingly the total length of the canal is 60 km. Now the canals of the

Yanagawa-city including former Castle town are used as Canal boat cruise for sightseeing.

 


 

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.

 


 

Local cuisine 

 

Eel cuisines in Yanagawa

Yanagawa is the birthplace of Steamed Eel that has more than 300 years history. There are many

restaurants which have their long history and each restaurants have been keeping the traditional

source and brand value.

 

 

Local delicacies 

Yanagawa is facing to Ariake Sea where many fresh and unique fishes are caught.

Japanese cuisine using local delicacies is also reccomended

 


 

Sake breweries

There are two authentic Sake breweries where you can enjoy tasting in Yanagawa.

Yanagawa Shuzo Sake brewery founded in 1890 and Kikubijin Shuzo Sake brewery founded in 1735.

 

     Yanagawa Shuzo

           Kikubijin Shuzo

            Kikubijin Shuzo


 

Yanagawa Sagemon Festival

The festival is held from February 11 through April 3 in Yanagawa. Hina dolls are displayed by families

with girls to pray for safe growth of their children, in Yanagawa.

 

 


 

 Location of Yanagawa

 

 

 


 

General information  

Address City hall : 87-1 Honmachi, Yanagawa-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

70 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

50 minutes by Nishitetsu train from Nishitetsu Tenjin (Fukuoka)

Transportation Nishitetsu train
Population 66,000   Population density 850

 

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Fruits harvest experience

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Let’s enjoy harvesting Fruits

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.

 


 

Strawbery : December through May, in Ukiha and Yame

 

  

 

Grape : August to bignning of October, in Ukiha and Tanushimaru 

 


 

Persimmon : Middle of October to biginning of December, in Asakura, Ukiha and Tanushimaru 

 


 

AppleAugust to December, in Asakura and Kama 

 


 

Kabosu, September to October in Bungo-ono, Oita-prefecture

 

 


 

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