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Kyushu Travel Guide in Japan

Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 3 days tour

 

Travelling Nagasaki-city, Unzen and Shimabara for the Hidden Christian sites

and related sites.

 

Japanese Christianity has a long history of continuing faith while coexisting with

Japanese traditional religion Shinto and General society. Japan’s unique practice

of the Christian faith continued even during the ban on Christianity. Hidden Christian

Sites in Nagasaki Regions bear unique testimony to the tradition of people and their

communities who secretly transmitted their faith in Christianity while surviving in the

midst of the conventional society and its religions during the time of prohibition.

 

The tour introduces how Christians have been continued their faith since Christianity

was propagated to Japan, by visiting Hidden Christian sites in Nagasaki-city,

Shimabara and Unzen.

 


 

 Location of Nagasaki-prefecture

 

   

 


 

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

・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and budget

    and the location is considered sightseeing, dinner and nightlife as well.

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

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Where to visit  

 

Day 1   Sotome & Nagasaki

 

Itinerary

 

Depart  Fukuoka-city

transfer to Nagasaki-city

Sotome areaMartyrdom of 26 Saints of Japan

Lunch at Nagaaski Wharf  or China Town

Oura Cathedral → Glover Garden → Mount Inasa

Stay at Nagasakicity

 


 

Sotome area Hidden Christian Site / UNESCO World Heritage

When he discovered the underground Christians, Petitjean realized that there were many other

Christians hiding in the Sotome region.

He appointed de Rotz as the parish priest of the Shitsu and Kurosaki districts.    

    

 

  Shitsu Church

 

  Former Shitsu Aid Centre

 

The Statue of Mary


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan

Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaki is the place of Martyrdom of 26 Japanese Saints.

The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by
crucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom is especially significant in the history
of the Catholic Church in Japan.
In 1950, Pope Pius XII designated this place as an official pilgrimage site for Catholics.
And Saint Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa visited here in 1982.
 

 

Nishizaka hill, the site of

Martyrdom in 1597

 

The martyrs said that 

” All people, bless God ! ”  

 

The 26 Japanese martyrs have 

been canonized in 1862


 

Lunch at Nagaaski Wharf or China Town

 

Nagaaski Wharf  

Elegant international & domestic tourist harbour. Made up of around 20 unique shops and

restaurants lined up at the water front, offering various choices such Japanese, Western,

and Italian cuisine, to beauty salons, outdoor shops and more.

 

China Town

Nagasaki China town at shinchi is one of the big three china town in Japan.

There are about 50 Chinese restaurants and many Chinese sundries shops in there.

 

 


Oura Cathedral   / UNESCO World Heritage

Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan. Built in 1865 under the supervision of the

French priest Bernard Petitjean. It was designated as a National Treasure in 1933 for its value 

as Japan’s oldest Gothic-style Cathedral.

 

 

Entrance gate of Oura

Cathedral

 

Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral building

 

Statue of Mary, at entrance of

Cathedral, installed in 1867

 

 

Glover Garden   / UNESCO World Heritage

The garden takes its name from Thomas Glover, his arms-importing operations played 
an important part in the Meiji Restoration, he built the first train line in Japan and he even

helped establish the first modern Mitsubishi ship yard.

 

 

Tomas Glover Residence,

World Heritage

 

Former Mitsubishi second

dock house

 

Overlooking of Nagasaki

harbour


 

Mount Inasa

It is a 333 meter high mountain in close distance to JR Nagasaki Station. The summit can

be reached by ropeway or car and offers great views over the city. And also, the magnificent

night views from Mount Inasa are ranked among Japan’s three best night views.

 

 

Veiw from Nagasaki harbor

 

View from the Summit 

  

 

World’s three great night veiw 


 

Stay

 

Nagasaki

Most Hotels are located close to the main street and walking distance from Nagasaki

tram stations. And you can find many restaurants around the Hotels.

 

 

 

 JR Nagasaki Station

 

 Main street of Nagasaki

 

 Nagasaki tram


 
Day 2  Nagasaki & Unzen
 
Itinerary
 

Transfer to Unzen

Visit Nita Pass  → Unzen Jigoku

Stay at Unzen

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as a option

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

 


 

Established in 1955 near the Ground Zero where the Atomic Bomb was dropped 

at 11:02 am on Aug. 09, 1945.

Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in front of the statue on August 9 every year and

the Mayor of Nagasaki makes the “Nagasaki peace declaration” for the whole world.

 

Peace Statue

 

 

Completed in 1955, ten years

after the atomic bombing

Peace Fountain

 

 

Reminds the tragic scene

unfolded shortly after the

dropped Atomic Bomb

Ground Zero

 

 

The Atomic bomb exploded

about 500m over the central 

monument               


 

Unzen, Nita Pass

Unzen is a beautiful mountain and Onsen resort, and was the first area to be designated as   

a National Park in Japan. At any time of the year the natural scenery of Nita-toge Pass in Unzen

is magnificent. Azaleas, green leaves, brilliant autumnal tints of maples and silver frost

represent each season of the year.

 

 

     Entrance to Nita pass

 

        Nita pass Observetory

 

  Rope way to Myoken mountain


 

Means Hell, is the number one attraction of Unzen with a peculiar smell of sulfur emitted

from the springs, and with white smoke rising from the ground over a wide area.

Unfortunately, this was once put into reality nearly 350 years ago during the time of 

religious persecution in Japan.  30 Japanese Christians, failing to renounce their faith

met their death here in the scalding spring of Jigoku.

 

 

Smoke rising from the ground

over a wide area

 

Martyrdom site of Christians

 

The Cross written the name of

six martyrs


 

Option

 

The Japan’s longest foot bath in Obama

Called “Hot foot 105  The length of foot bath is 105m which is same number of the hot spring

source temperature of 105 degree Celsius.

 

 

“ Hot foot 105 ” is the Japan’s

longest foot bath, 105 meter 

 

Hot spring source temperature

of 105 degree Celsius

 

Obama Onsen Resort, located

at the mountain foot of  Unzen 

Local specialities, Souvenir shop

 

 

Stay

 

Unzen Onsen Resort

There are 17 Hotels and Japanese style inns around Unzen Jigoku.

From every hotel,  beautiful scenery which changes by season can be enjoyed.

 

 

 Bus Center in Unzen Onsen

 Resort

 

 Many hotels arelocated around

 Unzen Jigoku

 

 

Each season brings a vivid

change to the appearance 

the face of Unzen


 

Day 3   Shimabara

 

Itinerary

 

Transfer to Minami Shimabara

Harajo Castle ruins ;  Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion

Shimabara Castle

Lunch at Shimabara

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Arriva at  Fukuoka-city

 

Option : the following site can be arranged as a option

Hinoe Castle Ruins

 


 

Harajo Castle ruins

The Battle field of Shimabara Rebellion which was a peasant uprising agaist bakufu’s

persecution of Christians under the leadership of Amakusa Shiro in 1637.  Christian farmers

rose in a riot due to their grievance about the oppression by Matsukura Shigemasa. The

Shogunate regarded this riot as Christian rebellion and sent its punitive force, therefore locked

themselves in the castle and with their leader Amakusa Shiro Tokisada fought against the

Shogunate. On February 27, 1638, he died in battle.

The following day, the castle fell. 37,000 Christians including women and children died a

violent death. 

 

 

Entrance to Harajo Castle

Ruins

 

Battle field of Shimabara

Rebellion

 

The Statue of Amakusa Shiro


 

Shimabara Castle

The castle was built in 1625 by the feudal load Matsukura Shigemasawho was regarded as

a master of Castle building. The castle, which took 7 years to complete, is also known as 

“Moritake Castle”.  It was an almost rectangular flatland castle built in the Renkaku-style.

 

 

Donjon of Shimabara Castle

 

Moat of the Castle planted lotus

 

Great stone wall of moat


 

Samurai Houses & Samurai street

Samurai was a term for the military nobility in pre-industrial Japan.

The Samurai houses in Shimabara along the old Samurai street nearby Shimabara Castle

were built in 18th century.

 

 

Samurai street

 

Samurai house

 

Japanese garden


 

Lunch at Shimabara, local delicacy food, Guzoni

Guzoni are said to date back to the Shimabara Rebellion of 1637 when the leader of the

uprising, Amakusa Shiro Tokisada, held a siege in Hara Castle with about 37,000 followers.
He made the local farmers provide the rebels with rice cake. The rebels gathered other

ingredients from the ocean and the mountains to put in the soup they cooked the rice cake

in, and thus were able to fight for three months sustained by nutritious food.

 


 

Option

 

Hinoe Castle Ruins         

During the period of the Southern and Northern Courts (1337-92), the Arima family ruling the

Shimabara Peninsula constructed a castle named Hinoe-jo.

The 14th lord, Harunobu (1567-1612) was a Christian daimyo and refurbished his castle into

a large scale which had gardens, a tea arbor and many rooms.

 

 

 Entrance of the Castle

 

 The castle made by Christian

 Daimyo, Arima Hironobu

 

  Remain stone walls around

  the site of the front gate


 

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Kyushu Travel Guide in Japan

 

Kyushu is a paradise of Japan travel like no others.

Kyushu has rich landscapes including nature and diverse cultures including food cultures.

It has a variety of histories all over Kyushu, and nature and urban are harmonized.

 

One of our most proud things in Kyushu is Japanese cuisines and local delicacies.

You can enjoy many different local dishes using fresh and unique ingredients in various

places during your travel.

Also you can meet a lot of amazing things what you have never experienced before.

 

The Kyushu Travel Guide provides information of 7 prefectures on the main island Kyusu.

Fukuoka-prefecture    Saga-prefecture    Naasaki-prefecture    Oita-prefecture 

Kumamoto-prefecture    Miyazaki-prefecture    Kagoshima-prefecture

 


 

The abundant​ local tourist information collected by our own

 

We have prepared tourist information shown on this site based on our own investigations

by visiting each destinations, tourist attractions, restaurants, shops, facilities and other places.

Further more, featured tourist destinations as well as numerous hidden gems shown

by photos which are taken by us.

 


 

What and where to enjoy in Kyushu

 

Kyushu is the destination like a Treasure Chest of Japan, you can enjoy what you want.

Unique experiences : Yanagawa Canal boat cruiceKeya Cave cruise, Gunkan-jima islamd cruise

    Amakusa cruise or dolphin watching , Sand bath, Wild horse watching, Beppu Hell tour,

    Foot bath in Beppu and Unzen Obama Japan’s three major night view of Kitakyushu and Nagasaki

    Aso tourist tramSake brewery in any places in Kyushu, Fruits picking in any places in Kyushu

Dynamic and beautiful Nature  : Amakusa, Unzen, Satsuma PeninsulaSakurajima Island

    Aso, Takachiho, Nichinan, HyugaOkubungo, Yufuin

Onsen experience : Shimabara, Unzen, Obama, IbusukiAsoKurokawa, Yufuin, Beppu

UESCO World Heritage  /  Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution : Kitakyushu, Omuta

    Kumamoto, Saga, Nagasaki, Kagoshima

UNESCO World Heritage / Hidden Christian Sites: Nagasaki, Shimabara, Unzen, Amakusa

UNESCO World Heritage / the Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated sites

 Munakata, Oshima island, Fukutsu    

Japanese Cultural Historical sites : Nagasaki, Shimabara, toKumamo, Chiran, Kagoshima,

 Kirishima, Obi, Mimitsu, Takachiho, Aso, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-city 

 


 

Featured destinations map of Kyushu in Japan

 

Japan’s southernmost Kyushu Island

consists of seven 

prefectures shown on the map

 

Red letter indicate prefecture

Black letter indicate destination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Fukuoka-prefecture 

 

Fukuoka-city

Kitakyushu-city

Dazaifu

 

 

Fukuoka-city is the Heart of

Kyushu, the energetic city

bustling as the center of

Kyushu’s politics, economy

culture and fashion

 

Kitakyushu is the second largest

city in Kyushu. World leading Environmental Future city, and

blessed with spectacular &

stunning nature.

 

Dazaifu is must visit place

in Fukuoka-prefecture has

1300 years history, featured

spot is Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine


 

Itosima

Yanagawa

Munakata & Fukutsu

 

Itoshima is the nearest Resort

town from Fukuoka-city.

The ara is surrounded Genkai

Sea and Seburi Mountain.

 

Yanagawa is a Castle town with

a beautiful Canals in the town.

Canal boat cruise is the most

exiting experience.

 

Munakata & Fukutsu is

UNESCO World Heritage towns,

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam

and Associated site


 

Asakura Ukiha Yame

 

Asakura is a thriving area of

agriculture with rich nature.

Harazuru is a Onsen Resort 

in Fukuoka-prefecture

 

Ukiha blessed with nature where

many orchards spread out in the

Chikugo plain. Must visit place 

Yoshii-machi, the time-honored

scenery, back to 100 years ago.

 

Yame including Hoshino Village

is the representative town of 

Japanese Tea cultication.

Also Yame is the Centre of

Japanese artificial crafts.


Saga-prefecture 

 

Saga-city

Karatsu & Yobuko

Takeo & Yreshino

 

 

Sagacity is  known as the

plece where it has made a

great contribution to the

Japanese Industrial Revolution

 

Karatsu was prospered from

ancient times as an important

trading port, Yobuko famous

for fresh squid cuisines

 

Takeo is a Onsen Resort,

located west of Sagacity,

and has 1200 years history

 


 

Arita Imari Kashima & Tara

 

Arita is famous for Arita

porcelain, one of the traditional

handicrafts of Japan, has 400

years old history.

 

Imari is most notable because

of Imari porcelain.

Okawachiyama porcelain

district is recommended to visit

 

Kashima is southern part of

Saga, facing to Ariake sea, 

Yutoku Inari Shrine is one of

the famous Inari shrine in Japan


 

Nagasaki-prefecture 

 

Nagasaki-city

Unzen

Shimabara

 

Nagasaki has many oversea

countries cultures and the

significant Japanese histories.

Natioanl isolation,  Hidden

ChristianJapan’s Industrial

ModernizationAtomic bomb

 

Unzen is a gentle Onsen Resort 

situated in the Unzen National

Park.  The Resort area was

originally developed for

foreigners as a place close to

Nagasaki.

 

Shimabara spreads in the foot

of  Mount Unzen and facing to

Ariake Sea. The region offers

various  things ; Castle town, Onsen, Nature and UNESCO

Hidden Christian site 


 

Sasebo & Huis Ten Bosch

Hirado  

 

Sasebo is the town surrounded

azure sea with breathtaking

99 islands scenery, and 

beautiful theme park

Huis Ten Bosch 

 

North West coast of Nagasaki-prefecture is a beautiful and

historic location full of interesting  Christian churches, white sandy beaches and an imposing castle.

 

 


 

Oita-prefecture 

 

Beppu

Yufuin

Kunisaki peninsula

 

Beppu is the Japan’s most

popular Onsen Resort,

the exciting experiences

Hell tour and  Foot bath

are recommended

 

Yufuin is a beautiful and tranquil

Onsen Resort harmonized with

nature. Yunotsubo Avenue ,

Kinrinko lake and Yufuin Floral

Village are worth to travel

 

Kunisaki peninsula is located

north-east side of

Oita-prefecture ; Trekking and 

onsen can be enjoed.

Tashibu-no-sho is listed on the

World Agricultural Heritage.


 

Usa & Ajimu

Nakatsu & Yabakei

Okubungo region

 

Usa & Ajimu is located at the

base of Kunisaki peninsula and

spreading around Usa Shrine.

it has long been holy ground to 

both Shinto & Buddhist activities

 

Nakatsu is a Castle town,

Yabakei offers dynamic rock

formations at the valleys along

Yamakuni River

 

Okubungo is a Nature-blessed

region at Ono River basin, the

northern part is surrounded by

Aso & Kuju Mountains


 

Kumamoto-prefecture 

 

Kumamoto-city Aso  

Kurokawa Onsen 

 

 

Kumamoto is the third largest

city in Kyushu.Must visit place

is Kumamoto Castle listed on

the three great castle in Japan

 

Aso gives unforgettable

experiences, the active volcano

Mount Aso and world’s largest caldera offer a lot of excitements

 

Kurokawa Onsen is one of the 

best places to enjoy the 

atmosphere of old fashioned

Onsen in Japan.


Amakusa

Hitoyoshi

Minamata

 

Amakusa is an archipelago

located west side of Kumamoto, beautiful landscape, seafood &

local delicacis, marine activities

 

Hitoyoshi is a castle town along

rapid stream Kuma river, Onsen

resort, river boat riding, steam locomotive, limestone cave.

 

 

Minamata is located west coast

of Kyushu and faces Amakusa

islands; beautiful landscape,

sea food, Onsen resorts 


 

 Miyazaki-prefecture

 

Takachiho

Hyuga 

Miyazaki & Nichinan

 

Takachiho has the dynamic 

Takachiho Gorge and and the

birthplace of Japanese

mythology, Takachiho shrine

and Amano Iwato shrine

 

Hyuga offers spectacle art

collection of exposed Rocks

created by raging wave of

Hyuga Sea, Japanese

traditional fishery port Mimitsu

 

Miyazaki & Nichinan facing to

Pacific Ocean, subtropical

region; Ocean Resorts,

wild animal, historical places,

beautiful landscape


 

 Kagoshima-prefecture 

 

Kagoshima

Sakura-jima Island

Ibusuki & Satsuma

peninsula

 

Kagoshima largest city in

Southern Kyushu and greatly

contributed modernization of

Japan. UNESCO World

Heritage site & Active volcano

Sakura-jima are to be visited.

 

An active strato volcano with

three peaks, Kita-dake, 

Naka-dake and still active

Minami-dake.

 

Ibusuki is the Onsen Resort

is most famous for Sand bath

place in Japam located at a

sand in Kinko bay. Many unique

tourist attractions in Satsuma

peninsula can be offered.


 

Chiran

Kirishima

Cape Sata

 

Chiran called a small Kyoto in

Kagoshima, offer a fine

collection of Samurai houses

and gardens. Another featured

place to be visited is

Chiran Peace Museum

 

Kirishima is an Onsen Resort

located in the mountain foot of

Kirishima. Kirishima Shrine is

one of the most beautiful shrine

in Kyushu surrounded by forest

 

The southernmost Cape of

main land Japan at 1′ 00″ 

latitude. Cape Sata is home

to many sub-tropical flowers.

 


 

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

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

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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

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Kitakyushu travel guide

 

Kitakyushu is the second largest city in Kyushu and World leading Environmental Future city

and blessed with spectacular & stunning nature.

 

The city is the Industrial Innovation city greatly contributed to Japan’s Industrial modernization.

Now Kitakyushu offers a lot of sightseeing spots such as scenic beauty places,

UNESCO World Heritage of Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution , Industrial heritages,
placed introduce cultures of people living there, and various historic sites.  
 
The city is blessed with spectacular & stunning nature feature surrounding mountain
and Seto inland Sea as well as Genkai Sea, and is located in the Seto Inland Sea

National Park, Kitakyushu Quasi-National Park ( Mount Sarakura and

Hiraodai Karst Plateau) and Genkai Quasi-National Park.

And the city is the Industrial Innovation city with many fascinating features.  
 

 
Three Major Night View of Japan from Mount Sarakura to be experienced.
The beautiful night view is created by combination of industrial zones and rich nature areas.
 
 
 The Three Major Night View of Japan  
 

 
Kitakyushu-city is the Camp site of Wales participating in Rugby World Cup 2019.

 

Featured Tourist Destinations  

 

Kokura  

 

Kokura Castle

 

 Kokura Castle Garden River Walk Kitakyushu 

 

Kitakyushu’s land mark, walking

distance of Kokura Stations

 

Former site of lord’s guest house

located next to Kokura Castle

 

A large commercial facility near  

Murasaki River & Kokura Castle


 

Tanga market 

 

Uomachi & Kyumachi Manga Museum

 

A typical Japanese market, 

the kitchen of Kitakyushu-city

 

A down town arcade shopping

streets to JR Kokura Station

 

Introduces the history of manga

with a focus on artists who

have affiliations to Kitakyushu


 

Moji  

 

Mojiko Retro

 

 

The exotic district, developed 

as International trading Port  

Kanmon bridge

 

 

The suspended bridge crossing

the Kanmon Straits

Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

 

 

Only the place in the world,
can be crossed the strait on foot


 

Higashida & Industrial Heritages  

 

Higashida district

 

 

Birth place of Steel Making

Industry in Japan 

First Head Office

 

 

UNESCO World Cultural Heritage

Built in 1899, ahead of production

facilities

Higashida No.1 BF

 

 

It contributed greatly to the 

development of the Japanese

steel industry and was used until 1972


 

Yahata port

 

 

Japan’s Modern Steel Works

history started here.

Kurogane Railway

 

 

Dedicated railway for Yawata

Steel Works connected between 

Yawata and Tobata.

Innovation Gallery

 

 

Theme of “innovation,” the 

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery

& Studio opened in Yahata,

Higashida


 

Kawachi Reservoir

 

 

The first-class civil construction 

heritage. The triggered the 

registration of UNESCO World  

Heritage.

Minami Kawachi bridge

 

 

The only remaining lenticular 

truss bridge in Japan ( lens type

truss bridge) 

Onga River Pump Station

 

 

Built in 1910 on the east bank of

the Onga River. It deliver the

industrial water to Yawata via an 

11.4 km pipeline.


 

Nature  

The city is blessed with spectacular & stunning natural feature, about 960,000 people are living

in the area spreding in river basins where surounding Sea and mountains.

The coastline belongs to Seto Inland Sea National Park and Genkai Sea Quasi-National Park

and also the city has Kitakyushu Quasi-National Park. 

 

Mount Sarakura

 

 

The best scenic beauty spot in Kitakyushu-city

Hiraodai Karst plateau

 

 

One of the three largest karst

plateau in Japan 

Kawachi Wisteria Garden 

 

 

Selected as a beautiful place

of the real world 10


 

Study tours to Kitakyushu   

The city of Kitakyushu is the birthplace of the modern Japanese steel industry which began

operation in 1901, and is now the world’s leading environmental future city.

Now it is called industrial and environmental city which is representative of Japan.

Therefore the various things can be learn here.

 



 

Local cuisines and featured restaurant

 

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

 

 

 Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 

 


 

General information  

Address

City hall ; 1-1 Jonai Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture

Cabinet designate city

Access

70 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport in Fukuoka-city

100 minutes by a vehiclefrom Saga-city

160 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

100 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

 

40 minutes by JR Express train from JR Hakata Station

19 minutes by JR Shinkansen (bullet train ) from JR Hakata Station  

Population 945,000            Pupulation density : 1.920 / km2 

 

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

 


 

Study tours to Kyushu

 

We are offering the Study tours for Schools, Universities, companies and any other groups.

Furthermore, we are also providing the excursion tours for the customers of International

conferences and company visit.

 

The places for the Study tours are Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-city and Nagasaki-city.

We have various themes of study such as Environment, Solid Waste management, Industry,

Science, Geography, Architecture, Economy, Christianity in Japan as well as World Peace. 

We are providing the Study tour as a package including the planning, arrangement of visiting

places, tour conductor and interpreter, transportation and accommodations.

  


 

What to learn

We are offering various type of study tour utilizimg the following learning resources,

environment requirement of learning.

 

Solid waste management & Recycling 

Kitakyushu-city is the advanced city of solid waste management in Japan.

Comprehensive solid waste management syetem can be learned from waste collecing

procedure at household to the final stage of waste treatment such as incineration, landfill

and recycling

 

 

 Eco Town Center

 

 

  Waste paper recycling

 

  Melting Furnace


 

Low Carbon Society / Kitakyushu-city

The city is promoting the low carbon society in Asia while taking leadership as the Environmental 

Future City.  The new generation technologies and the activities cooperated with Citizen to achieve

low carbon society can be learned.

 

 

 

Wind Power Generation

 

 

 Zero Emission Transportation

 System

 

 Solar Power Generation


 

Industrial modernization & KAIZEN strategy / Kitakyushu-city

Japanese industry at the end of 19th century was 200 years behind. Since Japan’s modern Steel 

Industry operation commenced in 1901 in Kitakyushu, Japan became the world’s leading 

industrialized country in only 100 years. There is the KAIZEN  strategy in the background to Japan

becoming an industrialrzed country at a rapid speed.

 

 

 Nippon Steel

 

 TOYOTA Motor Kyushu

 

 Yaskawa Electric


 

UNESCO World Heritageof Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revokution / Kitakyushu-city, Nagasaki

Steel Industry Heritages in Kitakyushu-city and Ship building and Coal Industry Heritagesin Nagasaki ;

those Heritages show the history of Japan’s Industrial modernization.

 

Kitakyushu

one-day tour

Nagasaki

one-day tour

Japan’s Industrial

modernization tour         

 

The birth place of Steel Industry

in Japan and contributed to the development of the Japanese industry modernization

 

The origin of Japan’s

modernization. Nagasaki

contributed for Shipbuilding

and Coal Mining

 

To learn how Japan has become the world’s most industrialized

country in the short period


 

UNESCO World Heritage of Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki Region

The unique testimony to the tradition of people and their communities who secretly transmitted their

faith in Christianity while surviving in the midst of the conventional society and its religions during

the time of prohibition.

 

One-day tour

3 days tour

 6 days tour

 

To show how Christians have

been continued their faith since

26 martyrs were crucified in

Nagasaki in 1597

 

To visit Nagasaki, Shimabara

and Unzen. Shimabara was the

Battle field of Shimabara

Rebellion

 

 To visit Sotome, Nagasaki

 Unzen, Shimabara, Amakusa

 Kumamoto and Hirado


 

World peace learning / Nagasaki

Disastrous War must not be repeated. The Atomic bomb exploded in Nagasaki at 11:02 a.m. 

on August 9, 1945. Let us swear World Peace in Nagasaki.

 

 

  Peace Statue

 

 

 Ground Zero 

 

  Atomic Bomb Museum


 

STEM Education field  / Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-city 

There are a lot of Museums and facilities where Science, Technology,

Engineering and Mathematics can be learned.

 

 

 Environmental Museum

 

 

 Kitakyushu Manga Museum

 and Aru Aru City

 

 Kitakyushu Innovation

 Gallery Studio


 

Architecture and construction design / Kitakyushu-city and Fukuoka

There are a lot of unique construction designed by renowned architects and civil engineers

that were constructed beginning of Japan’s Industrial modernization

The design philosophy of designers focused on the future can be learned.

 

 

  West Japan Industrial

  Club

 

 

  Minami Kawachi-bashi

  bridge

 

  Kawachi Reservoir


 

Geography   /  Kitakyushu

Geography is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitantsand

phenomena of Earth. Kitakyushu has unique geographical features, therefore Earth and its

human and natural complexities and also how they have changed and come to be can be learned.

 

 

  Hiraodai Limestone Caves 

 

  Sone Tideland

 

  Hiraodai karst plateau 


 

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

 

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 

 


 

Solid waste management tour in Kitaykushu

 

Japan is a global leader in the development and application of environmental policy in the

waste sector and Kitakyushu-city is the advanced city of solid waste management in Japan.

In Kitaykushu-city, the comprehensive Solid waste management system and Recycling

technologies can be learned from waste collecting procedure at household to the final stage

of waste treatment such as incineration, landfill and recycling. 

 


 

Tour conditions 

The tour is the tailor-made study tour exclusively for your group

What to learn

  Comprehensive Solid waste management system and Recycling technologies

Number of perticipant : from 5 to 40

Tour duration : 2 days ( one-day tour can be arranged if required ) 

Study tour planning and arrangement :

Tour guide and interpreter (English ) : Japan KYUSHU Tourist

Transportation : a chartered vehicle

 


 

Itinerary

 

Day 1

8:30 leave hotel in Kitakyushu

Eco Town Center

Hiagari Recycling Center for waste cans and bottles

lunch  

Plastic PET Bottle recycling / Nishi-Nippon PET Recycling

Citizen community Center

17:30 arrive Hotel in Kitakyushu

 

Day 2

8:30 leave hotel in Kitakyushu

Waste paper recycling / Kyushu Seishi 

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery Studio

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

Lunch

Melting Furnace  / Sin-Moji Plant 

Sightseeing Mojiko Retro

17:30 arrive Hotel in Kitakyushu

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as option.

Hibikinada Biotope

Fukuoka Hydrogen Station

Oki Recycling Center Kururun

 


 

Where to visit and what to learn

 

Day 1

 

Eco Town Center

Eco Project information center that supports the Eco-town.  It introduces initiatives and activities

implemented in Eco-town to encourage people to proactively used the facility for such activities

as environmental study sessions and interaction amongst visitors.

 

 

 Introduce Eco Town Project

 in Kitakyushu-city

 

 Exhibition hall

 

  Introduce Recycling business

  in Kitakyushu-city


 

Hiagari Recycling Center for waste cans and bottles

The Recycling Center where separates cans, bottles and PET bottles collected in

Kitakyushu-city for recycling. And also paper containers and Styrofoam food packs are

separated at this facility.

 

 

 

  Hiagari Recycling Center

 

 Lecture of separating procedure

 of household waste 

 

 Visit waste separating places

 for recycling


 

Plastic PET Bottle recycling / Nishi-Nippon PET Recycling

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles are sorted by municipalities and recycled into

pellets and flakes, which can be used as raw materials for polyester fibers and egg cartons.

 

 

 Introduce recycling process

 of PET Bottle

 

 Visit PET Bottle recycling

 factory

 

 Final products from PET Bottle


 

Citizen community Center 

Introduce the Duties of Citizen and Self-government organization for recycling & waste management.

 

 

 Introduce the duties of Citizen &

 Self-government organization

 

 Learning how to clean the

 town by Citizen 

 

 Learning how to make the

 community for comfortable town 

 


 

Day 2

 

Waste paper recycling / Kyushu Seishi 

Refined waste papers is recycled into toilet papers. Sludge generated during the toilet

paper production process is used to produce a foaming inhibitor used by steel works.

 

 

 Introduce the waste paper

 recycling process

 

 Visit waste paper recycling

 factory

 

Final produst from waste paper

is toilet paper


 

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 of Industrial

Technology

 

Introduce World Heritage,

Meiji Japan’s Industry Revolution

 

Introducing Industry innovation

history of Japan


 

Only the Blast Furnace in the world which preserved as it was and here is.
It contributed greatly to the development of the Japanese steel industry and was used until 1972,
and has been preserved just as it was. The big signboard at the top of the Blast Furnace displaying  
1901” indicates the year in which the Blast Furnace commenced operation.

Equipment and tools which were actually used are exhibited in the square, and you can see

the iron-making process from the raw material ore and coketo production of pig iron.

 

 

  Blast Furnace

 

    Cast house floor  

 

   Torped car


 

Melting Furnace  / Sin-Moji Plant 

The collected waste including metals is melted at over 1,700 degree Celsius in the Melting

Furnace and then the melted slag and metals are discharged.

The slag is used as raw materials for pavement and bricks and the metals are re-used for

other steel products. The process and technology of the Melting Furnace can be learned. 

 

 

 Introduce waste treatment

 process by Melting Furnace

 

 Exhibition corner introduce

 waste separating procedure

 

 Tapping activity of Melting

 Furnace


 

Mojiko Retro

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


 

Options

 

Hibikinada Biotope

Japan’s largest Biotope, the Pradise of creatures made over the year in the waste disposal site.   

237 kind of birds including circus spinouts listed on the Japan’s endangered species and 284 kind

of vegetation have been confirmed in the Biotope of 41 hectares.

 

 

 

 Biotope was created  from

 waste disposal land 

 

 

  Lake in the middle of Biotope

 

  237 kind of birds including

  circus have been confirmed


 

Fukuoka Hydrogen Station

World’s first hydrogen station for vehicle to utilize the wastewater treated in the

Fukuoka Chubu Sewage Treatment Center.

The process has been developed as a result of the verification testing of technology

for hydrogen creation sourced from wastewater biogas.

 

 

 Introduce hydrogen making

 process from sewage water

 

 Hydrogen supply system to

 vehicles

 

  Fukuoka Chubu Sewage

  Treatment Center


 

Oki Recycling Center Kururun

The biomass recycling facility that started operations in November 2006.It takes kitchen waste

from the town’s households and restaurants, along with septic tank sludge and raw sewage,

and uses a methane fermentation process to turn it into a biomass that can be used for power

generation. After the fermentation, the digestive fluids are used as liquid fertilizer. Furthermore,

Oki Town was the second in the country to make a zero-waste declaration, which it officially

announced in March 2008 with its Oki town Mottainai Declaration.

 

 

 

 Introduce biomass recycling

 process in Oki town

 

  Visit biomass recycling

  facility

 

 Waste collecting containers

 


 
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 

 


 

Japan’s KAIZEN Strategy tour in Kitaykushu

 

KAIZEN is one of the most important key word for Japan’s modernization and world leading

industries.

 

KAIZEN is the Japanese word for “improvement”. In business, KAIZEN refers to activities

that continuously improve all functions and involve all employees from the CEO to the

workers on site. It also applies to processes, such as purchasing and logistics, that cross

organizational boundaries into the supply chain.

 


 

Tour conditions 

 

The tour is the tailor-made study tour exclusively for your group

What to learn

  To learn KAIZEN strategy accomplished in Kitakyushu

Number of perticipant : from 5 to 40

Tour duration : one-day  

Tour guide and interpreter (English ) : Japan KYUSHU Tourist

Transportation : a chartered vehicle

 


 

Itinerary

 

8:30 leave hotel in Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery Studio

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

Yaskawa Electric

lunch

Toyota Motor Kyushu

TOTO

17:30 arrive Hotel in Kitakyushu

 


 

Where to visit and what to learn

 

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. 

Japan’s Industrial modernization history can be learned here.

 

 

Museum of Industrial

Technology

 

World Heritage, Meiji Japan’s

Industry Revolution

 

Introducing Industry

innovation history of Japan


 

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.

 

 

  Blast Furnace

 

    Cast house floor  

 

   Torped car


 

 

Yaskawa Electric

World-leading motor and industrial robots manufacturing company established in Kitakyushu 

in 1915. The robots are heavy duty industrial robots used in welding, packing, assembly,

painting and other activities.    Robot manufacturing factory and Yaskawa Innovation Center 

can be visited.

 

 

Introduce the Yaskawa

Electric

 

Visit Yaskawa Innovation Center

and Robot manufacturing factory

 

AI robot


 

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


 

TOTO

The world’s largest toilet manufacturer established in Kitakyushu in 1917.  The company is

well-known in Washlet which is an innovative toilet seat that features an integrated bidet.

The sanitary ware manufacturing factory and TOTO Museum can be visited.

 

 

 

TOTO Museum, introduce the

 history and products of TOTO

 

 

Founder of TOTO, established

in Kitakyushu in 1917

 

World leading toilet company,

well known in Washlet


 

The options

The following companies related to KAIZEN strategy can be included as option.

 

Nippon Steel   / Yawata Works

Japan’s first modern steel making company established in Kitakyushu in 1901. 

Now, becoming the best steel maker with World-leading capabiities.  Process of steel

making can be learned to visit Blast Furnace and Hot rolling mill plants.

 

 

The Exhibition hall, introduce

the Steel making process and

history of Nippon Steel

 

Visit Tobata No. 4 Blast Furnace,

where more than 12,000 ton

melted iron with 1500 degree

celsius is produced a day

 

Visit Hot Strip Mill where

1 to 2.5mm thin plates is

produced from 250mm

thick plates


 

NISSAN Motor Kyushu

The roots of NISSAN is Tobata Casting funded in Kitakyushu in 1911.  The factory was

commenced operation in 1975. Now TEANA, X-TRAIL ROGUE, SERENA and MURANO

are being manufactured.  The process from assembly of the parts to final products

can be seen.

 

 

Introduce car manufacturing

process in Nissan

 

Exhibition hall

 

Visit car manufacturing line


 

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 

 


 

Japan’s Industrial modernization tour in Kitakyushu

 

This tour Introduces how Japan has become the world’s most industrialized country

in the short period.

 

Japanese industry at the end of 19th century was 200years behind. After Mathew C Perry

came to Japan in 1853, Japan’s industrial Revolution was started. Since Japan’s modern

Steel Industry operation commenced In 1901 in Kitakyushu, Japan became the world’s

leading industrialized country in only 100 years.

 

                  

 Under construction                  Operation start in 1901                                 Now  2019 

 


 

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 leave hotel in Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery Studio

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

UNESCO World Heritage The First Head Office of the Imperial Steel Works 

lunch

Kawachi Reservoir

Nippon Steel / Yawata Works company visit

17:30 arrive Hotel in Kitakyushu

 

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

Mojiko Retro

Mount Sarakura

 


 

Where to visit and what to learn

 

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 of Industrial

Technology

 

Introduce 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.

 

 

  Blast Furnace

 

    Cast house floor  

 

   Torped car


 

The First Head Office of the Imperial Steel Works  / UNESOC World Heritage

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.  The building has been registered on UNESCO World Heritage

in 2016, which has seen the history of Japan’s Industry modernization up to now.

 

 

 

Introduce the history of

Japan’s Industry modernization

accomplished here

 

 

The history of Japa’s Industrial

modernization has been

commenced here

 

 

The red brick building is

UNESCO World Heritage,

which was black painted

during the War period


 

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. 

 

 

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

 


 

Nippon Steel / Yawata Works

Japan’s first modern steel making company established in Kitakyushu in 1901. 

Now, becoming the best steel maker with World-leading capabiities.  Process of steel

making can be learned to visit Blast Furnace and Hot rolling mill plants.

 

 

The Exhibition hall, introduce

the Steel making process and

history of Nippon Steel

 

Visit Tobata No. 4 Blast Furnace,

where more than 12,000 ton

melted iron with 1500 degree celsius is produced a day

 

Visit Hot Strip Mill where

1 to 2.5mm thin plates is

produced from 250mm

thick plates


 

Option

 

Mojiko Retro

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


 

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

 

  Slope car

 

     View from the summit


 

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 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


 

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

 


 

About us

 

Japan KYUSHU Tourist is the private tour specialist in Fukuoka and Kyushu in Japan. 

We offers various types of customized private tours and trips exclusively for you.

 

Company profile  

・Company name : Japan KYUSHU Tourist Co., Ltd

・Establishment : April 25, 2008

・Registration No. : Registered Travel Agency by Fukuoka No.3-688, registered on May 22, 2008 

・Capital : 10,500,000yen

・CEO : Masa Kondo
・Address : 6thF AIM Building 3-8-1 Asano Kokura-kitaku Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture

・Phone number : +81-93-521-8897

・Fax number : +81-93-521-8898

・E-mail : info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

・Business hours : Monday-Saturday 9:30-18:30

・Holiday : Sunday and national holiday

 


 

 

Founder and Managing director  

Masa Kondo, I was born and grew up in Nagasaki-prefecture where one of the most

fascinating tourist destination in Kyushu and worked in Nippon Steel which is the

leading Steel making company in the world. Therefore founder has expertise and

experience in the technical field and visited many countries such as Argentina, Brazil,

USA, Korea, China, Finland and South Africa.

While working in oversea country, it occurred to Masa Kondo that the fascinating

Fukuoka and Kyushu have to be introduced to many travelers who come from all

over the world.

In 2008, Masa Kondo has founded Japan KYUSHU Tourist in Kitakyushu-city,

Fukuoka-prefecture.


 

Our Company’s Advantages  

Location of the office  

Our office is located in Fukuoka at the gate way to Kyushu, when you arrive, we always

welcome you at the airport or designated place, and have a belief meeting with the customer

for confirmation on the tour prior to starting the journey.

 

Abundant​ local tourist information collected by our own

We have a lot of latest local information on the each destinations which are not obtained from

the website. We are always visiting all over Kyushu where customer want to travel including

hidden gems for making enjoyable customized tours, and also we are traveling all the areas of

Kyushu as a tour guide and tour conductor.

 

Study tour  

The Founder, Masa Kondo has expertise and experience in the technical field ; he worked in

Nippon Steel as a Mechanical Engineer involved in the design of Steelmaking plant and

development of environmental technologies. Therefore we can offer the study tour in the

Industrial field including Environment and Recycling & Waste treatment.

 

Golf tour  

The hobby of the Masa Kondo is Golf and who knows the difference of the Golf culture 

between Japan and Europe because he played at many courses in other countries included

in South Africa. Therefore we can offer the excellent courses to suite your requirement

and organize enjoyable tour without any problems for playing golf.

 

Various types of Suggested tour itineraries

We have prepared Suggested Kyushu tour itineraries that have been created based on

abundant latest local tourist information collected by our own site investigation.

And also the itinerary have been considered the numerous tour results reflecting the

customers satisfactions.

 


 

The purchase of any travel services offered by Japan KYUSHU Tourist constitutes

a contractual arrangement between you and Japan KYUSHU Tourist.

 


 

Privacy Policy 

Your privacy is very important to us at Japan KYUSHU Tourist.

It is one of our top priorities to always protect our customers’ personal information.

 


 

Our customers from all over the World : 46 countries so far  

Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Chile, USA, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia

Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Taiwan, Laos, Bangladesh

Mongolia, Cambodia, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Kyrgyz, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq

Turkey, Finland, England, Scotland, Italy, France, Netherlands, Germany, Australia, Fiji

Morocco, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Japan

 

The tour results up to now are shown links below.

Tailor-made tour     Study tour     Golf 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

We are also welcome to communicate on the telephone in English.

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