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Kyushu Travel Guide

Kitakyushu travel guide

 

Kitakyushu is the second largest city in Kyushu with a population of 940,000.

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 natura 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 exprienced.
The beautiful night view is created by combination of industrial zones and rich nature areas.
The Night View is registered along with Nagasaki from Mount Inasa and Sapporo.
 
                                       The Three Major Night View of Japan  
 

 
Kitakyushu-city announced to Camp site of Wales participating in Rugby World Cup 2019.
 

Kitakyushu is also the best place of  Study tour in Japan, such as Industries, Manufacturing

Recycling & Waste treatment, Environment well as well organized proper management systemser.

 

 


 

 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 Kitakyushu Iron Tree

A typical Japanese market, 

the kitchen of Kitakyushu-city

A down town arcade shopping

streets to JR Kokura Station

Lighted up stack of Steel plant,

Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal

 


 

 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 B. F.

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.

 



 

 Featured tours related to Kitakyushu  

 

・ Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

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

・ Kitakyushu / UNESCO Industry Revolution one-day tour          

・ Kitakyushu-city hiking tour

Kitakyushu Study tour     

 

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

      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 

 

 

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Kawachi Wisteria garden & Kitakyushu one-day tour

 

The tour is the customized private tour traveled in Kitakyushu-city  including

Kawachi Wisteria garden, operated during Kawachi Wisteria blossom period

from mid-April to mid-May depending on the Wisteria condition.

 


 

 Tour condition  

 

Number of participants : 2 to 8 pax

transportation : a jumbo taxi with 9 seats is utilized

English speaking tour guide is attended

Tour date : according to customer’s schedule

Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city

However can be changed to Kitakyushu-city if required 

 


 

 Itinerary

 

The suggested itinerary is shown below, however we can customized as per your requirement.

8:30 depart Fukuoka-city

  Kawachi Wisteria garden

  Kawachi Resevoir

  lunch at Kokura

  Kokura Castle

  Mojoko Retro

  Kanmon Pedstrian tunnel : cross the Kanmon Strait on foot from Moji to Shimonoseki

Transfer to Kitakyushu-city using the Kanmon bridge

Back to  Fukuoka-city

17:30 arrive Fukuoka-city

 


 

 Where to visit

 

Kawachi Wisteria garden

Kawachi Wisteria Garden is a private garden at the Mountain foot of Sarakura in Kitakyushu-city

and famous for its spectacularly presented, large numbers of wisteria flowers.

 


 

Kawachi Reservoir

The first-class civil construction heritage.

The triggered the registration of UNESCO World Heritage, Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

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

 


 

Kokura Castle

Hosokawa Tadaoki commenced the construction of Kokura Castle in 1602 and spent 7 years to
completed it. The castle had a fivefold and six layered donjon and it was built in the architectural 
style called “Kara-zukuri”. Then, it served as a residence of the Ogasawara clan. In 1866, it was
burnt down by the Choshu War, and the existing castle was reconstructed in 1959.
 
   

 

Mojiko Retro

Must visit distination in Kitakyushu-city, 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. Moji-ko Port flourished following its 1889 designation as a

Special National Port for exporting coal and other products. Close to China, it served as a trading

port making an important contribution to modernization of Japan.

 


 

Kanmon 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.

 

 


 

 Price  

 

Price is subjected to number of person and what transportation to be used.

Please contact the following.

 


 

 

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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

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 

 


 

UNESCO / Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

 

Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining

are a group of historic sites that played an important part in the industrialization

of Japan in the Bakumatsu during National isolation period and Meiji periods,

and are part of the industrial heritage of Japan.

 

The UNESCO World Heritages consist of eight areas with thirty component sites located

throughout Japan from Northern part Tohoku to Kyushu.

 

Kyushu has 5 areas with 16 sites as follows;

● Kitakyushu : 4 sites for Iron and Steel

● Miike (Omuta, Arao and Misumi)  : 3 sites for Coal Mining

● Saga : 1 site for Shipbuilding

● Nagasaki : 5 sites for Shipbuilding and Coal Mining

● Kagoshima : 3 sites for Iron and Steel

 


 

 Kitakyushu  

 

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

as Iron and Steel Industry.

The buildings of The Imperial Steel Works, Japan at Yawata Works NSSMC are the surviving

components of Asia’s first successful integrated iron and steel works: the State-run Imperial Steel

Works opened in 1901. It is located in the northernmost part of Fukuoka Prefecture, the north end

of Kyushu, 8 km south of Hibiki-Nada Seashore close to the continent of China.Their present-day

setting is still a working industrial landscape set in the southeastern section of NSSMC Yawata

Works which, for over a century, has consistently maintained a leading role in the Japanese steel

industry. NSSCM, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation is one of the world leading steel

manufacturers.

 


 

 Miike  

 

Miike Coal Mine, Railway and Port forms a Western-style linear coal mining landscape located

in the southernmost part of Fukuoka Prefecture and the northernmost part of Kumamoto Prefecture,

bordering the Ariake Sea to the west. The mines are situated in the relatively flat and low-lying area,

to the south of Omuta City and the north of Arao City which developed as industrial cities centred on

Miike Mine. Miike Coal Mine and transport infrastructure sites are physically linked and comprise

 


 

 Saga  

 

The former (1858-71) ship repair and shipbuilding yard at Mietsu is one of Japan’s pioneer

Westernstyle maritime facilities. Most of the site is located in the present-day Riverside Park,

Hayatsue, Kawasoe-machi, on the southern outskirts of Saga City, Saga Prefecture.

The site, much of it a buried structure, lies on the western bank of a 90° meander in the Hayatsue River,

a tributary channel of the Chikugo River near its mouth, just over 6 km north of the northern shore of the

Ariake Sea. Mietsu had been a mooring facility, with warehouses, since at least the latter half of the

eighteenth century and the Ofunate-Keikosho was expanded as a training facility for operating

Western style ships in 1858.

 


 

 Nagasaki   

 

The natural harbour and commercial city at the mouth of the Urakami River already had a long

history of interaction with Europe, China and Southeast Asia. Throughout the Japanese isolation

period (1639-1854) Dutch traders were the principal foreign power permitted to remain in Japan,

being confined to the tiny island of Dejima. In 1854, the Tokugawa Shogunate’s response to

Perry’s visit was to build a navy. They lifted the ban on building large ships and established the

Nagasaki Naval Training Institute and Nagasaki Foundry. Following on from the Shogunate’s

foundations, Mitsubishi’s shipyard turned out many of Japan’s greatest vessels. The company

also pioneered its undersea coal mines, the first to be developed with Western technology,

and which supported the global naval and commercial network of steamships operating in

East Asia and the Pacific.

 


 

 Kagoshima

 

The site is located on the western side of Kagoshima (Kinko) Bay, formed from the collapsed Aira

volcanic caldera and dominated by the active Sakurajima stratovolcano, and is backed by sheer

and wooded cliff faces traversed by narrow valleys. Shuseikan is a National Historic Site. Sengan-en,

the location and setting for the Shuseikan complex, was a garden created by the 19th Lord Mitsuhisa

Shimadzu in 1658.

 


 

 Featured tours related to UNESCO World Heritage Sites

 

・ Kitakyushu / UNESCO Industry Revolution one-day tour          

・ Nagasaki / UNESCO Industrial Revolution one-day tour       

 


 

 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 

 


 

Kitakyushu / UNESCO Industry 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.

 

And also, Kitakyushu-city is leading World environment as the Environmental Future City

selected by Japanese Government and also designated as the first ‘ Model City for Green Growth ‘

in Asia by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2011.

 

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.

 


 

Tour condition

・Departure and disbandment place is in Fukuoka-city

    or departure place can be changed to Kitakyushu-city , if you stay there

・Chartered vehicle is used

 


 

  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.

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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 

 


 

6 days North-West Kyushu tour

 

 Where to Explore  

 

Fukuoka  → Saga  ( Karatsu & Yobuko, Imari, Kashima, Takeo) → Nagasaki   

Shimabara   → Unzen  →   Yanagawa → Kitakyushu  → Fukuoka 


 

 

 

 


 
  

 

 

 

 

 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Itineraty  
 
 Day 1   Saga-prefecture
 
A prefecture in the northwestern part of Kyushu and is located next to Fukuoka-prefecture.

Consist of Karatsu & Yobuko, Imari, Arita, Kashima, Takeo and Saga.

 

Karatsu Castle

Karatsu Castle is called

Dancing Crane Castle

Yobuko Asaichi

Famous for Squid and Morning

Market called Asaichi

  Hado-misaki Cape

Cape of Lovers’ sanctuary,

the heart-shaped monument

Imari

The porcelain town, has 400

years history

 Arita

Arita porcelain, bright, elegant

pictures drawn in porcelain. 

Takeo

The Onsen resort, has 1200

years history

Saga-city

Great contribution to the

Japanese Industrial Revolution

Kashima

Exciting experience, Sake

brewery visiting

Yutoku Inari Shrine

One of the most famous Inari

shrines in Japan


 

Schedule

Depart Fukuoka-city

Karatsu and Yobuko → Imari → Kashima →  Takeo 

Stay at Takeo 

 


 
 Day 2    Nagasaki 
 

 

One of Must visit destination in Kyushu.

The city have many oversea countries cultures and also the significant Japanese histories

like no other areas. 

In addition to above features, the geographical conditions are creating fascinating tourism and

now many tourists are visiting here.

 Historical features   The following had exprienced in Nagasaki

Natioanl isolation in Japan, Hidden Christian, Japan’s Industry modernization and 

Atomic bomb

 

Nagaaki Wharf

 Elegant international & domestic

 tourist harbour

Mount Inasa

 Breathtaking panoramic view

 of Nagasaki-city

Mount Inasa

 One of the World’s three

 beautiful night view

Glover Garden

 UNESCO World Heritage, the

 largest number of visitor here 

Peace Park

 Let’s make World Peace and

 everyone’s happiness

Path in Minamiyamate

 Various gift shops, 

 restaurants, Café lined the street

Oura Cathedral

 The most significant Church, 

  Mother Teresa and Pope visited

Dejima

 

 Only the trading port in Japan

 during Natinal isolation           

China Town

 One of the three big China

 town in Japan 


 

Schedule

Travel to Nagasaki
Explore Nagasaki : 
Nagasaki Peace Park, Glover Garden, Oura Cathedral , Dejima

Mount Inasa : Nagasaki Night view, one of the world’s three greatest night views

Stay at  Nagasaki : Western style Hotel  

Local cuisine can be enjoyed

 

 
 Day 3  Shimabara & Unzen 
 

Shimabara

Located in the Shimabara peninsuka, region spread in the foot of gentle mountain and facing to

calm sea. Shimabara is consist of two cities, Shimabara-city and Minami-Shmabara-city.

Offers various enjoyable things such as Nature, Onsen, Castle town of Shimabara-city,

Hidden Christian history as well as Local Gourmets. 

 

Shimabara

 Nature, Onsen, Castle town,

 Christianity history, Gourmets

 Shimabara Castle

 Symbol of Shimabar, almost 

 rectangular flatland castle

Samurai Houses

Even now, atmosphere in 18th 

 century is still remained    


 

Unzen

Unzen is a beautiful highland Onsen Resort in Shimabara peninsula situated Unzen National Park 

The first area to be designated as a National Park in Japan and then the area has been developed

as Onsen Resort for both tourist Japanese and foreigner.

Even now, many tourist from all over the world are visiting here for enjoying Nature.

 

 Unzen

Highland Onsen Resort,

seasonal colour makes beauty

 Nita pass

Magnificent scenery of mountain

foot area & Ariake bay              

 Unzen jigoku

White smoke rising from the

ground over a wide area


 

Schedule

Travel to Shimabara 
Explore   Shimabara  : Shimabara Castle Samurai houses, Samurai Street  

Lunch at Shimabara  : local cuisine ( Rokube, Guzoni)

Travel to Unzen 

Explore Unzen  Nita Pass, Unzen jigoku

Stay at  Unzen  : Japanese style accommodation Ryokan, Local cuisine can be enjoyed  

 


 
 Day 4  Yanagawa
 

Yanagawa

The estuary town facing the Ariake Sea; Canal boat cruise can be enjoyed while

experience the atmospheres of castle town. Surprisingly, 60km lengh canal in total was

constructed in the town of Yanagawa and the Yanagawa prospered as a castle town because

the canals were used for the moats, which was the protection of enemy during Edo period.

 

Okinohata

The heart of Yanagawa

Beautiful canal town

Canal boat cruise

A boat called Donkobune,

slowly go down the river

Canal boat cruise

Skillfully maneuvered by a

boatman with bamboo pole.

Ohana

Built in 1697 as the villa of the 

Lord Tachibana Akitora

Shotoen Garden

Listed on the National Scenic

Landmark

Ohana

Built as the guest house of Tachibana family in 1910

Sagemon Festival

The festival is held from

February 11 through April 3

Local delicacies

Serve the sea foods using local

delicacies of Ariake Bay

Steamed  Eel

The Steamed Eel is Yanagawa’s representative dish


 
Schedule

Transfer to Yanagawa, using a highway
Explore  Yanagawa  
Canal boat cruiseOhana Shotoen Garden,  

Lunch at Yanagawa  : Unagi (eel ) cuisine  or seafood of Ariake sea 
Travel to Kitakyushu, using a highway ( 2hours) 

Mount Sarakura : enjoy night vuewThree Major Night View of Japan

Enjoy local dinner in  Kitakyushu the food stall at Tanga Market 

Stay at Kitakyushu : Western style Hotel

  


 
 Day  5    Kitakyushu-city
 

Kitakyushu-city

The Industrial Innovation city with many different fascinating feature.

Kitakyushu offers amazing possibilities for tourism and travel with a combination of spectacular

scenery, rich cultural experiences as well as learning possibilities through Study tours based on

the environmental and industrial themes.

 

Kokura Castle

Kitakyushu’s land mark, walking

distance of Kokura Stations

 Uomachi Shopping arcade

Down town shopping street,

various shops, restaurants, bars

 Hiraodai Karst Plateau

One of the three largest karst

plateau in Japan 

 Kanmon-kyo Bridge

The suspended bridge crossing

the Kanmon Straits

 Mojiko Retro

The exotic district, former trading

port coal and other products

 Kanmon Pedstrian Tunnel

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

 World Heritage

Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial

Revolution

 Higashida district

The birth place of Steel making

Industry in Japan 

Mount Sarakura

The most dynamic night view

in the world


 

Schedule

Explore  Kitakyushu : Kokura Caltle, Mojiko Retro, Konamon Pedstrian tunnelHigashida  

 

Industrial tour can be arranged as an alternative

   TOYOTA, TOTO,  Yaskawa Electric Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal

Travel to Fukuoka, using a highway

Any kind of local cuisines can be enjoyed

Stay at Fukuoka : Western style Hotel 

  


 
 Day 6    Fukuoka-city
 

Fukuoka-city

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 hub of Kyushu,

the nation’s fourth largest economic zone. 

In other words, Fukuoka-city is the heart of Kyushu against various things,

such as food culture, shopping, entertainment, economy and international business.

 

JR Hakata Station

The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

Sea Side Momochi

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin

Tenjin

The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 

Fukuoka City tour bus

Fukuoka Open top bus tour,

three courses for journey

Fukuoka Tower

Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top

Tochoji Temple

The oldest temple of the

Shingon sect in Japan

 Kushida Shrine

Hakata Gion Yamagasa Festival

is held in the shrine 

Kawabata Shopping Arcade

400 m down town street,

100 shops and restaurants

Nakasu

One of the largest entertainment

district in western Japan


 

 


 

 

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

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

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

 


 

11 days Kyushu Tour

 

The destination Kyushu like a Treasure Chest of Japan

 

Discover many things what you never seen and never experienced before such as the unappalled

natural beauty, historical building with unique architectural hot spring, local cuisines, state-of-the-art

technologies.

 


 

 Where to Explore 

 

Fukuoka  →  Nagasaki  → Shimabara   → Unzen  →  Kumamoto  → Amakusa 

Ibusuki    → Chiran  →  Kagoshima & Sakurajima Island   → Kirishima  

Nichinan & Miyazaki  →  Hyuga   → Takachiho   →  Aso  → Okubungo region

Yufuin   →  Beppu   → Kitakyushu  → Fukuoka

 


 

 Travelling route 

 

Tour condition

Start & end of the tour is Fukuoka-city

 

English speaking guide 

Local experienced and knowledgeable

guide escorts the tour

 

Chartered vehicle is utilized

Jumbo taxi or bus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Itinerary  

 

 Day 1     Nagasaki

 

One of Must visit destination in Kyushu.  The city have many oversea countries cultures and

the significant Japanese histories like no other areas. 

In addition to above features, the geographical conditions are creating fascinating tourism and

now many tourists are visiting here.

Historical features  The following had exprienced in Nagasaki

 Natioanl isolation in Japan, Hidden Christian, Japan’s Industry modernization and Atomic bomb

 

Nagaaki Wharf

 Elegant international & domestic

 tourist harbour

Mount Inasa

 Breathtaking panoramic view

 of Nagasaki-city

Mount Inasa

 One of the World’s three

 beautiful night view

Glover Garden

 UNESCO World Heritage, the

 largest number of visitor here 

Peace Park

 Let’s make World Peace and

 everyone’s happiness

Path in Minamiyamate

 Various gift shops, 

 restaurants, Café lined the street

Oura Cathedral

 The most significant Church, 

  Mother Teresa and Pope visited

Dejima

 

 Only the trading port in Japan

 during Natinal isolation              

China Town

 One of the three big China

 town in Japan 


 

Schedule

Arrive at the Fukuoka airport

Transfer to Nagasaki-city

Peace Park → Ground Zero → Atomic Bomb Museum

Lunch at China Town → Glover Garden  → Oura Cathedral  → Dejima

Mount Inasa

Stay at  Nagasaki-city  

 


 

 Day 2    Shinabara & Unzen

 

Shimabara

Located in the Shimabara peninsula, the region spread in the foot of gentle mountain

and facing to calm sea. Shimabara is consist of two cities, Shimabara-city and

Minami-Shmabara-city.

Offers various enjoyable things such as Nature, Onsen, Castle town of Shimabara-city,

Hidden Christian history as well as Local Gourmets. 

 

Shimabara

  Nature, Onsen, Castle town,

 Christianity history, Gourmets.

 Shimabara Castle

 Symbol of Shimabar, almost 

 rectangular flatland castle

Samurai Houses

 Even now, atmosphere in 18th 

 century is still remained    


 

Unzen 

Unzen is a beautiful highland Onsen Resort in Shimabara peninsula situated Unzen National Park 

The first area to be designated as a National Park in Japan and then the area has been developed

as Onsen Resort for both tourist Japanese and foreigner.

Even now, many tourist from all over the world are visiting here for enjoying Nature.

 

 Unzen

Highland Onsen Resort, different

colour create seasonal beauty

 Nita pass

Magnificent scenery of mountain foot area & Ariake bay              

 Unzen jigoku White smoke rising from the   ground over a wide area


 

Schedule

transfer to Shimabara

Shimabara Castle → Samurai Street

Lunch at  Shimabara,  local cuisine Guzoni

transfer to Unzen

Nita Pass → Unzen jigoku

Stay at Unzen Onsen Resort

 


 

 Day 3   Amakusa & Kumamoto

 

Amakusa

An archipelago located west side of Kumamoto, beautiful landscape, seafood and 

local delicacies and marine activities can be enjoyed.

Amakusa are connected to Shimabara by the Ferry and to Kumamoto by the bridges.

 

 Amakusa

9 inhabited islands & numerous 

islands floating on a tranquil sea

Amakusa Gokyu / Pearl line

Main islands are connected with

Amakusa Five bridge, Pearl line

World Heritage SIte

Hidden Cristian site of Oe

Cathesral and Sakitsu Village

Tomioka Castle Ruins

The Castle in Amakusa Island

built in 1605

Amakusa Cruise

One of the most exciting

exprience in Amakusa

Amakusa Onsen

There are two Onsen,

Matsushima and Shimoda


 

Kumamoto

Situated roughly in the center of Kumamoto Prefecture, is the government and

economic center of the prefecture.

From the early 17th century to the end of the 19th century, Kumamoto was prosperous

as a castle town.

 

 Kumamoto

The third most populous city in Kyushu, called city of the forest

Kumamoto Castle

 One of Japan’s three great

 Castle, built in 1600

After the Earthquake

 Under restoration work, can be 

 visited from the outside

Suizenji-koen Park  Imitated the beautiful scenery 

 of Japan

Shimo-tori Shopping Street

The largest shopping district in Kumamoto-prefecture

Kumamoto City Tram

Main destinations are connected from JR Kumamoto Station


 

Schedule

transfer from Kuchinotsu port in Minami-Shimabara to Oniike port in Amakusa by a ferry boat

Exploring Amakusa

transfer to Kumamoto

Exploring Kumamoto ; Kumamoto Castle and Suizenji-koen Park

Stay at   Kumamoto

 

 

 Day 4   Ibusuki & Satsuma Peninsula

 
The Satsuma Peninsula which projects south from the southwest part of Kyushu Island.

To the west lies the East China Sea, while to the east it faces the Osumi Peninsula across

Kagoshima Bay. Near the southern tip of the peninsula is the 924-metre Mount Kaimon

and the Ibusuki Hot Spring representing Kyushu.  

 

Ibusuki Onsen

It is best known for its steaming sand baths along the beach, where bathers in a yukata, 

or Japanese bathrobe

 

  Sand bath hall, changing room

  shower facilities

  Steam Sand bath facing to

  Kinko Bay

    Enjoy taking Steam Sand

   bath

 Ikeda-ko Lake

 The legendary monster “Isshi” 

purported to live in the lake

Somen Noodel Nagashi

 Serving cold Somen noodle,

 swim in the revloving container

Meiji-gura Shochu Brewery

  Enjoy tasting Shochu at the

  time-honored Brewery

 Ryugu Shrine

 A power spot of matchmaking

 and good fortune in love.

Nagasaki-bana Cape

 the southernmost point of  Satsuma peninsula

Nishi-Oyama JR Station

 The southernmost railway

 station in Japan


 
Schedule

Transfer to kagoshima prefecture

Ikedako Lake → Somen Noddle Nagashi

Meijigura Shochu Brewery

Nishi-oyana JR Station, the southern most JR Station in Japan

Ryugu Shrine   → Nagasakibana Cape

Stay at Ibusuki Onsen Resort, enjoy the sand bath

 


 

 Day 5   Chiran & Kagoshima

 

Chiran

Samurai Residence were built about 250 years ago. Their gardens are beautiful

desighned, with Mt. Hahaga-dake as the background.

Chiran Peace Museum for the Kamikaze Pilots exhibits precious materials such as pictures,

letters, wills, articles and memontos of the 1,036 Kamikaze pilots based in Chiran

The beautul gardens at residence shows the history.

 

Samurai Residence

Time back to 200 years ago,

800m long street and residences

Samurai Residence

The beautul gardens at

residence shows the history

Chiran Peace Museum

The museum is located at

former Chiran zero-sen airbase


 

Kagoshima & Sakurajima Island

Kagoshima-city is the southernmost major city in Kyushu which can see Sakura-jima Island

which raises the smoke across the Kagoshima Bay. 

Kagoshima prospered in the Edo period as a castle town.

 

Sengan-en Garden

 The time-honored Japanese

 garden made by Shimazu lord

Shimazu family residence

  Renown Shimazu feudal lord’s

  house in Sengan-en      

Shoko Shuseikan

  World Heritage, Meiji Japan’s

  Industrial Revolution        

 Sakurajima

 Still active volcano, the

 dynamic rising white smoke       

Yunohira Observatory

 The highest observatory, 360

 degree panoramic view     

Arimura Lava Observatory

 The Oservatory fomed by

  lava with 1km path               


 

Schedule

Transfer to Chiran

Exploring  Chiran   

Kagoshima, Sengan-en Garden and Shoko Shuseikan

Exloring Sakurajima Island

Stay at Kirishima

 


 

 Day 6   Kirishima & Nishinan & Miyazaki

 

Kirishima

Located in the northeastern part of Kagoshima and is the entrance to the Kirishima

district of Kirishima Yaku National Park. 

 

Kirishima Shrine

Constructed in 1715, at the

Kirishima mountain foot           

Shrine main building

 One of the most beautiful

 Shrine in Kyushu

Kirishima Onsen

 

 High land Onsen Resort at

 the mountain foot of Kirishima


 

Nishinan & Miyazaki

Facing the Pacific Ocean with a beautiful coastline contains placed of natural beauty, 

like Aoshima and Toi-misaki Cape.

 

Toi Cape

Wlild horses are living on the

gentle hills at Cape                 

Udo Shrine

 Exciting Shine,  located the cave

of the cliff side,the Pacific Ocean

Obi Castle Ruins

 

 The dynamic Castle, moss-covered 

 stone walls          

Sun Messe Nichinan

 Japan’s own replica of Moai

 Statues    

Horikiri Pass

60m altitude pass, look down

at view of the Pacific Ocean   

Miyazaki Shrine

 

The oldest and most important

shrine in the Miyazaki-city          


 

Schedule

Leave Hotel in Kirishima Onsen Resort 
  Krishima jingu Shrine   

Exploring Nichinan and Miyazakii

  Toi Cape

  Udo Shrine

  Obi Castle Ruins

  Nichinan Coast ; Horikiri Pass

  Miyazaki Shrine

Stay at Miyazaki, Western style Hotel, breakfast included

 


 

 Day 7     Hyuga & Takachiho

 

Hyuga

A bay city, facing the Hyuga nada Sea. The whole area along Cape Hyuga with

its many exposed rocks is designated as the Nippo-Kaigan Quasi-National Park.  Umagase at

the top of Cape Hyuga-misaki is a precipitous cliff of pillar-like rock, towering as high as 70m.

 

Cruz Sea

 Your Wishes come true

 Cross shaped rock her

Umagase

 Intricate waterways sandwiched

 between cliffs with 70 m high

Mimitsu

Port town, the atmosphere of

the 19th century is still remained


 

Takachiho

Located in the center of the Kyushu mountain area where about 40km away from

Aso and is steeped in Japanese mythology.

It is the supposed site of legend where Amaterasu, the Shrine Sun Goddess, disturbed by her

brother’s cruel pranks, hid herself in a cave, prompting the other gods and goddesses to try and

lure her out.

 

Takachiho Gorge

The narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase RiverThe nearly sheer cliffs lining the gorge

are made of slow forming volcanic basalt columns which resemble the scales of a dragon where the

stone twisted and flowed as it formed.

 

Takachiho Shrine

 located just west of the town center, is nestled in a grove of tall cedars. During the day the shrine’s 

nondescript, unpainted buildings blend in naturally with the surrounding trees. The light that filters through,

brings with it an air of calm, peaceful reverence.

 

Amano Iwato Shrine

Legends of Japanese mythology. In the story, Amaterasu, the Shito sun goddess, became so outraged

by her brother’s cruel pranks that she hid herself in a cave, refusing to come out and depriving the

world of her life-giving light. 

 


 

Schedule

Transfer to Hyuga

Exploring Hyuga  ; Cruz Sea, Umagase and Mimitsu

transfer to Takachiho

Exploring  Takachiho  ; Takachiho Gorge, Takachiho Shrine and Amano Iwato Shrine

Stay at Takachiho  

 


 

 Day 8     Aso  

 

The world’s largest caldera and the active volcano give a lot of excitements.

And numerous unforgettable experiences in the rural area can be mede including Onsen,

variety of sports and local cuisines.

 

Aso

Enjoy numerous unforgettable

experiences in the rural area

Daikanbo

The perfect spot view of Aso

region, Caldera & Mount Aso 

Kusaseri-ga-hama

The beautiful prairie of 785,000 square meter in the crater 

Mount Aso

The largest active volcano in Japan, and is among the largest in the world. Its peak is 1592 m above sea

level. Its caldera is 25 km across north to south and 18 km across east to west.

 

  Mt. Aso, around the Crater 

   Look down the Crater

   Nakadake Crater

Aso Shrine

One of the oldest and most

prominent shrines in Japan

Kurokawa Onsen

The best places to enjoy the atmosphere of real Japan

Nabegataki Waterfalls

Very unique waterfalls, can be

climbed behind the falls


 
Schedule

Transfer to Aso

Exploring Aso

  Kusaenri-ga-hama

  Mount Aso

  Daikanbo

Stay at Aso, Kurokawa Onsen

 


 

 Day 9   Yufuin & Beppu  via Okubungo region

 

Okubungo region

The region is on the way to Yufuin and Beppu from Aso, the travelling route can be proposed

as per your preference. The area is a nature-blessed region at Ono River basin, and the northern

part is surrounded by Aso & Kuju Mountains.

 

Kuju kogen Plateau

A magnificent and beautiful

scenery of Kuju plateau

 Handa kogen Plateau

 Yamanami Highway, best

driving route enjoy Nature     

Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi

Japan’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge, world’s 2nd 


 

Yufuin

Graceful Onsen Resort located in the Yufu basin surrounded by Mount Yufu and Tsurumi

One of the most popular among ladies and International tourist visits to here are increasing. 

 

Mount Yufu

 Gentle mount Yufu can be seen

 graceful Onsen Resort

Yufuin Station Street

 In front of JR Yufuin Station
 a elegant street appear

Yunotsubo Avenue

 70 shops, gift shops, galleries

curiosity item shops, cafes   

Shitan-yu

The old public outdoor mixed

bath with a thatched

Kinrinko lake

The landmark in Yufuin, hot

water gushes from the bottom 

Yufuin Floral Village

Reproduced the townscape of

the Cotswold region in England


 

Beppu

The popular hot spring town nestle at the foot of volcanos, Mt. Yufu and Mt. Tsurumi.

Boasting more than 2,800 hot spring sources and flowing rate of nearly 137,000 kiloliters 
per day.
 

Beppu

Japan’s largest hot water yield

Onsen facing to Bappu bay

 Myoban Onsen

The highest place Onsen district,

many old style public bathes

 Kannawa Onsen

 One of the most popular Onsen

 district in Beppu

 Hell tour

collection of hot spring,the water

bubbles forth from underground

Foot bath

Bathing can be enjoy without ex

take all clothing off

Mount Takasaki

 About 1700 wild Japanese

monkey are living


 

Schedule

Transfer to Yufuin exploring Okubungo

Exloring Yufuin

Transfer to Beppu

Beppu Hell tour → enjoy Foot bath

Stay at  Beppu

 


 

 Day 10    Kitakyushu

 
Three Major Night View in Japan from Mount Sarakura is to be experienced.
Kitakyushu is the second largest city in Kyushu with a population of 940,000.

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 site, industrial heritages, placed introduce cultures of people living there,

and various historic sites. 

 

Kokura Castle

Kitakyushu’s land mark, walking distance of Kokura Stations

Uomachi Shopping arcade

Down town shopping street,

various shops, restaurants, bars

 Hiraodai Karst Plateau

one of the three largest karst

plateau in Japan 

 Mojiko Retro

The exotic district, former trading port coal and other products

 Kanmon Pedstrian tunnel

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

Kawachi Wisteria Garden         

Selected as a beautiful place

of the real world 10

 UNESCO World Heritage

Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

 Higashida district

The birth place of Steel making Industry in Japan 

Mount Sarakura

The Three Major night view

in Japan


 

Schedule

Transfer to Kitakyushu

Kukura Castle → lunch at Kokura

Mjiko Retro and Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

Mount Sarakura : enjoy beautiful sunset and the three Major Night View in Japan

Stay at  Kitakyushu

 


 
 Day 11    Fukuoka

 

Fukuoka-city

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. 

In other words, Fukuoka-city is the heart of Kyushu against various things,

such as food culture, shopping, entertainment, economy and international business.

 

JR Hakata Station

The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

Sea Side Momochi

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin

Tenjin

The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 

Fukuoka City tour bus

Fukuoka Open top bus tour,

three courses for journey

Fukuoka Tower

Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top

Tochoji Temple

The oldest temple of the

Shingon sect in Japan

 Kushida Shrine

Hakata Gion Yamagasa Festival

is held in the shrine 

Kawabata Shopping Arcade

400 m down town street,

100 shops and restaurants

Nakasu

One of the largest entertainment

district in western Japan


 
Schedule

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Exploring  Fukuoka-city

Stay in   Fukuoka-city

 

 

 Featured Kyushu Round tours  

 

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 
 

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

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

 Enquiry Form 

 

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

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897 , Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

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

 


 

Fukuoka private tours

 

Fukuoka-prefecture only in Japan is selected by

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

 

We offer private tours in Fukuoka-prefecture, and also the following destinations 

around Fukuoka-prefecture.

Nagasaki, Shimabara, Unzen, Kumamoto, Aso,  Takachiho, Beppu,  Yufuin, Usa,

Kunisaki peninsula,  Sagaprefecture

 


 

 Fukuoka-prefecture  

 

Fukuoka is the largest prefecture in Kyushu and has gate way from other area in Japan

and Overseas countries and the starting point of journey to any destinations in Kyushu.

The prefecture only in Japan isselected by CNN Travel as one of the top 19 places to visit in 2019 

 

Fukuoka one-day tour

Yanagawa & Dazaifu

one-day tour

Itoshima

one-day tour

 

Fukuoka-city is the Heart of

Kyushu. this tour introduce

historical places and local

traditionalareas.

 

Yanagawa is a Castle town with

beautiful canal facing to Ariake

bay.  Dazaifu is must visit place

in Fukuokaprefecture has

1300 years history

 

Itoshima is a resort town near

Fukuoka-city . Beautiful dynamic

Genkai Sea, seafood gourmet,

local products shopping,

Sake brewery 


 

Munakata & Fukutsu

one-day tour

Munakata, Oshiama &

Okinoshima one-day tour

Toho village, Asakura

Ukiha one-day tour

 

UNESCO World Heritage sites

in Munakata and Fukutsu.

Discover Japanese history from

ancient time

 

UNESCO World Heritage sites

in Munakata and Oshima Island.

Worship the Sacred Island

from Okinoshima Island

 

Agricultural industries spreading

in the Chikugo plain; beautiful

rural landscape, fruit picking,

Sake brewery, Onsen


 

Chikugo Yoshii & Yanagawa

Hinadoll festival tour

Yame region

one-day tour

 

 

 

The Hinadoll festival is a

traditional Japanese event

that announces the arrival of

spring.

 

 

 

Kurume, Yame, Hoshino village

Located in the southern part of

Fukuoka-prefecture

 

 


 

Kitakyushu one-day tour

Kawachi Wisteria garden

& Kitakyushu one-day tour

Kitakyushu-city

hiking tour

 

World leading Environmental

Future city, and blessed with 

spectacular & stunning nature 

 

The tour is operated during

Kawachi Wisteria blossom period

from mid-April to mid-May

 

Abundant hiking opportunities

in the beautiful nature of

Kitakyushu-city


 

 Saga-prefecture  

 

Saga-prefecture is located in the northern part of Kyushu and are adjacent to Fukuoka-prefecture

in the east and to Nagasaki-prefecture in the west.

The north side faces Genkai Quasi-National Park with scenic coast line. In the south, the Saga

plain that is adjacent to Ariake Sea is spreading.

 

Saga-city

one-day tour 

Takeo & Yutoku Inari

Shrine one-day tour

Karatsu & Yobuko

one-day tour

 

The capital of  Saga–prefecture

One of the birth place of

Japanese Industrial

modernization

 

Onsen Resort Takeo.

Yutoku is one of the most

famous Inari shrines in Japan

 

 

Karatsu is a castle town.

Yobuko is a fishing port town;

morning market and fresh

squid cuisine are famous


 

Arita & Imari

one-day tour

 

 

 

 

Arita and Imari are porelain

towns with 400 years history.

Both places have different

feature of porcelain respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 Nagasaki-prefecture  

 

Nagasaki-prefecture is located north-west side of Kyushu and borders Saga-prefecture

on the east, and is otherwise surrounded by Seas.

It also includes a large number of islands such as Tsushima and Iki. Most of the prefecture is

near the coast and there are a number of ports such as Nagasaki-city and a United States Navy

base at Sasebo-city.

 

Nagasaki

one-day tour

Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden

Christian sites one-day tour

Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden

Christian sites 3 days tour

 

Centred on Nagasaki harbour,

greatly contributed to Japan’s

modernization since

establishment of Dejima

 

To show how Christians have

been continued their faith since Christianity was propagated to

Japan

 

Introduce the Christian faith

continued even during the ban

on Christianity


 

Nagasaki / UNESCO Industrial

Revolution one-day tour       

Shimabara & Unzen

2 days tour

Sasebo & Huis Ten Bosch

one-day tour

 

The origin of Japan’s

modernization. Nagasaki

contributed for Shipbuilding

and Coal Mining

 

Main tourist destinations in

Shmabara peninsula. Shimabara

is facing Sea and has UNESCO

World Heritage sites. Unzen is a

beautiful highland Onsen Resort 

 

The town surrounded azure sea

with breathtaking 99 islands

scenery, and beautiful theme 

park Huis Ten Bosch 


 

 Oita-prefecture  

 

Oita-prefecture is on the north-eastern section of Kyushu and is bordered by Miyazaki-prefecture

to the south, and Fukuoka-prefecture and Kumamoto-prefecture to the west.

The prefecture is a representative Onsen Resort area in Japan, and most recommended Onsen

Resorts are Beppu and Yufuin.

 

Yufuin & Beppu Onsen

2 days tour

Usa & Kunisaki

one-day tour 

 

 

Two major Onsen Resorts in

Oita-prefecture, Yufuin is a .

beautiful & tranqil Onsen

and Beppu is one of the most

famous Onsen in Japan

 

Tranquil country side spreading

around Usa Shrine that one of

the most beautiful shrine in

Japan

 

 

 Kumamoto & Miyazaki-prefecture  

 

Kumamoto, Aso

Takachiho 3 days tour

Takachiho

one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden

Christian sites 2 days tour

 

Major toursit destination in

Central Kyushu; Kumamoto–city

Aso and Takachiho

 

Takachiho offers the dynamic 

nature of Takachiho Gorge, and

the roots of Japanese culture in

the birth place of Japanese

mythology

 

Introduce Japanese Christianity

history of continuing faith while

coexisting with Japanese

traditional religion


 

Aso & Takachiho 

Dynamic Nature 2 day tour

   

 

The large scale of the Dynamic

Nature which cannot be seen

in no other area in Japan.

   

 


 

 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.

 



 

 

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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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 tours to Kyushu

 

Japan KYUSHU Tourist is the specialist of Fukuoka and Kyushu tour

Kyushu is the destination like a Treasure Chest of Japan

 

We offer various types of customized private Tours and Trips exclusively for you.

 

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Your customized own package tour can be planned based on your purpose, interest of journey

and duration of your travel.

 

We can cover all the area of Kyushu, and we have prepare the two type of Itineraries of

Kyushu Round tour and Short duration journey.

 

    


 

 Kyushu Round tour itineraries 

 

Kyushu Round tour shows the long duration tours travelling the featured destinations

in Kyushu. The starting and finishing place of the tour is Fukuoka-city.

 

11 days 

Kyushu tour

8 days Northern &

Central Kyushu tour

8 days

Southern Kyushu tour

 

The itinerary is covered featured

destinations and must see

places throughout Kyushu

 

Travel 5 prefectures

Fukuoka SagaNagasaki, 

Kumamoto , Oita  prefecture

 

Kagoshima, Chiran, Ibusuki,

Satsuma peninsula, Nichinan

Miyazaki, Hyuga, Takachiho


 

6 days

North-West Kyushu tour

7 days 

Central Kyushu tour

 

Saga, Nagasaki, Shimabara,

Unzen , Yanagawa, Kitakyushu,

Fukuoka

 

Amakusa, Kumamoto, Aso

Kurokawa, Takachiho 

Okugungo, Chikugo, Fukuoka

 

Asakura, Ukiha,  Okugungo

YufuinBeppu, Usa, Kunisaki

Peninsula, Kitakyushu , Fukuoka


 

 Short duration journey itineraries

 

Short duration journey shows the tours within 3 days, travelling featured destinations in

Fukuoka-prefecture and near Fukuoka-prefecture.

The starting and finishing place of the tour is Fukuoka-city.

If required, the starting place of the tour can be changed to Kitakyushu-city, Nagasaki-city

or Saga-city.

 


 

 Fukuoka-prefecture  

 

Fukuoka is the largest prefecture in Kyushu and has gate way from other area in Japan

and Overseas countries and the starting point of journey to any destinations in Kyushu.

The prefecture only in Japan isselected by CNN Travel as one of the top 19 places to visit in 2019 

 

Fukuoka one-day tour

Yanagawa & Dazaifu

one-day tour

Itoshima

one-day tour

 

Fukuoka-city is the Heart of

Kyushu. this tour introduce

historical places and local

traditionalareas.

 

Yanagawa is a Castle town with

beautiful canal facing to Ariake

bay.  Dazaifu is must visit place

in Fukuoka-prefecture has

1300 years history

 

Itoshima is a resort town with

beautiful dynamic Genkai Sea;

seafood gourmet, rural landscape,

local products shopping,

Sake brewery are offered


 

Munakata & Fukutsu

UNESCO/Sacred region

one-day tour

Munakata, Oshiama &

Okinoshima /UNESCO

Sacred regin one-day tour

Toho village, Asakura

Ukiha one-day tour

 

UNESCO World Heritage sites

in Munakata and Fukutsu.

Discover Japanese history from

ancient time

 

UNESCO World Heritage sites

in Munakata and Oshima Island.

Worship the Sacred Island

from Okinoshima Island

 

Agricultural industries spreading

in the Chikugo plain; beautiful

rural landscape, fruit picking,

Sake brewery, Onsen


 

Yoshii & Yanagawa

Hina doll festival tour

Kurume & Yame region

one-day tour

Kitakyushu / UNESCO

Industry Revolution

one-day tour         

 

The Hinadoll festival is a

traditional Japanese event

that announces the arrival of

spring.

 

 

Kurume, Yame, Hoshino village

Located in the southern part of

Fukuoka-prefecture

 

Kitakyushu-city contributed to

Japan’s industrial modernization

with unprecedented speed in

the world


 

Kitakyushu one-day tour

Kawachi Wisteria garden

& Kitakyushu one-day tour

Kitakyushu-city 

hiking tour

 

World leading Environmental

Future city, and blessed with 

spectacular & stunning nature 

 

The tour is operated during

Kawachi Wisteria blossom period

from mid-April to mid-May

 

Abundant hiking opportunities

in the beautiful nature of

Kitakyushu-city


 

 Saga-prefecture  

 

Saga-prefecture is located in the northern part of Kyushu and are adjacent to Fukuoka-prefecture

in the east and to Nagasaki-prefecture in the west.

The north side faces Genkai Quasi-National Park with scenic coast line. In the south, the Saga

plain that is adjacent to Ariake Sea is spreading.

 

Saga-city

one-day tour 

Takeo & Yutoku Inari

Shrine one-day tour

Karatsu & Yobuko

one-day tour

 

The capital of  Saga–prefecture

One of the birth place of

Japanese Industrial

modernization

 

Onsen Resort Takeo

Yutoku is one of the most

famous Inari shrines in Japan

 

 

Karatsu is a castle town.

Yobuko is a fishing port town;

morning market and fresh

squid cuisine are famous


 

Arita & Imari

one-day tour

 

 

 

 

Arita and Imari are porelain

towns with 400 years history.

Both places have different

feature of porcelain respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 Nagasaki-prefecture  

 

Nagasaki-prefecture is located north-west side of Kyushu and borders Saga-prefecture

on the east, and is otherwise surrounded by Seas.

It also includes a large number of islands such as Tsushima and Iki. Most of the prefecture is

near the coast and there are a number of ports such as Nagasaki-city and a United States Navy

base at Sasebocity.

 

Nagasaki

one-day tour

Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden

Christian sites one-day tour

Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden

Christian sites 3 days tour

 

Centred on Nagasaki harbour,

greatly contributed to Japan’s

modernization since

establishment of Dejima

 

To show how Christians have

been continued their faith since

Christianity was propagated to

Japan

 

Introduce the Christian faith

continued even during the ban

on Christianity


 

Nagasaki / UNESCO 

Industrial Revolution 

one-day tour       

Shimabara & Unzen

2 days tour

Sasebo & Huis Ten Bosch

one-day tour

 

The origin of Japan’s

modernization. Nagasaki

contributed for Shipbuilding

and Coal Mining

 

Main tourist destinations in

Shmabara peninsula. Shimabara

is facing Sea and has UNESCO

World Heritage sites. Unzen is a

beautiful highland Onsen Resort 

 

The town surrounded azure sea

with breathtaking 99 islands

scenery, and beautiful theme 

park Huis Ten Bosch 


 

 Oita-prefecture  

 

Oita-prefecture is on the north-eastern section of Kyushu and is bordered by Miyazaki-prefecture

to the south, and Fukuoka-prefecture and Kumamoto-prefecture to the west.

The prefecture is a representative Onsen Resort area in Japan, and most recommended Onsen

Resorts are Beppu and Yufuin.

 

Yufuin & Beppu Onsen

2 days tour

Usa & Kunisaki

one-day tour 

 

 

Two major Onsen Resorts in

Oita-prefecture, Yufuin is a .

beautiful & tranqil Onsen

and Beppu is one of the most

famous Onsen in Japan

 

Tranquil country side spreading

around Usa Shrine that one of

the most beautiful shrine in

Japan

 

 

 Kumamoto & Miyazaki-prefecture  

 

Kumamoto, Aso

Takachiho 3 days tour

Takachiho

one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden

Christian sites 2 days tour

 

Major toursit destination in

Central Kyushu; Kumamoto–city

Aso and Takachiho

 

Takachiho offers the dynamic 

nature of Takachiho Gorge, and

the roots of Japanese culture in

the birth place of Japanese

mythology

 

Introduce Japanese Christianity

history of continuing faith while

coexisting with Japanese

traditional religion

 


 

Aso & Takachiho 

Dynamic Nature 2 day tour

   

 

the large scale of the Dynamic

Nature which cannot be seen

in no other area in Japan.

   

 


 

 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.

 



 

 Featured Destinations map 

 

Note

  Red letters indicates Prefecture

  Black letters indicates Destinations

 

 

Tour condition

Start & end of the tour is Fukuoka-city

 

English speaking guide 

Local experienced and knowledgeable

guide escorts the tour

 

Chartered vehicle is utilizes

Jumbo taxi or bus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 How to make your customized tour  

 

1. Enquiry

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

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

 

2. Proposal

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

・Basic suggested itinerary will be provided.

 

3. Clarifications

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

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

 and budget.

 

4. Final proposal

 The quotation and itinerary are provided based on the Clarification.

 

5. Make an agreement 

 The agreement for proceeding the customized tour is conducted.

 

6. Enjoy the customized journey 

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

  accordance with the plan

 

Price of the tour

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

transportations, and other custom preferences.

 


 

 

Should you need further information or assistances 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 

 


 

8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

 

Many fascinating tourist destinations are concentrated from northern part

to central part of Kyushu.

The tour travel 5 prefectures of the 7 prefectures of Kyushu;

  Fukuoka-prefectureSaga-prefectureNagasakiprefecture, 

  Kumamotoprefecture , Oita-prefecture 

 


 

 Where to Explore 

 

Fukuoka    Saga    Nagasaki   →  Unzen  → Shimabara   Kumamoto

Amakusa   → Aso   → Okubungo region   →   Yufuin → Beppu 

Kitakyushu    → Fukuoka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 Itinerary 

 

 Day 1    Saga

 

Saga is a prefecture in the northwestern part of Kyushu and is located next to Fukuoka-prefecture.

The north side faces Genkai Quasi-National Park with scenic coast line.

In the south, the Saga plain that is adjacent to Ariake Sea is spreading.

 

Karatsu Castle

Karatsu Castle is called

Dancing Crane Castle

Yobuko Asaichi

Famous for Squid and Morning Market called Asaichi

  Hado-misaki Cape

Cape of Lovers’ sanctuary,

the heart-shaped monument

Imari

The porcelain town, has 400

years history

 Arita

Arita porcelain, bright, elegant pictures drawn in porcelain. 

Takeo

The Onsen resort, has 1200

years history

Saga

Great contribution to the

Japanese Industrial Revolution

Kashima

Exciting experience, Sake

brewery visiting

Yutoku Inari Shrine

One of the most famous Inari

shrines in Japan


 

Schedule

Depart Fukuoka-city

Karatsu → Yobuko → Imari → Kashima →  Takeo

Stay at  Takeo

 


 

 Day 2    Nagasaki

 

The city have many oversea countries cultures and the significant Japanese histories

like no other areas. In addition to above features, the geographical conditions are

creating fascinating tourism and now many tourists are visiting here.

Historical features  The following had exprienced in Nagasaki

 Natioanl isolation in Japan, Hidden Christian, Japan’s Industry modernization and Atomic bomb

 

Nagaaki Wharf

 Elegant international & domestic

 tourist harbour

Mount Inasa

 Breathtaking panoramic view

 of Nagasaki-city

Mount Inasa

 One of the World’s three

 beautiful night view

Glover Garden

 UNESCO World Heritage, the

 largest number of visitor here 

Peace Park

 Let’s make World Peace and

 everyone’s happiness

Path in Minamiyamate

 Various gift shops, 

 restaurants, Café lined the street

Oura Cathedral

 The most significant Church, 

  Mother Teresa and Pope visited

Dejima

 

 Only the trading port in Japan

 during Natinal isolation              

China Town

 One of the three big China

 town in Japan 


 

Schedule

Transfer to Nagasaki

Peace Park → Ground Zero → Atomic Bomb Museum

Lunch at China Town  → Glover Garden  → Oura Cathedral  → Dejima

Stay at Nagasaki

 


 

 Day 3    Shimabara and Unzen

 

Shimabara

Located in the Shimabara peninsuka, region spread in the foot of gentle mountain and facing to

calm sea. Shimabara is consist of two cities, Shimabara-city and Minami-Shmabara-city.

Offers various enjoyable things such as Nature, Onsen, Castle town of Shimabara-city,

Hidden Christian history as well as Local Gourmets. 

 

Shimabara

 Nature, Onsen, Castle town,

 Christianity history, Gourmets.

 Shimabara Castle

 Symbol of Shimabar, almost 

 rectangular flatland castle

Samurai Houses

Even now, atmosphere in 18th 

 century is still remained    


 

Unzen 

Unzen is a beautiful highland Onsen Resort in Shimabara peninsula situated Unzen National Park 

The first area to be designated as a National Park in Japan and then the area has been developed

as Onsen Resort for both tourist Japanese and foreigner.

Even now, many tourist from all over the world are visiting here for enjoying Nature.

 

 Unzen

Highland Onsen Resort, different

colour create seasonal beauty

 Nita pass

Magnificent scenery of mountain

foot area & Ariake bay              

 Unzen jigoku

 

White smoke rising from the   

ground over a wide area


 

Schedule

Transfer to Shimabara

Explore Shimabara  : Shimabara Castle → Samurai Houses and Samurai street

Lunch at  Shimabara, local cuisine Guzoni

Transfer to Unzen

Explore Unzen  : Nita Pass → Unzen jigoku

Stay at  Unzen Onsen Resort

 


 

 Day 4    Kumamoto

 

Amakusa

An archipelago located west side of Kumamoto, beautiful landscape, seafood and 

local delicacies and marine activities can be enjoyed.

Amakusa are connected to Shimabara by the Ferry and to Kumamoto by the bridges.

 

 Amakusa

9 inhabited islands & numerous 

islands floating on a tranquil sea

Amakusa Gokyu / Pearl line

Main islands are connected with

Amakusa Five bridge, Pearl line

World Heritage SIte

Hidden Cristian site of Oe

Cathesral and Sakitsu Village

Tomioka Castle Ruins

The Castle in Amakusa Island

built in 1605

Amakusa Cruise

One of the most exciting

exprience in Amakusa

Amakusa Onsen

There are two Onsen,

Matsushima and Shimoda


 

Kumamoto

 

Situated roughly in the center of Kumamoto Prefecture, is the government and

economic center of the prefecture. From the early 17th century to the end of the 19th century,

Kumamoto was prosperous as a castle town.

 

 Kumamoto

The third most populous city in

Kyushu, called city of the forest

Kumamoto Castle

 One of Japan’s three great

 Castle, built in 1600

After the Earthquake

Under restoration work, can be 

visited from the outside

Suizenji-koen Park  Imitated the beautiful scenery 

 of Japan

Shimo-tori Shopping street 

The biggest shopping district in

Kumamoto-prefecture

Kumamoto City Tram

Main destinations are connected

from JR Kumamoto Station


 

Schedule

Transfer from Shmabara to Amakusa by a ferry boat

Explore  Amakusa  

Transfer to Kumamoto

Explore  Kumamoto ; Kumamoto Castle, Suizenji-koen Park

Stay at Kumamoto

 


 

 Day 5     Aso

 

The world’s largest caldera and the active volcano give a lot of excitements.

And numerous unforgettable experiences in the rural area can be mede including Onsen,

variety of sports and local cuisines.

 

Aso

Enjoy numerous unforgettable

experiences in the rural area

Daikanbo

The perfect spot view of Aso

region, Caldera & Mount Aso 

Kusaseri-ga-hama

The beautiful prairie of 785,000

square meter in the crater 

Mount Aso

The largest active volcano in Japan, and is among the largest in the world. Its peak is 1592 m above sea

level. Its caldera is 25 km across north to south and 18 km across east to west.

  Mt. Aso, around the Crater 

   Look down the Crater

   Nakadake Crater

Aso Shrine

One of the oldest and most

prominent shrines in Japan

Kurokawa Onsen

The best places to enjoy the

atmosphere of real Japan

Nabegataki Waterfalls

Very unique waterfalls, can be

climbed behind the falls


 

Schedule

Transfer from Kumamoto to Aso

Explore Aso :  Daikanbo, Kusasenri-ga-hama, Mount Aso, Aso shrine 

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen

 Local cuisines are enjoyed at Ryokan

 


 

 Day 6    Yufuin and Beppu  via  Okubungo region

 

Okubungo region

The region is on the way to Yufuin and Beppu from Aso, the travelling route can be proposed

as per your preference.

The area is a nature-blessed region at Ono River basin, and the northern part is surrounded by

Aso & Kuju Mountains

 

Kuju kogen Plateau

A magnificent and beautiful

scenery of Kuju plateau

 Handa kogen Plateau

 Yamanami Highway, best

driving route enjoy Nature     

Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi

Japan’s longest pedestrian

suspension bridge, world’s 2nd 


 

Yufuin

Graceful Onsen Resort located in the Yufu basin surrounded by Mount Yufu and Tsurumi.

One of the most popular among ladies and International tourist visits to here are increasing. 

 

Mount Yufu

 Gentle mount Yufu can be seen

 graceful Onsen Resort

Yufuin Station Street

 In front of JR Yufuin Station
 a elegant street appear

Yunotsubo Avenue

 70 shops, gift shops, galleries

curiosity item shops, cafes   

Shitan-yu

The old public outdoor mixed

bath with a thatched

Kinrinko lake

The landmark in Yufuin, hot

water gushes from the bottom 

Yufuin Floral Village

Reproduced the townscape of

the Cotswold region in England


 

Beppu

The popular hot spring town nestle at the foot of volcanos, Mt. Yufu and Mt. Tsurumi.

Boasting more than 2,800 hot spring sources and flowing rate of nearly 137,000 kiloliters 
per day
 

Beppu

Japan’s largest hot water yield

Onsen facing to Bappu bay

 Myoban Onsen

The highest place Onsen district,

many old style public bathes

 Kannawa Onsen

 One of the most popular Onsen

 district in Beppu

 Hell tour

collection of hot spring,the water

bubbles forth from underground

Foot bath

Bathing can be enjoy without 

take all clothing off

Mount Takasaki

 About 1700 wild Japanese

monkey are living


 

Schedule

Transfer to Yufuin through Okubungo

Exloring Yufuin

Trensfer to Beppu

Explore  Beppu : Beppu Hell tour → enjoy Foot bath

Stay at  Beppu

 


 

 Day 7     Kitakyushu

 
Three Major Night View in Japan from Mount Sarakura is to be experienced.
Kitakyushu is the second largest city in Kyushu with a population of 940,000.

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 site, industrial heritages, placed introduce cultures of people living there,

and various historic sites.  

 

Kokura Castle

Kitakyushu’s land mark, walking

distance of Kokura Stations

 Uomachi Shopping arcade

Down town shopping street,

various shops, restaurants, bars

 Hiraodai Karst Plateau

One of the three largest karst

plateau in Japan 

 Kanmon-kyo Bridge

The suspended bridge crossing

the Kanmon Straits

 Mojiko Retro

The exotic district, former trading

port coal and other products

 Kanmon Pedstrian Tunnel

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

 UNESCO World Heritage

Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial

Revolution

 Higashida district

The birth place of Steel making

Industry in Japan 

Mount Sarakura

The Three Major night view

in Japan


 

Schedule

Transfer to Kitakyushu

Kukura Castle → lunch at Kokura

Mjiko Retro and Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

Mount Sarakura : enjoy beautiful sunset and the three Major Night View in Japan  

Stay at  Kitakyushu  

 


 

 Day 8     Fukuoka

 

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. 

In other words, Fukuoka-city is the heart of Kyushu against various things,

such as food culture, shopping, entertainment, economy and international business.

 

JR Hakata Station

The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

Sea Side Momochi

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin

Tenjin

The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 

Fukuoka City tour bus

Fukuoka Open top bus tour,

three courses for journey

Fukuoka Tower

Japan’s highest coastal tower, magnificent view from the top

Tochoji Temple

The oldest temple of the

Shingon sect in Japan

 Kushida Shrine

Hakata Gion Yamagasa Festival

is held in the shrine 

Kawabata Shopping Arcade

400 m down town street,

100 shops and restaurants

Nakasu

One of the largest entertainment district in western Japan


 

Schedule

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Exploring  Fukuoka-city

Stay in  Fukuoka-city 

 


 

 Featured Kyushu Round tours  

 

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 

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

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

 Enquiry Form 

 

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

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897 ,  Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

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

 


 

Kitakyushu UNESCO World Heritage / Industrial Revolution

 

World Heritage, Site of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

 

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

as Iron and Steel Industry.

Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding, and Coal Mining, are a grouping of historic sites

that played an important part in the industrialization of Japan in the Bakumatsu

and Meiji periods.


 History of Industrial Revolution  

 

The buildings of the Imperial Steel Works, Japan at Yawata Works are the surviving

components of Asia’s first successful integrated iron and steel works: the State-run

Imperial Steel Works opened in 1901. 

It is located in the northernmost part of Fukuoka Prefecture, the north end of Kyushu, 8 km

south of Hibiki-Nada Seashore close to the continent of China

 

Japan’s Steel Industry

Steel Works operation has

commenced in 1901

Kawachi Reservoir

Triggered the registration of

World Cultural Heritage

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

contributed to the development

of the Japanese steel industry

Their present-day setting is still a working industrial landscape set in the southeastern

section of Yawata Works which, for over a century, has consistently maintained a leading

role in the Japanese steel industry.

 

 

 

 World Heritage Sites  

 

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


 

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

 


 

Steel-framed repair workshops

Built in 1900. It was used for the fabrication and assembly of a parts and

the repair of machinery used at the Steel Works. 
It is the oldest existing steel-structured building in Japan and, more than

100 years later, is still a repair shop. The facility houses its original travelling

crane and it is still in use for maintenance work.


 

Former Forge Shop

Built in 1900 using designs and steel products from the German steel

manufacturer, the purpose of manufacturing forgings such as large

scaled spanners, chisels, hammers and stands for machine mounting 

needed for the construction of the steelworks. 


 

 Featured tours related to UNESCO World Heritage Sites  

 

・ Kitakyushu / UNESCO Industry Revolution one-day tour          

・ Nagasaki / UNESCO Industrial Revolution one-day tour     

 


 

 General information 

 

Address Higasida, Yahata-higasiku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station

70 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu


 

 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