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Study tours to Kyushu

  • Nagasaki / UNESCO Industrial Revolution One-day tour

Japan KYHUSHU Tourist offer the Study tours in Kitakyushu and Nagasaki. The themes of

study are Environment, Solid Waste management, Industry, Christianity in Japan, World

Peace, Science, Geography, Architecture as well as Economy.

 

We are providing 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. Our Study tour is 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

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


 

Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revokution / Kitakyushu-city and 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


 

Christian Pilgrimage sites 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 and 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 modernizationThe design philosophy

of designers focused on the future can be learned.

  West Japan Industrial

  Club

 

  Minami Kawachi-bashi

  bridge

  Kawachi Reservoir


 

Geography   /  Kitakyushu-city

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 

 


 

 


 

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Kitakyushu travel guide

  • Kokura Castle

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.  

 


 

Blessed with 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 hight of the mountain is 622 meters from sea level. At the top you are presented with a

magnificent and spectacular view of Kitakyushu. ​In 10 minutes, you can reach the summit 

from the Cable Car Station using the Cable car and the Slope car. 

 Three Major Night View ofJapanfrom 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  

 

 

Hiraodai Karst Plateau & Caves 

One of the three largest Karst Plateau in Japan. It is located in southeastern part of Kitakyushu-city

At altitudes between 400 and 600 meters above sea level and stretching 6 km from north to south

and 2 km from east to west.  

The limestone stands in row

like a flock of sheep in a vast

meadow and dolines 

The Plateau offers a different

views in each of the four

seasons

Senbutsu limestone cave,

the largest limestone caves

in Hiraodai Karst Plateau


 

Kawachi Wisteria Garden is a private garden at the Mountain foot of Sarakura and famous for its

spectacularly presented, large numbers of wisteria flowers. The garden is opened to the public

seasonally during the wisteria season which usually peaks around late April to middle of May.


 

Featured Tourist Destinations  

 

Kokura  

Kokura Castle

Kitakyushu’s landmark Kokura Castle. Fukuoka–prefecture only in Japan is selected by

CNN Travel as one of the top 19 places to visit in 2019And the Photo of Kokura Castle is

used for introducing Fukuoka-prefecture. The Castle located within a walking distance of 

JR Kokura Station.

   

 

Kokura Castle Garden

Kokua Castle Garden made at the former site of lord’s guest house, located next to Kokura Castle.

This garden consists of a Japanese garden and a lord’s house, a building of the style of Japanese

domestic architecture. In this garden, not only can you see Japanese traditional architecture,

but also enjoy the Tea Ceremony at the Experience Zone.


 

Tanga market 

Typical Japanese market, known as “the kitchen” in Kitakyushu-city.  There are more than

120 shops in the 180 metre-long arcade. Here you get a true taste of the culture and sample

the real life style  of the people living in Kitakyushu. You can find fresh, inexpensive fish,

vegetables and meats, as well as local specialties.

   

 

Uomachi & Kyumachi downtown shopping street 

Uomachi and Kyomachi Ginteigai are the arcade downtown shopping streets connected from

JR Kokura Station. The literal meaning of Gintengai is the Silver roof arcade shopping street

and Uomachi Gintengai is the birth place of Japanese arcade shopping street constructed in 1991.

Now, there are many kind of fantastic shops and restaurant along the street.

 

 

Manga Museum and Aru Aru City 

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

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

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

 Manga Museum and Aru Aru

 City next to JR Kokura station

 

 Best known Manga writer

 Reiji Matsumoto

  Aru Aru City, a multi-floored

  shopping mall


 

Moji  

 

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

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

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

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


 

Kaikyo Plaza

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

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

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

never be forgotten. 


 

Mojiko Station

It is the only Station building that is designated as an Important National Cultural Property 

together with Tokyo Station. Mojiko Station is a beautiful station built in the Renaissance 

style and modeled on the Termini Station in Italy. 


 

Mojiko Retro Observatory       

Situated on the 31st floor of the high-rise apartment building “Retro Hi-Mart”.  The 103 metre-high

observatory offers magnificent views of the Mojiko Retro district, the Kanmon-kyo Bridge over the 

Kanmon Strait, as well as the Shimonoseki area.


 

Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

Only the place in the world !   You can cross the strait on foot.  The Kanmon Strait, separating

Honshu and Kyushu, is a very beautiful and busy waterway with as many as 700 small and 

large ships a day passing through it. the Kanmon Pedestrian Tunnel, which enables people to 

cross on foot,


 

Higashida

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

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

The three sites in Higashida have been registered on UNESCO World Heritage  as

Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

Only the Blast  Furnace in the world which preserved as it was. The birth place where 

Japan’s steel industry began in 1901. It contributed greatly to the development of the

Japanese steel industry and was used until 1972, and has been preserved just as it was.

  Blast Furnace proper 

   Cast house floor

   Torped Car


 

First Head Office of the Steel Works  / UNESCO 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.

World leading rails producing

in the Steel Works

First Head Office building

registered on the World Heritage

Observation deck of the

World Heritage


 

Museum of Industrial Technology. In April 2007, based on this theme of “innovation, ” the Kitakyushu

Innovation Gallery & Studio (KIGS) opened in Yahata, Higashida, the first site of steel manufacturing

in Japan’s modern age. Various things related Industry technologies are exhibited.

Museum Building

World Heritage,

Meiji Japan’s Industry Revolution

Introducing Industry innovation

history of Japan


 

Industrial Heritages

 

Kawachi Reservoir

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

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

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

Okura River and upper stream of the dam was expanded and making the 7milion cubic metre reservoir.

Reservoir, constructed for the

industrial water supply to

Yawata Steel Works

Unprecedented design in the 

world has been applied to

harmonize with nature 

First-class civil construction

heritage

 


 

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. The site has been registered on the UNESCO World

Heritage, Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution 

 Onga River

 Onga River Pump Station

 Water piping to the Steel Works


 

Kurogane Railway         

Dedicated Railway for Yawata Steel Works. The railway connected between Yawata and Tobata,

construction work took three years, and completed in 1930. The most difficult and hard work was

making Miyatayama tunnel with a total length of 1180 m due to suffering from floods. The gates of 

the Miyatayama tunnel are decorated with stately designs.

The rail way crossing the road

Miyatayama tunnel Tobata side

Miyatayama tunnel Yahata side


 

Yahata port

Japan’s Modern Steel Works history started here. Yawata was a rural village with a small

population of agriculture and fishing industry. And this place was decided in Parliament as

the Japan’s Modern Steel Works construction site in 1897.At that time, there were no

construction machineries, the Steel Works was constructed with human power in just 4 years.


 

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

 

 

Dinner at Kokura

 

Ekikara sanjippo yokocho

The place is located on the ground floor of JR Kokura Station. There are 8 restaurants

where local cuisines can be enjoyed.

   

 

Tanga Yatai

At night time, food stalls called Yatai open in the square in front of Tanga Market.
Here you can try delicious oden (a stew made from various ingredients) and ramen.


 

Sushi restaurant

 

 

 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

 


 

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Solid waste management tour in Kitaykushu

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

 

  • Kitakyushu Eco-Town Center

 


 

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 1972and 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

 

  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 

 


 

Related sites to the Study tour

Study tour to Kyushu     Study tour to Nagasaki      History of Industrial modernization 

Environmental Future city Kitakyushu 

 


 

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Study tours to Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu-city is the World leading Environmental Future city, and blessed with spectacular

and stunning nature. The city is the Industrial Innovation city greatly contributed to Japan’s

Industrial modernization since Japan’s modern Steel Industry operation commenced in 1901.

Now Kitakyushu offers the various kind of Study tour such as Environment, Solid Waste

management, Industry, Science, Geography, Architecture, Economy as well as SDGS.

 

  • Low Carbon Sosiety tour in Kitakyushu

 

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

places, tour conductor and interpreter, transportation and accommodations.

 


 

Where to learn

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

and historical aspects. Feature of our study tour is the tailor-made in accordance with customer

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

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

 Solar Power Generation


 

Industrial modernization & KAIZEN strategy

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


 

STEM Education field   

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


 

UNESCO World Heritage ofJapan’s Meiji Industrial Revokution

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 of

Nippon Steel are the surviving components of Asia’s first successful integrated iron and

steel works.

  First Head Office of the

 Steel Works 

 

  Onga River Pump Station

 Higashida No.1 Blast

 Furnace


 

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

that were constructed beginning of Japan’s Industrial modernizationThe design philosophy

of designers focused on the future can be learned.

  West Japan Industrial

  Club

 

  Minami Kawachi-bashi

  bridge

  Kawachi Reservoir


 

Geography

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

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 


 

 Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 


 

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 

 


 

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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.

 

History of Industrial modernization

 


 

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


 

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

 


 

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Low Carbon Sosiety tour in Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu-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.

 


 

Tour conditions 

 

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

What to learn

  To learn the Low Carbon Society strategy in Kitakyushu-city

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

Eco Town Center

Zero Emission Transportation System

Wind Power Generation 

lunch

Kyushu Electric Power / Shin-Kokura Plant

Citizen community Center 

17:30 arrive Hotel in Kitakyushu

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as option.

J-Power

Hibikinada Biotope

 


 

Where to visit and what to learn

 

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


 

Zero Emission Transportation System

The Electric bus driven by the electricity generated by a solar power generation, therefor no global

warming gases emitted from the bus. Operation of the system is commenced in 2015. 

The solar power generation plant, the power charging equipment and Electric bus can be observed.

  Solar Power Generation

   Electric bus

   Inside of Electric bus


 

Wind Power Generation 

Japan’s first Wind power generation plant constructed at the coast line facing windy strong

Hibikinada sea. 10 wind power generators line up and total generation capacity is 15,000kw.   

 

 Wind power generations

 faceing to Genkai Sea

 

 Blades of Wind power

 generation

 

 Basement portion of Wind

 power generation


 

Kyushu Electric Power / Shin-Kokura Plant

Kyushu’s first thermal power plant used LNG and power generation capacity is 1,800,000kw.  

Generation of electricity process can be learned by visiting the turbine room, control room and

boiler plant.

 Located next to Nippon Steel,

 there are LNG tanks

 Over view of thermal power

 generation plant

 Boiler plant for making steam


 

Citizen community Center 

Introduce the Duties of Citizen and Self-government organization for making Low Carbon Society.

 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 


 

Option

 

J-Power

The company have been supplying low-cost and reliable electricity for over 60 years.  

And research and development of the environmental measurement have been conducted.

New solar power generation and wind power generation systems can be learned.

New solar power generation,

to move following the position

of the sun

Panels of solar power

generation

Research & development of

next generation low-carbon

technologies

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


 

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

 


 

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Environmental Future city Kitakyushu 

 


 

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Study tour in the STEM Education field

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Kitakyushu provides a various Educational fields for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering

and Mathematics) as well as Japanese Culture.

 

Science

Learn Science, Environment,

Nature, Industry, various history

Geography

Field of science devoted to the

study of the lands, features,

inhabitants, phenomena of Earth

Architectures

Various unique architectures

designed by renowned designers


 

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Environmental Museum in Kitakyushu

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The museum has Environmental learning function, Environmental information function and

Environmental activity function. The Environmental improvement history of Kitakyushu, Global

warming and other various environmental issues can be learned.

The Museum Building

Learn the Global warming

The Environmental improvement

history of Kitakyushu


 

 General information  

Address 2-2-6 Higashida, Yahata-higashi, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

5 minutes walk from JR Space World Station

Open hours

9:00 to 17:00

Admission fee No admission fee is required
Days closed evey Monday

 

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Sankiro

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The largest three-story wooden building used for Ryotei in Kyushu. The Ryotei is a type

of luxurious traditional Japanese restaurant Sankiro was built in 1928 and was the largest

three-story wooden building used for Ryotei in Kyushu, and was a representative building

for the time. There were over 1200 square meters of floor space and more than 20 rooms.

At the present, the building is used for Japanese restaurant, Shunpanro.

 


 

General information  

Address

3-6-8 Kiyotaki, Moji-ku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-city

Access

10 minutes walk from JR Mojiko station

25 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura station

Open hours 10:00 to 17:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed Monday

 

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Sone Tideland

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Sone tideland facing the Seto Inland Sea from Sone, in Kitakyushu-city and is one of the

largest tideland in the Seto Inland Sea ; it is about 5 km offshore with an area of about 517 ha.


 

The tideland is the home to some 326 species of benthic animals in the tidal flat, including a

handful of endangered species, like the ancient horseshoe crab that has not changed since the

age of dinosaurs. Several endangered birds are seen during the summer, like the Saunders’s

Gulls, Eastern Marsh Harrier, and the Intermediate Egret.


 

Horseshoe Raising house, the ecology of the horseshoe can be learn here.

 


 

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