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Kyushu Travel Guide

Industrial Heritages in Kitakyushu

 

Kitakyushu-city  is the industrial innovation city where a lot of Japan’s Industries were born

and Japan’s industrial modernization has been achieved.

The city presents various Industrial Heritages including UNESCO World Herigate

of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

 


 

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


 

Onga River Pump Station, UNESCO World Heritage

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


 

Kawachi Reservoir 

The first-class civil construction heritage that triggered the registration of

World Cultural Heritage of Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution.

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

 


 

Minami Kawachi-bashi bridge

The only remaining lenticular truss bridge in Japan or lens type truss bridge, located at the south
side of Kawachi Reservoir and it was designed by Hisanori Numata.
 

This shape and colour really harmonize with nature and become a symbol of the Iron town Yahata.

 


 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

The Blast Furnace used to make the pig iron and was 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.

 

Indication of the year of Steel

Works operation commencement

Proper of Blast furnace, Hot

Stoves and Stack

Cast house floor, the pig iron

is being discharged


 

Dedicated railway for Yawata Steel Works 

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 Yahata side

Miyatayama tunnel Tobata side


 

The western-style building of Art Deco style architecture which was completed in 1927,
and opened as an employee club of the then-owned Yawata Steel Works. The Hall building 
received the Kitakyushu City Architectural Culture Award in 1989. 

 


 

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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, the first site of steel manufacturing in Japan’s modern age. 

Various things related Industry technologies are exhibited ;

Exhibition Gallery shows items on the theme of technology development World Heritage Gallery

shows items related Meiji Japan’s industrial Revolution. At the adjacent workshop building,

manufacturing experience can be done.

 

Museum Building

World Heritage,

Meiji Japan’s Industry Revolution

Introducing Industry innovation

history of Japan


 

 Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 2-2-11 Higashida, Yahata-higashi, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

5 minutes walk from JR Space World Station

Open hours

9:00 to 19:00 weekdays

9:00 to 17:00 Sataurday, Sunday and National holiday

Admission fee No admission fee is required
Days closed evey Monday

 

Featured tous in Fukuoka-prefecture

・ Fukuoka-city one-day tour

・ Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

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

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

Kitakyushu-city study tour       

・ Kitakyushu-city hiking tour

・ Yanagawa & Dazaifu one-day tour

 Itoshima one-day tour

・ Munakata & Fukutsu / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour  

・ Munakata, Oshiama & Okinoshima / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour

・ Toho village, Asakura and Ukiha one-day tour

・ Yoshii & Yanagawa Hina doll festival one-day tour

・ Kurume & Yame region one-day tour

 


 

 

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 

 


 

Study tours to Kyushu

 

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

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

conferences and company visit.

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

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

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

 

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

places, tour conductor and interpreter, transportation and accommodations.

 


 

What to learn

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

and historical aspects.

Feature of our study tour is the tailor-made in accordance with customer requirement of learning.  

1.  Solid Waste management / Kitakyushu-city and Fukuoka-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


 

2.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.


 

3. Industrial modernization story & KAIZEN strategy / Kitakyushu-city

Japanese industry at the end of 19th century was 200years 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.


 

4.STEM Education field / Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-city 

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

Engineering and Mathematics can be learned.


 

5.UNESCO World Heritage of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revokution    / Kitakyushu-city, Nagasaki

Steel Industry Heritages in Kitakyushu-city and Ship building and Coal

Industry Heritages in Nagasaki ; those Heritages show the history of

Japan’s Industrial modernization.


 

6.Architecture and construction design / Kitakyushu-city and Fukuoka

There are a lot of unique construction designed by renowned architects

and civil engineersthat were constructed beginning of Japan’s

Industrial modernization

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


 

7.UNESCO World Heritage of Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki Rejion

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.


 

8.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.


 

9.Geography / Kitakyushu

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

features, inhabitantsand   phenomena of Earth. Kitakyushu has

unique geographical features, therefore Earth and its   human and

natural complexities and also how they have changed and come to

be can be learned.


 

10.Active Aging Strategy / Kitakyushu-city

  The city is Japan’s most advanced Active Aging city.

  Active Aging Strategy was started in 2005 when the Citizen Centre established.

 

11.Citizen community activities

   making World leading Environmental and SDGs city Kitakyushu

 

12.Visiting University

13.Visiting Municilal and Local goverment including Residents’ Association

14.Japanese Cultural experiences

 


 

 

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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 

 


 

We have a lot of experiences to offer a various themes of Study tours.

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 Study tour Results

 


 

First Head Office of the Steel Works

 

 UNESCO 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.

 


 

 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


 

 Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 


 

 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


 

Featured tous in Fukuoka-prefecture  

・ Fukuoka-city one-day tour

・ Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

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

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

Kitakyushu-city study tour       

・ Kitakyushu-city hiking tour

・ Yanagawa & Dazaifu one-day tour

 Itoshima one-day tour

・ Munakata & Fukutsu / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour  

・ Munakata, Oshiama & Okinoshima / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour

・ Toho village, Asakura and Ukiha one-day tour

・ Yoshii & Yanagawa Hina doll festival one-day tour

・ Kurume & Yame region one-day tour

 


 

 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 

 


 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

 
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. 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.

 


 

     Name Plate indicated

     blow-in year

         Blast Furnace proper 

      Hot Stove and Stack


 

Dust Chatcher & Cast house

                Torped Car

              Converter


 

        Cast house floor

                    Tap hole      

         Tapping activity


 

  Bustle main and Goose neck 

                     Tuyere

                    Shaft shell


 

 Inside of Furnace after blow-off

       Valves of Hot Stove

     Bustle main brick waork

 


 
 Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 2-3-12 Higashida, Yahata-higashi-ku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

10 minutes walk from JR Space World Station

20 minutes by vehicle from JR Kokura Station

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

Featured tous in Fukuoka-prefecture  

・ Fukuoka-city one-day tour

・ Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

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

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

Kitakyushu-city study tour

・ Kitakyushu-city hiking tour

・ Yanagawa & Dazaifu one-day tour

・ Itoshima one-day tour

・ Munakata & Fukutsu / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour  

・ Munakata, Oshiama & Okinoshima / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour

・ Toho village, Asakura and Ukiha one-day tour

・ Yoshii & Yanagawa Hina doll festival one-day tour

・ Kurume & Yame region one-day tour

 


 

 

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 

 


 

UNESCO World Heritages in Kyushu

 

We have four UNESCO World Heritages in Kyushu.

Those sites are located all over Kyushu.

 

 Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution   registered in 2015

 

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region   registered in 2018

 

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site

  in the Munakata region     registered in 2017

 

Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in Japan   registered in 2016

 


 

 Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution 

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.

Location of the site : Kitakyushu, Nakama, Saga, Omuta, Arao, Misumi, Nagasaki, Kagoshima


 

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

Hidden Christian Site in Nagasaki Regions bear unique testimony to the tradition of people and

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

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

Location of the sites : Nagasaki, Shimabara, Amakusa


 

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata  

The island of Okinoshima is located sougonnni in the ocean between Japan and Korea, 

As even landing on the island has been prohibited, the strict taboos have preserved archaeological

ritural sites on the island almost intact over a millennium.In three shrines of Munakata Taisha, located

in the islands of Okinshima, Oshima and Kyushu.  From Okitsu-miya Yohaisho on Oshima, we can

worship Okinoshima from afar. And Shimbaru-Nuyama Mounded Tomb Group is the evidence of people

who nurtured the tradition of worshipping the sacred island.

Location of the sites : Munakata, Fukutsu, Oshima


 

Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in Japan  

In cities and towns throughout Japan, float festivals are held by communities annually to pray

to the gods for peace and protection from natural disasters.

Location of the site : Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Hita, Karatsu, Yatsushiro


 

Featured tours related to UNESCO World Heritage Sites  

・ Kitakyushu / UNESCO Industry Revolution one-day tour          

・ Nagasaki / UNESCO Industrial Revolution one-day tour       

・ Munakata & Fukutsu / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour  

・ Munakata, Oshiama & Okinoshima / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour

・ Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites one-day tour

・ Nagasaki / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 3 days tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days 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 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 experienced.
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 Manga Museum

A typical Japanese market, 

the kitchen of Kitakyushu-city

A down town arcade shopping

streets to JR Kokura Station

introduces the history of manga

with a focus on artists who

have affiliations to Kitakyushu


 

Moji  

Mojiko Retro

The exotic district, developed 

as International trading Port  

Kanmon bridge

The suspended bridge crossing

the Kanmon Straits

Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

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


 

Higashida & Industrial Heritages  

Higashida district

Birth place of Steel Making

Industry in Japan 

First Head Office

UNESCO World Cultural Heritage

Built in 1899, ahead of production

facilities

Higashida No.1 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.


 


 

 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 

 

Feautured tours

Fukuoka-prefecture tours

・ Fukuoka-city one-day tour

・ Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

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

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

Kitakyushu-city study tour       

・ Kitakyushu-city hiking tour

・ Yanagawa & Dazaifu one-day tour

・ Itoshima one-day tour

・ Munakata & Fukutsu / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour  

・ Munakata, Oshiama & Okinoshima / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour

・ Toho village, Asakura and Ukiha one-day tour

・ Yoshii & Yanagawa Hina doll festival one-day tour

・ Kurume & Yame region one-day tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 

 
 

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

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

 Enquiry Form 

 

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

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

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

 


 

Tour results

We are offering a lot of tours, and the results is shown below.

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 Tailor-made tours & Self-guided tours       Study tours       Golf tours 

 


 

Sone Tideland

 

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.

 


 

 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 

 


 

 

Geography learning in Kitakyushu-city

 

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 karst plateau 

 

One of the three largest in Japan along with the Akiyoshi-dai Plateau and the Shikoku Karst. 

It is located in southeastern part of Kitakyushu-city. 

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

and 2 km from east to west.  

     

 

Hiraodai Limestone Caves 

There are three limestone Caves in Hiraodai Karst and each cave has different unique feature. 

 

Senbutsu limestone cave

Literally means 1,000 Buddha Cave, is the largest of the caves in Hiraodai Last Plateau,

extending about 900 m while meandering toward the northeast. The shape of the cave is narrow,

narrow ceiling ravine with a maximum width of 10 m and a maximum ceiling height of 15 m.

Approximately 30 large and small stalactites hang down at the entrance, giving a spectacular scenery. Abundant groundwater still continues to erode in the cave.​

 

 

Mejiro limestone Cave

It is the longest cave in Hiraodai Karst, over 2 km in length.

The highlight of this cave is the monolithic ceiling which is a very unique structure as

a limestone caves.

     

 

Ojika limestone cave

The cave is called footfall of dinosaurs.  It is the very rare cave in Japan; the entrance is vertical

pit with 25 meter, when getting down to the bottom, you follow the underground horizontal cave

and you can see the hidden aspects of Hiraodai Karst.


 

Hirotani Wetland

It is the only wetland in Fukuoka Prefecture, located 600 meters west from Seiryu Cave and

2,500 m east from Hiraodai Nature Observation Center. The wetland is an important part of 

Hiraodai Karst landform, offering a variety of wetland plant life such as the Sagiso (rein orchis),

Tokiso (pogonia), and Nohanasyobu (iris).

 

 

Sone Tideland

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.


 

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.

   

 

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Minami Kawachi-bashi bridge

 

 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 and completed in 1926.
This shape and color really harmonize with nature and become a symbol of the Iron town Yahata.
 

 

 Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Kawachi, Yahata-higashi-ku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

30 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station


 

Featured tous in Fukuoka-prefecture  

・ Fukuoka-city one-day tour

・ Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

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

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

Kitakyushu-city study tour       

・ Kitakyushu-city hiking tour

・ Yanagawa & Dazaifu one-day tour

・ Itoshima one-day tour

・ Munakata & Fukutsu / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour  

・ Munakata, Oshiama & Okinoshima / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour

・ Toho village, Asakura and Ukiha one-day tour

・ Yoshii & Yanagawa Hina doll festival one-day tour

・ Kurume & Yame region one-day tour

 


 

 

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