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We are the Specialist of Kyushu travel in Japan for the customers from all over the World

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Study tours to Kyushu

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The themes of study are Environment, Solid Waste management, Industry, Christianity

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

 

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

places, tour conductor and interpreter, transportation and accommodations.

  


 

What to learn

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

environment requirement of learning.

 

Solid waste management & Recycling 

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

Comprehensive solid waste management syetem can be learned from waste collecing

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

and recycling

 

 

 Eco Town Center

 

 

  Waste paper recycling

 

  Melting Furnace


 

Low Carbon Society / Kitakyushu-city

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

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

low carbon society can be learned.

 

 

 

Wind Power Generation

 

 

 Zero Emission Transportation

 System

 

 Solar Power Generation


 

Industrial modernization & KAIZEN strategy / Kitakyushu-city

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

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

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

becoming an industrialrzed country at a rapid speed.

 

 

 Nippon Steel

 

 TOYOTA Motor Kyushu

 

 Yaskawa Electric


 

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

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

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

 

Kitakyushu

one-day tour

Nagasaki

one-day tour

Japan’s Industrial

modernization tour         

 

The birth place of Steel Industry

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

 

The origin of Japan’s

modernization. Nagasaki

contributed for Shipbuilding

and Coal Mining

 

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

country in the short period


 

UNESCO World Heritage of Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki Region

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

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

the time of prohibition.

 

One-day tour

3 days tour

 6 days tour

 

To show how Christians have

been continued their faith since

26 martyrs were crucified in

Nagasaki in 1597

 

To visit Nagasaki, Shimabara

and Unzen. Shimabara was the

Battle field of Shimabara

Rebellion

 

 To visit Sotome, Nagasaki

 Unzen, Shimabara, Amakusa

 Kumamoto and Hirado


 

World peace learning / Nagasaki

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

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

 

 

  Peace Statue

 

 

 Ground Zero 

 

  Atomic Bomb Museum


 

STEM Education field  / Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-city 

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

Engineering and Mathematics can be learned.

 

 

 Environmental Museum

 

 

 Kitakyushu Manga Museum

 and Aru Aru City

 

 Kitakyushu Innovation

 Gallery Studio


 

Architecture and construction design / Kitakyushu-city and Fukuoka

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

that were constructed beginning of Japan’s Industrial modernization

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

 

 

  West Japan Industrial

  Club

 

 

  Minami Kawachi-bashi

  bridge

 

  Kawachi Reservoir


 

Geography   /  Kitakyushu

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

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

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

 

 

  Hiraodai Limestone Caves 

 

  Sone Tideland

 

  Hiraodai karst plateau 


 

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

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

Enquiry Form 

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

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

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

 

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

 


 

Tour results

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

Tailor-made tour     Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

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Study tours to Kitakyushu

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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.

 

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

 System

 

 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 

 


 

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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UNESCO World Heritages in Kyushu

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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

 


 

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

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

Enquiry Form 

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

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

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

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

 


 

Tour results

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

Tailor-made tour     Study tour      Golf tour 

 


 

 HOME    About us   Our Services    Terms and Conditions

 


 

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. 

 


 

Tour conditions 

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

What to learn

  Comprehensive Solid waste management system and Recycling technologies

Number of perticipant : from 5 to 40

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

Study tour planning and arrangement :

Tour guide and interpreter (English ) : Japan KYUSHU Tourist

Transportation : a chartered vehicle

 


 

Itinerary

 

Day 1

8:30 leave hotel in Kitakyushu

Eco Town Center

Hiagari Recycling Center for waste cans and bottles

lunch  

Plastic PET Bottle recycling / Nishi-Nippon PET Recycling

Citizen community Center

17:30 arrive Hotel in Kitakyushu

 

Day 2

8:30 leave hotel in Kitakyushu

Waste paper recycling / Kyushu Seishi 

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery Studio

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

Lunch

Melting Furnace  / Sin-Moji Plant 

Sightseeing Mojiko Retro

17:30 arrive Hotel in Kitakyushu

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as option.

Hibikinada Biotope

Fukuoka Hydrogen Station

Oki Recycling Center Kururun

 


 

Where to visit and what to learn

 

Day 1

 

Eco Town Center

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

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

as environmental study sessions and interaction amongst visitors.

 

 

 Introduce Eco Town Project

 in Kitakyushu-city

 

 Exhibition hall

 

  Introduce Recycling business

  in Kitakyushu-city


 

Hiagari Recycling Center for waste cans and bottles

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

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

separated at this facility.

 

 

 

  Hiagari Recycling Center

 

 Lecture of separating procedure

 of household waste 

 

 Visit waste separating places

 for recycling


 

Plastic PET Bottle recycling / Nishi-Nippon PET Recycling

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

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

 

 

 Introduce recycling process

 of PET Bottle

 

 Visit PET Bottle recycling

 factory

 

 Final products from PET Bottle


 

Citizen community Center 

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

 

 

 Introduce the duties of Citizen &

 Self-government organization

 

 Learning how to clean the

 town by Citizen 

 

 Learning how to make the

 community for comfortable town 

 


 

Day 2

 

Waste paper recycling / Kyushu Seishi 

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

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

 

 

 Introduce the waste paper

 recycling process

 

 Visit waste paper recycling

 factory

 

Final produst from waste paper

is toilet paper


 

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery Studio

Museum of Industrial Technology, in April 2007, based on this theme of “innovation,

” the Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery & Studio (KIGS) opened in Yahata, Higashida, 

where Japan’s mordern steel industry operation was started. 

 

 

Museum of Industrial

Technology

 

Introduce World Heritage,

Meiji Japan’s Industry Revolution

 

Introducing Industry innovation

history of Japan


 

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

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

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

 

 

  Blast Furnace

 

    Cast house floor  

 

   Torped car


 

Melting Furnace  / Sin-Moji Plant 

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

Furnace and then the melted slag and metals are discharged.

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

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

 

 

 Introduce waste treatment

 process by Melting Furnace

 

 Exhibition corner introduce

 waste separating procedure

 

 Tapping activity of Melting

 Furnace


 

Mojiko Retro

Dr. Albert Einstein awarded Nobel Prize in Physic visited Moji in 1922, and he acclaimed that

everything could see were Arts. The exotic district of Mojiko Retro is visited by more than 2 

million tourists a year. Moji-ko Port flourished following its 889 designation as a Special National

Port for exporting coal and other products. 

 

 

 

 Mitsui Club, Dr. Albert Einstein

 stayed in 1922

 

 

Kaikyo Plaza, the shopping

and restaurant area

 

 

 Time back to 100 year ago,

 enjoy romantic atomosphere

 and beautiful harbor


 

Options

 

Hibikinada Biotope

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

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

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

 

 

 

 Biotope was created  from

 waste disposal land 

 

 

  Lake in the middle of Biotope

 

  237 kind of birds including

  circus have been confirmed


 

Fukuoka Hydrogen Station

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

Fukuoka Chubu Sewage Treatment Center.

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

for hydrogen creation sourced from wastewater biogas.

 

 

 Introduce hydrogen making

 process from sewage water

 

 Hydrogen supply system to

 vehicles

 

  Fukuoka Chubu Sewage

  Treatment Center


 

Oki Recycling Center Kururun

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

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

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

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

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

announced in March 2008 with its Oki town Mottainai Declaration.

 

 

 

 Introduce biomass recycling

 process in Oki town

 

  Visit biomass recycling

  facility

 

 Waste collecting containers

 


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

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

Enquiry Form 

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

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

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

 


 

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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.

 


 

Tour conditions 

 

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

What to learn

  To learn KAIZEN strategy accomplished in Kitakyushu

Number of perticipant : from 5 to 40

Tour duration : one-day  

Tour guide and interpreter (English ) : Japan KYUSHU Tourist

Transportation : a chartered vehicle

 


 

Itinerary

 

8:30 leave hotel in Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery Studio

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

Yaskawa Electric

lunch

Toyota Motor Kyushu

TOTO

17:30 arrive Hotel in Kitakyushu

 


 

Where to visit and what to learn

 

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery Studio

Museum of Industrial Technology, in April 2007, based on this theme of “innovation,

” the Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery & Studio (KIGS) opened in Yahata, Higashida, 

where Japan’s mordern steel industry operation was started. 

Japan’s Industrial modernization history can be learned here.

 

 

Museum of Industrial

Technology

 

World Heritage, Meiji Japan’s

Industry Revolution

 

Introducing Industry

innovation history of Japan


 

The only one in the world, the Blast Furnace which was actually used until 1972, is preserved

as it was.   This place is the birth place of Japan’s modern steel industry began in 1901 and It

contributed greatly to the development of the Japanese steel industry.

 

 

  Blast Furnace

 

    Cast house floor  

 

   Torped car


 

 

Yaskawa Electric

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

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

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

can be visited.

 

 

Introduce the Yaskawa

Electric

 

Visit Yaskawa Innovation Center

and Robot manufacturing factory

 

AI robot


 

TOYOTA Motor Kyushu

Established in 1991, 100% shareholder of Toyota Motor.

Major manufactured car is Lexus, and annual production volume is 430,000 cars.

Assembly line and Inspection line are visited at the factory tour.

 

 

Introduce the car manufacturing

process

 

Exhibition hall at visiter

Center

 

Visit Lexus manufacturing line

and learn KAIZEN in TOYOTA


 

TOTO

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

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

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

 

 

 

TOTO Museum, introduce the

 history and products of TOTO

 

 

Founder of TOTO, established

in Kitakyushu in 1917

 

World leading toilet company,

well known in Washlet


 

The options

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

 

Nippon Steel   / Yawata Works

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

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

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

 

 

The Exhibition hall, introduce

the Steel making process and

history of Nippon Steel

 

Visit Tobata No. 4 Blast Furnace,

where more than 12,000 ton

melted iron with 1500 degree

celsius is produced a day

 

Visit Hot Strip Mill where

1 to 2.5mm thin plates is

produced from 250mm

thick plates


 

NISSAN Motor Kyushu

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

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

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

can be seen.

 

 

Introduce car manufacturing

process in Nissan

 

Exhibition hall

 

Visit car manufacturing line


 

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

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

Enquiry Form

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

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

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

 


 

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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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Kitakyushu travel guide

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

and blessed with spectacular & stunning nature.

 

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

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

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

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

Hiraodai Karst Plateau) and Genkai Quasi-National Park.

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

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

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

 

Featured Tourist Destinations  

 

Kokura  

 

Kokura Castle

 

 Kokura Castle Garden River Walk Kitakyushu 

 

Kitakyushu’s land mark, walking

distance of Kokura Stations

 

Former site of lord’s guest house

located next to Kokura Castle

 

A large commercial facility near  

Murasaki River & Kokura Castle


 

Tanga market 

 

Uomachi & Kyumachi Manga Museum

 

A typical Japanese market, 

the kitchen of Kitakyushu-city

 

A down town arcade shopping

streets to JR Kokura Station

 

Introduces the history of manga

with a focus on artists who

have affiliations to Kitakyushu


 

Moji  

 

Mojiko Retro

 

 

The exotic district, developed 

as International trading Port  

Kanmon bridge

 

 

The suspended bridge crossing

the Kanmon Straits

Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

 

 

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


 

Higashida & Industrial Heritages  

 

Higashida district

 

 

Birth place of Steel Making

Industry in Japan 

First Head Office

 

 

UNESCO World Cultural Heritage

Built in 1899, ahead of production

facilities

Higashida No.1 BF

 

 

It contributed greatly to the 

development of the Japanese

steel industry and was used until 1972


 

Yahata port

 

 

Japan’s Modern Steel Works

history started here.

Kurogane Railway

 

 

Dedicated railway for Yawata

Steel Works connected between 

Yawata and Tobata.

Innovation Gallery

 

 

Theme of “innovation,” the 

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery

& Studio opened in Yahata,

Higashida


 

Kawachi Reservoir

 

 

The first-class civil construction 

heritage. The triggered the 

registration of UNESCO World  

Heritage.

Minami Kawachi bridge

 

 

The only remaining lenticular 

truss bridge in Japan ( lens type

truss bridge) 

Onga River Pump Station

 

 

Built in 1910 on the east bank of

the Onga River. It deliver the

industrial water to Yawata via an 

11.4 km pipeline.


 

Nature  

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

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

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

and also the city has Kitakyushu Quasi-National Park. 

 

Mount Sarakura

 

 

The best scenic beauty spot in Kitakyushu-city

Hiraodai Karst plateau

 

 

One of the three largest karst

plateau in Japan 

Kawachi Wisteria Garden 

 

 

Selected as a beautiful place

of the real world 10


 

Study tours to Kitakyushu   

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

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

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

Therefore the various things can be learn here.

 



 

Local cuisines and featured restaurant

 

Kawara Sobe

Kawara soba is a local cuisine which Soba noodles and meat are cooked together

on a Kawara (stone roof tile) and dipped into a special sauce when eating it.

Yaki curry

Yaki curry latterly means baked curry and is local cuisine in Moji which is curry with rice

topped with cheese and/or egg heated in oven. The melted cheese and soft-boiled egg

combine with the spicy curry to enhance its flavor even more.

 

Nagahama Ramen, Tonpei

 

Eel Restaurant, Chikurintei

 

 

 Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 

 


 

General information  

Address

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

Cabinet designate city

Access

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

100 minutes by a vehiclefrom Saga-city

160 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

100 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

 

40 minutes by JR Express train from JR Hakata Station

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

Population 945,000            Pupulation density : 1.920 / km2 

 

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STEM Education field / museums and learning facilities

 

Fukuoka-prefecture including Kitakyushu-city have various kind of Museums and facilities

and a lot of things can be learned.

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 after overcoming

serious environmental pollution while it contributed greatly to Japan’s industrial development.

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

 


 

Kitakyushu Manga Museum and Aru Aru City 

The Kitakyushu Manga Museum is located next to JR Kokura station.

The museum is located on the 6th floor of Aru Aru City, a multi-floored shopping mall devoted

to products and services for anime, manga, idol culture, and cosplay fans, a kind of Harajuku

in miniature.

 

 

 Manga Museum and Aru Aru

 City next to JR Kokura station

 

 

 Best known Manga writer

 Reiji Matsumoto

 

  Aru Aru City, a multi-floored

  shopping mall


 

     

Kitakyushu 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

 

World Heritage, Meiji Japan’s Industry Revolution

 

Introducing Industry

innovation history of Japan


 

Environmental Museum

The Environmental learning facility which 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


 

Kitakyushu Eco House

The Eco House proposes an energy-saving lifestyle at home.

It is made environmentally friendly, such as blocking & heat insulation structure and

improving ventilation by ingenerating the arrangement of windows.

 

 

The Eco house surounding

the green

 

Heat insulation structure

 

Inside of Enegy saving

 house


 

Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History

The largest scale Museum in Western Japan for Natural history and Human history

located in Higashida district

 

 

Natural history, exhibit various creatures including dinosaurs

 

East Asia, exhibition theme of

cultural exchange

 

Human history, exhibit the history

and lifestyle in Kitakyushu


 

Kyushu Railway Museum

It is a railway theme park organized by JR Kyushu, showing the  history of Kyushu Railways.

Consists of 3 areas; main building, train exhibition hall and mini railroad park.

The main building has diverted from the original Kyushu Railway Headquarters red

brick building built in 1891.

 

 

Steam locomotive C59

manufactured in 1941

 

Electric limited express train,

manufactured 1969

 

 

Exhibit the trains used during

Meiji era


 

Kitakyushu Firefly Museum

The learning facility for ecology of Firefly.

The activities for protecting fireflies have been continued for over 30 years by citizens

in Kitakyushu-city. The museum was established as a facility that supports activities related

to preservation of the natural environment, learning and research on fireflies and other waterside

creatures and their habitats.

 


 

Environmental Museum of Water

The learning facility of the water environment.

You can see and feel the Nature from the view point of fishes, birds and insects at the

experience corner. There are ecology tanks, you can learn about the river and the environment.

And also there is the huge River observation window with 2.3 metre high and 7.2 metre wide,

You can observe River creatures and fishes as well as Seawater fishes.

 


 

Yame Traditional Craft Museum         

Yame is the Centre of Japanese artificial crafts.

The Museum was built in 1986 with the purpose of gathering traditional craft items together

and transferring traditional techniques and development of local industry.

 


 

Fukuoka Citizens’ Disaster Prevention Center   

The Center has been built to enable citizens to actually experience various types of

disasters and obtain information on how to handle these disasters.

 

 

  Fire fighting drill

 

  Earthquake simulation

 

  Exhibition hall

 


 

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Nippon Steel

 

The leading company contributing to society through the Steel making business

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

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

 

Product and application

Steel sheet for automobile, bar, and gear connecting rod

Tinplate for juice cans and food cans, wire rod and cold forged parts

Sprial pipes for steel slit dam

Rails for JR train and new bullet train

Electrical steel sheets for potential transformer

Stailess steel plates for beer tanks

 

What to learn

・Process up to completion of products

・History of Japan’s Industrial modernization

・Japanese quality control system

 

Where to visit 

・Blast Furnace

   Melted Pig iron with 1,500 degree celsius is produced from the iron ore 

・Hot rolling mill plant

   1 to 25 mm thickness plate is produced from 250 mm thick plate

 

 

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

 


 

 General information  

Address 1-1 Tobihata, Tobata, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access 20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station
Days of visit Weekdays except Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays
Fee No visiting fee is required
Booking Can be made by Japan KYUSHU Tourist

 

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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. 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

 

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