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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).

 

 

General information  

Address

located in north-east  side of Fukuoka-prefecture

Kokura-minami-ku and Kanda-machi Miyako-gun

Access

40 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura station to Hiraodai Nature Center

40 minutes walk from Hiraodai Nature Center to Hirotani Wetland


 

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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.  

 

     

 

General information  

Address 2 Hibiki-machi, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu-city. Fukuoka-prefecture
Access 30 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station
Days of visit No closing day
Fee No visiting fee is required
Arrangement Japan KYUSHU Tourist can arrange to visit

 

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

 


 

Waste paper recycling in Kitakyushu

 

Waste paper recycling by 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.

 

Product : Household toilet paper

Raw material : 100 % of waste paper come from offices and household is used 

Production capacity : 25,000 ton per year

 


 

General information  

Address 21 Maeda Kukioka, Yahata-higashi, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access A 30 minutes ride 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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Kitakyushu 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.

 

Kitakyushu Eco-Town is a project being developed after the city received approval from the central

government. It is composed of two main areas; a corporate park (Comprehensive Environmental

Industrial Complex, Hibiki Recycling Area) located in Hibikinada area in Wakamatsu Ward where the

majority of the companies engaged in the recycling business based on the Eco-Town Project, and a

practical research area where enterprises and universities conduct research.

 

First Eco-Town Center in Japan opened in June, 2001

With an eye to building a “resource-recycling society,” Kitakyushu City is engaged in the

‘Kitakyushu Eco-Town Project’ in which an environmentally-friendly society is formed by bringing

together recycling plants and research institutes. The Kitakyushu Eco-Town Center plays the role of

an information center that supports the Eco-Town. It introduces initiatives and activities implemented

in Eco-Town to encourage people to proactively use the facility for such activities as environmental

study sessions and interaction amongst visitors.

 

With visitors coming from all over Japan, the center takes reservations for visits as well as provides

tours of recycling plants and research facilities. Inside the center, technologies and products related

to the environment and recycling are exhibited while the details of the project of the Kitakyushu

Eco-Town Center are introduced on panels hanging on the wall. Furthermore, the center provides

facilities available for environmental study, exchange activities and research work.

 


 

 General information  

・Address 10-20 Koyomachi Wakamatsu Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
・Access A 30 minutes ride a vehicle from JR Kokura Station
・Opening hours 9h00 to 17h00
・Days Closed Sunday, National holiday, December 29 through January 3
・Fee No entrance fee is required

・Booking

Contact Japan KYUSHU Tourist for booking

 

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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

 

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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


 

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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.

 

 


 

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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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Hibikinada Biotope in Kitakyushu

 

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.

 


 

General information  

Address 1 Hibikimachi, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

30 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station

Open hours

9:00 to 17:00  

Admission fee JPY 100
Days closed Tuesday

 

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Industrial modernization story & KAIZEN strategy

 

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

After Mathew C Perry came to Japan in 1853, Japan’s industrial Revolution was started.

Since Japan’s modern Steel Industry operation commenced in 1901 in Kitakyushu,

Japan became the world’s leading industrialized country in only 100 years.

 

There is the KAIZEN  strategy in the background to Japan becoming an industrialrzed country at a

rapid speed. The literary meaning of KAIZEN is improvement, refer to activities that continuously

improve all the functions applies to manufacturing process, purchasing and logistics, involve all the

employees form top management to site workers.  KAIZEN is applied for many companies in Japan

and is gratly contributed to Japan’s Industry.

 


 

Companies for learning Industrial modernization and KAIZEN Strategy

 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

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

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

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