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We are the specialist’s for travel and tours in Kyushu, Japan
warmly welcoming customers from all over the world.

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Plastic PET Bottle recycling

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Plastic PET Bottle recycling by Nishi-Nippon PET Recycling.  Based on the “Law for Recycling

of Containers and Packaging,” plastic (PET: polyethylene terephthalate) bottles are sorted by

municipalities and recycled into pellets/flakes, which can be used as raw materials for polyester

fibers, egg cartons.


 


 

General information  

Address 1-62 Hibikimachi Wakamatsu, 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 Japan KYUSHU Tourist can arrange the tour

 

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

 


 

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Low Carbon Society in Kitakyushu-city

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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.

 


 

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.


 

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

                 on the 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.   

     

 

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.


 

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.


 

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First Head Office of the Steel Works

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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


 

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

 


 

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Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

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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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Zero Emission Transportation System

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Global environment friendly 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.  The electric bus operates between

Wakamatsu and Tobata in Kitakyushu-city.

Solar Power Generation for

the Electric bus

 Electric bus

On the Electric bus


 

General information  

Address Koyomachi Wakamatsu 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

 

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

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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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Industrial Heritages in Kitakyushu

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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.Th e 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 1180m

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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Waste paper recycling in Kitakyushu

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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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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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STEM Education field / museums and learning facilities

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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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TOTO

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The world’s largest toilet manufacturer, eestablished 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.


 

 General information  

Address 2-1-1 Nakashima, Kokura-kita, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access 15 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 Japan KYUSHU Tourist can arrange to visit

 

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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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Solid Waste management & Recycling technologies in Kitakyushu

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Historically, waste management systems focused on collection and disposal waste to protect

the health of city inhabitants and to improve the aesthetic appearance of territories. 19th century,

as cities grew and industrialized, more waste was produced and its composition changed dramatically.

Environmental protection and conservation started to receive increasing attention, and by the 20th

century waste was increasingly viewed also as a resource to recover materials and energy.

In the more economically developed countries, waste management gradually evolved from a focus

on disposal to a focus on prevention, recycling, and recovery.

 

Now, Japan is a global leader in the development and application of environmental policy in the

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

 


 

Solid waste management in Kitakyushu-city

Comprehensive solid waste management system can be learned from waste collecting procedure

at household to the final stage of waste treatment such as incineration, landfill and recycling.  

 

Visitor Center

 

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.

Environmental Museum

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.


 

Waste Collecting and separating facilities

・Hiagari can and bottle recycling Center

・Honjo can and bottle recycling Center

・Hiagari bulky garbage recycling Center

 


 

Recycling facilities

 

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.

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.

Other facilities

・Plastic material recycling

・Office equipment recycling

・Automobile recycling

・Home Appliance recycling

・Fluorescent tube recycling

・Medical instrument recycling

・Mixed construction waste recycling

・Comprehensive nonferrous metal recycling

・PCB-polluted soil purification project

・Cooking oil recycling

・Can recycling

 


 

Final treatment facilities

 

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. 

Other facilities

・Kogasaki Incineration Furnace

・Hibikinada Landfill area

 


 

Other facilities related to Recycling and Waste management

 

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.


 

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.

 

 

Hiagari Sewage water treatment plant 

The sewage come through the sewer pipe is purified in the plant and flow into the sea.  There is an

also new technology plant which the electricity is generated using the sludge from sewage. At the

Visitor Center established in 2015, sewage treatment process and technologies can be learned.


 

Water Plaza 

The Plant making fresh water from sea water and sewage water established in 2011.
The desalination process and technology can be leared.


 

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.


 

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.

     

 

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

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

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

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

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