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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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Kitakyushu Eco-Town Center

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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

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Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery Studio

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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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Nippon Steel

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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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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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Hiagari Sewage water treatment plant

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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.


 

 General information

Address 96-3 Nishiminato-machi, Kokura-kitaku, 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
Arrangment Japan KYUSHU Tourist organize to visit

 

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Yaskawa Electric

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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.


 

General information  

Address 2-1 Kurosaki Shiroishi, Yahata-nishi, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access 30 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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Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

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Kyushu Electric Power / LNG thermal power plant

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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.

 


 

Where to visit

Exhibition hall, Control room, Turbine room and Boiler room


 

General information  

Address 64-1 Nishiminato-machi Kokura-kita, Kitakyushu-city. Fukuoka-prefecture
Access A 15 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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Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

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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

are 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 are 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.

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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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J-Power in Kitakyushu

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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.


 

General information

Address 1 Yanagisaki-machi, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu-city
Access 30 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station

 

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

 


 

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Wind Power Generation

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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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History of Industrial modernization

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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 industrialized 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 greatly contributed to Japan’s Industry.

 


 

・1641   Dejima, a small artificial island was opened as Dutch trading port in Nagasaki 

               Nagasaki is the only place opened to oversea countries during the National isolation period

               from 1639 to 1854.

       

・1853  Mathew C Perry came to Uraga;

    the Commodore of the US navy, who played a significant role in Japanese history, succeeded in

    opening Japan to foreign countries Japanese industry was 200years behind European countries

    at that time

 

・1853 Japanese’s industrial revolution started in Saga, Kagoshima and any other places

 

・1867  The sovereignty of Tokugawa Shogunate was returned to imperial court

 

・1868  Meiji Restoration

    the most important event in Japanese history, which heralded a new era of modernization in Japan.

   This revolution restored the imperial rule to Japan after more than 250years of Tokugawa Shogunate,

   bringing about a major shift in political and cultural structure. National Slogan was Fukoku-kyohei,

   means “Enrich the country and strengthen the military” to promote industries and strengthen Japan

   against Western power.

 

・1897 The Meiji Government made the decision to build the Imperial Steel Work in the small village

 in Yahata, next to the Dokai Bay and close to the coal-rich Chikuho area

 

・1899   First Head Office of the Imperial Steel Works registered on the World Heritage was built

・1900   The Former Forge Shop and the Repair Shop of the Imperial Steel Works registered on

 the World Heritage were built

・1901   Operation of the Imperial Steel Work, in Yahata Kitakyushu was commenced

    In the beginning of the Blast Furnace was not successful, and then Japanese engineer Kageyoshi Noro

    modified the design and successful operation followed in 1904

・1915   Yaskawa Electric establish in Kitakyushu

・1917   TOTO establish in Kitakyushu

・1945   The Atomic bombs were dropped in Hiroshima on August 6 and in Nagasaki on August 9

・1960’s Experience the industrial pollution problems

・1962   Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace 10th was blown in

・1963   Kitakyushu-city was born, five municipal cities were equally merged; that was a very rare case

  in the world as each the cities had such different personality

・1972   Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace 10th was blown off late 1980s’ the structural flaw in Japanese

    economy came to the surface and culming in collapse of bubble economy

・1990   Kitakyushu-city received the “Global 500 Award” given by the UN Environment Program (UNEP)

    to individuals and organizations that combat environmental issues, and it was first local government to

    win the award in Japan.

・2001   Kitakyushu Eco-Town Center opened first in Japan

・2008   Kitakyushu-city was designated as the Environmental Model City

・2011   Kitakyushu-city was designated as the Environmental Future City

・2015   Site of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution is registered on the list of World Cultural Heritage

 


 

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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 

 


 

Related sites to the Study tour

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

History of Japanese Christianity      Environmental Future city Kitakyushu

 


 

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