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warmly welcoming customers from all over the world.

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Study tours to Nagasaki

Nagasakicity has many oversea countries cultures and the significant Japanese histories

like no other areas. The fascinating Nagasaki-city has been created since Japan began exchanging

with foreign countries during the National isolation period. In addition to above features, the

geographical conditions are creating fascinating tourism and now many tourists are visiting here.

 

Because Nagasaki has the following various historical features, offer many themed Study tours

1) National isolation in Japan

2) Christian Pilgrimage sites

3) Japan’s Industry modernization

4) Atomic bomb

 


 

Where to learn

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

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

requirement of learning.  

 


 

Dejima 

Dejima was the fan-shaped artificial island in the bay of Nagasaki where was used as a Dutch

trading port and it was only open gateway to Europe during Japan’s National isolation of Edo

period from 1641 until 1853. At that time, many European technologies and cultures were

introduced here through Dutch.

Fan-shaped artificial island,

was built in 1636

Building of residence, cooking

room, warehouse 

The old Dejima seminary,

a Christian theological school


 

Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution UNESCO World Heritages sites  

The origin of Japan’s modernization is here.  Under the growing sense of crisis over a foreign

menace, Nagasaki supported the introduction of Western countries technology, which started

during the last years of Japan’s National isolation period. With “ Dejima ” as the only window

to West during the period of National isolation. Nagasaki contributed for Shipbuilding and Coal

Mining and 7 sites have been registered on the UNESCO World Heritage. 

    Glover House

 Hashima island /

 Gunkan-jima island 

   Giant Cantilever Crane

 


 

 

Christian Pilgrimage sites

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

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


 

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Related sites to the Study tour

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

History of Japanese Christianity

 


 

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Mejiro Limestone Cave

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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.

     

 

General information  

Address 3-1-1 Horadai, Kokura-minamiku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

45 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Usa

100 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

100 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

Open hours

10:00 to 17:00  

Admission fee JPY 500
Days closed No regular closing days

 

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Ojika Limestone Cave

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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.


 

General information  

Address 2-6-58 Horadai, Kokura-minamiku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

45 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Usa

100 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

100 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

Open hours

10:00 to 17:00  

Admission fee JPY 500
Days closed No regular closing days

 

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Hirotani Wetland

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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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Onga River Pump Station

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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. The site has been registered on the UNESCO World Heritage,

Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution 

 Onga River

 Onga River Pump Station

 Water piping to the Steel Works


 

 Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 


 

General information 

Address 1-3-1 Dotenouchi, Nakana-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

40 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station

60 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city


 

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NISSAN Motor Kyushu

 

The roots of NISSAN is Tobata Casting funded in Kitakyushu in 1911.
The factory is located in Kanda-cho, Fukuoka Prefecture facing the Suo-nada Sea,

 and Commenced operation started 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.

 


 

General information  

Address 1-3 Shin-hamamachi, Kanda, Miyako-gun, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access 50 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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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.

 


 

General information  

Address 1 Kamiaruki, Miyawaka-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access 60 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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International Conference Excursion in Kitakyushu-city

 

Type of the tour : Study tour

Customer : ICMTS International Conference Excursion

Participant : 35 person

Country of the participants

  USA, India, Netherlnds, Italy, Bangladesh, Australia, China, Taiwan

Schedule : March 21, 2019

Where to visit : Kitakyushu-city

Tour guide : Masa Kondo, Japan KYUSHU Tourist

Concept of the Tour

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.

The tour shows how Japan has become the world’s most industrialized country.

 


 

Tour result

13:00   Depart Kitakyushu International Conference Center

Mount Sarakura

   The cable car and slop car are used to be top of the Mt.Sarakura

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

UNESCO World Heritage, Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution site, Head office of Yawata Works

 TOTO Museum

  to learn the history to world’s leading company

17:00  Arrive at Kokura Station

 


 

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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 

 


 

Kitakyushu study tour / where to visit

 

Where to visit  

 

 

 Manufacturing companies 

 

Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal  / 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


 

 

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.


 

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.


 

 Environmental companies and facilities  

 

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


 

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.

     

 

 Power generation plants  

 

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.


 

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.


 

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.   

     

 

 Waste treatment and recycling companies and 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


 

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. 


 

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.


 

 Water treatment plants and facilities  

 

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.

 


 

 Food waste recycle  

 

Merry Corporation 

The food waste recycling company that the compost is being produced from food waste discharged 

from food factories, hospitals, restaurants and municipal facilities.

 

 


 

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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 

 


 

Environmental improvement history of Kiyakyushu


The city once experienced the worst air pollution in Japan

 

Saw Dokai Bay turned into a “sea of death.” But it regained blue skies after

overcoming its pollution problem by the efforts of city, companies as well

as the women’s association.

 

Kitakyushu City, once known as a “town of pollution,” now plays the role of the driving 
force in creating a recycling-oriented society in Japan making use of the experience 
and know-how it accumulated in the process of overcoming its pollution in order to 
provide international cooperation.

 

The city grew as an industrial city after the establishment of Yawata Steel Works in 1901. 
It led Japan during the period of modernization and high economic growth with a focus 
placed on heavy industry.

 

 

Back then, plumes of smoke coming out of the steelworks were referred to as
 “seven-colored smoke” which was sung as part of the lyrics of the song of former 
Yahata City as it was regarded as a symbol of prosperity. However, the prosperity 
of industries brought about severe pollution and quite naturally the “seven-colored 
smoke” polluted the air and caused dust deposition
In the 1960s, air pollution in the Kitakyushu area was the worst in Japan and Dokai 
Bay was turned into a “sea of death” due to effluent from factories.

It was citizens who first noticed this problem of pollution. The city started to hear the 
voices of its residents saying such things as, “my house is becoming sandy” and 
“the laundry gets dirty” from around 1950. The Women’s Association in Tobata area 
stood up, investigated the problem themselves and asked the council, administration 
and companies to take measures against pollution. ‘I Want Blue Sky’, a documentary

film produced by the Tobata Women’s Association in 1965 was what symbolized the

citizens’ campaign calling for measures against pollution.

 

Pushed by the voices of its citizens, the Kitakyushu administration started to take action 
to grasp the actual situation by measuring the level of air pollution. It then gave 
instructions and conducted on-site inspections at these companies urging them to take

measures to improve the situation. Finally, the city concluded a pact on pollution 
prevention with each plant and established the Council on Air Pollution Prevention 
made up of the city, Fukuoka Prefecture, then Regional Bureaus of International 
Trade and Industry and about 30 companies in the city. These companies
responded by putting pollution control facilities in place as well as improving the process 
of production.

 

In the meantime, the Air Pollution Control Act and Noise Regulation Act came into 
force in 1968 and the following year, in 1969, a smog alert was issued for the first 
time in Japan. 

 

Fourteen pollution control related bills passed the so-called ‘Pollution Diet’ in 1970. 
Thus, public concern towards pollution problems grew high throughout Japan while in

Kitakyushu, the city and companies worked hand in hand to tackle the pollution 
problem which resulted in rapid improvement in the environment.



 

As a result, by around 1980, the blue sky came back to the town once covered with ‘
seven-colored smoke.’ Furthermore, over 100 species of fish live in Dokai Bay which 
was once nicknamed the ‘sea of death’ where not even bacteria could live.

In 1985, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 
introduced Kitakyushu in its White Paper on the environment as a city that transformed 
itself from a ‘Gray Town’ into a ‘Green Town.’ Also the city was selected as one of the 
‘Starry Towns’ with a favorable atmospheric environment in the ‘Starry Town Contest’ 
held by the Environment Agency in 1987.

These initiatives by Kitakyushu City are highly recognized by the global society. In 1990, 
the city received the ‘Global 500 Award’, which is given by the UN Environment 
Program (UNEP) to individuals and organizations that combat environmental issues, 
and was the first local government to win the Award in Japan. At the Earth Summit 
held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992, Kitakyushu City was honored with the ‘Local 
Government Honors Award. The city is the only local government to win the Award 
in Japan.



 

In addition, the initiative towards a better environment was enhanced and it started the 
sorted collection of cans and bottles in 1993. In 1998, a system in which residents are 
obliged to use designated plastic bags for municipal waste started. In 2001, 
‘Kitakyushu Expo-Festival 2001’ with the environment as a theme was held at 
Higashida area, an idle land owned by Nippon Steel Corporation, where infrastructure
improvement work was going on based on the concept of ‘Kitakyushu Renaissance.
Then, the concept of a ‘Green Village’ in Yahata Higashida began in 2003.
Thus, efforts towards a better environment advanced further.

As mentioned above, Kitakyushu was recognized as the ‘Environmental Model City’ 
together with 12 other local governments in 2008. The ‘Kitakyushu Asian Center for 
Low Carbon Society’ was opened in 2010, and in 2011 the city was selected as a 
‘Environmental Future City’ and also as the first ‘Model City for Green Growth’ in 
Asia by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).



A new challenge as the driving force towards realizing a global low carbon society 
has started in Kitakyushu City where Japanese industry started.

 


 

 

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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