Japan KYUSHU Tourist  ジャパン九州ツーリスト株式会社

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

北九州のお客様の団体旅行と日本を訪れる世界中のお客様の旅行の専門会社です

TEL 093-521-8897
FAX 093-521-8898
E-mail

Kagoshima travel guide

                                                                                                                                                  HOME 

 

Kagoshima is the southernmost prefecture in Kyushu which can see Sakura-jima which raises

the smoke across the Kagoshima Bay. Kagoshima prospered in the Edo period as a castle

town, and is a hometown of Takamori Saigo who contributed to the Meiji Restoration

 


 

Where to explore


Sengan-en
/ UNESCO World Heritage

Sengan-en is the most famous garden in Kagoshima-prefecture, made by Shimazu lord in the 19th

century at the beautiful bayside Kinko bay. The garden contains many historic artifacts that tell of

its long history.

          Mount Sakurajima

     Shimazu family residence

            Suzumon gate


 

Shoko Shuseikan Modern Industrial Complex   / UNESCO World Heritage

The museum of the Classics located here exhibits a various of objests related to the Shimazu

family and the Satsuma domain, introducing a Shimazu family tree chart and many other

belongings. The stone buiding which houses the collection has been desighnated on the

UNESCO World Heritage,  Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

        Shoko Shuseikan

     Reflectaance furnace

  Base of Reflectaance furnace


 

Shiroyama Park

The park is most famous for its Shiroyama Observatory with spectacular views over downtown

Kagoshima, Kagoshima Bay and Sakura-jima.

       Shiroyama Park

       Stand at the Observatory

        View from the top


 

Sakura-jima Island

An active strato volcano with three peaks, Kita-dake, Naka-dake and still active Minami-dake.

Formerly an island, it became connected with the Osumi Peninsula in 1914 when lava from its

summit closed the channel between the two.

 

  View from Yoshino Park  

 

  Yunohira Observatory

   Arimura Lava Observatory        


 

Sakura-jima Ferry

The Ferry connects Kagoshima-city and Sakurajima in 15 minutes and is operated for 24 hours.

          Kagoshima Port

           To Sakura-jima Island

       Sakura-jima Port


 

Cape Sata

The southernmost Cape of main land Japan at 31′ 00″ latitude. Cape Sata is home to many sub-tropical

flowers. Visitors may board a semi-submersible glass bottomed boat called the “Sata Day Go” to enjoy

coral reefs marine creatures and the underwater world.


 

 Location of Kagoshima

  

 


 

General information  

Address City hall  : 11-1 Yamashita-cho, Kagoshima-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access

3 hours and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

2 hours and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

1 hours and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Hitoyoshi-city

 

90 minutes by a Shinkansen from Hakata to Kagoshima-chuo

60 minutes by a Shinkansen from Hakata to Kagoshima-chuo

Population 596,000   Population density 1,090 / km2

 

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

 


 

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

 


 

Nagasaki Pilgrimage one-day tour

Where to visit : Pilgrimage sites in Sotome and Nagasaki-city

Christian history in Japan was started when St. Francis Xavier came to Japan as a first Christian

missionary in 1549. Then Christianity was spread in Nagasaki region. However, unparalleled

hidden Cristian history was started from when Toyotomi Hideyoshi Shogunate proclaimed Christian

ban in 1587. During ban on Christianity, people secretly continued to faith while surviving in the

midst of the conventional society and Japanese religions.

Since ban on the Christianity was lifted in 1873, new Christian history in Japan has begun.

 


 

Travelling route 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tour conditions

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary

8:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Nagasaki-city, 2hours 

Sotome Pildrimage sites

  Sotome is a rural, coastal area on the peninsula north of central Nagasaki

Shitsu Church

  On an elevation commanding a view over the Sea of Goto, Father Marc Marie de Rotz

  established a church at his own expense

Former Shitsu Aid Center

  I want to save people in the Sotome from poor life. Former Shitsu Aid Centeris indispensable

  in talking about the history and culture of the region

Endo Shusaku Literary Museum 

  The peaceful Sotome, the setting of Endo Shusaku’s novel Silence

Ground Zero

  The plutonium atomic bomb exploded about 500m over the central monument

Lunch at Nagasaki Wharf  or China Town

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan       

  The Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan were a group of Catholics who were executed by

  crucifixion 

Oura Cathedral  

  The Cathedral is one of the significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan

Transfer to Fukuoka-city, 2hours 

18:00 Arrive at  Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to visit

 

Sotome Pilgrimage sites  / UNESCO World Heritage  Hidden Christian sites

Sotome is a rural, coastal area on the peninsula north of central Nagasaki. During the ban

on Christianity, Sotome was home to communities of “Hidden Christians”, many of whom

emigrated there from other parts of Nagasaki as the remote region allowed them to practice

their religion in secret. 

 

Shitsu Church

On an elevation commanding a view over the Sea of Goto, Father Marc Marie de Rotz

established a church at his own expense 1882. The building was extended and renovated

again and again. A statue of Mary that he ordered from France is standing in the bell tower.


 

Former Shitsu Aid Center        

I want to save people in the Sotome from poor life.

Former Shitsu Aid Centeris indispensable in talking about the history and culture of the region.


 

Endo Shusaku Literary Museum         

The setting of Endo Shusaku’s novel Silence. Sotome is blessed with a unique history and

culture of Christianity. In particular, the area in which the Endo Shusaku Literary Museum

stands is known as the site of a Christian village, one of Endo’s most notable work, Silence.

 

 

Ground Zero

Disastrous War must not be repeated. The plutonium atomic bomb exploded about 500m over the

central monument at 11:02 a.m. on August 9, 1945.  The most part of Nagasaki was destroyed, and

a tremendous number of lives were lost.  Pope Francis visited Nagasaki on November 24, 2019, and

calls for a ‘world without nuclear weapons’ at the Ground Zero.


 

Lunch at Nagasaki Wharf or China Town

 

Nagasaki Wharf  

Elegant international & domestic tourist harbour. Made up of around 20 unique shops and

restaurants lined up at the water front, offering various choices such Japanese, Western,

and Italian cuisine, to beauty salons, outdoor shops and more.


 

China Town

Nagasaki China town at shinchi is one of the big three china town in Japan. There are about

50 Chinese restaurants and many Chinese sundries shops in there.

   


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan     

Nishizaka hill is the most significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan. The 26 Martyrs of Japan

were a group of Catholics who were executed by rucifixion on February 5, 1597.Their martyrdom

is especially significant in the history of the Catholic Church in Japan. In 1637, St. Lorenzo Luiz

from Philippines martyred here at Nishizaka hill.


 

The museum behind the Monument is devoted to the memory of the martyrs and to Christianity in

Japan in general. Its interior is reminiscent of a church with stained-glass windows, making for

atmospheric viewing of the exhibits. On display are artifacts related to Christianity in Japan,

including old documents, statues and jewelry.


 

Oura Cathedral  / UNESCO World Heritage

The Cathedral is one of the significant Christian Pilgrimage site in Japan. Established 1865, this

church is officially known as “Oura Cathedral, the Church of 26 Martyrs.” It was built by the French

priest Bernard Petitjean of Fier who had been dispatched by the Foreign Missionary Church of

Paris to dedicate prayers to the 26 saints martyred on Nishizaka hill.


 

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

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

 


 

Nagasaki Pilgrimage one-day tour   Nagasaki Pilgrimage 3 days tour   Nagasaki Pilgrimage 6 days tour

History of Japanese Christianity

 


 

 HOME    About us   Our Services    Terms and Conditions

 


 

Study tours to Kyushu

                                                                                                                                                   HOME   

 

Japan KYHUSHU Tourist offer the Study tours in Kitakyushu and Nagasaki. The themes of

study are Environment, Solid Waste management, Industry, Christianity in Japan, World

Peace, Science, Geography, Architecture as well as Economy.

 

We are providing 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. Our Study tour is a package including the planning,

arrangement of visiting places, tour conductor and interpreter, transportation and accommodations.

 

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

    


 

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

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


 

Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revokution / Kitakyushu-city and 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


 

Christian Pilgrimage sites 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 and 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 modernizationThe design philosophy

of designers focused on the future can be learned.

  West Japan Industrial

  Club

 

  Minami Kawachi-bashi

  bridge

  Kawachi Reservoir


 

Geography   /  Kitakyushu-city

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 

 


 

 


 

 HOME    About us   Our Services    Terms and Conditions

 


 

Shoko Shuseikan

                                                                                                                                                    HOME 

 

UNESCO World Heritage, Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution , Shoko Shuseikan

Modern Industrial Complex The museum of the Classics located here exhibits a various

of objests related to the Shimazu family and the Satsuma domain, introducing a Shimazu

family tree chart and many other belongings.

  Reflectance furnace foundation

     Base of Reflectance furnace

         Reflectance furnace


 

The stone buiding which houses the collection has been desighnated on the World Heritage, 

Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution.

       World Heritage

       Shoko Shuseikan

     Shoko Shuseikan entrance 


 

      Starbucks Coffee

      Satsuma facet factory

     Suzumon gate


 

 Location of Kagoshima

  

 


 

General information  

Address 9700-1 Yoshino-machi, Kagoshima-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access

20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kagoshima Chuo Station

40 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima Airport

10 minutes by a vehicle from Sakurajima Ferry port

Open hours 8:30 to 17:30
Admission fee

JPY 1,000

Sengan-en can also be visited

Days closed No closing days

 

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 

 


 

 HOME    About us   Our Services    Terms and Conditions

 


 

Glover Garden

                                                                                                                                                   HOME 

 

Glover Garden is located on Minami-Yamate hill in Nagasaki-city, Glover Garden has nine

Western style buildings including the Glover’s Residence built in 1863 by Japanese carpenter

Koyama Hidenoshin. The Glover Residence is Japan’s oldest wooden Western-style building

and is the UNESCO Wlorld Heritage registered in 2015 as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial

Revolution

Tomas Glover Residence,

World Heritage

Former Mitsubishi second

dock house

Overlooking of Nagasaki

harbour


 

Glover’s arms-importing operations played an important part in the Meiji Restoration, he built the 
first train line in Japan and he even helped establish the first modern Mitsubishi ship yard.

 

Inside of the residence


 

Nagasaki harbor view from Glover Garden

  Venus Bridge

  Mitsubishi Heavey Industries,

 repair dock

 Giant Cantilever Crane,

 World Heritage


 

Golver Residence is generally believed to have been the scene of Puccini’s opera, Madame Butterfly.

Inside the park is the life-size statue of the famous opera singer, Tamaki Miura, who received

international acclaim for her performance as Cho-Cho-san in Madam Butterfly.


 

Location of Nagasaki-city

  

 


 

General information  

Address 8-1 Minamiyamate-machi, Nagasaki-city
Access

10 minutes walk from Oura tensyudo-mae tram station

through in front of Oura Cathedral

Open hours 8:00 to 18:00, until 21:00 in summer time and peak season
Admission fee JPY 610
Days closed No closing days

 

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 

 


 

 HOME    About us   Our Services    Terms and Conditions

 


 

Nagasaki UNESCO World Heritage / Industrial Revolution

                                                                                                                                           HOME 

 

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 has contributed to Japan’s modernization

by serving as a place to acquire knowledge from oversea.

Nagasaki contributed for Shipbuilding and Coal Mining and 7 sites have been

registered on the UNESCO World Heritage, Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

 


 

Glover House  

Located on Minami-Yamate hill in Nagasaki-city, Glover Garden has nine Western style buildings

including the Glover’s Residence built in 1863 by Japanese carpenter Koyama Hidenoshin. The 

Glover Residence is Japan’s oldest wooden Western-style building.


 


 

Former Pattern Shop / Shipyard History Museum

The Former Pattern Shop was built in 1898 to produce wooden patterns for castings and is the

oldest factory building in the shipyard. It is a two-storied brick building with a timber roof truss.

There is a U-shaped rail on the ceiling to transport materials. The building was refurbished to the

Shipyard History Museum in 1985 and is open to the public.


 


 

Giant Cantilever Crane

The Giant Cantilever Crane is the first electric-powered crane of its type in Japan, imported from

Scotland in 1909, which is the oldest surviving one in operation in the world. It can still lift a load

of 150 tons and is used to ship heavy goods.


 

Hashima Coal Mine  /  Gunkan-jima island

Hashima coal mining island is an artificial reclaimed island and the site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation (1890) pioneered by Mitsubishi – and host to one of the world’s

most extraordinary former mining communities. Hashima Island is located 3 km southwest of

Takashima, and it was the success of Takashima that led Mitsubishi to purchase this island – both

islands giving access to the same undersea coal deposit. Now Hashima is a ruin called “Gunkanjima”,

so called after its resemblance to the silhouette of a battleship.


 

Location of Nagasaki-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

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 

 


 

 HOME    About us   Our Services    Terms and Conditions

 


 

Former Pattern Shop / Shipyard History Museum

                                                                                                                                            HOME 

 

The Former Pattern Shop has been registered on UNESCO World Heritage

as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.  The Former Pattern Shop was built in

1898 to produce wooden patterns for castings and is the oldest factory building in the

shipyard. It is a two-storied brick building with a timber roof truss. There is a U-shaped

rail on the ceiling to transport materials. The building was refurbished to the Shipyard

History Museum in 1985 and is open to the public.


 


 

Location of Nagasaki-city

  

 


 

General information  

Address 1-1 Akunoura-machi, Nagaaki-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
Access

15 minutes by a vehicle from JR Nagasaki station

Open hours 9:00 to 16:30  advance reservation is required
Admission fee JPY 800
Days closed Second Saturday

 

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 

 


 

 HOME    About us   Our Services    Terms and Conditions

 


 

 

Gunkan-jima island cruise

                                                                                                                                            HOME 

 

The cruise ship take you exploring Tachibana bay from Nagasaki port and landing on Hashima

island. Now Hashima is a ruins called “Gunkanjima”, so called after its resemblance to the

silhouette.  Hashima Island is located 3 km southwest of Takashima, and it was the success of

Takashima that led Mitsubishi to purchase this island, both islands giving access to the same

undersea coal deposit.


 


 

Hashima coal mining island is an artificial reclaimed island and the site of Japan’s first major

undersea coal exploitation pioneered by Mitsubishi – and host to one of the world’s most

extraordinary former mining communities


 


 


 

General information  

Address Hashima Takashima, Nagasaki-city
Access

about 40 by a ferry from Nagasaki port


 

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 

 


 

 HOME    About us   Our Services    Terms and Conditions

 


 

UNESCO / Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

                                                                                                                                           HOME 

 

Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining are a group of historic sites that played

an important part in the industrialization of Japan in the Bakumatsu during National

isolation period and Meiji periods, and are part of the industrial heritage of Japan.

The UNESCO World Heritages consist of eight areas with thirty component sites located

throughout Japan from Northern part Tohoku to Kyushu.

 

Kyushu has 5 areas with 16 sites as follows;

Kitakyushu : 4 sites for Iron and Steel

Miike (Omuta, Arao and Misumi)  : 3 sites for Coal Mining

Saga : 1 site for Shipbuilding

Nagasaki : 5 sites for Shipbuilding and Coal Mining

Kagoshima : 3 sites for Iron and Steel

 


 

Kitakyushu  

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 NSSMC are the

surviving components of Asia’s first successful integrated iron and steel works: the State-run

Imperial Steel Works opened in 1901. It is located in the northernmost part of Fukuoka Prefecture,

the north end of Kyushu, 8 km south of Hibiki-Nada Seashore close to the continent of China.

Their present-day setting is still a working industrial landscape set in the southeastern section of

NIPPON STEEL Yawata Works which, for over a century, has consistently maintained a leading

role in the Japanese steel industry. Now, NIPPON STEEL is one of the world leading steel

manufacturers.


 

Miike  

Miike Coal Mine, Railway and Port forms a Western-style linear coal mining landscape located

in the southernmost part of Fukuoka Prefecture and the northernmost part of Kumamoto Prefecture,

bordering the Ariake Sea to the west. The mines are situated in the relatively flat and low-lying area,

to the south of Omuta City and the north of Arao City which developed as industrial cities centred on

Miike Mine. Miike Coal Mine and transport infrastructure sites are physically linked and comprise.


 

Saga  

The former (1858-71) ship repair and shipbuilding yard at Mietsu is one of Japan’s pioneer

Westernstyle maritime facilities. Most of the site is located in the present-day Riverside Park,

Hayatsue, Kawasoe-machi, on the southern outskirts of Saga City, Saga Prefecture. The site,

much of it a buried structure, lies on the western bank of a 90° meander in the Hayatsue River,

a tributary channel of the Chikugo River near its mouth, just over 6 km north of the northern

shore of the Ariake Sea. Mietsu had been a mooring facility, with warehouses, since at least

the latter half of the eighteenth century and the Ofunate-Keikosho was expanded as a training

facility for operating Western style ships in 1858.


 

Nagasaki   

The natural harbour and commercial city at the mouth of the Urakami River already had a long

history of interaction with Europe, China and Southeast Asia. Throughout the Japanese isolation

period (1639-1854) Dutch traders were the principal foreign power permitted to remain in Japan,

being confined to the tiny island of Dejima. In 1854, the Tokugawa Shogunate’s response to

Perry’s visit was to build a navy. They lifted the ban on building large ships and established the

Nagasaki Naval Training Institute and Nagasaki Foundry. Following on from the Shogunate’s

foundations, Mitsubishi’s shipyard turned out many of Japan’s greatest vessels. The company

also pioneered its undersea coal mines, the first to be developed with Western technology,

and which supported the global naval and commercial network of steamships operating in

East Asia and the Pacific.


 

Kagoshima

The site is located on the western side of Kagoshima (Kinko) Bay, formed from the collapsed Aira

volcanic caldera and dominated by the active Sakurajima stratovolcano, and is backed by sheer

and wooded cliff faces traversed by narrow valleys. Shuseikan is a National Historic Site. Sengan-en,

the location and setting for the Shuseikan complex, was a garden created by the 19th Lord Mitsuhisa

Shimazu in 1658.


 

Contact us   

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

 


 

 HOME    About us   Our Services    Terms and Conditions

 


 

Minami Kawachi-bashi bridge

                                                                                                                                            HOME 

 

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


 

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

 


 

 HOME    About us   Our Services    Terms and Conditions