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Kyushu Travel Guide

Kitakyushu / UNESCO Industrial Revolution one-day tour

 

Kitakyushu-city is the birth place of Steel Making Industry in Japan and contributed

greatly to the development of the Japanese industry modernization.

The four sites of Yawata Steel Works in Kitakyushu area have been inscribed on

UNESCO World Heritage as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution in 2015.

 

This tour introduce how Kitakyushu-city contributed to Japan’s industrial modernization

with unprecedented speed in the world and also the history to Environmental Future

City can be learned while visiting World Heritage sites and related Industry Heritages.

 


 

 Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 

 

 


 

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 Kitakyushu-city using Kyushu Expressway, 1 hours 

Visite World Heritage and related site in Kitakyushu

 Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery Studio   → Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

 First Head Office the Steel Works  UNESCO World Heritage

Lunch at Otani-kaikan Hall

Kawachi Reservoir  → Minami Kawachi bridge

Onga River Pump Station UNESCO World Heritage

Transfer to Fukuoka-cuty

18:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to visit  

 

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 Building

World Heritage,

Meiji Japan’s Industry Revolution

Introducing Industry innovation

history of Japan


 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

The only one in the world, the Blast Furnace which was actually used until 1972, is preserved

as it was.   This place is the birth place of Japan’s modern steel industry began in 1901 and It

contributed greatly to the development of the Japanese steel industry.

 


 

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


 

Otani-kaikan Hall

Built in 1927, opened as an employee club of the then-owned Yawata Steel Works

The western-style building of Art Deco style architecture. 
The Hall building received the Kitakyushu City Architectural Culture Award in 1989. 

 


 

Kawachi Reservoir

The reservoir for supplying water to Yawata Steel Works; the construction took 8 years and was

completed in 1927.  The concept of the designer Hisanori Numata was “Civil engineering is an

eternal monument”. The Dam in harmony with nature, is imaged European Castle and  

the volume 7milion cubic metre reservoir.

 


 

 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.
This shape and color really harmonize with nature and become a symbol of the Iron town Yahata.
 

 

Onga River Pump Station

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


 
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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 

 


 

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 

 


 

Kitakyushu UNESCO World Heritage / Industrial Revolution

 

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.


History of Industrial Revolution  

The buildings of the Imperial Steel Works, Japan at Yawata Works 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

 

Japan’s Steel Industry

 

 

Steel Works operation has

commenced in 1901

Kawachi Reservoir

 

 

Triggered the registration of

World Cultural Heritage

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

 

 

Contributed to the development

of the Japanese steel industry

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

section of Yawata Works which, for over a century, has consistently maintained a leading

role in the Japanese steel industry.

 


 

World Heritage Sites  

 

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


 

Onga River Pump Station

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


 

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


 

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

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 

 


 

Oe Cathedral Amakusa

 

The oldest Catholic Church in Amakusa and was one of the first churches built right

after the ban on Christianity was lifted. The Romanesque-style architecture and the

chalky white structure was rebuilt in 1933 by a French missionary priest named Father

Garnier using his own money and contributions from local Christians living in the area.

 


 

 Location of Amakusa

 

  

 


 

General information  

Address 1782 Oe Amakusa-cho, Amakusa-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

by Car

2 hours 50 minutes from Kumamoto-city

60 minutes from Amakusa Airport

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee No fee is required
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 

 


 

Study tours to Kyushu

 

We are offering 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.

 

The places for the Study tours are Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-city and Nagasaki-city.

We have various themes of study such as Environment, Solid Waste management, Industry,

Science, Geography, Architecture, Economy, Christianity in Japan as well as World Peace. 

We are providing the Study tour as a package including the planning, arrangement of visiting

places, tour conductor and interpreter, transportation and accommodations.

  


 

What to learn

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

requirement of learning.

 

Solid Waste management & Recycling technologies  

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 story & 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


 

STEM Education field  / Kitakyushu-city, 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


 

UNESCO World Heritage of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revokution / Kitakyushu-city, 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.

 

 

 Gunkan-jima island

 

 

  First Head Office of the

  Steel Works          

 

  Giant Cantilever Crane


 

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 modernization

The design philosophy of designers focused on the future can be learned.

 

 

  West Japan Industrial

  Club

 

 

  Minami Kawachi-bashi

  bridge

 

  Kawachi Reservoir


 

UNESCO World Heritage of Hidden Christian Sites in 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.

 

 

 Oura Cathedral

 

 

  Harajo Castle Ruins

 

 Tabira Church


 

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


 

Geography /  Kitakyushu

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 

 


 

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

 


 

Oura Cathedral

 

Basilica of Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan Registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage as

Hidden Christian site

 

One of the famous landmarks in Nagasaki-city, was built in 1865 under the supervision of the

French priest Bernard Petitjean. It was designated as a National Treasure in 1933 for its value 

as Japan’s oldest Gothic-style Cathedral.

 

 

Entrance gate of Oura

Cathedral

 

Japan’s oldest Gothic-style

Cathedral building

 

Windows of Cathedral

building


 

“On March 17, 1865, a group of peasants from Urakami came to the church and professed

their faith to Father Petitjean, thus revealing that Christianity had survived through the 

centuries of persecution. The white marble statue of the Holy Mother at the entrance was built

in commemoration of the dramatic discovery of the “Hidden Christians.

 

 

Former Latin Seminario

 Nagasaki

 

Statue of Mary, at entrance of

 Cathedral, installed in 1867

 

Statue of Pope John Paul II,

 visited here in 1981


 

 Location of Nagasaki-city

 

  

 


 

 General information  

Address 5-3 Minamiyamate, Nagasaki-city
Access

10 minutes walk from Oura tensyudo-mae tram station

Open hours 8:00 to 17:45
Admission fee JPY 1,000
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 

 


 

Glover Garden

 

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 Gargen

 

 

 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 

 


 

Sakitsu Village

 

Registered on UNESCE World Heritage as Hidden Christian site Hidden Christian Sites

in the Nagasaki Region

 

A Gothic-looking church is located on a cove of a fishing village. In 1934, a French priest

Augustin Halbout MEP purchased the premises of the former village headman and built a

wooden and concrete finished church, with Tetsukawa Yosuke’s design and construction.

He placed the altar at the very site where fumie or a test to ensure non-allegiance to

Christianity had been conducted.

 


 

 Location of Amakusa

 

  

 


 

General information  

Address 539 SAkitsu Kawazu-cho, Amakusa-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

by Car

2 hours 40 minutes from Kumamoto-city

45 minutes from Amakusa Airport

Church

Open hours

 

9:00 to 17:00

Admission fee No fee is required
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 

 


 

Takamiya Saijo

 

Japan’s most oldest Ancient style Shrine. 

 

The steps lead to Takamiya Saijo (Ceremonial Site), where ancient rituals were performed.
Takamiya Saijo is very important since the rituals currently observed at Hetsu-gu originated

there. To the northwest of the ceremonial site, visitors can view the marine route linking

Hetsu-gu with Okinoshima via the Tsurikawa River, Oshima, and finally across the Genkai Sea.

 

Site of Japan’s oldest Ancient style Shrine 

 


 

Access to Takamiya Saijo

 


 


 

 Location of Munakata & Fukutsu

 

   

 


 

General information 

Address 2331 Tashima, Munakata-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

10 minutes by a vehicle from JR Togo station

60 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

100 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

Open hours

Shrine Compound : Open 24 hours

Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

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

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 

 


 

Munakata Shrine Hetsu-gu

 

The Shrine has been registered on the Wlorld Heritage in 2016.

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata region 

 

Hetsu-gu is one of the three shrines that comprise Munakata Shrine and enshrines

Ichikishimahime-no-Kami, one of the three female deities of Munakata.  Visitors passing

through the torii gate and proceeding along the path will find the Main Hall, dedicated to

Ichikishimahime-no-Kami, beyond the Shinmon gate. 

 


 

Location of Munakata & Fukutsu

 

   

 


 

General information  

Address 2331 Tashima, Munakata-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

10 minutes by a vehicle from JR Togo station

60 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

100 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

Open hours

Shrine Compound : Open 24 hours

Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

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

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 

 


 

Munakara & Fukutsu / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour

 

Munakata and Fukutsu are located in the west part of Fukuoka-prefecture and facing

to Genkai Sea.

 

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata Region has been

registered on the UNESCO Wlorld Heritage in 2016. This tour introduce UNESCO

World Heritage and related places in Munakata and Fukutsu.

 


 

Location of Munakata & Fukutsu

 

  

 


 

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  

 

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Munakata

Exploring Munakata

 Munakata Shrine Hetsu-gu → Takamiya Saijo

 Lunch at Munakata

Transfer Fukutsu

Exploring Fukutsu

   Shinbaru-Nuyama Mounted Tombs → Miyajidake Shrine → Sake Brewery

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

17:00 Arrive  Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to explore

 

Munakata Shrine Hetsu-gu  / UNESCO World Heritage

Hetsu-gu is one of the three shrines that comprise Munakata Shrine and enshrines

Ichikishimahimeno-Kami, one of the three female deities of MunakataVisitors passing

through the torii gate and proceeding along the path will find the Main Hall, dedicated to

Ichikishimahime-no-Kami, beyond the Shinmon gate. 

 

 Torii Gate      

 Entrance

 Shrine main building


 

Takamiya Saijo

The steps lead to Takamiya Saijo (Ceremonial Site), where ancient rituals were performed.
Takamiya Saijo is very important since the rituals currently observed at Hetsu-gu originated

there. To the northwest of the ceremonial site, visitors can view the marine route linking

Hetsu-gu with Okinoshima via the Tsurikawa River, Oshima, and finally across the Genkai Sea.

 

    Entrance of Takamiya Saijo

 Worship at Takamiya Saijo

Takamiya Saijo Japan’s oldest

 Ancient style Shrine 


 

Shinbaru-Nuyama Mounted Tombs  / UNESCO World Heritage

The Tomb Group comprises the tombs of the Munakata clan, an ancient powerful family that led

interactions with overseas countries. The Munakata clan also performed rituals on Okinoshima

and nurtured the tradition of faith in in the sacred island.

 


 

Miyajidake Shrine

The Shimenawa is the biggest in Japan. Surprisingly, weight is 3ton, with 2.6m diameter and

11m length. Shimenawa is the thick, twisted, straw rope. It was believed in ancient days that 

a Shimenawa had the power to keep off evil sprits, so many objects connected with Shinto

Shrines decorated.

 


 

Sake Brewery, Katsuya Shuzo

Katsuya Shuzo is a renown local Sake brewery has long history, established in 1790.

The Goshinshu or dedicated Sake to deity for Munakata Shrine is being made this Brewey.

Recommended Sake are Okinoshina, Naranoki and Genkainada.

 

   

 

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

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 

 


 

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