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Japan’s KAIZEN Strategy tour in Kitaykushu

KAIZEN is one of the most important key word for Japan’s modernization and world leading

industries. KAIZEN is the Japanese word for “improvement”. In business, KAIZEN refers to

activities that continuously improve all functions and involve all employees from the CEO to the

workers on site. It also applies to processes, such as purchasing and logistics, that cross

organizational boundaries into the supply chain.


History of Industrial modernization



Tour conditions 


The tour is the tailor-made study tour exclusively for your group

What to learn

  To learn KAIZEN strategy accomplished in Kitakyushu

Number of perticipant : from 5 to 40

Tour duration : one-day  

Tour guide and interpreter (English ) : Japan KYUSHU Tourist

Transportation : a chartered vehicle




8:30 leave hotel in Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery Studio

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

Yaskawa Electric


Toyota Motor Kyushu


17:30 arrive Hotel in Kitakyushu



Where to visit and what to learn


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. Japan’s Industrial modernization history can be learned here.

Museum of Industrial


World Heritage, Meiji Japan’s

Industry Revolution

Introducing Industry

innovation history of Japan


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.

  Blast Furnace

    Cast house floor  

   Torped car


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.

Introduce the Yaskawa


Visit Yaskawa Innovation Center

and Robot manufacturing factory

 AI robot


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.

Introduce the car manufacturing


Exhibition hall at visiter


Visit Lexus manufacturing line

and learn KAIZEN in TOYOTA



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.


 TOTO Museum, introduce the

 history and products of TOTO


Founder of TOTO, established

in Kitakyushu in 1917

World leading toilet company,

well known in Washlet


The options

The following companies related to KAIZEN strategy can be included as option.


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.

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


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.

Introduce car manufacturing

process in Nissan

Exhibition hall

Visit car manufacturing line


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And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

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