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Asakura travel guide

  • Asakura Triple Water Wheel

 

It is a thriving area of agriculture in Chikugo region, Fukuoka-prefecture  where has rich nature

and many historical heritages. And also there is a Onsen Resort along the Chikugo River.

The modern city of Asakura was established on March 20, 2006, from the merger of the former town

of Asakura, absorbing the city of Amagi, and the town of Haki. Asakura is located in south central

Fukuoka Prefecture and is spreading in the Chikugo plains of the Chikugo River basin which is the

big river in Kyushu.

 

 

Akizuki

Akizuki is a former Castle town located in northern part of Asakura. You can enjoy the harmony

of countryside landscape and former castle town scenery that makes the atmosphere like a time

of 400 years ago.

 

     Sakurano-baba Street

    Cherry Blossoms

    Autumn leaves


 

Harazuru Onsen 

A tranquil Onsen Resort near Fukuoka-city and is located on the banks of Chikugo River. 

The quality hot spring is weakly alkaline and sulfur is mixed and has the effect of dropping

old horn and creating beautiful skin.

 

            Gate way 

Chikugo River

              Onsen resort


 

Asakura Triple Water Wheel

Asakura is the only area in Japan to use water wheels for irrigation. The irrigation system used the

Triple Water Wheel was completed in 1760. The water is supplied from Yamada weir in Chikugo 

through the canal to the Triple Water Wheel. And then the water distributed to each rice field by

Triple Water Wheel.

 


 

Yamada Weir

Only here in Japan,  the stone-covered Weir constructed. Yamada weir is a construction for the

irrigation system that water is supplied from Yamada weir in Chikugo through the canal to the

Triple Water Wheel to rice field. The large and small stones are stacked against water flow, and

leads water to the irrigation canal while suppressing the momentum of the Chikugo River.

 

Stone-overed construction

            Yamada Weir

          Water supply area


 

Fujii Apiary

The apiary collecting honey while traveling with bees from Kagoshima to Hokkaido. The Apiary

was established in Asakura in 1909 and offers delicious Japanese milk vetch honey and acacia

honey, both of which have a deep and sophisticated taste.

 


 

Toho Village

Toho is a small village with a population of about 2,000 people and consist of two districts. 

Hoshuyama district, a mountain area blessed with nature Koisiwara district, pottery industry

representative of Kyushu.

 


 

Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum   

The main exhibit room displays a few letters and other items of kamikaze pilots who died in battle.

One case has photos of about 50 kamikaze pilots from Tachiarai Air Base and includes the following

information on each pilot: name, unit, plane used, date of death, and air base of final sortie.

 


 

In the harvest time, the northern Kyushu boasts many area with beautiful fruit orchards.

Fukuoka is one of the leading fruit-producing prefecture in all Japan. The fruit production

in Fukuoka is primarily concentrated in the southern Chikugo region such as Ukiha,

Asakura and Tanushimaru.

 

 


 

 Location of Asakura

 

    

 


 

General information  

Address City hall : 412-2 Bodaiji, Asakura-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

50 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

30 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Yaanagawa-city

90 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Population 50,700   Population density 205

 


 

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 - Chikugo region travel guide, Fukuoka-prefecture, Asakura Travel Guide