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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 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.


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



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. 


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.


General information  

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

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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