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Christian Pilgrimage tours in Nagasaki region

  • Nagasaki / Oura Cathedral


Discover something while visiting Christian Pilgrimage sites.


Japanese Christianity has a unique history of continuing faith while coexisting with Japanese

Religion Shinto and General society.

Brief history of Japanese Christianity

1) Christianity was introduced in 1549 and many people converted to Christianity. 

2) Prohibition of Christianity was started in 1587 and some of those who wished

    to continue their faith were martyred.

3) But some of Christians who managed to escape from strong prohibition continue

    their worship for over 300 years at the remote areas as Hidden Christians.

4) Ban on the Christianity was lifted in 1873 and new history of Japanese Christianity

    has begun.


The Churches and Christian Sites in Nagasaki has been designated on the UNESCO World




Nagasaki Pilgrimage one-day tour

Nagasaki is a sacred place of Christianity where Pope and Saint Mother

Teresa officially visited.

Where to visit

Sotome Pilgrimage sites : Shitsu Church, Former Shitsu Aid Center, 

Endo Shusaku Literary Museum,

Nagasaki-city : Ground ZeroMartyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan and

Oura Cathedral  


Nagasaki Pilgrimage 3 days tour

Nagasaki-prefecture has arduous and sacrifice histories during the ban

on Christianity, such as Shimabara Rebellion and many religious


Where to visit

Sotome Pilgrimage sites, Nagasaki-city,  Unzen, and Shimabara included

Harajo Castle ruins


Nagasaki Pilgrimage 6 days tour

Introduce how Christians have been continued their faith 

Where to visit

Sotome Pilgrimage sites, Nagasaki-city,  Unzen, Shimabara included

Harajo Castle ruins, Amakusa, and Hirado



History of Japanese Christianity

Christian history in Japan was started when St. Francis Xavier came

to Japan in 1549. Then Christianity was spread in Nagasaki region.



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Study tours in Kyushu

  • Nagasaki / UNESCO Industrial Revolution One-day tour


We are  providing the Study tours in Kitakyushu and Nagasaki from the viewpoint

of SDGs.


SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are

a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people

enjoy peace and prosperity and which is a collection of 17 Global Goals. 

The Goals to be achieved vary by country and region and the solutions and difficulty

to reach the Goals also differ. Kitakyushu and Nagasaki are the best places of SDGs.

Because the histories, current environmental leadership and further plans of those

areas are related to all 17 Goals, therefore the solutions for each participant can

be found.



What to learn


Solid waste management & Recycling  / Kitakyushu-city

Kitakyushu-city is the advanced city of Solid waste management

in Japan.  Comprehensive solid waste management system can

be learned from waste colleting procedure at household to the 

final stage of waste treatment such as incineration, landfill and



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.


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  industrialized country at a

rapid speed.


UNSCO World Herigate / Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution 

Steel Industry Heritages in Kitakyushu-city and Ship building and Coal Industry Heritages in

Nagasakithose Heritages show the history of Japan’s Industrial modernization.



one-day tour


one-day tour

Japan’s Industrial

modernization tour         

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


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.


Architecture and construction design / Kitakyushu-city and Fukuoka-prefecture

There are a lot of unique construction designed by renowned architects

and civil engineersthat were constructed beginning of Japan’s Industrial 

modernization.  The design philosophy of designers focused on the

future can be learned.


Geography   /  Kitakyushu-city

Geography is a field of science devoted to the study of the landsfeatures,

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.


Solid waste management tour in Kitakyushu

  • Kitakyushu Eco-Town Center


Kitakyushu-city is the advanced city of solid waste management in Japan. The comprehensive

Solid waste management system and Recycling technologies can be learned from waste

collecting procedure at household to the final stage of waste treatment such as incineration,

landfill and recycling. 


What to learn

Comprehensive Solid waste management system and Recycling technologies



Tour conditions 

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

Number of participant : from 5 to 40

Tour duration : 2 days ( one-day tour can be arranged if required ) 

Study tour planning and arrangement :

Tour guide and interpreter (English ) : Japan KYUSHU Tourist

Transportation : a chartered vehicle





Day 1

8:30 leave hotel in Kitakyushu

Eco Town Center

Hiagari Recycling Center for waste cans and bottles


Plastic PET Bottle recycling / Nishi-Nippon PET Recycling

Citizen community Center

17:30 arrive Hotel in Kitakyushu


Day 2

8:30 leave hotel in Kitakyushu

Waste paper recycling / Kyushu Seishi 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace


Melting Furnace  / Sin-Moji Plant 

Sightseeing Mojiko Retro

17:30 arrive Hotel in Kitakyushu


Option : the following sites can be arranged as an option.

Hibikinada Biotope

Fukuoka Hydrogen Station

Oki Recycling Center Kururun



Where to visit and what to learn


Day 1


Eco Town Center

Eco Project information center that supports the Eco-town.  It introduces

initiatives and activities implemented in Eco-town to encourage people

to proactively used the facility for such activities as environmental study

sessions and interaction amongst visitors.


Hiagari Recycling Center for waste cans and bottles

The Recycling Center where separates cans, bottles and PET bottles

collected in Kitakyushu-city for recycling. And also paper containers and

Styrofoam food packs are separated at this facility.


Plastic PET Bottle recycling / Nishi-Nippon PET Recycling


PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles are sorted by municipalities 

and recycled into pellets and flakes, which can be used as raw materials

for polyester fibers and egg cartons.


Citizen community Center 

Introduce the Duties of Citizen and Self-government organization for

recycling & waste management.


Day 2


Waste paper recycling / Kyushu Seishi 

Refined waste papers is recycled into toilet papers. Sludge generated

during the toilet paper production process is used to produce a foaming

inhibitor used by steel works.



Only the Blast Furnace in the world which preserved as it was and here
is. It contributed greatly to the development of the Japanese steel industry 
and was used until 1972,  and has been preserved just as it was
Equipment and tools which were actually used are exhibited in the square
and you can see the iron-making process from the raw material
(ore and coketo production of pig iron.


Melting Furnace  / Sin-Moji Plant 

The collected waste including metals is melted at over 1,700 degree Celsius

in the Melting Furnace and then the melted slag and metals are discharged. 

The slag is used as raw materials for pavement and bricks and the metals

are re-used for other steel products. The process and technology of the 

Melting Furnace can be learned.


Mojiko Retro

Dr. Albert Einstein awarded Nobel Prize in Physic visited Moji in 1922, and

he acclaimed that everything could see were Arts. The exotic district of

Mojiko Retro is visited by more than 2 million tourists a year. Moji-ko Port

flourished following its 889 designation as a Special National Port for 

exporting coal and other products. 




Hibikinada Biotope

Japan’s largest Biotope, the Paradise of creatures made over the year in the

waste disposal site.   237 kind of birds including circus spinouts listed on the

Japan’s endangered species and 284 kind of vegetation have been confirmed

in the Biotope of 41 hectares.


Fukuoka Hydrogen Station

World’s first hydrogen station for vehicle to utilize the wastewater treated in

the Fukuoka Chubu Sewage Treatment Center.  The process has been

developed as a result of the verification testing of technology for hydrogen

creation sourced from wastewater biogas.



Oki Recycling Center Kururun

The biomass recycling facility that started operations in November 2006.

It takes kitchen waste from the town’s households and restaurants, along

with septic tank sludge and raw sewage, and uses a methane fermentation

process to turn it into a biomass that can be used for power generation.

After the fermentation, the digestive fluids are used as liquid fertilizer.

Furthermore, Oki Town was the second in the country to make a

zero-waste declaration, which it officially announced in March 2008 with

its Oki town Mottainai Declaration.



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Kawachi Wisteria garden one-day tour


Kawachi Wisteria Garden is selected as a beautiful place of the real world 10 and is a private

garden at the Mountain foot of Sarakura in Kitakyushu-city and the garden is opened to the

public seasonally during the wisteria season which usually peaks around late April to 

middle of May.

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Tour date : April 28, 29, 30, May 2, 3, 4, 5


Travel style  

・English speaking guide escorts and guides you during the tour

A private vehicle with 9 seats is utilized during the tour 

・Start and end of the tour is JR Kokura station in Kitakyushu-city

・Number of person : 2 to 8




9:30 Depart JR Kokura station in Kitakyushu-city

Kawachi Wisteria garden

Kokura Castle

15:00 Arrive JR Kokura station



Number of



per person

  2 person 18,000 JPY
  3 person 13,000 JPY
  4 & 5 person 10,000 JPY
  6 to 8 person  7,000 JPY
In the event of that Go To travel campaign is applied, the price is discounted, and
the 3,000 JPY Shopping coupon is given additionally.

Number of



per person


Shopping coupon

  2 person 18,000 JPY
  3 person 13,000 JPY
  4 & 5 person 8,000 JPY
  6 to 8 person  6,000 JPY



Where to visit

The tour takes you Kawachi Wisteria garden and featured tourist destinations in Kitakyushu-city,

and operated during Kawachi Wisteria blossom period from late April to middle of May depending

on the Wisteria condition.


Kawachi Wisteria garden

Kawachi Wisteria Garden famous for its spectacularly presented, large

numbers of wisteria flowers. The garden’s most prominent features are

two, roughly 100 meter long tunnels made of wisteria trees of differing

varieties and colors, ranging from white to dark purple.

Kokura Castle

The castle had a five fold and six layered donjon and it was built in the
architectural style called “Kara-zukuri”. Then, it served as a residence of the
Ogasawara clan. In 1866, it was burnt down by the Choshu War, and the 
existing castle was reconstructed in 1959.



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