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JR Hakata Station

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The major railway station in Fukuoka-cityIt is the largest and busiest station in Kyushu,

and is a gateway to other cities in Kyushu for travellers from Honshu.

 

       Hakata-gucbi Side

      Chikushi-guchi Side

     Lobby of the Station


 

The Station building and around station, there are a lot of shops, restaurants as well as hotels.

This area is one of the fascinating tourist destination in Fukuoka-city.

 

     Chikushi-guch Side

    Japanese Restaurant

         

    Yodobashi Camera


 

  Tourist Information Center

  at Hakata Station

      Hakata-guchi Side

      Halata-guchi Side


 

 General information  

Address Hakataeki-chuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

5 minutes from Fukuoka Airport by Subway 

15 minutes from Kokura by a Shinkansen

50 minutes from Kumamoto by a Shinkansen

1 hour and 54 minutes from Beppu by a Limited Express train

2 hours from Nagasaki by a Limited Express train

1 hour and 40 minutes from Kagoshima-chuo by a Shinkansen

1 hour and 1 minute from Hiroshima by a Shinkansen


 

 

 


 

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Seaside Momochi

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Seaside Momochi is the water-front resort area, only a 15 minute drive from Tenjin in the centre

of Fukuoka-city.  The park is surrounded by Fukuoka Tower and high rise contemporary buildings, 

all of which help make a modern urban landscape.  There are many tourist attractions here. 

 

Fukuoka tower

One of the must visit spots is the 234 metre high Fukuoka Tower. It  is the highest coastal tower
in Japan and is covered with 8000 two way mirrors. The observation room located at a height of
123m offers a breathtaking and spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of Fukuoka-city and
Hakata Bay  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Marizon

The complex facility for the wedding hall, shops and restaurants and is located in Seaside Momochi Park.

 


 

Fukuoka City Museum

The Museum opened on October 18, 1990 as a place for people to learn about and trace

the cultural development of Fukuoka-city through the history of the region and the lifestyle of

its population.


 

Fukuoka Citizens’ Disaster Prevention Center   

The Center has been built to enable citizens to actually experience various types of disasters and

obtain information on how to handle these disasters.

 


 

General information  

Address Momchihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-city
Access

20 minutes walk from Nishijin Subway Station

20 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport

15 minutes by a vehicle from JR Hakata station

30 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

30 minutes by a vehicle from Itoshima

70 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

70 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

 

 


 

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Shiranoe Botanical Garden

The garden is located in Moji, Kitakyushu-city, and facing to Suo Sea.

Many kind of flowers, plants and birds including migratry birds through the year.

Address : Shiranoe 2, Moji-ku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

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Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

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The sprawling, family oriented public park located on a narrow peninsula across the bay from

central Fukuoka. The park is made up of several different areas including flower gardens,

playgrounds, an amusement park with ferris wheel, sports fields, a water park, a zoo and large

open spaces and lawns perfect for picnicking.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

General information

Address 18-25 Nishitozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

30 minutes by a vehcle from JR Hakata station

35 minutes by a vehcle from Fukuoka Airpot

Open hours

9:30 to 17:30 March to October

9:30 to 17:00 November to February

Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed 1st monday and Yuesday in February, December 31 and January 1

 

 

 


 

 


 

Study tour in the STEM Education field

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Kitakyushu provides a various Educational fields for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering

and Mathematics) as well as Japanese Culture.

 

Science

Learn Science, Environment,

Nature, Industry, various history

Geography

Field of science devoted to the

study of the lands, features,

inhabitants, phenomena of Earth

Architectures

Various unique architectures

designed by renowned designers


 

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Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

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Kitakyushu-city hiking tour

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Although probably better known as industrial and environmentally advanced cities,

Kitakyushu-city is also blessed with spectacular & stunning natural feature surrounding

mountain and Seto inland Sea as well as Genkai Sea, and is located in the Seto Inland Sea

National Park, Kitakyushu QuasiNational Park ( Mount Sarakura and Hiraodai Karst Plateau)

and Genkai Quasi-National ParkThe city has developed a vibrant hiking courses to go

along with its geography. We offer abundant hiking opportunities in the beautiful nature of

Kitakyushu-city.  

 


 

Mount Sarakura 

Mount Satakura is a part of Kitakyushu Quasi-National Park and is located in Yahata-higashi.

The height of the mountain is 633 metre from the sea level. The 8 courses have developed from

Mount Sarakura Cable Car Station to the summit of the mountain.

It takes about 120 minutes and form Cable Car Station to the top of the mountain.

Spectacular view from  the summit of mount Sarakura can be enjoyed


 

Hiraodai Karst Plateau

Hiraodai Karst Plateau is also part of Kitakyushu Quasi-National Park along with Mount Sarakura

and one of the three largest karst plateau in Japan along with the Akiyoshi-dai Plateau and the 

Shikoku Karst.  It is located in southeastern part of Kitakyushu-city. At altitudes between 400 and

600 meters above sea level and stretching 6 km from north to south and 2 km from east to west.  

There are a lot of hiking courses you can enjoy, and best season are spring and autumn. 


 

Mount Komunji  

Mount Komonji is very close to JR Kokura Station and the height is 366 metre from the sea level.

The hiking courses are developed from Adachi-yama forest park to the top of the mountain.

It is very easy hiking and takes about 60 minutes.

From the top, the magnificent view of heart of Kitakyushu-city can be seen.


 

 Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 


 

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We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.

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Industrial Heritages in Kitakyushu

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Kitakyushu-city  is the industrial innovation city where a lot of Japan’s Industries were born

and Japan’s industrial modernization has been achieved. The city presents various Industrial

Heritages including UNESCO World Herigate of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

 


 

First Head Office of the Steel Works   UNESCO World Heritage

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, UNESCO World Heritage

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


 

Kawachi Reservoir 

The first-class civil construction heritage that triggered the registration of World Cultural Heritage of

Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution.Th e Kawachi Reservoir was constructed for the industrial water

supply to Yawata Steel Works


 

Minami Kawachi-bashi bridge

The only remaining lenticular truss bridge in Japan or lens type truss bridge, located at the south
side of Kawachi Reservoir and it was designed by Hisanori Numata.  This shape and colour really
harmonize with nature and become a symbol of the Iron town Yahata.

 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

The Blast Furnace used to make the pig iron and was where Japan’s steel industry began in 1901.

It contributed greatly to the development of the Japanese steel industry and was used until 1972,

and has been preserved just as it was.

Indication of the year of Steel

Works operation commencement

Proper of Blast furnace, Hot

Stoves and Stack

Cast house floor, the pig iron

is being discharged


 

Dedicated railway for Yawata Steel Works 

Connected between Yawata and Tobata.  Construction work took three years, and completed in

1930. The most difficult and hard work was making Miyatayama tunnel with a total length of 1180m

due to suffering from floods. The gates of the Miyatayama tunnel are decorated with stately designs.

The rail way crossing the road

Miyatayama tunnel Yahata side

Miyatayama tunnel Tobata side


 

The western-style building of Art Deco style architecture which was completed in 1927, and opened
as an employee club of the then-owned Yawata Steel Works. The Hall building received the
Kitakyushu City Architectural Culture Award in 1989. 

 


 

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Solid Waste management & Recycling technologies in Kitakyushu

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Historically, waste management systems focused on collection and disposal waste to protect

the health of city inhabitants and to improve the aesthetic appearance of territories. 19th century,

as cities grew and industrialized, more waste was produced and its composition changed dramatically.

Environmental protection and conservation started to receive increasing attention, and by the 20th

century waste was increasingly viewed also as a resource to recover materials and energy.

In the more economically developed countries, waste management gradually evolved from a focus

on disposal to a focus on prevention, recycling, and recovery.

 

Now, Japan is a global leader in the development and application of environmental policy in the

waste sector and Kitakyushu-city is the advanced city of solid waste management in Japan.

 


 

Solid waste management in Kitakyushu-city

Comprehensive solid waste management system can be learned from waste collecting procedure

at household to the final stage of waste treatment such as incineration, landfill and recycling.  

 

Visitor Center

 

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.

Environmental Museum

The museum has Environmental learning function, Environmental information function and

Environmental activity function. The Environmental improvement history of Kitakyushu, Global

warming and other various environmental issues can be learned.


 

Waste Collecting and separating facilities

・Hiagari can and bottle recycling Center

・Honjo can and bottle recycling Center

・Hiagari bulky garbage recycling Center

 


 

Recycling facilities

 

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.

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.

Other facilities

・Plastic material recycling

・Office equipment recycling

・Automobile recycling

・Home Appliance recycling

・Fluorescent tube recycling

・Medical instrument recycling

・Mixed construction waste recycling

・Comprehensive nonferrous metal recycling

・PCB-polluted soil purification project

・Cooking oil recycling

・Can recycling

 


 

Final treatment facilities

 

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. 

Other facilities

・Kogasaki Incineration Furnace

・Hibikinada Landfill area

 


 

Other facilities related to Recycling and Waste management

 

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.

 

 

Hiagari Sewage water treatment plant 

The sewage come through the sewer pipe is purified in the plant and flow into the sea.  There is an

also new technology plant which the electricity is generated using the sludge from sewage. At the

Visitor Center established in 2015, sewage treatment process and technologies can be learned.


 

Water Plaza 

The Plant making fresh water from sea water and sewage water established in 2011.
The desalination process and technology can be leared.


 

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.


 

Hibikinada Biotope

Japan’s largest Biotope, the Pradise 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.

     

 

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Tel :  +81-93-521-8897 , Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

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Hiagari Sewage water treatment plant

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The sewage come through the sewer pipe is purified in the plant and flow into the sea. There

is an also new technology plant which the electricity is generated using the sludge from sewage. 

At the Visitor Center established in 2015, sewage treatment process and technologies can be

learned.


 

 General information

Address 96-3 Nishiminato-machi, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access 20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station
Days of visit Weekdays except Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays
Fee No visiting fee is required
Arrangment Japan KYUSHU Tourist organize to visit

 

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Tenjin Underground shopping arcade

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The cobblestone walks leading to the Tenjin Subway Station add a quaint atmosphere

to this underground arcade. Shops in the arcade bring the fashion of Tokyo, Paris, Milan,

London and New York to Fukuoka.

The mall is also connected to about 20 nearby buildings and shopping facilities, allowing shoppers to avoid

bad weather.

 


 

Location of Fukuoka-city    

   

 


 

General information  

Address Tenjin Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-city
Access

A short walk from Tenji Subway station 

 

20 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport

10 minutes by a vehicle from JR Hakata station

30 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

30 minutes by a vehicle from Itoshima

70 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

70 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

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Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

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