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Kumamoto Castle after Earthquakes

The series of Earthquakes including magnitude 7.0 main shock which struck in April 2016.

Kumamoto Castle sustained damage to its roof and exterior buildings and walls because of the

earthquakes and associated aftershocks.  Several of the castle’s shacihoko ornaments were destroyed,

and a large number of kawara tiles also fell from the roof.

Now the restoration activities are being performed as fast as possible.



 Jan, 13, 2021

Mojiko Retro Observatory

The observatory offers magnificent views of the Mojiko Retro district, the Kanmon

kyo Bridge over the Kanmon Strait, as well as the Shimonoseki area.


Jan. 12, 2021

Japan’s cheapest and shortest ferry

The Wakato Ferry operated in Dokai bay, Kitakyushu-city between Tobata and Wakamatsu.

It is the Japan’s cheapest and shortest ferry.

Fare 100 yen, operating distance 400 m, operating time 3 minutes


Jan. 11, 2021

Kokura Castle covered with snow

This is the first time I have taken a photo of Kokura Castle covered with snow.


Jan. 10, 2021

26 Saints Pilgrimage route in Dairi

The Twenty-six Christians, including six foreign missionaries and three young boys, were arrested

in Kyoto and Osaka on the order of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the National ruler, for preaching Christianity.

They were marched 800 km through the snow to Nagasaki and crucified in front of large crowd on

Nishizaka hill on Feb. 5, 1597.

The marched route, as the Pilgrimage route to Nagasaki were from Kyoto, Osaka, Himeji,

Hiroshima, Shimonoseki, Dairi, Kokura, Fukuoka, Saga, and Tokitsu to Nagasaki.


Today, we wish to show the Pilgrimage route in Dairi.

 (Took a ship from Shimonoseki and landed at Dairi)



    Landed point

     Dairi Pilgrimage route

     Dairi Pilgrimage route


    Dairi Pilgrimage route

     Dairi Pilgrimage route


Jan. 09, 2021

We had snow

It is the coldest day today in Kitakyushu.

We had snow after a long time where it rarely snow.


Jan. 08, 2021

Kyushu Railway Museum

The Museum shows the history of Kyushu Railway.

Address : Kiyotaki 3-29, Moji-ku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture



Jan. 07, 2021

Mitsui Club in Kitakyushu

Mitsui Club, Dr. Albert Einstein who awarded Nobel Prize in Physics stayed here in 1921.

Address : Minatomachi 7-1, Moji-ku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture


Jan. 06, 2021

Indian restaurant in Kokura

ASHISH, the recommended Indian restaurant located in the downtown Kokura

Address : Fukuya building 2nd floor, Uomachi 2, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture


Jan. 05. 2021

Steel-making Works close to the JR Kokura station

The Works of Nippon Steel is located near the JR Kokura station, about 10 minutes walk.
The special steel products to be used for the automobils are manufactured.


Adress : Konomi 1 Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture

Jan. 04, 2021