Day 7 Kitakyushu
8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour
Leave Hotel in Beppu
Transfer to Kitakyushu by JR Limited express train from Beppu to Kokura
JR local train used for exploring in Kitakyushu
Visit Kukura Castle
Lunch Local cuisines
Higashida district UNESCO World Heritage
Stay at Kitakyushu, Western style Hotel,including breakfast
Dinner at Kokura
Kitakyushu’s landmark Kokura Castle. Fukuoka–prefecture only in Japan is selected by
CNN Travel as one of the top 19 places to visit in 2019. And the Photo of Kokura Castle is
used for introducing Fukuoka-prefecture. The Castle located within a walking distance of
JR Kokura Station.
Lunch, local cuisines at Kokura
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.
It was built by the Mitsui Co., Ltd in 1921 as a reception centre and to provide accommodation for
VIP’s. Albert Einstein (1879-1955), one of the world’s most famous theoretical physicists, stayed
here during his visit to Japan with his wife in 1922.
The shopping area in the Mojiko Retro district located by the sea. “Full of a romance market which
stir up forgetting contentment” is the direct translation of the concept Kaikyo Plaza is based on.
The area has a very romantic ambience and evokes feeling of nostalgia and contentment that will
never be forgotten.
It is the only Station building that is designated as an Important National Cultural Property
together with Tokyo Station. Mojiko Station is a beautiful station built in the Renaissance
style and modeled on the Termini Station in Italy.
Situated on the 31st floor of the high-rise apartment building “Retro Hi-Mart”. The 103 metre-high
observatory offers magnificent views of the Mojiko Retro district, the Kanmon-kyo Bridge over the
Kanmon Strait, as well as the Shimonoseki area.
Japan’s modern steel industry was started as Yawata steel Works at Higashida district in 1901.
Since then, the Works greatly contributed to Japan’s industrial modernization. The three sites in
Higashida have been registered on UNESCO World Heritage as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial
Only the Blast Furnace in the world which preserved as it was. The birth place 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.
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
Kitakyushu is the dynamic city where one million people are living and working, is creating the
beautiful Night view which you have never seen before. he night view from the mount Sarakura
is chosen the three major Night View in Japan. The area of Night view is the largest in the World ;
about 40km east to west and 10km south to north and also the number of lighting to create the
night view is the largest in the World.
Dinner at Kokura
Ekikara sanjippo yokocho
The place is located on the ground floor of JR Kokura Station. There are 8 restaurants where
local cuisines can be enjoyed.
At night time, food stalls called Yatai open in the square in front of Tanga Market. Here you can
try delicious oden (a stew made from various ingredients) and ramen.