Kitakyushu 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.
Kitakyushu Eco-Town is a project being developed after the city received approval from the central
government. It is composed of two main areas; a corporate park (Comprehensive Environmental
Industrial Complex, Hibiki Recycling Area) located in Hibikinada area in Wakamatsu Ward where the
majority of the companies engaged in the recycling business based on the Eco-Town Project, and a
practical research area where enterprises and universities conduct research.
First Eco-Town Center in Japan opened in June, 2001
With an eye to building a “resource-recycling society,” Kitakyushu-city is engaged in the
‘Kitakyushu Eco-Town Project’ in which an environmentally-friendly society is formed by bringing
together recycling plants and research institutes. The Kitakyushu Eco-Town Center plays the role of
an information center that supports the Eco-Town. It introduces initiatives and activities implemented
in Eco-Town to encourage people to proactively use the facility for such activities as environmental
study sessions and interaction amongst visitors.
With visitors coming from all over Japan, the center takes reservations for visits as well as provides
tours of recycling plants and research facilities. Inside the center, technologies and products related
to the environment and recycling are exhibited while the details of the project of the Kitakyushu
Eco-Town Center are introduced on panels hanging on the wall. Furthermore, the center provides
facilities available for environmental study, exchange activities and research work.
|・Address||10-20 Koyomachi Wakamatsu Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture|
|・Access||A 30 minutes ride a vehicle from JR Kokura Station|
|・Opening hours||9h00 to 17h00|
|・Days Closed||Sunday, National holiday, December 29 through January 3|
|・Fee||No entrance fee is required|
|Contact Japan KYUSHU Tourist for booking|