Kitakyushu city is blessed with history, culture, nature and good food!
You can make your own itinerary!
At Kokura station in Kitakyushu and Mojiko cruise terminal.
Mojiko Retro District, Mojiko flourished as an important port by the government about 130 years ago. Many western style buildings were constructed and has been preserved in good condition.
Karato fish market or Kamnon Wharf in Shimonoseki. 5 min ferry riding from Mojiko takes you the mainland of Japan.
Akama shrine. Beautiful red shrine, decidated to Emperor Antoku who died at 6 years old. Let me talk about sad history related to this shrine.
Back to Mojiko by a mini ferry and take a local train to Kokura. Walking tour in a former castle town, Kokura.
Kokura castle, only one castle with the tower in Fukuoka prefecture.
Tanga market, so much fun to walk this market, popular market among locals.
At Kokura staion, Kitakyushu
*This is a sample tour in Kitakyushu.*
Meet you at Kokura station information center(3F floor) in Kitakyushu and Mojiko cruise ship termianl in the city.
Take a train to Mojiko(15min)
Walk Mojiko Retro district
Take a mini ferry to Karato town, Shimonoseki city(5min)
Visit Karato fish market (open on Fri, Sat and Sun) or Kamon Wharf for lunch
Back to Mojiko by a mini ferry (5min) and take a local train to Kokura.(15min)
Walking tour in Kokura. Walk to the castle (15min) or take a bus to the casle(10min)
End the tour at Kokura station.
Go back to your hotel by yourself.
Above tour is a sample.
You can change itinerary, choose from the list below.
Plan 1: Mt. Sarakura Observation (Cable car 1, 200 per person)
Transporation RT between Kokura and Yahata 560yen.
Taxi RT from Yahata station to cable car station about 3,000yen.
Plan 2: TOTO toilet musium(free)
transportation RT bus 200yen or
RT monorail 400yen.
Plan 3: Kawachi Wisteria garden(entrance 500〜1500yen)
transportation RT between Kokura and Yahata 560yen. TAXI RT 6000yen.
Wisteria season is from the end of April to the first week of May.
Blooming is NOT guranteed. NO REFUND if Wisteria is not in bloomed.
Your transportation fee, entrance fee and your lunch are NOT included.
Transportation fee 1,810 JPY per person, it will change depending on starting place and where to go.
Train RT between Kokura and Mojiko 560yen.
Bus to Kokura station 100JPY per person.
RT mini ferry between Mojiko and Karato Fish market 800yen.
Entrance fee: 350JPY per person at Kokura castle
It will be increased depending on what you eat.
Make sure to ware comfortable walking shoes and prepare for the weather.
**Note for the customers from the cruise ship**
There are two cruise ship terminals in Kitakyushu city, Mojiko and Hibiki.
If your ship arrives at Hibiki terminal,
we have to take a taxi to wakato ferry terminal or Wakamatsu station(about 4000JPY for one way),
because there is no public transportation from Hibiki.
Kao ws very adaptable to our change in palns and had an amazing time in Fukuoka. She is kind and smart and fun
Hi Kimberley, thank you so much for 5 stars and good comment on my tour. It's no problems at all to change the schedule and I was happy to guide in Fukuoka and Mojiko in Kitakyushu city for your parents. They are so kind and I really enjoyed talking about many things during the tour. Once again, thanks for booking my tour and I hope to see you and your parents in the future. Please tell them my appreciation! Thank you!
We had a short tour of Kokura castle and its adjacent shrine. Kao suggested an itinerary that works best for our family. She was very detailed in providing historical information as well. Would definitely recommend her as a guide.
Hi Shirley, Thank you so much for your good comment on the tour. Although it was crowded at the bullet train station due to holiday rush, everything went well thanks to you and your family's corporation! Hope to see you again someday!
Kao was an excellent guide very knowledgeable and caring. Nothing was any trouble, my husband has a bad back and Kao took particular care to make sure he didn’t have to walk too far. She took us to the Spectacle Bridge which was fun. All in all I would highly recommend Kao as an excellent guide Sue Barty
Thank you very much for your kind message. The itinerary is always flexible since this is your holiday! I had a great time talking about wide variety of topics with you. Hoping to see you soon in Japan or Australia. Your comment motivated me to work as a professional guide. Thank you so much. Kao
We found Kao professional , knowledgeable friendly and outstanding in providing services to us females in 70s and 80s. We enjoyed our visit to 2 cities and would not hesitate to use her again if we return to Japan again!
Thank you very much for such a high rating and warm comment! It was a wonderful time in Dazaifu and Nagasaki with you and lovely sisters. I hope I can guide you again. Best regards. Kao