Kokura This picture is taken on a bridge over the Murasaki River, Kokura. Behind me is a museum on the changing environment in Kitakyushu, complete with a glass screen to view the river. The Murasaki River used to be one of the most polluted rivers in Japan.
Behind the museum is the popular Izutsuya Shopping Centre.
Kitakyusyu-city is the gateway to Kyusyu from anywhere in Japan and Asian countries.
Image of Kitakyusyu is too industrialized, but Kitakyusyu has provide various attractions to make you happy.
1) Historical attractions
- Kokura Castle
- Kokura Castle Garden
- Moji Port Retro District
- Blast Furnace
2) Amusement Parks
- Space World
- Itozunomori Park
- River Walk
- Hiraodai Karst Plateau and Syonudo Cave
- Mount Sarakura
- Mount Adachi
- Kawachi reservoir
- Matsumoto Seicho Memorial Museum
- Kyusyu Railway History Museum
- Kitakyusyu Art Museum
- Idemitsu Art Museum
6) Summer Festivals
- Kokura Gion Daiko
- Tobata Gion Oyamagasa
Access to Kitakyushu
1)By Bullet train, to JR Kokura Station
2)By Air plain, to Kitakyushu Airport
3)By ferry boats, to Sunatsu Port and Moji-ko Port
4)By vehicles, via Kanmon Bridge to Moji
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