This is a picture of the KIA or Kitakyushu International Association. It is located up the hill (towards Mt Sarakura) from Yahata Station.
There is loads of information available here as well as free Japanese lessons.
For more information on activities at the center click the link: http://www.bcc-net.co.jp/kia/index-e.html
In Wakamatsu Ku there are a few beaches worth checking out in summer.
This one is Ashiya Beach. To get there you travel to Orio Station and catch a bus to Ashiya from there for around 220 yen.
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.
Fondest memory: This picture is taken from Iwaya Beach in Kitakyushu. The sunsets in Japan can be gorgeous and I was so lucky to have a camera this day!
Fondest memory: The view from Mt Sarakura by night is one of my fondest memories of Kitakyushu. On a clear night it is really pretty.
This is Chan Chan Town in Sunatsu, Kokura. It is the newest shopping complex to be built in Kitakyushu. It is pretty nice to hang out here.