Kitakyushu Off The Beaten Path

  • My husband posing as usual.
    My husband posing as usual.
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    Norfolk Square.
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    Sunset over the strait.
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    KAWACHI RESERVOIR

    by kiwigal_1 Updated May 15, 2003

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    This is located in the hills behind Kitakyushu in the same range that Mt Sarakura is located. This picture is actually taken from the top of Mt Sarakura.
    It is possible to walk or cycle around the reservoir and there is an interesting folk village store you can look at. Nearby a new spa was recently built.
    To get to Kawachi you can take a bus from Kokura Station (number 1 bus is best) to Okura. From there you must change to another bus. There are direct buses but I forget the number!

    Kawachi Reservoir, Kitakyushu
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    • Water Sports
    • Adventure Travel

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    HIRAODAI PLATEAU

    by kiwigal_1 Updated May 15, 2003

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    In Kokura Minami there is an awesome area called Hiraodai which is full of Limestone Rocks (they kind of look like sheep grazing).
    Hiraodai Park is Japan's best example of a karst plateau formation, 22 square kilometers in area and rising 400 to 600 meters above sea level, providing views of the surrounding mountains.
    The park is a landscape of hills and mountains dotted with pure white limestone, a super example of karst deposits. It also contains quiet and beautiful forests, a meditative waterfall, and the Ojika and Senbutsu Shonyudo stalactite caves which cost 800 yen to enter.

    Hiraodai Plateau, Kitakyushu
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    SUGAO WATERFALL

    by kiwigal_1 Updated May 15, 2003

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    Also in Kokura Minami this waterfall has a little temple nearby.

    In summer it is possible to bathe in the cool water. You can get here by Nishitetsu bus but by personal car would be best.

    Sugao Waterfall
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Eco-Tourism

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