Kitakyushu Walks

Kokura Walking Tour

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Kokura has a rich history as castle town and is the busiest section, the largest commercial and shopping areas of Kitakyushu City. The city had a significant role for Japanese modernization and is developing as Eco-town now. Kokura is also an area famous among lovers of good food. You will be able to learn about it on our Kokura Walking Tour.

You will enjoy walking around Kokura area with our passionate, knowledgeable and professional English speaking guides. We’re very looking forward to discovering Kokura together!



1.Date/Time:

(1)Date:
Please see the calendar.
*Subject to guide availability

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(2)Time:
10:00 am – 12:30 pm (2 hours and 30 minutes)
*The tour will be held rain or shine.

*Please let us know if you would like to request other date and time.


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2.Meeting Place:

In front of the Tourist Information Center on 3rd floor in JR Kokura station.

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3.Fee (based on tour members):

JPY 2,000 per person (2 persons or more)
JPY 3,000 per person (1 person)

Please pay the guide at the meeting place before the tour departure on the day.

The price includes;
*English Speaking Tour Guide
*One soft drink at a cafe
*Walking route map

Children:
(1) From 6 to 11 years old: 1,000 Yen with one soft drink.
(2) 5 years old or under: Free without soft drink or 500 Yen with drink.



4.Enrollment limit:

12 persons

 

5.Route:

10:00 am JR Kokura Station
10:10 am Gintengai Shopping Street
10:30 am Tokiwabashi Bridge
10:40 am Kokura Castle Garden
10:55 am Yasaka Shrine
11:10 am Kokura Castle (outer view)
11:30 pm Nakanohashi Bridge
11:50 pm Tanga Local Market
12:15 pm Cafe
12:30 pm End of tour
*The tour schedule is subject to change.


6.Tour Guide:

Please visit >> About us page.


7.Application:

Advance reservation is required for the tour.
Interested participants, please fill in and send the booking form by 11:00 am (Japan Time) on the day before the tour. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!



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Kokura station
The biggest and busiest train station in Kitakyushu City.



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Gintengai Shipping Street
Please enjoy walking through the covered shopping street with old and new local shops.



garden

Castle Garden
You’ll see a beautiful Japanese Garden and House.



yasaka

Yasaka Shrine
Japanese Shinto Shrine is dedicated to the deities in Japanese mythology.



castle

Kokura Castle
You can see the original 400 year old stone walls and moat.



tanga

Tanga Local Market
Tanga Market with a history of 100 years is popularly known as ‘Kitakyushu’s Kitchen’ among the people in Kitakyushu City. And it is crowded with tourists as well as local people.



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