Kitakyushu Walks

Kokura Walking Tour

Kokura Walking Tour. A castle town with history and tradition.

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:


*To be arranged at your request
*Subject to guide availability

Meeting Time: 8:50 am
9:00 am – 12:15 pm (3 hours and 15 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 Kitakyushu Tourist Information Center on 3rd floor in JR Kokura station.

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The meeting place: In front of the Kitakyushu Information Center in the JR Kokura station
Kitakyushu city Tourist Information Center is located in JR Kokura station.
Kitakyushu Tourist Information Center on 3rd floor in JR Kokura station

3. Fee:

JPY 6,000 per person

The price includes:
*English Speaking Tour Guide (National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter).
*Admission fee of Kokura Castle and Kokura Castle Garden.

(1) From 6 to 11 years old: 3,000 Yen.
(2) 5 years old or under: Free.


*Please pay the fee by Square in advance.
We will send you the invoice through Square, then the tour will be confirmed after your payment.
We do not accept any payments by a credit card on the day of the tour.

Square: VISA, Mastercard, American Express, JCB, Diners Club, Discover

4. Enrollment limit:

8 persons

5. Route:

Walking distance: about 3 km (1.9 miles)
Time: 3 hours and 15 minutes

(1) JR Kokura Station
(2) Gintengai Shopping Street
(3) Tokiwabashi Bridge
(4) Kokura Castle Garden
(5) Yasaka Shrine
(6) Kokura Castle
(7) Tanga Local Market
(8) The tour will end near JR Kokura Station.
*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 should fill out and send the booking form. We look forward to hearing from you!

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


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

Kokura Castle Garden

Kokura Castle Garden


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


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