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Kitakyushu, Japan

The industrial city of Kitakyushu was formed in 1963 as an important hub for international trade due to its location as five independent cities came together to form this one. However, this Steel Town has plenty to offer when it comes to sightseeing, with many old structures from the Meiji Period preserved and beautiful nature views, this city has a flair of both the future and decades past.

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Kitakyushu, Japan

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

For nature lovers looking for picturesque scenes, the Kawachi Wisteria Garden is a must see when visiting Kitakyushu. The private garden is famous for its wisteria flower tunnels that stretch about 100 meters long and are like nothing you’ve ever seen. Look up as you walk below the giant trees with drooping flowers ranging from light to dark purple and snap pictures of the flower covered hillside garden.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Visit Kokura Castle and marvel at the traditional architecture and beautiful cherry blossoms that transport you back in time and away from the contrasting modern buildings surrounding it.
  • Take a stroll on the waterfront of Moji Port and visit multiple historic buildings like the Mojiko Retro Observation Room, Kanmon Kaikyo Museum and more.
  • There is plenty to see for young travelers as well, like the Kitakyushu Manga Museum and thrilling rides at Space World amusement park in the city.
  • Leading Japan's industrial evolution, the Yawata Steel Works museum will walk you through the history of Kitakyushu’s industrialization.

Get A Taste Of Local Flavors

Eat like a local with some popular Kitakyushu dishes, like Karashi Mentaiko, a pickled cod roe with caviar and an intriguing mix of salty and spicy that will entice your taste buds.

Local Currency

The official currency of Kitakyushu, Japan is the Japanese Yen (JPY).

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