Take a Shinkansen ride to see the traditional Japan.
In this tour we visit two famous sightseeing areas in Kitakyushu city, Kokura area and Moji Retro town by using Shinkansen Bullet train and a local train.
Shinkansen is one of the fastest trains in the world and your Shinkansen ride will be sure to become a memory that you will never forget for the rest of your life.
The population of Kitakyushu city is about one million and Kokura area is the center of the city.
Kokura castle and its garden takes you back to the Samurai warriors' Edo era(1603-1868).
Moji Retro Town still keeps the atmosphere of Taisho era(1912-1926), when the liberal movement known as the Taisho democracy occurred in Japan. From this town you can command a spectacular view of the Kanmon Straits which separate the main island from Kyushu Island.
Why don't we take a Shinkansen ride to the old days of Japan?
This tour starts at 9:00
In the morning
Use Shinkansen from Hakata station to Kokura station
(16 minute ride, About 2, 000yen one-way)
Kokura area(by foot)
Kokura castle(The symbol of Kitakyushu city, 350yen)
Kokura castle Japanese garden(300yen)
Lunch at Izutsuya department store
In the afternoon
Use a local train from Kokura to Moji Retro Town
(About 15 minute ride, 280yen one-way)
Moji Retro Town area(by foot)
Old Moji Mitsui Club
(Dr. Albert Einstein stayed five nights. 100yen)
Kanmon Strait Museum(Enjoy the view of the Kanmon Straits)
Kyushu Railway History Museum Staion(optional, 300yen)
Mojiko Retro Observvation Room(optinal, 300yen)
Kaikyo Plaza(commercial complex)
Return to Hakata station by a local train and Shinkansen by 16:30
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at either your hotel, your cruise ship terminal, or airport terminal.
End location: I will drop you off at where we began or any predetermined spot.
Duration: 7 hours 30 min.
Shinkansen Bullet train(unreserved seat), Japan Railways Kyushu local train and walking.
This tour price includes my guide service, my public transportation fare and my admission fee.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
7000 yen - Around 7,000yen but it will increase depending on your hotel location and lunch you'll have.
Shinkansen(from Hakata to Kokura) ¥4,100RT
Local Train(from Kokura to Moji) ¥600RT
Plus the fare between your hotel and Hakata station
Kokura castle ¥350
Kokura castle Japanese garden ¥300
Old Moji Mitsui Club ¥100
Kyushu Railway History Museum ¥300(optional)
Mojiko Retro Observation Room ¥300(optional)
Make sure you wear good walking shoes and are prepared for the weather.
You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to transportation, shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and restaurant meals.
You can have a substantial meal during this tour at around 1,000yen.
I am not a driver. I can arrange for a separate car and driver. In my tours I use public transportation or taxies.
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Asako was a wonderful tour guide! She was very understanding and able to make alterations to the tour schedule since we had two small children in tow, and she also secured a reservation at a wonderful lunch spot for us that accommodated our dietary restrictions (we are vegetarian). She is so knowledgeable, highly recommend!