Kokura Castle and Moji Retro Town by Shinkansen Bullet train

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Tour Number

Activity Level

160585


Categories

City, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (basic), Japanese (fluent), English (fluent)

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?

Itinerary

In the morning
Kokura castle(The symbol of Kitakyushu city)
Lunch
In the afternoon
Moji Retro Town
Old Moji Mitsui Club
Return to Hakata station

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.

Transportation

Shinkansen Bullet train(unreserved seat), Japan Railways Kyushu local train and walking.

What’s Included

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.

Transportation fare
Shinkansen(from Hakata to Kokura) ¥4,100RT
Local Train(from Kokura to Moji) ¥600RT
Plus the fare between your hotel and Hakata station

Admission fees
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)

Lunch ¥1,000

What’s Extra

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.

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can arrange for a separate car and driver. In my tours I use public transportation or taxies.

A Recent Review of this tour

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!
Juyin Lee

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