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1 Day in Kitakyushu:<br>Historic Exploration and Retro Vibes

ITINERARIES 1 Day in Kitakyushu:
Historic Exploration and Retro Vibes

Immerse yourself in Fukuoka Prefecture’s history — both ancient and contemporary.
Fukuoka has an illustrious history and there are many chances to discover elements of the past standing side by side with modern structures.

DAY1

10:00

Head from Hakata to Kokura

11:00

Wander Tanga Market and Kokura Castle

Find a spot of lunch at one of the many shops and stalls at this local market, which has been running for over 100 years. Drop by Kokura Castle, the only castle in Fukuoka Prefecture. You’ll get a panoramic view of the city from the top keep. If you’re here in early April, you may catch the hundreds of cherry trees on the grounds in full blossom, creating a beautiful soft pink canopy.

Wander Tanga Market and Kokura Castle

13:00

Arrive in Mojiko

13:30

Dine at Old Moji Mitsui Club

This former social club and lodging — Albert Einstein was just one of its many distinguished guests — is now a restaurant, serving Japanese-Western fusion cuisine.

Dine at Old Moji Mitsui Club

14:00

Stroll around the Mojiko area and take in the sights

Mojiko’s distinctive skyline features Western-style architecture from over 100 years ago together with more modern buildings. There are several shops and cafés dotted about the area, making it perfect for a leisurely afternoon. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a rickshaw tour around the area — your rickshaw guide will be happy to take photos at key locations for you.

Stroll around the Mojiko area and take in the sights

18:00

Check in for the night at Kokura Rihga Royal Hotel

Check in for the night at Kokura Rihga Royal Hotel

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