The Kokura Castle area is in the central part of Kokurakita-ku. Spring at Katsuyama Park, where Kokura Castle is located, sees 300 cherry trees in full bloom, and autumn sees the surrounding keyaki (Japanese zelkova) trees displaying their autumn foliage, both creating a feast for visitors' eyes. Step across the Tokiwa Bridge, which straddles the Murasaki River, and into Uomachi and you'll find Tanga Ichiba (Tanga Market), Kitakyushu's kitchen. This shopping district, brimming with vigor, is a treasure trove of local gourmet dishes. It's a particularly popular area among tourists visiting Kitakyushu.
Experience an atmospheric stroll in the historical surroundings of Kokura Castle, the town’s symbol .
You can enjoy Japanese tea ceremony and Japan's seasonal nature
A fascinating look into the life of an Akutagawa Prize-winning writer with a prolific body of work extending to some 1,000 volumes
Get up close with literary works and writers connected to Kitakyushu.
Let's take a look at living organisms in the Murasaki River!
The former residence of Mori Ogai which appears in his novel.
Setting fashion trends and transmitting culture and art!
Elegant architecture and a haven for citizens – The Central Library.
Kitakyushu’s kitchen is here! Come feel the energy of the city’s people in this marketplace, which feels like it was lifted straight out of the Showa era.
The Murasaki River, which runs through the center of town and soothes the citizens with its view, has 10 individual bridges spanning it.
A great gathering of Kitakyushu’s festivals. An amassing of the power of one million citizens!
Watch the town come alive with Kokura’s famous taiko drum festival!
Take one bite, and you’ll be hooked!
The miraculous flavor that weathered a food shortage!
Uomachi’s shopping district is the origin of the arcade shopping streets found all over the country.
Various map collection is a sight to see that the map company has collected