The most noticeable feature of this shrine at first glance is the large white base which supports the red roof above it. This shrine was built to commemorate the spirit of the six year old Emperor Antoku, who died here during the decisive Battle of Dan-no-Ura between the Minamoto and Taira clans in 1185.
The battle of Dan-no-ura (壇ノ浦の戦い, Dan-no-ura no tatakai) was a major sea battle of the Genpei War, occurring at Dan-no-ura, in the Shimonoseki Strait off the southern tip of Honshū. On April 25, 1185, the fleet of the Minamoto clan (Genji), led by Minamoto no Yoshitsune, defeated the fleet of the Taira clan (Heike).
The museum is divided into the indoor and outdoor areas. There are three sections: the "main building", which has exhibitions regarding railroads, a museum shop, kids’ room, and information center, the "Vehicle Exhibition Hall" which actual trains that have been used in Kyushu are displayed, and the "Mini Railway Park", where visitors can experience driving a mini train. It is a must see facility for railway fans.
Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu, Japan ( 5 hours from Tokyo, if you take the Nozomi high speed train) is where you will find this pastel-colored fairytale tunnel. The gardens are home to about 150 Wisteria flowering plants spanning 20 different species (white, blue, purple, violet-blue and pink).
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The Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art (北九州市立美術館, Kitakyūshū Shiritsu Bijutsukan) is located in Tobata-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.Designed by Arata Isozaki, it sits on a hill straddling the three wards of Kokura Kita, Tobata, and Yahata Higashi.The museum houses more than 6,000 pieces of art, as well as offering various exhibitions throughout the year.
Kokura Castle, being a tourist magnet of Kitakyushu, draws in thousands of tourists every year. The castle is indeed beautiful and majestic in its appearance. It is surrounded by a moat and stands tall in the middle of the water. Its beauty is increased by the surrounding greenery and the Murasaki river which flows beside it.
Kokura's Yasaka Jinja, Kitakyushu, Kyushu Kokura Architecture. For those with an interest in modern architecture, the Riverwalk Complex designed by Jerde is an obvious choice, but Kokura is also home to a couple of buildings by world-renowned architect Arata Isozaki, a Kyushu native who studied under Kenzo Tange.
Mt Sarakura is a 622.2m mountain in Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyūshū, Fukuoka, Japan. This mountain is a part of Kitakyūshū Quasi-National Park.OutlineMount Sarakura is one of the major peaks of the Hobashira Mountains, and the most popular peak for visitors on the mountains.
Windsor Park Golf & Country Club ウィンザーパークゴルフ＆カントリー倶楽部 Windsor Park, a unique international golfing retreat that exudes quality in every way. Close to the bustling Tokyo metropolis yet far enough away to guarantee a truly rural experience in countryside splendor.
Kitakyushu, Fukuoka. The Museum exhibits sanitary ware, fittings, tableware, plumbing equipment and other products and materials from the past. You can also see not only the 100 years of history of TOTO’s manufacturing, but also the advancement of plumbing equipment in Japan.
With a length of 627m, Wakato Bridge is a suspension bridge linking Tobata Ward and Wakamatsu Ward. The bridge’s red frame, which hangs over Dokai Bay, is a symbolic landmark for both wards. When it first opened in 1962, it was the longest such bridge in the East, and is seen as a forerunner of the very long suspension bridges found in Japan today.