The Arima Memorial Museum is located inside the palace of Kurume Castle (a Municipally Designated Historial Site). Exhibits The museum displays materials related to the Arima clan, who ruled the Kurume Domain almost entirely throughout the Edo Era (1605 - 1868).
The Chikugo River Lift Bridge (筑後川昇開橋, Chikugo-gawa shōkaikyō) is a vertical lift railway bridge across the Chikugo River in Kyūshū, Japan. It was completed in 1935. The bridge has a total length of 507.2 metres (1,664 ft), with a moveable span of 24.2 metres (79 ft) long and a vertical rise of 23 metres (75 ft).
Chiriku Hachiman Shrine (千栗八幡宮, Chiriku Hachimangu) is a Shinto shrine located in Miyaki, Saga Prefecture, Japan. It is a Hachiman shrine, dedicated to the kami Hachiman. It was established in 724. Its main festival is held annually on September 15. It was formerly the ichinomiya of Bizen Province.
Located at the southern foot of the Mt. Mino in south eastern Kurume City, Ichinose Water Park was opened on April 1, 2006 as an inter-regional exchange plaza that utilizes the surrounding rich forest and pure Kora River where lightening bugs dance every summer.
A chronological table of the former Ishibashi Museum of Art A chronological table of the former Ishibashi Museum of Art The Ishibashi Cultural Center was built in Kurume City in 1956 by the founder of Bridgestone, Shojiro Ishibashi (also founder of the Ishibashi Foundation), and then donated to the city.
Popular radium spa draws many visitors, and cormorant fishing masters can be seen in traditional caps and straw skirts. The Chikugo-gawa-onsen Hot Spring in the southwestern part of Fukuoka is situated near a mid-stream section of the Chikugo-gawa River, which runs through the Chikushi Plain and pours into the Sea of Ariake.
There are at least two ajisai (hydrangea) festivals held in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture each June. One is on the way to Kora Taisho on the mountain Korasan, in Mii-machi. The other (larger) festival is held farther east, at Senkoji. The Senkoji Festival runs through June and for 300 yen per adult, visitors can be swimming in hydrangeas.
Located in the middle of Chuo Park, Kurume Bird Center houses mainly peacocks (of which there are about 100) in addition to Japanese cranes, flamingos and around 420 other birds of 82 different species! There is also a playland equipped with a Ferris wheel and a merry-go-round as well as a municipal whirlpool (open during the Summer season).
Origin of Kurume castle Historically Kurume area had been a center of Chikugo province (south part of Fukuoka prefecture), but in medieval era Chikugo province was divided into many small lords. The largest one was Kamachi clan at Yanagawa castle, and Kurume area was a marginal area.
Kurume Hyakunen Park was completed in 1989 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Kurume City. It is located in the middle of Kurume’s central recreation zone alongside a bank of the Kora River and the river bed of the Chikugo River, and is close to Central Park where the Fukuoka Science Museum and Kurume Bird Center are located.
Kurume is a city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. As of October 1, 2015, the city has an estimated population of 304,499 and a population density of 1,324.83 persons per km². The total area is 229.84 km². On February 5, 2005, the town of Kitano, the towns of Jōjima and Mizuma, and the town of Tanushimaru were merged into Kurume.
In Kyoto, the shrine most closely associated with this holiday is Kifune Shrine. Every July 7th in Japan, the wish-granting festival known as Tanabata (or Star Festival) takes place. In Kyoto, the shrine most closely associated with this holiday is Kifune Shrine.