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Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu means the north of Kyushu Island and consists of 5 areas which have joined to form Kitakyushu. We originally intended to visit 2 of these areas Kokura and Mojiko, but we liked Mojiko so much we ended up staying there all day and the only part of Kokura we saw was its station. We will have to get round to the rest of Kokura on a future trip.

Mojiko

Mojiko used to be a major port linking Kyushu with Honshu Island to its north. Now there is a bridge and a tunnel linking the two islands and the port has moved to a nearby area called Moji.

Mojiko Retro Town

Mojiko had a grand past and has lots of beautiful historical buildings dating from the early 20th century, some wonderful shrines, a picturesque bridge, its own brand of beer and delicious baked cheesy curries.

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  • Pros:Pretty and interesting
  • Last visit to Kitakyushu: Oct 2012
  • Intro Updated Jun 24, 2013
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    This looks like an interesting destination. I always like railway museums, but I don’t think I would want to have my photo taken with a banana.

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