Duration: 5 hours
Start/End: Kitakyushu port/Kitakyushu port
Highlights: Kokura Castle & Karato Market
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Meet your guide and driver upon pick up from Kitakyushu port who will take you on a scenic ride to Kokura Castle. The castle boasts the traditional Japanese architecture that provides a delightful and interesting visual in contrary to the nearby modern shopping and entertainment center.
The grounds of the castle are now known as Katsuyama Park and they are a popular spot in admiring the symbolic cherry blossom in early April. Walk up to the castle’s top floor to enjoy the panoramic views over the city. Besides, a small Japanese garden with an idyllic landscape of greenery and colorful flowers will definitely let you a true oasis of calm.
Stop by Karato Market – a fish market that will engage all your senses. At this lively market, you can find a myriad of fresh seafood including the famous blowfish. Don’t forget to try the mouth-watering sushi and sashimi at food stalls while feeling the bustling atmosphere of this seafood market.