Action and Adventure Plan for Families!

Kitakyushu has many tourist spots that are fun for kids, too! Travel actively through Kitakyushu by visiting aquariums, museums and undersea tunnels, and exploring caves!

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Start your three-day trip
from Kitakyushu Airport!

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  • I. [Kitakyushu Airport - Kanda Kitakyushu Airport IC - Shimonoseki IC]
    About 45 minutes by car
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Shimonoseki Municipal Aquarium Kaikyokan

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An aquarium that recreates the aquatic environment of the Kanmon Straits

This aquarium is full of things to see, including an exhibition of puffer fish around the world, a complete skeletal specimen of a blue whale and shows starring dolphins and seals. Also, be sure to check out "Penguin-mura," the largest penguin exhibition facility in Japan.

Address 6-1 Arukapo-to, Shimonoseki-shi, Yamaguchi
TEL 083-228-1100
Business Hour 9:30 - 17:30 (last admission 17:00)
Regular Holiday None
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  • I. About 22 minutes by car from Kaikyokan
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Mojiko Retro

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A romantic, old-worldly area lined with vintage brick buildings

This is an area that once thrived as a trading port, lined with vintage Western-style buildings from the Meiji and Taisho Eras. You will find many tourist spots such as the "Former Moji Mitsui Club" where Dr. Einstein stayed, and the largest "Hanebashi (draw bridge)" in Japan, which was selected as a sanctuary for lovers. Do savor the fragrant and perfectly browned Baked Curry, a local specialty.

Address Around Nishi-kaigan, Moji-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka
TEL 093-321-4151
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  • I. About five minutes by car from Mojiko Retro
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Kanmon Tunnel Footpath

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An "undersea tunnel" for pedestrians to cross the Kanmon Straits

"Kanmon Tunnel Footpath" (total length 780 m) is an undersea, pedestrian-only tunnel that ties Moji-ku, Kitakyushu City and Shimonoseki City. Halfway through the tunnel, you will find a prefectural boundary between Fukuoka and Yamaguchi, which is popular as a unique photo spot.

Address [Kanmon Tunnel Footpath (Moji side)] Moji, Moji-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka
[Kanmon Tunnel Footpath (Shimonoseki side)]22 Mimosusogawa-cho, Shimonoseki-shi, Yamaguchi
TEL 083-222-3738
Business Hour Time open to pedestrians 6:00 - 22:00
Regular Holiday None
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  • I. About 40 minutes by car from Kanmon Tunnel Footpath
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TOTO Museum

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Transmitting "TOTO" brand to the world

TOTO, the company famous globally as the creator of "WASHLET™*", has created this museum to educate visitors about the culture / history of plumbing. You can also learn about TOTO's passion for manufacturing and the evolution of its products. After you have enjoyed the exhibition, be sure to stop by the Museum Shop, which offers a range of unique and interesting souvenirs.

* The WASHLET is trademark or registered trademarks of TOTO LTD.

Address 2-1-1 Nakashima, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka
TEL 093-951-2534
Business Hour 10:00 - 17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Regular Holiday Mondays, summer vacation period, year-end / New Year holidays
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