Explore two different kinds of port towns!
Did you know that you can cross Kanmon Strait on foot or by bicycle? This is a tour to visit two port towns divided by the ocean by bicycle!
You will start your tour at Moji port which is famous for its retro atmosphere! You will cycle through the beautiful buildings along the shore! We will rent a motor-assisted bicycle so slopes won’t stop you!
You will enjoy the magnificent view of the strait from a hill and then watch the bridge from an angle beneath it! You will walk into the ocean since you will walk through the tunnel in the ocean! Don’t forget to try local gourmet at the other port with a market dealing with fresh local fish!
・Visit two different ports efficiently with a bicycle!
・Walk through a tunnel in the ocean! There is a border between Honsyu and Kyushu in the tunnel, which you will cross!
・Cross Kanmon Strait which is said to be one of Japan’s three major tides. Feel the tide and sent of the ocean from a boat!
・Learn about Japanese history from your otomo guide at the spots that has witnessed the turning point of the history of Japan!
・Appreciate delicious local foods at a market in Shimonoseki and visit a shopping mall!
・Mojiko Station, JR Line: Let’s visit the first port town of the tour! Mojiko is a port with a tasteful atmosphere supported by the retro buildings. Even the station is a retro building! There are also many spots to visit in the station so let’s visit them with your otomo guide!
・Renta Cycle Terminal JOYiNT Mojiko Retro: You will rent your bicycle here! Your tour to cross Kanmon Strait has started!
・Norfolk Square: Let’s cycle along the shore. Even it is too far to walk, you have your bicycle on this tour! You will see a view of a serene port from this spot. Cycle up the hill and visit an observatory where you will have a spectacular view!
・Mekari Park the Second Observation Deck: After cycling a mountain road, you will have a breathtaking view of Kanmon Strait! Let’s have a break and enjoy the view of it!
・Kanmon Tunnel Footpath Entrance (Moji side): Cross the ocean on foot! You won’t walk on the ocean but walk through a tunnel in the ocean! You might have a strange feeling since there is the ocean outside the wall of the tunnel!
・Akama Shrine: Now you are at the Shimonoseki side. There were many historic events at Kanmon Straits since it faces the ocean. Learn about the historical event: Battle of Dannnoura from your otomo guide!
・Karato market: A fish market opened once a week. If you are lucky enough to pick the opened day, you will able to eat fresh seafood! Don’t be sad even if it is not opened since you will have seafood at the next spot!
・Kamon Wharf: A facility with many shops and restaurants! Let’s take a break and watch the ocean. Try “kawara-soba”, a local iconic noodle made from buckwheat flour! They also have fresh seafood!
・Kanmon kisen Shimonoseki Terminal: You can board a ferry boat with your bicycle! You will cross the strait on a boat that you have crossed on foot! If it is sunny, you will have an enjoyable cruise!
・Please don’t forget to bring your passport since you will rent a bicycle.
・Please come in comfortable clothing, as you will ride a bicycle on this tour. It is recommended to bring something to drink.
・The tour will be changed as bellow if it rains.
・The tour begins and ends in different locations. If you would like to change the location of where the tour ends, please consult with your tour guide.
・We have not included any particular lunch/dinner places in this tour, but you are welcome to stop for a break and eat at resting spots.
The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 2000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.
JR Kokura Station 3rd Floor Exit