What to Expect
The population of Kitakyushu city is about one million and Kokura area is the center of the city. Kokura castle and its garden takes you back to the Samurai warriors' Edo era(1603-1868). Moji Retro Town still keeps the atmosphere of Taisho era(1912-1926), when the liberal movement known as the Taisho democracy occurred in Japan. From this town you can command a spectacular view of the Kanmon Straits which separate the main island from Kyushu Island.