Notice

The verification testing of Kokura Loop Bus will be conducted from 1 December, 2018 to 28 February, 2019.
Christmas events will be held at commercial facilities along the route.
For more details, please see the website or facebook of each facility.

What is Kokura Loop Bus?

The Loop Bus does a loop through tourist spots
in the center of Kokura (Kitakyushu).

We will perform the verification test for foreign tourists.

(2018.12.01~2019.02.28)

(※A special service for foreign tourists)

Loop Bus Routes・Fare

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Fare

IC cards and unlimited passes can be used.

Schedule

35 min. per loop・Operated daily

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How to use the Loop Bus

Loop Bus Special Offer

Present the coupon to
enjoy benefits such as
discount admission at each facility.
Please present your coupon before entering
or at the time of purchase.

↓Coupons are distributed in a bus.↓

  • ・One coupon is distributed for 1 person per 1 ride.
  • ・One coupon can be used by 1 person / for 1 time(conbination with another coupon is not possible).
  • ・Loop Bus Special Offer is the service exclusive for foreign tourists (Japanese cannot use the service).
  • ・Valid date:2018.12.01~2019.02.28

Information about special offers

Tourist Information

Kokura Station[小倉駅バスセンター]

A ARU ARU CITY

A facility which is a center for shops specializing in pop culture including anime, manga, and idols.

OPEN / 11:00-20:00(Shop hours may vary.)

450m from the bus stop

For more information

B Kitakyushu Manga Museum

[ARU ARU CITY 5F/6F]

With the concept of “Watch, read, draw” at its heart, the museum introduces manga culture to visitors with its enjoyable exhibitions of locally themed works by various manga artists.

OPEN / 11:00-19:00(Last admission/18:30)

Admission fee / ¥400 (Adults)

Days closed / Tuesdays, New Year holidays, Maintenance days

450m from the bus stop

For more information

C AMU PLAZA KOKURA

A commercial facility directly connected with Kokura Station. You can enjoy not only shopping for clothing and goods but also visiting the souvenir shops and restaurants there as well.

OPEN / 10:00-21:00(Shop hours may vary.)

60m from the bus stop

For more information

D COLET

A facility with a variety of shops including food, goods, cosmetics, clothing for men and young women, women's business attire, all complete with a LoFt.

OPEN / 10:00-20:00

Days closed / 1/1

100m from the bus stop

For more information


E Kokura Ekimae I'm

A specialty mall featuring attractive shops that specialize in fashion, goods, one-price shops, book shops, and gourmet.

OPEN / 10:00-20:00

Restaurants 11:00-22:00

(Shop hours may vary.)

100m from the bus stop

For more information

IZUTSUYA・Gintengai Entrance[魚町]

F Uomachi Ginten-gai

The first arcade shopping district in the country, it boasts some 150 shops all lined up along a 400-meter street. Spend time exploring all of the lovely goods shops, restaurants, and other famous shops popular in Japan.

OPEN・Days closed / Shop hours may vary.

120m from the bus stop

For more information

G KOKURA IZUTSUYA

This Kitakyushu department store has been around for 83 years! A variety of items are available ranging from fashion, gourmet to local Kitakyushu souvenirs and goods.

OPEN / 10:00-19:00

Fridays, Saturdays 10:00-20:00

Days closed / 1/1

30m from the bus stop

For more information

RIVERWALK KITAKYUSHU[室町・リバーウォーク]

H RIVERWALK KITAKYUSHU

A large commercial facility full of gourmet shops, a theater, a movie theater, complete with an art museum.

OPEN / 10:00-21:00(Shop hours may vary.)

10m from the bus stop

For more information

I Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Riverwalk Gallery

[RIVERWALK KITAKYUSHU 5F]

Located in the city center, the gallery provides you with the joy of encountering art up close. December 1, 2018 – January 27, 2019 Special Exhibition “1968: Art of Turbulent Times”

OPEN / 10:00-18:00(Last admission/17:30)

Admission fee / ¥1,100(Adults)

Days closed / 12/28-1/3

10m from the bus stop

For more information

J ZENRIN MAP MUSEUM

[RIVERWALK KITAKYUSHU 14F]

Historic and valuable map items are on display.

OPEN / 10:00-17:00(Last admission/16:30)

Admission fee / ¥100(Adults)

Days closed / Saturdays, Sundays, and National holidays.

10m from the bus stop

For more information

Kokura Castle[小倉城・松本清張記念館前]

K Kokura Castle

Often referred to as "Karazukuri Tenshu," this castle's most unique features are that there are no eaves between the 4th and 5th floors and that the size of the 5th floor is larger than the 4th. The nighttime castle illuminations are fascinating.

*Under renovation (scheduled to open in Apr. 2019)

270m from the bus stop

For more information

L Kokura Castle Japanese Garden

The facility features a reconstructed garden and the residence of an Edo period feudal lord. Experience a real Japanese tea ceremony. (charges apply)

OPEN / 9:00-17:00(Last admission/16:30)

Admission fee / ¥300(Adults)

450m from the bus stop

For more information

M Matsumoto Seicho Memorial Museum

The museum offers an introduction to the life of Seicho Matsumoto through his works such as images and graphic panels as well as replicas of various parts of his house.

OPEN / 9:30-18:00(Last admission/17:30)

Admission fee / ¥500(Adults)

Days closed / 12/29-12/31

80m from the bus stop

For more information

N Kitakyushu Literature Museum

The museum introduces literary figures with connections to Kitakyushu though its autograph displays and other valuable literacy materials.

OPEN / 9:30-18:00(Last admission/17:30)

Admission fee / ¥200(Adults)

Days closed / Mondays (and the following day if Mon falls on a national holiday)・12/29-1/3

300m from the bus stop

For more information

Tanga Market[紺屋町]

O Tanga Market

Also known as "Kitakyushu’s kitchen," this food district is home to a row of about 120 shops. At Daigakudo, you can order dishes topped with classic favorites like sashimi or use other side dishes from any of the market stalls to create your own original donburi dish.

OPEN / 9:00-18:00(Shop hours may vary.)

Days closed / Shop hours may vary.

150m from the bus stop

For more information

TOTO MUSEUM[貴船町]

P TOTO MUSEUM

Opening in 2015, this museum disseminates information about TOTO brand innovations to people from around the world.

OPEN / 10:00-17:00(Last admission/16:30)

Days closed / Mondays, the year-end/New Year holidays, and summer vacation period

70m from the bus stop

For more information

Kogane Market[黄金町]

Q Kogane Market

A historic shopping arcade loved by the locals. Here you'll find meat, fish and vegetable shops line up together with a number of cheap and delicious restaurants.

OPEN / 10:00-17:00(Shop hours may vary.)

Days closed / Shop hours may vary.

110m from the bus stop

For more information

Don Quijote[中津口]

R Don Quijote

An integrated discount store with the concept of "combining convenience with discount and amusement."

OPEN / 9 a.m.-5 a.m.

60m from the bus stop

For more information

CHA CHA TOWN KOKURA[砂津]

S CHA CHA TOWN KOKURA

The large Ferris wheel makes this place an easy landmark to spot. A variety of events are held here throughout the year! Tax-free services are available at many shops.

OPEN / 10:00-20:00(Shop hours may vary.)

Days closed / Irregular holidays

60m from the bus stop

For more information

Town walking map

Souvenirs

Recommended souvenirs from Kokura

Tourist information center
Kitakyushu City Tourist Information Center

JR Kokura Station 3F / 9:00~19:00

Kitakyushu City Tourist Information Corner

JR Kokura Station 1F / 9:00~18:00

TEL 093-541-4189 Closed days 1/1・1/2

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