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The JR and Heisei Chikuho Railway operate at the station building which was renovated in 2019. In the station building is a reasonable hostel for accommodation as well as restaurants and an observation deck.
Iikane Palette incorporates diverse types of facilities, including a full-fledged recording studio and a hostel. You can also enjoy a barbecue in the schoolyard (barbecue equipment is available for hire).
The store directly managed by the Japan Agricultural Cooperatives (JA) sells a variety of a gricultural pro d ucts of Ta gawa’ s district producers. In addition to agricultural specialties, such as paprika, the store sells local specialty Kanagawa beef, seasonal flowers, processed goods, and boxed lunches. The store organizes an agricultural festival every December.
A directly-operated outlet shop of Tirol-Choco Co.
, Ltd., where you can buy inexpensive pieces of B-grade Tirol-Choco.
These have no quality problem; they are only slightly broken. Bags of unpackaged pieces of Tirol-Choco sold at 500 yen is popular.
Preparations for products vary every day.
See what you can get! Products, including milk chocolate and coffee nougat, are limited items so each customer can buy only one bag.
A retro station building in peaceful countryside landscape―a relaxing trip on a local train. There is a variety of colorful coaches. One day excursion ticket costs 1,000 yen for adults and 500 yen for children. You can get on and off at any station freely all day. Ticket holders get a free ride for one schoolchild on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Furthermore, the ticket is provided with free hot spring tickets to Genjiinomori Onsen (get off at Genjiinomori Station) and to Hino no Yu and Fujiyu no Sato (get off at Kanada Station).
The Heisei Chikuho Railway conducts tic ket exchange swith its sister railway, the Pingxi Line, a railway branch line of the Taiwan Railways Administration. The Pingxi Line also has a history of coal transportation.
COTOCOTO is Heisei Chikuho Railway’ s new tourist train that came into operation in March 2019. The gorgeous design of the train is Eiji Mitooka’ s work. He also designed the Seven Stars in Kyushu, a deluxe sleeping car excursion train of JR Kyushu. In the train, visitors can taste the finest French cuisine supervised by Fukuyama, the chef of the restaurant Goh in Fukuoka.
This is a hot spring facility in a residential area.
The hot water that healed coal mine workers is good alkaline spa water.
There are open-air hot-spring baths, and men’ s open-air bath commands Mt.Kawaradake and the Fukuchi Mountains, so bathing before it gets dark is recommended.
This love fulfillment object built on November 1, 2019 commemorates the 111th year of the construction of the two symbolic chimneys of Tagawa City.
» TOPICS：Centennial Bell (Towa no Kane)
The Tagawa-Ita Station platform was used as a location for the popular movie of the Showa-era, “It’s tough being a man, Blue bird of happiness,” (Otoko wa Tsuraiyo Kofuku no Aoitori).The blue bird of happiness is a love fulfillment object built in the inaugural year of Reiwa-era. The location of this object is famous because it is the auspicious spot where the actor and actress who co-starred in the movie later married.
» TOPICS：Blue bird of happiness (Shiawase no Aoitori)
A monument enshrined on the Shimbashi Bridge that crosses over the Hikosan River. It looks like the Merlion in Singapore! An unusual sight near Tagawa-Ita Station
Tagawa Sangyo is a major player in the plaster industry. The inside of the Paris white factory is used for shooting music videos as well. Contact Tagawa Sangyo for a factory tour. For inspection tour, inquiry in advance is reocommended.
Sasaguri Line/Chikuho Main Line → Gotoji Line
JR Hakata Sta. - Shin-Iizuka Sta. - Tagawa-Gotoji Sta.
Nishitetsu Tenjin Highway Bus Terminal - Nishitetsu Gotoji Bus Office
Via Route 201
Fukuoka IC - Around Tagawa City Hall
Approx. 50 min.
by car from Fukuoka Airport
JR Kokura Sta. - Tagawa-Ita Sta.
Kokura Sta. Bus Center -Nakatani - Tagawa-Ita Sta.
Via National Route 322 Kokura-minami IC - Around Tagawa City Hall
Approx. 50 min.
by car from Kitakyushu Airport
Heiei Chikuho Railway Ita Line/Itoda Line
Nogata Sta. - Tagawa-Ita Sta. Ita Line
Nogata Sta. - Tagawa-Gotoji Sta. Itoda Line
Via Tagawa-Nogata Bypass
Yahata IC - Around Tagawa City Hall
Heiseichikuho Railway Tagawa Line
Yukuhashi Sta. - Tagawa-Ita Sta.
Via Route 201
Yukuhashi IC - Around Tagawa City Hall
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