A reception hall in Kitakyushu that combines European elegance with the tranquility of a 100-year-old Japanese garden.
Kokura has long been a focal point for transit, to the point that it is said that all the roads of Kyushu run through Kokura. JR Kokura Station, the gateway to the Kokurakita Ward in Kitakyushu, is a connecting station for the Shinkansen, the Kagoshima Main Line and the Nippo Main Line, and is also traversed by the monorail, truly making it the transport hub for the island of Kyushu.
Art Hotel Kokura New Tagawa has everything from convention facilities for exhibitions, meetings and more, to the greenery of Katsuyama Park and Murasaki River in the environs of Kokura Castle. With a literature museum and a memorial museum for the Kokura-born Akutagawa Prize-winning author Seicho Matsumoto, the town is also pervaded by a scholarly atmosphere.
This hotel is located in the bustling business district of Kokurakita Ward, while remaining a peaceful spot for you to feel the passage of time. It was originally built as the reception hall of a coal baron, and the 120-year-old Japanese garden looks as beautiful today as it ever did. The hotel is located about 8 minutes on foot from the south exit of JR Kokura Station, and about 2 minute on foot from the Kitakyushu Monorail Tanga Station. At 40 minutes by car from Kitakyushu Airport, it has easy access from Honshu (main island), and is a convenient hub, whether your are visiting for business or sightseeing.
Just a short distance from Mojiko Retro District, the representative tourist spots of Kyushu. Connecting Kyushu with Honshu, the 1,068-meter Kanmon Suspension Bridge is definitely worth seeing. The site of the famous duel of the swordsmen Miyamoto Musashi and Sasaki Kojiro, Ganryu Island, is easily accessible, with its man-made beach that is particularly attractive. With our hotel as a base, why not explore the rich culture and history of the region?
- 0.9 km from Kokura Station
- 1.2 km from Nishi Kokura Station