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Formation of Distribution and Traffic Base

Kitakyushu is constructing traffic infrastructures for overland, marine and air transportation so as to become a hub of traffic and distribution in Asia, and ensure rapid progress through the 21st century.

'Kitakyushu Airport' the aerial gateway to Kyushu

Just offshore from Kitakyushu, a 24-hour Kitakyushu Airport has opened with a runway 2,500 meters long, usable even by wide-bodied jets. Flight services link the airport with Tokyo, Nagoya, Okinawa, China, Russia and other areas, while the airport is also very convenient for international charter flights and mid-night cargo flights. As it is located near the city with very convenient access, it holds high potential as a hub for air travelers and commodity distributions in Asia.

Kitakyushu Airport1
Kitakyushu Airport1
Kitakyushu Airport2
Kitakyushu Airport2

Deep port opened for Asia and the Pacific

The Port of Kitakyushu, having developed into the largest international port in western Japan, has plenty of ship routes, mainly to Asian countries. Hibiki Container Terminal is the only terminal on the Sea of Japan with a deep-sea berth 15 meters in depth. Conveniently located on the major trading routes between Asia and North America or Europe, the Port regarded as a hub port in the Pan-Yellow Sea Economic Region.
Furthermore, since the national government designated this area an international distribution zone, customs inspections can be conducted 24 hours a day, and as electricity rates in the zone are reasonable, diverse port-and-harbor-related industries are gathering in this area.

Port of Kitakyushu1
Port of Kitakyushu1
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Port of Kitakyushu2

Overland traffic network and ferry routes

JR Kokura Station is located at the junction of the main island of Japan and Kyushu; Shinkansen and all other express trains linking various areas in Kyushu stop at this terminal.
With one of the largest station buildings in Kyushu, incorporating hotels and commercial facilities, JR Kokura Station also has an urban type monorail station.
The expressway network, the Kyushu Expressway, is connected with the East Kyushu, Chugoku Expressways and with the Kitakyushu Urban Expressway which gives Kitakyushu convenient access to each area in Kyushu and to the main island, to say nothing of respective areas within the city. Moreover, Shin Moji Ferry Terminal, one of the largest bases for ferries in western Japan, is located in the Shin Moji Area. From this terminal, which is conveniently located near highways, five vessels per day travel to Osaka and Kobe, and one vessel to Tokyo.

Kitakyushu Urban Monorail
Kitakyushu Urban Monorail
Shinkansen
Shinkansen

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International Policy Division,
Planning and Coordination Bureau,
CITY OF KITAKYUSHU
1-1 Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu 803-8501 JAPAN
Tel: 093-582-2146
(International Calling +81-93-582-2146)
Fax: 093-582-2176