Investment environment in Kitakyushu
The Strategic Point of Traffic between Honshu and Kyushu
Well-connected with many regions by expressways, rail, sea, and air, we provide a perfect base for business in Western Japan. The Higashikyushu Expressway was opened on April 24, 2016, greatly shortening the time to travel to the Oita and Miyazaki regions. Our superiority is further increasing as a logistic base covering Western Japan with three expressways from Kitakyushu respectively leading to Honshu, East Kyushu, and West Kyushu.
Higashikyushu Expressway <Between Kitakyushu and Miyazaki>
With Kitakyushu as a starting point, a new expressway is under construction connecting the prefectures of Fukuoka, Oita, Miyazaki and Kagoshima. The section between Kitakyushu and Miyazaki was fully opened in April 2015 and travel time between the two has been greatly reduced. Also, the Kyushu and Oita Expressways have been directly connected, forming an efficient network.
Distance and travel time between Kitakyushu and the major cities of Western Japan
- Showing the travel time and distance from Kokura Minami Interchange (IC) to other city's IC.
- The red letters show the travel time and distance between the City Office of each city.
[From Shinmoji] To Kobe 12 hours To Izumi Otsu 12 hours To Osaka South Port 12 hours To Tokushima 14 hours To Tokyo 34 hours [From Kokura] To Matsuyama 7 hours
- JR Bullet Train (Shinkansen)
To Tokyo Station 4 hours and 50 mins To Nagoya Station 3 hours To Shin-Osaka Station 2 hours 10 mins To Hakata Station 15 mins To Kumamoto Station 55 mins To Kagoshima Central Station 1 hour 35 mins
- By Air
To Tokyo 1 hour 30 mins,
16 return flights per day
To Nagoya 1 hour 15 mins,
2 return flights per day
- By Expressway
[From Moji Interchange (IC)] To Tokyo IC 11 hours 12 mins To Nagoya IC 8 hours 9 mins To East Osaka-kita IC 6 hours 15 mins