Invest Kitakyushu

Investment environment in Kitakyushu
Logistics infrastructure

Traffic center

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 Mojiko 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 Kobe12 hours
To Izumi Otsu12 hours
To Osaka South Port12 hours
To Tokushima14 hours
To Tokyo35 hours
[From Kokura]
To Matsuyama7 hours
JR Bullet Train (Shinkansen)
To Tokyo Station4 hours and 50 mins
To Nagoya Station3 hours
To Shin-Osaka Station2 hours 10 mins
To Hakata Station15 mins
To Kumamoto Station55 mins
To Kagoshima Central Station1 hour 35 mins
By Air
To Tokyo1 hour 30 mins,
16 return flights per day
To Nagoya1 hour 15 mins,
1 return flights per day
By Expressway
[From Moji Interchange (IC)]
To Tokyo IC11 hours
To Nagoya IC8 hours
To East Osaka-kita IC6 hours