This section explains the transportation infrastructure in the Fukuoka and Kyushu area.
Transportation Networks in Kyushu
The Kyushu Shinkansen (bullet train) runs from north to south through the Kyushu Island, and major expressways spread from east to west and from north to south, centering on Tosu City in Saga Prefecture.
Fukuoka Airport is in close proximity to the central city area and is known as "one of the most convenient airports in the world" with good access. The Fukuoka City Subway is available from the airport, connecting to Hakata Station, the second station and approximately 5 minutes from Fukuoka Airport Station.
Expanded runway with total length of 2,500 meters is scheduled to be completed in FY 2024.
Fukuoka Waterfront area (Chuo port and Hakata port) has currently been redeveloped by Fukuoka city. As the number of cruise ships from Asia or MICE events are increased recently, Fukuoka Waterfront area becomes a top class exchange hub in Japan for inbound and outbound visitors.
Three suitable logistic centers in northern part of Kyushu are indicated as below.
1.Fukuoka IC area connecting Kyushu Expressway and Fukuoka Urban Expressway
2.Hakata Port area including a port development zone in Island City
3.Tosu JCT area located at the crossing of Kyushu Expressway, Nagasaki Expressway and Oita Expressway
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