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Regional Information Fukuoka City
Fukuoka, an Asian Business Hub - Fukuoka，Gateway to Asia -
Your Regional Guide : Noriyuki Osanai
City Hall 14F, 1-8-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, 810-8620
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The information below is as of July 2015.
The City has daily flights to Busan, Seoul, Shanghai, Dalian, Taipei, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Singapore. Among them, the flight schedule enables travelers to make a same-day return business trip to Busan, Seoul, and Shanghai. Hakata Port has 198 container services per month, and Fukuoka Airport has 20 international routes and 26 domestic routes. In addition, an interchange of an expressway and a cargo railway station are conveniently located within the city. All these features are highly rated as a physical distribution center of East Asia. Toyota exports completed cars from Hakata Port to China.
An established network of expressways directly connects Fukuoka to major cities in Kyushu and the rest of Japan. It is possible to bypass the urban areas and avoid traffic congestion when traveling to Hakata Port and Fukuoka Airport, if you use the Fukuoka Interchange or Dazaifu Interchange on the Kyushu Expressway.
Connected to 22 cities overseas, more and more passengers and cargoes fly from Fukuoka Airport every year as a hub of Asia. It has become Japan's third largest international airport in terms of trade value, following Narita and Kansai. Fukuoka Airport offers excellent access to major cities in Asia; Shanghai is 90 minutes away (four round-trip flights a day) and Seoul is 70 minutes away (eight round-trip flights a day). The airport is also connected to a number of major cities in Japan. It takes only 5 to 11 minutes from the business area in Fukuoka City to the Airport by subway. It is one of the most convenient airports in the world.
Hakata Port is one of the specially designated ports in Japan. It is the only port west of Kobe that has routes to North America and Europe and boasts the largest international container cargo volume handled in Kyushu. Daily ferry services are in operation, connecting Fukuoka and Busan in six hours. In addition to the above, five to eight high-speed passenger ships a day are in service to Busan, connecting two cities within three hours.
The Shinkansen and abundant limited express trains strengthen the railway network in Kyushu. The network is connected to major cities in Kyushu and the rest of Japan. The Kyushu Shinkansen opened between Hakata and Kagoshima, which further improved the convenience of passengers.