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Regional Information Hamamatsu city
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Hamamatsu City, Industry Department, Industrial Promotion Division
103-2 Motoshiro-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-city, Shizuoka Prefecture 430-8652
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The information below is as of November 2017.
Situated midway between Tokyo and Osaka, Hamamatsu is about 90 minutes from both Tokyo and Osaka and about 30 minutes from Nagoya via the Tokaido Shinkansen (Hikari Express), putting the city within commuting range of these three metropolitan areas. The transport infrastructure gives access to railways, expressways, sea routes, and air routes; the Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport opened in 2009, while sea transport is available from Mikawa Port, Omaezaki Port, Shimizu Port, etc.
Hamamatsu City is located along an artery route called the Tomei Expressway running through the Eastern and Western parts of Japan. This allows people to efficiently access Nagoya in about 1 hour and Tokyo and Osaka in about 3 hours. As the partial operation of the Shin-Tomei Expressway between Toyota-Higashi Junction and Hamamatsu-Inasa Junction, the city enjoys enhanced accessibility to the Nagoya area. Moreover, taking advantage of the Sanen-Nanshin Expressway, now under construction, connecting the city to Hamamatsu City and Iida City, the city is expected to become more convenient in terms of accessibility.
Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport offers domestic flights to Hokkaido, Kyushu and other points nationwide as well as international flights mainly to Asian destinations such as Seoul and Shanghai; the airport is located about 20 minutes away by car. (Hamamatsu Interchange - Sagaramakinohara Interchange approximately 33 km).
It takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes by car to reach Chubu Centrair International Airport (Centrair) that offers regular international services with routes to different Asian regions that include China, Korea, Thailand, and Indonesia and to North American/European countries (Hamamatsu Interchange - Centrair Interchange 112km).
Shimizu Port, a maritime logistics base with one of the highest trade volumes of any port in Japan, and Omaezaki Port, an international logistics base continuing to upgrade its functions, are both located in Shizuoka Prefecture, while next door in eastern Aichi Prefecture is Mikawa Port; these ports offer more than adequate access to shipping.
Tokyo Station and Osaka Station can be reached in about 90 minutes and Nagoya Station in about 30 minutes by the JR Tokaido Shinkansen (Hikari express); all three major metropolitan areas are thus readily accessible.