Kyushu's Northern Port City

Kitakyushu: Kyushu's Northern Port City

As the hub between Kyushu and Honshu, Kitakyushu has become one of Japan's busiest ports and most important international cities. The surrounding areas are filled with diverse geographic locations from underground caves to highland plateaus. Kitakyushu is also home to several of Kyushu's most popular historical landmarks and museums.

Kanmon Straits

While in Kitakyushu, discover the Kanmon Strait, which separates Kyushu and Honshu. Rumors say that currents in this area are so strong they can take down Godzilla-like monsters. Don't believe it? See for yourself in the video below.

Discover Kitakyushu

Senbutsu Limestone Cave

Hiraodai Karst Plateau’s underground river adventure

Hiraodai Karst Plateau

Rocky mountainsides and caves in Kitakyushu

Kokura Castle Complex

Kitakyushu’s historic centerpiece

Kitakyushu's "Journey of Life"

Western Japan's largest museum of natural history

Mojiko Retro

Kitakyushu’s renovated historic port