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Kyushu's Transportation Infrastructure

Highways, Rails, and Ports

 Kyushu has a total network of around 1,000km of express highways, allowing all the major cities to be accessed on a day-return basis. Rail infrastructure is equally well developed all around Kyushu. The Kyushu Shinkansen (bullet train) connects Fukuoka (Hakata Station) in the north with Kagoshima (Kagoshima-Chuo Station) in the south of Kyushu, which takes about an hour and twenty minutes. A branch line to Nagasaki is currently being built and is scheduled to open partially in autumn 2022.

 In addition to this, Kyushu has 27 major ports including Kitakyushu Port and Hakata Port, providing many international regular container ship services. The ports of Shanghai and Busan with the world's largest volume of container handling are located within 1,000km. The Shanghai Super Express (RORO), a high-speed container ship connecting Hakata to Shanghai, is in service and provides an uninterrupted flow of containers between ships and inland transportation modes including railway and road that is second to none.

Kyushu Shinkansen TSUBAME traveling at
260km per hour

Tosu Junction


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