A place for learning, entertainment and relaxation. Attractions include a historic port, a former castle town, museums, amusement facilities and scenic views.
Kita-Kyushu is located in the northern part of Fukuoka and is the gateway to the Kyushu region. Separated by the Kanmon Straits, the city faces Shimonoseki of Yamaguchi, the westernmost city on Honshu. While Kita-Kyushu has developed into the largest heavy-industry city in the Kyushu region, the city has some of the major sightseeing spots in the region. They include the Moji Port (designated as a special export port in the Meiji Era), Kokura (a castle town that was the starting point of the Nagasaki-kaido Highway), and Yahata-Higashida with Space World and the Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History. It is a sightseeing city where more than 10 million tourists visit each year