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Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu is a city located in the Fukuoka Prefecture in southwestern Japan. It is the most populous city in the prefecture and the 8th most populous city in the country. It is located on the northern shore of Kyushu Island, which is the third largest island in Japan.

The city of Kitakyushu is made up of five major cities, including Kokura, Moji, Tobata, Wakamatsu, and Yahata. It is known as the “City of Water,” and has a long history of being an important port city. The city is also home to the Kitakyushu Airport, which serves as a hub for domestic and international flights.

The city has a population of nearly 1 million people and is known for its industrial development. It is home to numerous steel and chemical factories, as well as a number of large-scale industrial parks. The city is also home to a number of universities and research institutes.

In terms of geography, the city is located on the northern shore of Kyushu Island and is surrounded by mountains. It is located near the Seto Inland Sea, which is a popular destination for tourists. The city also has a number of parks and gardens, as well as many hot springs.

Kitakyushu has a long and fascinating history. It was founded in the 8th century and has been an important trading port since the 15th century. During the Edo period, the city was a major center for the production of copper and iron. During World War II, the city was heavily bombed and nearly destroyed. After the war, the city was rebuilt and has since become a major industrial center.

Today, Kitakyushu is an important economic hub in Japan and is home to a number of modern industries. It is also a popular tourist destination, with its many cultural attractions, hot springs, and parks. The city is also home to a number of universities and research institutes, making it an important center for education and research.

Excursion tips for a day in Kitakyushu

As a tourist in Kitakyushu, Japan, there is an array of activities to enjoy in this vibrant city. Here are some of the top things to do in Kitakyushu in a day:

1. Visit the Kokura Castle and explore its history and architecture.
2. Enjoy the beautiful view of the city from the observation deck of the Tanga Market.
3. Take a stroll through the beautiful gardens of Moji Port.
4. Explore the Moji Retro Town and enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere.
5. Visit the Yahata Steel Park and learn about the history of the steel industry in Kitakyushu.
6. Visit the Space World theme park and enjoy the various attractions.
7. Take a leisurely boat ride on the Kanmon Straits and admire the stunning views of the two cities.
8. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot springs at the Yumemigasaki Onsen.
9. Visit the Kitakyushu Natural History Museum and explore the various exhibits.
10. Enjoy the nightlife at the Canal City and take in the lively atmosphere.

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The climate in Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu in Japan experiences a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. In spring, temperatures are mild and the cherry blossoms bloom from late March to early April. Summer is hot and humid, with temperatures reaching up to 30°C. Autumn is mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 10-20°C. Winter is cold and wet, with temperatures ranging from 0-10°C. Overall, Kitakyushu has a pleasant climate throughout the year, with mild temperatures and plenty of rain.

Cruise weather for Kitakyushu

Our weather forecast for Kitakyushu helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 23.3 °C
min: 22.8 °C
15.1 m/s
25.9 m/s
100.0 %
1.6 m
98.8 %
1,011 hPa
05:16:07
19:28:32
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 23.7 °C
min: 21.8 °C
23.0 m/s
38.2 m/s
100.0 %
14.6 m
95.3 %
1,013 hPa
05:16:44
19:28:07
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 23.9 °C
min: 21.7 °C
14.4 m/s
28.1 m/s
99.9 %
16.4 m
97.2 %
1,015 hPa
05:17:21
19:27:40
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 29.6 °C
min: 23 °C
16.6 m/s
29.5 m/s
90.5 %
21.6 m
85.8 %
1,012 hPa
05:17:59
19:27:12
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 23.1 °C
9.4 m/s
18.0 m/s
85.9 %
20.7 m
90.3 %
1,010 hPa
05:18:37
19:26:42
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 23.7 °C
8.6 m/s
15.5 m/s
61.3 %
21.4 m
88.9 %
1,010 hPa
05:19:16
19:26:11
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 30.2 °C
min: 23.8 °C
7.2 m/s
13.0 m/s
84.8 %
22.1 m
87.7 %
1,009 hPa
05:19:56
19:25:38
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 32.3 °C
min: 23.7 °C
16.9 m/s
34.3 m/s
55.7 %
24.1 m
77.8 %
1,006 hPa
05:20:35
19:25:04
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 29.5 °C
min: 24.9 °C
13.3 m/s
34.6 m/s
68.7 %
22.4 m
82.9 %
1,005 hPa
05:21:16
19:24:28
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 30.6 °C
min: 24 °C
18.0 m/s
33.1 m/s
61.8 %
23.5 m
85.4 %
1,005 hPa
05:21:56
19:23:50
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 31.8 °C
min: 24.2 °C
17.3 m/s
23.8 m/s
22.2 %
24.1 m
79.7 %
1,004 hPa
05:22:37
19:23:11
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 31.0 °C
min: 24.7 °C
25.7 m/s
50.4 m/s
98.6 %
21.8 m
84.4 %
1,005 hPa
05:23:18
19:22:31
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 31.3 °C
min: 24.9 °C
31.7 m/s
57.6 m/s
46.8 %
22.5 m
81.6 %
1,009 hPa
05:24:00
19:21:49

Cruises to Kitakyushu

Would you like to travel to Kitakyushu on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Kitakyushu.

Scheduled ship calls in Kitakyushu, Japan
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Mar. 25th 2025 Tuesday, 25th of Mar. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 27th 2025 Thursday, 27th of Mar. 2025 Azamara Pursuit 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 16th 2025 Wednesday, 16th of Apr. 2025 Azamara Pursuit 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Apr. 24th 2025 Thursday, 24th of Apr. 2025 Azamara Pursuit 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Apr. 26th 2025 Saturday, 26th of Apr. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 14th 2025 Wednesday, 14th of May 2025 Azamara Pursuit 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Nov. 10th 2025 Monday, 10th of Nov. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 17th 2026 Tuesday, 17th of Mar. 2026 Azamara Pursuit 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Apr. 6th 2026 Monday, 6th of Apr. 2026 Azamara Pursuit 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Apr. 13th 2026 Monday, 13th of Apr. 2026 Azamara Pursuit 08:00 am 10:00 pm

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