1. Fukuoka Airport (FUK) is the main gateway. Destinations include most major Japanese cities and international destinations like Taipei, Beijing, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Busan, Seoul, Qingdao, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Guam, Manila, Singapore, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City.
2. Nagasaki Airport (NGS) serves Nagoya, Okinawa, Osaka, Tokyo and Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
3. Naha Airport (OKA) is the main gateway to Okinawa. Destinations include all of the major Japanese cities and international destinations include Seoul Incheon International Airport, Taichung, Kaohsiung, Taipei, Hong Kong International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
To/from Naha Airport
Kyushu can easily reached by train from neighbouring Honshu and there are numerous railways operating from cities like Tokyo, Kobe, Osaka, Hiroshima and Kyoto. The main gateway on Kyushu is Fukuoka. Check Hyperdia for schedules and prices.
Mirajet has high speed ferries between Busan and Fukuoka, taking only 3 hours. JR Beetle, a Japanese based company, offers the same service.The Camellia-line ferry service is much slower (15 hours) but almost twice as cheap.
The weekly ferries between Keelung and Kaohsiung in Taiwan and Ishigaki and Miyako in the Okinawa Prefecture have been suspended since 2008. The trip took about 18 hours and boats left Taiwan on Mondays and Okinawa on Thursdays or Fridays. There is talk of new ferries between Japan (either Okinawa or 'mainland' Japan) and Taiwan, but up until now (October 2009) there is no ferry.
Japan Rail operates a number of railways on Kyushu, with Fukuoka and Kagoshima being the north and the south gateways. Check Hyperdia for schedules and prices.
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