Cruise ships dock a few minutes walk from town. Moji is the city's most touristic ward due to its charming historical center, containing several buildings from end of 19th-early 20th centuries. Offers also great views of the imponent Kanmonkyo Bridge leading to Shimonoseki.
Kitakyushu is the northernmost city of Kyushu and has been an important hub for both land and marine traffic since olden times. It is the gateway between Honshu and Kyushu, as well as an important port for international trade. The city was formed in 1963 with the merger of five independent cities, namely, Kokura, Moji, Yahata, Tobata and Wakamatsu. It is very much an industrial city, contributing to the manufacturing capabilities of Japan.
Up for an eclectic adventure? Kitakyushu is home to one world's most unique museums—the Toto Toilet Museum. From humble beginnings to modern masterpieces of Japanese design, this is one museum visit you won't soon forget!
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