Getting there & away
There are numerous sea connections to Kyūshū from Honshū, Shikoku and Okinawa. Local ferry services operate between Kyūshū and islands off the northwest and southern coasts.
There are major airports at Fukuoka, Ōita (Beppu), Kitakyūshū, Nagasaki, Kagoshima, Kumamoto and Miyazaki. There are also flights to islands off the coast of Kyūshū and to the islands southwest of Kagoshima down to Okinawa. The most frequent routes depart from Fukuoka (to Tsushima, Goto, Amakusa and Naha), Nagasaki (to Tsushima, Iki and Goto), Kumamoto (to Amakusa) and Kagoshima (to Tanegashima, Yakushima, Kikaijima, Amamioshima and Tokunoshima).