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Kitakyushu and JR West Forge Partnership to Boost “Western Golden Route” Tourism

Kitakyushu City and JR West Japan have signed a partnership agreement aimed at enhancing tourism and facilitating large MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) events through the “Western Golden Route.” This initiative focuses on attracting inbound tourists from Kansai to Kyushu via the Sanyo Shinkansen, capitalizing on visitors arriving through Fukuoka Airport. Kitakyushu plans to leverage its diverse culinary scene—from upscale restaurants to accessible conveyor belt sushi—to position itself as a “city of sushi” for both domestic and international tourists. Additionally, the agreement provides for the use of large facilities like the West Japan General Exhibition Center near JR Kokura Station as temporary shelters in the event of train service disruptions. Source: JR West

Kitakyushu and JR West Forge Partnership to Boost "Western Golden Route" Tourism

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Published: May 9, 2024 / Last Updated: May 9, 2024

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