Outline of Iki City
Iki City faces the Sea of Genkai, with Gonoura Port located 76 km northwest of the Port of Hakata in Fukuoka Prefecture, and Indoji Port 42km north of Karatsu-Higashi Port in Saga Prefecture.
The island of Iki extends about 17 km north and south, and about 15 km east and west. With a total area of 138.5 km2, this turtle-shaped island is the 20th largest island in Japan.
Population: 30,897 (as of September 30, 2009)
Main industries: agriculture, fisheries, wholesale,retailing, restaurant business, and services
Access to Iki City <From Tokyo>
Haneda Airport ----- Fukuoka Airport: 1 hr 30 mins
Haneda Airport ----- Nagasaki Airport: 1 hr 55 mins
Osaka International Airport ----- Fukuoka Airport: 1 hr 5 mins
Osaka International Airport ----- Nagasaki Airport: 1 hr 15 mins
Port of Hakata ----- Gonoura Port: 2 hrs 20 mins
Port of Hakata ----- Ashibe Port: 2 hrs 10 mins
By high-speed ferry
Port of Hakata ----- Gonoura Port: 1 hr 10 mins
Port of Hakata ----- Ashibe Port: 1 hr 5 mins
Nagasaki Airport ----- Iki Airport: 30 mins
Karatsu-Higashi Port ----- Indoji Port: 1 hr 40 mins
<Harunotsuji Ruins> Ruins of a moated settlement. This is one of the largest of its kind in Japan, and designated as a national special historic site.
<Shochu> Iki is said to be the birthplace of barley shochu, with seven shochu factories in the city.
<Iki Beef> Iki beef, one of the top-brand Japanese black beefs, has had a registered trademark since April 2014. The secret to this good taste is the rich natural environment of Iki Island.
<Iruka Park (Dolphin Park)> Six bottle-nose dolphins are kept at this park.
<Fishing> The city boasts numerous fishing spots, attracting many anglers on weekends. Many anglers enjoy boat fishing from their own pleasure boats. In "Iki Deai-no-Mura (Iki Village of Encounters)," visitors can enjoy sea kayaking tours and other experience-oriented attractions.
<Onsen> The area offers natural hot springs.
<Hospitals> 7 in the city (internal medicine, trauma, pediatrics, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, ENT, cardiovascular disease, etc.)
<Clinics> 16 in the city (internal medicine, trauma, pediatric, etc.)
<Dental clinics> 9 in the city
<Nursing facilities> 10 in the city (nursing homes, special elderly nursing homes, healthcare facilities for the elderly, etc.)
General Affairs Division
562 Honmura-fure, Gonoura-cho, Iki City, Nagasaki 811-5192, Japan