Outline of Iki City

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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
<From Osaka>
Osaka International Airport ----- Fukuoka Airport: 1 hr 5 mins
Osaka International Airport ----- Nagasaki Airport: 1 hr 15 mins
<From Fukuoka>
By ferry
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
<From Nagasaki>
Nagasaki Airport ----- Iki Airport: 30 mins
<From Saga>
Karatsu-Higashi Port ----- Indoji Port: 1 hr 40 mins
Natural Environment
Tsutsuki-hama Saruiwa (Monkey Rock)
Tsutsuki-hama: Iki City's most popular beach Saruiwa (Monkey Rock): basalt rock resembling the shape of a monkey
Due to the influence of the Tsushima Warm Current, Iki Island has a generally mild ocean climate. Compared to northern Fukuoka Prefecture, at the same latitude, Iki City is cooler in summer and a little warmer in winter. With rare snowfall and snow cover, the climate is pleasant throughout the year.
Historical Heritage
Harunotsuji Ruins
<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.
Specialties
Shochu
<Shochu> Iki is said to be the birthplace of barley shochu, with seven shochu factories in the city.

Iki Beef
<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.

Fresh Seafood Fresh Seafood
<Fresh Seafood> A wealth of various other specialty food items is available.
Entertainment and Relaxation
Dolphin
<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
<Onsen> The area offers natural hot springs.
Healthcare and Nursing Facilities
Hospitals
<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.)

Inquiries
General Affairs Division
562 Honmura-fure, Gonoura-cho, Iki City, Nagasaki 811-5192, Japan
Tel: 0920-48-1111
Fax: 0920-48-1553
E-mail inquiries