Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyūshū

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Location of Yahatanishi-ku in Kitakyūshū

Yahatanishi-ku (八幡西区?) is a ward of Kitakyūshū, Fukuoka, Japan. It covers 83.04 square kilometres, and had a population of 260,318 at January 1, 2005. The ward contains JR Kurosaki Station, and JR Orio Station on the Kagoshima Main Line, with several schools and universities nearby. It is chiefly a residential area, bounded by the Onga river in the West.

In the south of the ward by the Onga river is Koyanose-juku, a former post town on the Nagasaki Kaidō which has recently become a tourist area.

Rugby (Japan v Tonga) at Honjo on June 4, 2006

Economy[edit]

Yaskawa Electric, a global electrical equipment and robot manufacturing company is headquartered in the ward.[1]

Facilities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corporate Data." Yaskawa Electric. Retrieved on April 9, 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyūshū at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 33°51′41″N 130°45′37″E / 33.86139°N 130.76028°E / 33.86139; 130.76028