Yamaguchi Ube Airport


Yamaguchi Ube Kūkō
Yamaguchi Ube Airport.jpg
Airport typePublic
LocationUbe, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
Elevation AMSL15 ft / 5 m
Coordinates33°55′48″N 131°16′43″E / 33.93000°N 131.27861°E / 33.93000; 131.27861Coordinates: 33°55′48″N 131°16′43″E / 33.93000°N 131.27861°E / 33.93000; 131.27861
RJDC is located in Yamaguchi Prefecture
Location in Yamaguchi Prefecture
RJDC is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,500 8,202 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2015)
Cargo (metric tonnes)2,715
Aircraft movement8,624

Yamaguchi Ube Airport (山口宇部空港, Yamaguchi Ube Kūkō) (IATA: UBJ, ICAO: RJDC) is a domestic airport located 4.6 km (2.9 mi) southeast of Ube-Shinkawa Station,[2] Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. It is the westernmost airport on the island of Honshu, and is marketed as an alternative to the New Kitakyushu Airport for Yamaguchi prefecture residents flying to and from Tokyo.


The airport opened in 1966 as Ube Airport with daily propeller service to Haneda (ANA) and Itami (JDA). The airport was renamed to Yamaguchi Ube in 1980 following the introduction of jet service on the Haneda route.


The airport has separate domestic and international terminals. There are three gates, two of which are connected to the domestic terminal, and the third of which is connected to both terminals.[3]

Airlines and destinations

All Nippon Airways Tokyo–Haneda
Japan Airlines Tokyo–Haneda
StarFlyer Tokyo–Haneda


Annual passenger traffic at UBJ airport. See source Wikidata query.

Ground transportation links

The airport is within walking distance of Kusae Station, a small, unmanned station on the Ube Line with direct scheduled train service to Shin-Yamaguchi Station.[4]

The airport is also linked by bus to Shin-Yamaguchi and to Shimonoseki Station.[5]


  1. ^ "Yamaguchi Ube Airport" (PDF). Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  2. ^ AIS Japan
  3. ^ "Floor Guide|Facilities Guide|Yamaguchi Ube Airport". www.yamaguchiube-airport.jp. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Nearest Station to the Airport (Kusae Station)|Access Guide|Yamaguchi Ube Airport". www.yamaguchiube-airport.jp. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Bus Timetable|Access Guide|Yamaguchi Ube Airport". www.yamaguchiube-airport.jp. Retrieved 15 March 2019.