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  • Tsugaru Strait Ferry Hakodate Ferry Terminal
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    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Minatochou 3-19-2
    This ferry terminal in Hakodate offers boarding for ferries connecting Hakodate, Aomori City, and Oma Town. The sunny deck offers a beautiful view of the Tsugaru Strait and port. Inside, there's a children's play area and dog park, so it's perfect for families and pet lovers. The cafeteria offers meals made with specialties of the southern Hokkaido Donan area.

    If youre traveling between Aomori and Hakodate and have the time this ferry is a great option. Its a bit costly to take a car but cheap for just passengers. I recommend booking the View Seat...

  • Hayama Marina
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    Kanagawa Pref. Miuragunhayamamachi Horiuchi 50-2
    This yacht harbor is in Hayama Town, Miura County. Known as Hayama's marina, it opened in 1964 and was the birthplace of Japanese yachting. Many club races are still held here today. In addition, their Marina Plaza has shops and a restaurant street where you can enjoy Japanese, Western, and Chinese fare. Their Enoshima and Yujiro Lighthouse Cruises are busy with families and couples out for a care-free time on the sea.
  • Toba Marine Terminal
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    3.5
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    Mie Pref. Tobashi Toba 1-2383-51
    This facility was established as a base for Toba Port's marine traffic. It is accessible from either the JR or the Kintetsu Toba Station, in Mie Prefecture. Visitors can enjoy taking a break here while looking out to sea and taking refreshments in the lounge or cafe, which serve as waiting areas for people waiting for regular ships and cruise ships. There is also an exchange plaza, which is used to host the free market and music events, in addition to the lounge, decking and meeting rooms, which can be used for business negotiations or other meetings. The multi-purpose toilets and nursing rooms also make it convenient for families.

    We caught a ferry here to nearby islands and the ride was interesting. The terminal is just a terminal with seats. Wouldnt call it an attraction

  • Nankai Ferry, Wakayama Port Ferry Terminal
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    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Minato 2835-1
    This ferry service connecting Wakayama and Tokushima uses the Wakayama Port Ferry Terminal approximately 20 minutes by car from Wakayama Interchange. It runs daily except when there are typhoons or other disasters, providing a relaxing journey at sea anytime. You can book up to 2 months in advance if you're bringing your car. On the day of service, bicycles and motorcycles are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. There are also bus and ferry ticket sets available. They hold free concerts once a year on their Jazz Ferry sailing. Souvenirs are available at the gift shop inside the terminal.
  • Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry Daikan Maru (Hakodate—Oma)
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    Aomori Pref. Shimokitagunomamachi Oma Netanai 10
    The ferry terminal connects Oma at the northern most point of Honshu with Hokkaido by the shortest route. There are two round trips a day, and the one-way trip takes 90 minutes. Since the Hakodate Maru, Japan’s first open ocean ferry, went into service in 1964 connecting Oma and Hakodate in 90 minutes, it has become established as a lifeline route and is now also designated as a maritime road as National Highway No. 279. It is also perfect for enjoying Hokkaido with a car and your pet dog, and various facilities that cater for pet dogs are available on board.
  • Tagonoura Port
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    Shizuoka Pref. Fujishi Suzukawachou 2-1
    This port is located in Suzukawa-cho, Fuji City. It is the port closest to World Heritage Mt. Fuji. There are various marine products brought to port here, but it's particularly well known for shirasu(young sardines). There are fishermans' cooperative food halls nearby that serve shirasu-don (shirasu on rice). There are events held here like the Shirasu Matsuri in June and the Shirasu Kaido Fair in October.

    しらすで有名な漁港はほんの一部です。港沿いに散策すると、漁港食堂から対岸の富士と港のみえる公園までぐるっと回って1時間近くかかりました。

  • Tsuna Port
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    Hyougo Pref. Awajishi Shiduki
    A port situated in front of Shizuki, Awaji City. As no regular boat lines visit the port today, the port's terminal building is used as a bus terminal. In the Edo period, the port was known for its favorable winds, and on good days it is said a vessel could reach Naniwa (Osaka) in half a day. The entire large harbor dock in the center is a popular fishing destination and, thanks to the good tide flow here, many fishing lovers come here seeking to catch specific fish varieties. In spring, fishers can target black rockfish, fat greenlings, and righteye flounder; in summer, horse mackerel, pilchard, and mackerel. In addition to mornings and early evenings, night fishing here is also recommended.

    ガラス張りできれいな建物の中に、小さな案内所があります。レンタルサイクルを借りれたり、観光案内をしてくれます。淡路の中では一番栄えている場所にあります。

  • Kanazawa Port
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    Ishikawa Prefecture Kanazawa city
    A port located in the center of the Sea of Japan coast which serves as a base for tourism and international trade. The port was created in 1954 by merging the former ports of Ono and Kanaiwa. The port bustles with large passenger vessels docking here from around the world. The port also has a scenic park, a fishing area, and other facilities. The Port of Kanazawa Cruise Welcome Club was established so that members could welcome and send off passenger cruise vessels in true Ishikawa style; members also get perks such as ship tours and commemorative mementos. Each year, during the Minato Festa Kanazawa festival, bus tours of the port and a variety of other events are held.
  • Fukuda Port
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    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Fukuda
    Fukuda Port with its relaxed seaside environs has a gift shop called Umemoto Suisan. Their conger eel bento boxed lunches are so popular they sometimes run out. If you're heading to Shodoshima Island and want to try one, you're best off ordering in advance. They have a variety of sea products such as grilled oysters and dried fish available too.
  • Port of Miike
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    Fukuoka Pref. Omutashi Shinkoumachi
    A port located in Omuta City, Fukuoka Prefecture. Originally developed as a private port for the Miike Coal Mine, businessman Dan Takuma later started work on building an embankment, then later ownership was transferred to Fukuoka Prefecture. Closed in 1997, since that time the facility has been maintained as a public port. In 2015, the port was registered along with the Miike Coal Mine as a World Heritage Site.
  • Sasebo Port
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    Nagasaki Pref. Saseboshi Shinminatomachi
    This port nearby Sasebo Station is located in Shinminato-machi, Sasebo City. A port that has prospered as a military port since ancient times, besides being used by the maritime self-defense forces and American navy after World War II, it also plays a role as a logistics hub. In addition, in recent years, a wharf that can accommodate 77,000-ton cruise ships and an international terminal have been built, and the commercial complex ''Sasebo Gobangai'' has also been opened.
  • Nagasaki Port Terminal
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Motofunamachi 17-3
    This terminal in Nagasaki Port is located in Motofuna-machi, Nagasaki City. It operates ferries to the Goto Islands, high-speed ships with access to the surrounding islands, and sightseeing boats such as the ''Gunkanjima Cruise,'' and serves as the gateway for residents of remote islands and tourists. There are restaurants and shops in the terminal building, and events such as flea markets are held in the adjoining ''Motofune Square'' (Okunchi Square).
  • Shimabara Port
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    Nagasaki Pref. Shimabarashi Shimokawashirimachi
    This port is the gateway to Shimabara, and operates a ferry that makes several round-trips a day to Kumamoto Port and Miike Port. Inside the Shimabara Port Terminal Building, there are ferry boarding counters and bathrooms. In addition, there is also a restaurant that can be used while waiting for a ship and shops where you can purchase souvenirs.
  • Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Harumi 5-7-1
    A passenger ship terminal located at 5 Chome Harumi, Chuo City, Tokyo. Passenger ships such as the Asuka II cruise ship arrive at and depart from this terminal. Terminal facilities include a parking area, attractive entranceway, and lounge. There's also a lobby for persons seeing off or waiting for passengers, and a multipurpose terminal hall. An observation deck on the sixth floor offers a viewing of the surrounding area, including Rainbow Bridge.
  • Misumi West Port
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    Kumamoto Pref. Ukishi Misumimachimisumiura
    This is a natural harbor at the western tip of the Uto Peninsula. It is counted among the three biggest harbors of the Meiji era, with a 756-meter-long stone pier, waterways, and beautiful western architecture. Retaining the same form as it held at the time of construction, it has been designated a National Important Cultural Property and in 2015 a World Cultural Heritage site.
  • Nakaminato Fishing Wharf
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    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachinakashi Minatohonchou
    This large port, constructed at the mouth of the Naka River, provides many spots for sea fishing within its confines. It is famous for a large variety of fishes such as horse mackerel, goby, sardines, whiting, and greenling. Beginners to accomplished fishers, including families with children, can be seen enjoying this area. Many visitors from out of the prefecture visit the port for the eateries and the open fish market.
  • Onagawa Port
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    Miyagi Pref. Oshikagunonagawachou Miyagasaki Miyagasaki A landmark
  • Teradomari Port
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    Nigata Pref. Nagaokashi Teradomari Upper plate town 9786-3-7
    This is the port where the freshest seafood from the Sea of Japan comes in. Running alongside National Route 402 you'll find the Teradomari Fish market, also called Ameyoko of the Fish. It's a popular location where you can get your hands on Teradomari fish, fresh seafood and processed goods from around the country at reasonable prices. Nearby the port is the Central Beach area and Minato Park were every summer the Teradomari Port Festival is held. There are lots of things to enjoy at the festival such as performances from the Teradomari Taiko drum corps and a fireworks display over the sea that you can watch from the beach. You'll also find fishing stores near the port and they'll tell you all the best fishing locations that even children will enjoy.
  • Tsu Nagisamachi
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    Mie Pref. Tsushi Nagisamachi 1-1
    This port and commercial center is located at TsuMatsusaka Port, in Tsu City, Mie Prefecture, ten minutes from Tsu Station, on the Mie Kotsu TsuNagisamachi bus route. The port opened in February 2005 and has 15 high speed ships operating each day which make round-trips to the Chubu International Airport, which is approximately 45 minutes away. At Beishisuka, next to the terminal, there are rooms which can be used for all kinds of events including parties, weddings and attractions, as well as general stores and restaurants where customers can eat while looking out to sea. There is also a beer garden on the rooftop which is open during the summer.
  • Toi Port
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    Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Toi
    "A port facing ""Suruga Bay"" in Izu City, Shizuoka prefecture. The banks are wide, so it's famous as a great place for fishing, where you can fish a variety of fish, from horse mackerel, and mackerel tofrigate tuna. Also, it features the boarding place for the ""Suruga Bay Ferry"" which connects Shimizu Port and Toi Port, and is used by tourists."

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