Akita is a port city located in the coastal plains of Japan's Akita Prefecture. The city has population around 315,000 and covers a total area of 906 km2 (350 ml2). The port is located on the Sea of Japan (to the west), while the Omono River runs through the city center.
- The Port of Akita is a seaport located on the Sea of Japan coast, Akita Prefecture, to the west of Akita city center in the Tohoku region of northern Honshu, Japan. It is classified as a Major Port by the Japanese government. The port of Akita has a total land area of approx 662,5 ha.
- During Edo period, port of Akita was a major port of call on Kitamaebune route of coastal trade out of Osaka to Hokkaido, as well as an important source of revenue for Kubota Domain of Satake clan. In modern times, during Meiji period a breakwater was finished in 1885 and expanded in 1902. Port of Tsuchizakiko was designated a “secondary port” by the government of Japan in 1910. When in 1941 Tsuchizaki town was annexed by Akita, the port was officially renamed to “Akita Port”. Port facilities were damaged in American air raids on 14 August 1945.
After WW2 (1939-1945), the port was improved. Its breakwater was extended partly via the sinking of hulks of kaibokan Ikara and destroyers Take and Momo. The from the Japanese government granted Akita Port the “major port” designation in 1951 and the “special port” designation in 1962. The port's Customs Office opened in 1964, permitting international shipping trade. The Northern Port's extension was done in 1970.
The Akita cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Akita, Japan.
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Port Akita cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Akita, Japan. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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