Kushiro is a Japanese city located in Kushiro Subprefecture (Hokkaido, Japan). Kushiro is the capital city of a subprefecture of the same name, as well as the most populous in eastern Hokkaido (in 2011 the city's population totalled 183,760 people). Kushiro has a total area of 1,362.75 km2 (526.16 ml2).
In July 1899 an Imperial decree established Kushiro as open port for trading with the United Kingdom and the United States. Kushiro has been a major port because it's more reliably ice-free during winter months than alternative warm-water Russian Far East ports like Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky or other in Hokkaido like Hakodate, which sometimes freeze for short periods because of the lower salinity of Sea of Japan. This is the reason why Kushiro was considered a precious target for the Tsars during Russo-Japanese Wars, but it became a port of great importance during the 1920s with the commercial fishing's growth, for which its secure freedom from ice reduced costs.
On October 11, 2005 the town of Onbetsu (Shiranuka District) and the town of Akan (Akan District), were merged into Kushiro city.
In addition to its port, the city of Kushiro is serviced by Kushiro Airport offering flights from Honshu and by Super Ozora limited express train service, running 7 times per day to main population centres situated in the west of Hokkaido.
Kushiro was given city status on August 1, 1922. It is the sister city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia; Kholmsk, Russia and Burnaby, British Columbia.
Port Kushiro 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 Kushiro, 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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