Sakaiminato is a port city in Japan's Tottori Prefecture. In July 1899 an Imperial decree established Sakai as open port for trading with the United Kingdom and the United States. Sakaiminato was established on April 1, 1956. A merger with neighboring municipalities (including Yonago) was proposed, but the majority of citizenry voted against this, so Sakaiminato remained autonomous.
At Yumigahama Peninsula's northern end, Sakaiminato is surrounded by Lake Nakaumi to the west, Miho Bay on Sea of Japan to the east, and Sakai Channel to the north, which makes up Shimane Prefecture's border and its capital city Matsue. In 2008, Sakaiminato had a population of 35,710 inhabitants and population density of 1,240 persons per km2. The total area of the city is 28.79 km2 (11.12 ml2).
The seaport of Sakaiminato features a long history as a seaport for San'in Region. Following the Second World War, the city has served as a base of fishing industry for all Western Japan. Marine product processing is a major industry in the city.
The port at Sakaiminato serves DBS Cruise ferry Eastern Dream, connecting Japan to Vladivostok, Russia and Donghae, South Korea. Yonago Airport in Sakaiminato is the busiest in Tottori Prefecture. Next to the airport, nearby Miho Airbase is run by Ministry of Defence. Asiana Airlines has a sales office in Sakaiminato. The city is linked to the railway network of Japan by Sakai Line branch, running between Sakaiminato and Yonago Station on San'in Main Line.
The city of Sakaiminato is home of Shigeru Mizuki, creator of GeGeGe no Kitaro, the popular character seen in plenty of forms throughout Japan. Kitaro's spirit can be found in Sakaiminato, on the street dedicated to all characters which appear in Mizuki's stories, Kitaro Road. 100 bronze statues of characters of the story line both sides of Kitaro Road. Sakaiminato was where photographer Shoji Ueda was born and operated a studio.
The Sakaiminato 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 Sakaiminato, Japan.
If you lose the Sakaiminato location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Sakaiminato 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 Sakaiminato, 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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