Shimizu is a town in Sunto District of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. In September 2015, Shimizu had an estimated population of 32,090 and a population density of 3,640 inhabitants per km2. Its total area is 8.81 km2 (3.40 ml2).
Shimizu lies at Izu Peninsula's northern end. Kakita River, which is the major tourist attraction, flows through the town. The region has a temperate maritime climate with humid, hot summers and cool, mild winters.
Neighboring municipalities include Shizuoka Prefecture, Nagaizumi, Numazu and Mishima.
Shimizu is situated in the far eastern part of former Suruga Province. It was largely tenryo territory under control of Tokugawa shogunate in Edo period. In 1889, during the reform of early Meiji period, the area was reorganized into Shimizu village within Sunto District, Shizuoka through a merger of eleven small hamlets. In 1963 Shimizu attained its town status. There have been many attempts to merge it into neighboring Numazu.
Shimizu's economy is largely based on agriculture. The town serves as the bedroom community for industrial zones in neighboring Mishima and Numazu. Shimizu has 3 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and a high school.
Japan National Route I passes through the town of Shimizu. Shimizu does not have passenger railway connections.
On January 31, 2017, Shimizu was selected as one of all 6 Japanese ports to receive private funding for structural upgrades of their cruise terminal facilities.
- The project aimed to attract more cruise ships and to increase the number of visiting international passengers. The other ports in that list are Yokohama, Sasebo, Yatsushiro-Kumamoto, Motobu and Miyakojima.
- At the above listed ports, cruise companies will build passenger terminals and other port facilities using their own funds. Other companies and lines / operators will be also allowed to use these facilities. However, the cruise ship companies that will build the new port facilities will be given priority to use the wharfs.
- The companies involved in the port building project are NYK Cruises (subsidiary of the Japanese cargo shipping corporation Nippon Yusen Kaisha / NYK Line) and RCCL (Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd).
- In 2016, the number of cruise ship visitors to Japan reached 1,9 million. In comparison, 2013 season's statistics showed only 174,000 passengers.
Port Shimizu 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 Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|31 March, 2018|
|Norwegian Jewel||12:00||20:00||Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan|
The Shimizu 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 Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan.
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