Hitachinaka (aka Hitachi-Naka) is a port city in Japan's Ibaraki Prefecture (Honshu Island) with a population of around 160,000. The city was established in 1994 as a merger of two municipal towns within Naka District - Hiraiso and Minato (Nakaminato). Current-day city's economy is based on manufacturing (Hitachi factories), commercial fishing, agriculture, tourism.
The city is served by three railways operated by JR East - Joban Line (linking the train stations Katsuta and Sawa), Suigun Line (linking the train stations Hitachi-Aoyagi and Tsuda), and Minato Line (linking the stations Katsuta-Kokimae-Kaneage-Nakane-Takadano-Nakaminato-Tonoyama-Hiraiso-Isozaki-Ajigaura). Minato Line is the 3rd section of the Hitachinaka Seaside Railway. The city is also interlinked via 4 highways - national routes 6 and 245, Hitachinaka Road, and Higashi-Mito Road. Hitachinaka is served by Fukushima Airport (in Sukagawa), located approx 90 km (60 mi) away.
Among the most visited tourist attractions are Hitachi Seaside Park, City Stadium, Baseball Stadium, the swimming beaches Ajigaura, and Hiraiso. The city is best known for its annual Rock in Japan Festival. The 3-day event is held each August (at Hitachi Seaside Park) and is currently Japan's biggest in terms of attendance.
Port Hitachinaka 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 Hitachinaka, 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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