Maizuru (Japan Kyoto)

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Local Time
2024-06-18 20:02

min: 58 °F (14 °C) / max: 72 °F (23 °C) 66°F
Wind: 356°/ 2.3 m/s  Gust: 4.4 m/sWind: 356°/ 2.3 m/s  Gust: 4.4 m/sLight breeze
2.3 m/s
Min / Max Temperature72 °F / 23 °C
58 °F / 15 °C
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Port Maizuru 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 Maizuru, Japan Kyoto. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

4 June, 2024
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Cruises cruise lineHanseatic Spirit08:0019:00

Maizuru is a port city in Japan's Kyoto Prefecture (Honshu Island) located on a scenic bay (an inlet of the Sea of Japan). Prefecture's capital is Kyoto City (accessed via Port Kobe-Osaka).

Maizuru is located on Kutsujima Island and has total area approx 342 km2 (132 mi2) and population around 85,000. Alternatively, some cruise ships may also visit Miyazu City (population around 20,000) which is approx 30 km / 18 mi (~45 min drive distance) to the west via Road 45 (Maizuru Miyazu Line).

City's development was greatly spurred after 1901 when a naval port was opened. During the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), there were homeported numerous Japanese warships due to the port's proximity to Sea of Japan (between Japan, Korea, Sakhalin Island and mainland Russia). After WW2 (1939-1945), for over 13 years Maizuru was the key seaport for returning from continental Asia Japanese detainees and servicemen. Currently, here are the headquarters of JMSDF (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force / aka Japanese Navy). National Institute of Technology (Maizuru College), Kyoto University (Maizuru Fisheries Research Station) and Japan Coast Guard School are also in the city.

In June 1961, Maizuru and Nakhodka (Russia) became sister cities - the first-ever Russian-Japanese sister towns. Since 1982 the town is twinned with Dalian (China) and since 1998 - with Portsmouth (England).

Maizuru Shipyard is part of Maizuru Naval Arsenal. The shipyard was the 4th (last) of Imperial Japan's all 4 principal naval shipyards serving the Japanese Navy. The Naval District was established in 1889 and was responsible for the country's maritime defense. In 1901 was opened a ship-repair drydock, following the establishment of Maizuru Navy Base. The naval port was officially opened in 1903. Two more drydocks were opened in 1904 (dock 2) and 1914 (dock 3 - Japan's largest at the time).

In the period 1936-1945, the navy port was largely expanded, specializing in shipbuilding and production of military aircraft and weapons. Currently, Maizuru Shipyard is owned by Japan Marine United Corporation. The facility's former head office and some warehouses today function as museums. Some of the drydocks and one of the pre-war cranes are still operational.

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