Miyako is a port city in Japan's Iwate Prefecture (Honshu Island) with a population of around 53,000. Miyako is linked to Morioka (Iwate's capital city) via railway and highway. Port Miyako a small seaport that serves ferries and cruise ships.
Parts of the city are within two National Parks (Sanriku Fukko and Hayachine Quasi). Over 80% of Miyako City's area is mountainous and heavily forested.
Japan's other similarly named cruise destination is Miyakojima (Miyako Island).
Miyako-Iwate is served by two railway companies - JR East (Yamada Line) and Sanriku (Kita-Rias Line).
Yamada Line interlinks the train stations Kuzakai-Matsukusa-Hiratsuto-Kawauchi-Hakoishi-Rikuchu Kawai-Haratai-Moichi-Hikime-Kebaraichi-Sentoku-Miyako-Sokei-Tsugaruishi.
Kita-Rias Line interlinks the train stations Miyako-Yamaguchi Danchi-Ichinowatari-Sabane-Taro-Settai.
The city is also connected via 3 highways (routes 45, 106, 340).
City's best-known tourist attractions are Jodogahama (Pure Land Beach, coastal rock formations along Miyako Bay), Todogasaki (Cape Todo, Honshu Island's easternmost point), Hayachine-san (Mt Hayachine, elevation 1917 m / 6289 ft), Sanriku Fukko NP (2013-established, running through 3 prefectures - Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi) and Sakiyama Kaizuka (Sakiyama Shell Mound, archaeological site).
Port Miyako-Iwate 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 Miyako-Iwate, Japan Iwate. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|12 March, 2024|
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