7 Things to Know about Hokkaido Ports

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Hokkaido Port
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There are near about 35 ports in Hokkaido which serves as navigable waters for loading and unloading of Ships. These ports maintain 15 cargo ship routes with places outside Hokkaido. These ports serve as the fishing industry, steel industry, mining and other businesses for the people living on these ports. Some Important things to know about ports of Hokkaido are

1. Ports serve as an Industrial base to the city of Hokkaido

Ports serve as an Industrial base to the city of Hokkaido
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The port of Muroran is a natural harbor and is important from the industrial point of view and development of Hokkaido. Also, the port has many industries such as oil refining, steel industry, shipbuilding etc. That’s why it is known as the City of Steel. The port is also deliberate from the viewpoint of water traffic.

2. Provide Transportation Access of Hokkaido to Ocean

Provide Transportation Access of Hokkaido to Ocean
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The famous Tomakomai port lies just near the Chitose Airport and there are a large number of Cargo’s and ships at this port which connects Hokkaido with ocean and also is an international hub for the place. So, because of its location near Sapporo Area, it is also known as Pacific coast port.

3. Play important role in Fishing

Play important role in Fishing

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The Wakkanai Port located in northern part of Japan provides the base for coastal and offshore fishing. It also serves as a connection between Rishiri Island, Rebun Island and Sakhalin by way of ferry transport. The port has alluring natural beauty with ocean and a hill known as Soya Hill. Therefore, it also attracts a large number of tourists every year for its scenic beauty.

4. Tourist Attractions

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The port of Hakodate has cities of Nagasaki and Yokohama which are the famous attraction for visitors. There are about 21 famous spots in this port which received stars and make the city popular among visitors. Also there you can enjoy mouth tempting special foods especially fresh fish. The city has adopted the culture and different countries and developed into one.

5. Ports provide a base for the landing of Cruise ships

Ports provide a base for the landing of Cruise ships
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The Otaru Port of Hokkaido has all the facilities to handle large cruise ships and vessels. There is a place of berthing about 13,000 tons class vessels. After docking from the cruise the Downtown city, Shopping Malls and other tourist places can be enjoyed at a walking distance. Because of its location near the New Chitose Airport, most of the cruise Ships are launched here.

6. Ports provide connection to Remote Islands

Ports provide connection to Remote Islands
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The Kutsugata Port of Hokkaido is the base of connecting Hokkaido to remote islands nearby with ships and boats and there are also arranged deep quays for managing any kind of natural disaster such as Earthquake etc. The port can place foreign and Japanese boats along with cruise ships at its harbor.

7. Ports serve as the logistic base for Industry and Lifestyle

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The Rumoi Port of Hokkaido is very important from industry and lifestyle point of view. It is also important from the viewpoint of commerce and tourism as it offers a large number of tourist destinations for those who have come to visit Japan. The nearby airport of this port is Asahikawa Airport so that people can easily travel in Japan and overseas.

In short, we can say that these ports play an important role in Hokkaido, Japan and serve as a basis for industry, tourism, fishing, mining, commercial value etc. And these ports are must visit if you have come to visit Japan.

Have a good trip and travel!

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