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Shingu Port(area:KINKI/WAKAYAMA)

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The Shingu Port is located in the southeast corner of Wakayama Prefecture, right on the border with Mie Prefecture facing Kumanonada Sea.
The port facilities underwent an initial renovation in the late 60's and early 70's in order to allow importation of timber. In recent years vessels became larger and the volume of freight increased to a point where the water depth at the quays was not sufficient to deal with these cargo vessels. For this reason, and also in order for the port to be able to withstand a major earthquake, the port had undergone a second round of renovations. On November 23, 2006, 11-meter quays opened, completing the second round of quay renovations.
The Shingu Port, as the only external trading port in the southern part of the prefecture, serves not only the immediate Shingu area, but also plays an important role as a trade hub for Mie Prefecture and Nara Prefecture.
Furthermore, Shingu acts as a gateway for visitors to Kumano, and the port is seeing an increase in the number of large cruise liners wishing to call in at Shingu since Kumano was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Port Information

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Location Miwasaki, Shingu-shi, Wakayama, 647-0061 map
Nearest major airport Nanki Shirahama Airport(Car  120 minute ) map
Nearest major train station JR Kisei Main Line Kii-sano Station(Car  5 minute ) map
Nearest major bus station Kumano Kotsu Kuroshiokouenmae ( Foot  5 minute ) map
Berth Sano Wharf No.3 map
Miwasaki Wharf No.4 map
Port management Harbor and Airport Division, Wakayama Prefectural Government  
TEL 073-441-3154  
E-MAIL e0824001@pref.wakayama.lg.jp  
Related links http://www.pref.wakayama.lg.jp/prefg/080500/kowan/40shingu.html (Link to an external website)  

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