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Sakai Port(area:CHUGOKU/TOTTORI)

The Sakai Port is a natural harbor sheltered by the Shimane Peninsula on the north. Geographically it is situated almost exactly mid-way between the Tsuruga Port and the Shimonoseki Port and due to its location, the Sakai Port plays an important role in the economies of the Hanshin, Sanyo and Kyushu regions. For centuries this port has been a focus of trade with mainland Asia and its location has meant it possessed great strategic and economic importance. Moreover, the Sakai Port is one of the few ports in Japan where a significant volume of the fishing catch is brought to land unfrozen; in fact the port is known as the "Tasty Port" of the Japan Sea due to the large volume and high quality of Pacific bluefin tuna and red snow crab brought here without being frozen.
The area is blessed with the natural beauty and abundance of the San'in Region, as well as many Japanese historical and cultural sites, such as the Izumo Grand Shrine. The seaside and mountain villages, as well as the delicious and varied food, are enjoyable. Whatever the season, one can relax in Onsen, and visitors can find many interesting sites to visit, particularly those with a passion for anime and manga culture.

Port Area Tourist Information

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Dining

Sakai´s kaisen-don(fresh seafood rice bowl)

A seafood rice bowl uses the kind of fresh seafood you will only find in Wakkanai, the furthermost north city.

Dining

Mizuki Shigeru Road

The Sakai Port is the hometown of the manga artist Shigeru Mizuki. There are a total of 153 bronze statues of "Yokai"...

Main Attractions

Shirakabe Dozogun streets / Akagawara

The old earthen white-walled storehouses and merchant houses that were constructed in the Edo and Meiji Periods are stro...

Topics

En-musubi

In the lunar calendar, the tenth month is known across Japan as Kannazuki, or the month when Shinto deities are absent. ...

Port Information

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Location 215 Tishomachi,Sakaiminato-City,Tottori-Pref,684-0004,Japan map
Nearest major airport Yonago Kitaro Airport(Car  10 minute ) map
Nearest major train station JR Sakaiminato Station(Car  10 minute ) map
Nearest major bus station Sakaiminato Station(Car  10 minute ) map
Berth Showa South Berth No.1,No.2,No.3 map
Gaiko Berth No.1,No2 map
Takenouchi Berth No.3,No.4 map
Service Terminalmap
Tourist informationmap
Foreign exchangemap
Shuttles 
Port management Sakai Port Authority  
TEL 81-859-42-3705  
E-MAIL sakai-port@pref.tottori.jp  
Related links http://sakai-port.com/ (Link to an external website)  

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