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Kawachi Port(area:KYUSHU/NAGASAKI)

 

Hirado, situated in the northwest of Nagasaki Prefecture, is Japan's westernmost tip of land with the exception of the outlying islands. Serving as a port of call for Japanese envoys to China during the Tang Dynasty, the Port of Hirado is a major hub of traffic for a long time. The first Portuguese ship arrived in 1550, and Dutch trading houses were built in 1609 and British ones in 1613. Although international trade was later suspended under Japan's isolationist foreign policy, Hirado continued to flourish as a castle town. Buildings and sites of historic interest remain to this day, in addition to a diverse natural environment including sandy beaches and rock formations.

Port Area Tourist Information

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Dining

Kawachi Fish Cake

Kawachi fish cake is made exclusively with lizardfish and horse mackerel caught in the Kawachi Bay. The secret lies in the...

Dining

Local products for sale at the wharf

The Hirado Tourist Association and Nakano Fishery Cooperative offer local products for sale at the wharf of the Port of...

Main Attractions

Tabira Catholic Church

Tabira Catholic Church is a solemn red-brick structure of Romanesque architecture built by worshippers over a period of three years...

Topics

Tei-Sei-Ko Memorial Museum

Tei-Sei-Ko Memorial Museum reproduces the birthplace and home until age seven of Tei Seiko, or Zheng Chenggong (1624–1662)...

Port Information

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Location Kawachi-cho,Hirado-city,Nagasaki-Prefecture,859-5132 map
Nearest major airport Nagasaki Airport ( 90 min. by car ) map
Nearest major train station

Matsuura Railway TABIRAHIRADO-GUCHI ( 20 min. by car )

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Nearest major bus station Saihi bus Kawachi-chuou ( 3 min. walk ) map
Port management Nagasaki Prefectural Government Ports and Harbors Division  
TEL 095-824-1111  
E-MAIL s08040@pref.nagasaki.lg.jp  
Related links http://www.doboku.pref.nagasaki.jp/~kouwan/ (Link to an external website)  

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