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Yatsushiro Port(area:KYUSHU/KUMAMOTO)

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The Yatsushiro Port is situated on the western coast of the central Kyushu and at the mouth of the Kuma River, which is said to be one of the three fastest-flowing rivers in Japan. The port has grown as an important center for international trade along with the distribution of agriculture, forestry, and marine resources, which have been abundant since ancient times. Since the port was modernized during the Meiji period to serve as a marine traffic base, many factories were set up in Yatsushiro. As a result, Yatsushiro has become southern Kyushu’s greatest industrial city.
Today, the Yatsushiro Port serves as a wharf for handling mainly foreign cargo, and it is the largest port in Kumamoto Prefecture, as it has a 10-meter deep quay with 4 berths, a 12-meter deep quay with 1 berth, and a 14-meter deep quay with 1 berth. In addition, a land and sea transportation network has been set up, as roads that leads the Yatsushiro Port with the Kyushu Expressway, the Minami-kyushu Expressway, National Route 3, Kyushu Shinkansen, etc. have been built.

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Dining

Shio-tomato:salt tomato

Dining

Farmer’s Market “Yatsushiro Yokatoko Bussanakan”

Main Attractions

Hinagu Onsen: Hinagu Hot Spring

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Yatsushiro Myoken Festival

The autumn festival of Yatsushiro Shrine (former Myoken-gu) which was designated as Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, is...

Port Information

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Location 249,Minatomachi,Yatsushiroshi,Kumamoto,866-0033 map
Nearest major airport Kumamoto Airport(Car  60 minute ) map
Nearest major train station JR Kagoshima Main Line Sin-yatsushiro Station(Car  20 minute ) map
Nearest major bus station KyusyusannkouBus prefecture south exercise park entrance bus stop(Car  5 minute ) map
Berth Gaikou Wharf G1 G2 map
Gaikou Wharf G5 G6 map
Port management Ports Dvision Kumamoto Prefectural Government  
TEL 096-333-2516  
E-MAIL kouwan@pref.kumamoto.lg.jp  
Related links http://www.pref.kumamoto.jp/soshiki/97/ (Link to an external website)  

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