Port of Minamata

Port of Minamata is located at the far end of the Minamata bay which is in southwest Kyushu, and at the southernmost end of Kumamoto Prefecture. Yatsushiro Sea (Shiranuhi Sea) lies to the northwest, and variousu islands , such as Amakusa island, a Lion island, and Nagashima, are scattered on the outskirts.. There are some hot springs behind the port; Yunoko hot spring which has fine views of deeply-indented coastline, Yunoura hot spring located at the side of Route 3, Yunoturu hot spring and Yoshio hot spring environed by woods. This area has a lot of nature, so the number of tourists is increasing as a relay base for the South Kyushu tour.
 
Index
Passenger Terminal / Public Offices / Port-related Organizations / Contact us
Attractions / Number of Calling Cruise Ships / Hotels (Popular Among Shipping Companies) / Sightseeing Spots
 
Passenger Terminal
(1) Name Shiomi -7.5m Berths
(2) Location 1-231-12 Shiomi-cho, Minamata City, Kumamoto Prefecture
(3) Nearest Station (Time Req.) Hisatsu Orange Railway Minamata station (Approx. 3 min. by car)
(4) Access Station Hisatsu Orange Railway Minamata station (Approx. 3 min. by car)
Airport Kumamoto airport (Approx. 2 h. 40 min. by train and bus)
Shinkansen JR Kyushu Shinkansen New Minamata station (Approx. 40 min. by car, Approx. 35 min. by train and walk)
(5) Facilities Facility Overview NONE
Length NONE
Height NONE
Width NONE
Total Floor Space NONE
(6) Capacity Length 130m
Water Depth 7.5m
Apron Width 20m
Boarding Bridges NONE
Tidal Range 3.5m
(7)Anchorage Information Anchorage Position  
Space Reservation Option  
Anchorage Depth  
Landing Stage Exposure  
Maximum Vessel Anchored  
Maximum Length  
Maximum Beam  
Maximum Draft  
Anchorage Stage Distance  
Ships Tenders  
(8) Notices Ex.
Maximum Airdraft
 
Bay Pilot  
Harbor Pilot  
Tugboat  
(9) Services
Service Content Note
Welcome Ceremony -  
Introducing Japanese
Culture
-  
Tourist Information Center,
Currency Exchange
-  
Shuttle Bus Services -  
City Sightseeing for
the Crews
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(10) Sample Port Charge Calculations
    LOA Draft G/T Calling Day Arrival Departure Thruster Water
Supply
Type
Case [1] 192.8m ( 632.4 ft ) 6.7m ( 22 ft ) 28,856 10/24 9:00 11:00 Yes(2) 0t Ocean-going
[2] 192.8m ( 632.4 ft ) 6.7m ( 22 ft ) 28,856 10/26 16:00 11:00+1 Yes(2) 0t Ocean-going
[3] 192.8m ( 632.4 ft ) 6.7m ( 22 ft ) 28,856 10/31   18:00 Yes(2) 0t Ocean-going
Unit: Yen  
    Port Entry Quay Boarding
Bridge
Water
Supply
Bay
Pilot
Harbor
Pilot
Tug Boat Escort Boat Line
Handling
Misc. Total
[1] Base Fee 0 135,623 0 0 350,000 0 450,000 0 0 0 935,623
  Subsidy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  New Total 0 135,623 0 0 350,000 0 450,000 0 0 0 935,623
Unit: Yen  
    Port Entry Quay Boarding
Bridge
Water
Supply
Bay
Pilot
Harbor
Pilot
Tug Boat Escort Boat Line
Handling
Misc. Total
[2] Base Fee 0 135,623 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 135,623
  Subsidy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  New Total 0 135,623 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 135,623
Unit: Yen  
    Port Entry Quay Boarding
Bridge
Water
Supply
Bay
Pilot
Harbor
Pilot
Tug Boat Escort Boat Line
Handling
Misc. Total
[3] Base Fee 0 135,623 0 0 350,000 0 450,000 0 0 0 935,623
  Subsidy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  New Total 0 135,623 0 0 350,000 0 450,000 0 0 0 935,623
Public Offices
Facility Services Location
(Time from the Terminal)
Phone
Customs
Ministry of Finance Nagasaki customhouse Yatsushiro Branch Customs Minamata branch office
The customs procedures of import cargo Minamata-shi,Tsukiura, Maeda 54-165 81-966-62-2347
Immigration Office
Ministry of Justice Fukuoka Immigration Bureau Yatsushiro harbor branch office
Immigration management of a sailor Yatsushiro-shi, Minatomachi, 139 81-966-62-3936
Quarantine Office
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
Quarantine:Fukuoka quarantine station Minamata and the Yatsushiro branch office
Food inspection:Fukuoka quarantine station Nagasaki quarantine station branch office
Vegetable quarantine:Moji Plant Quarantine Stations Kagoshima branch office Yatsushiro branch office
An immigrant's quarantine , inspection of import food, inspection of an import plant Quarantine: Fukuoka-shi Hakata-ku,Okihamamachi, 8-1,
Food inspection:Nagasaki-shi,Tomachi, 4-32-5
Vegetable quarantine:
Yatsushiro-shi,Minatomachi, 139
Quarantine:81-92-291-4092
Food inspection:81-95-878-4450
Vegetablequarantine:81-965-37-154

Coast Guard Office
Misumi Coast Guard Office
Japan Coast Guard

Sea rescue, ensuring the safety of maritime traffic, search and inspection of maritime crimes, prevent maritime disaster and monitor/control of sea pollution Uto-gun Misumimachi, Misumi-ura, 1160-20 81-964-52-3103
Harbor Police Station
Minamata Police Station
Traffic and security of the area Minamata-shi Tenjin-cho, 2-4-22 81-966-62-0110
Fire Station
Minamata Fire Station
Rescue works (fire, injury, etc.) Minatomachi zinnia 523-3 81-966-63-1191
Hospitals
Minamata municipal synthesis medical center
A general hospital with the department of medical examination of 12 else [, such as internal medicine, nerve internal medicine, and a department of a digestive organ, ]. The number of beds is 381 floors. Minamata-shi ,enjin-cho 1-2-1 81-966-63-2101
Port-related Organizations
Type of Service Organization Address Contact Information
Shipping Information      
Shipping Agent Senko Incorporated company Minamata work-site-operations office Minamata-shi,Tsukiura,Maeda 54-172 81-966-63-4117
Water Supply Minamata Waterworks Bureau Minamata-shi,Jinnai 1-1-1 81-966-63-2604
Waste Disposal NONE    
Ship Supplies NONE    
Bay Pilot NONE    
Harbor Pilot NONE    
Tugboat Ueno marine business Minamata-shi Umedo-cho, 2-2-22 81-966-63-6100
Ship Repair and
Dockyards
NONE    
     
Contact us
[Tel] 81-96-381-7532
[E-MAIL] kouwan@pref.kumamoto.lg.jp
[Home Page Address] http://www.pref.kumamoto.jp/main.asp

Attractions
Kumamoto Prefectural Environmental Education and Intelligence Center(OPEN: 9-17CLOSED: Monday, the year-end and New Year holidaysAdmission: free)
Minamata Disease Municipal Museum(OPEN: 9-17CLOSED: Monday, the year-end and New Year holidaysAdmission: free)
Bamboo Garden(OPEN: 365 days a yearAdmission: free)

Shouhinken

Kumamoto Castle

Kuma river boat ride

Mt. Aso
Number of Calling Cruise Ships
Year Japanese Foreign Total
Subtotal Ships Calls Subtotal Ships
2003 0     0   0
2002 0     0   0
2001 0     0   0
2000 0     0   0
1999 0     0   0
Entry and departure together count as one call.
Hotels (Popular Among Shipping Companies)
Hotel Address Phone From Terminal Number of Rooms Notes
Yatsushiro Royal Hotel Yatsushiro-shi Hommachi 2-1-5 81-965-34-1111 1 hour and 30 minutes by car 105  
Mikasaya hotel Minamata-shi Osako 1213 81-966-63-3151 1 hour by car 54  
Shouyoukan Minamata-shi Yunoko 4098-40 81-966-63-4121 1 hour by car 23  
Hiranoya Minamata-shi Osako Yunoko 1213 81-966-62-1126 1 hour by car 22  
Sightseeing Spots
Attraction Details Access Time
Required
Notes
Shouhinken The Genroku first year (1688) and the Yatsushiro daimyo-with-a-castle Matsui [ Naoyuki ] public are the tea stores built for mother Takayoshi . Around here, the pine grew thick those days, and since it was the beach which can overlook the Yatsushiro Sea, it was named Shouhinken. It was called the alias "the tea stall of a beach." Many flowers every season blooms, especially, the about 5,000 Higo flowers Japanese iris makes a large flower bloom early in June, and many people's eyes are entertained. Moreover,there is a Matsui library museum exhibiting kakejiku and handmade Japanese wooden sword which is related with Musashi Miyamoto. JR·Shinkansen
15 minutes
2 hours  
Shiro Amakusa park It is the park which has a bronze statue, a grave, etc. of Shiro Amakusa who was the captain of a Christian riot in ran of Amakusa and Shimabara.In the flower bed along a national highway and on a hill, a bougainvillea blooms for every season with cosmos in rape blossoms, a cherry tree, and summer, and various flowers bloom in autumn in spring. Ferry
2 hours and 40 minutes
1 hour and 30 minutes  
Kumamoto Castle Kumamoto Castle is considered to be one of the three most famed castles in japan,bustling with numer-ous tourists throughout the year.It was constructed by Kato Kiyomasa who spent 7long years to complete it.One of its famous features is the Musha-gaeshi,a device invented to prevent ninjas or external enemies flom invading the castle during times of war.Moats surrounding the castie utilize natural rivers,and the long walls and splendid stone walls have remained standing to this day on these extensive premises with a circumference of 12 kilometers. JR·Shinkansen
40 minutes
1 hour and 30 minutes  
Kuma river boat ride A thrilling boat ride traveling downstream for a distance of 19 kilometers on the tapid cur-rents of Kuma River,one of the fastest flowing rivers in japan. JR·Shinkansen
2 hours
1 hour  
Mt. Aso This prominent tourist resort of Aso,the land of fire and symbol of Kumamoto,is visited annually by more than 18 million people.The world’s largest caldera is found in Kumamoto,where you can relax in the spas,challenge yourself at a variety of sports such as paragliding and hot-air ballooning,or enjoy the many other amusements found at this delightful trove of fun and relaxation. JR·Shinkansen
2 hours
2 hours