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Pasific / Japan and Far East

Cruises to Japan

Miyajima, Japan. Picture by theredlist.com

Japan Ports of Call


Abashiri

Abashiri is a city located in Okhotsk Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. Abashiri is known as the site of the Abashiri Prison, a Meiji-era facility used for the incarceration of political prisoners. T..

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Aomori

The city of Aomori owes its development to its unique position as transportation and distribution hub for the north of Japan. This vital factor also holds out great promise for continued urban develop..

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Beppu

Beppu is a city located in Ōita Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan, at the west end of Beppu Bay. In November 2013 the city had a population of 122,085 and a population density of 976 pers..

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Chichi-Jima

Chichijima, formerly known as Peel Island and in the 19th century known to the English as part of the Bonin Islands, is the largest island in the Ogasawara archipelago. Chichi-jima is approximately 24..

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Fukuoka

Hakata is a ward in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan with a population of 176,585. It is best known as the location of Fukuoka's main train station, Hakata Station. Hakata also houses the Fukuo..

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Hachijo Jima Island

Periplaneta japanna is a subtropical field-dwelling cockroach endemic to southern Japan. The Japanese common name means urushi cockroach, or lacquer tree cockroach. Nymphs and adults are a dark bla..

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Hagi

Hagi is a castle town sitting on the delta of the Abu-gawa River, with well-preserved traditional buildings. Located in the middle of Yamaguchi along the coast of the Japan Sea, Hagi is a castle town ..

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Hakodate

Hakodate is a city and port located in Oshima. It is the capital city of Oshima Sub prefecture. The city is overlooked by Hakodateyama (Mount Hakodate), a lumpy, totally-forested mountain. The summit ..

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima City facing the Hiroshima Bay in the Seto Inland Sea is one of the most prominent cities in the Chugoku region, and a center of the administration and economy of Hiroshima. Six rivers flow t..

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Iriomote Jima

Iriomote-jima Island is the largest in the Yae-yama Islands that lies 470 kilometers to the southwest of Okinawa Island and 18 kilometers to the west of Ishigaki-jima Island. Over 90 percent of the is..

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Ishigaki

Ishigaki is a Japanese island west of Okinawa Hontō and the second-largest island of the Yaeyama Island group. It is within the City of Ishigaki in Okinawa Prefecture. The city functions as the b..

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Kagoshima

Kagoshima is the capital city of Kagoshima Prefecture at the south western tip of the island of Kyushu in Japan, and the largest city in the prefecture by some margin. It has been nicknamed the «Naple..

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Kanazawa

The name «Kanazawa», which literally means «marsh of gold», is said to derive from the legend of the peasant Imohori Togoro (lit. «Togoro Potato-digger»), who was digging for potatoes when flakes of g..

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Kobe (Hyogo)

Kobe lies on the south coast of southwestern Honshu Island, on Osaka Bay, near the city of Osaka. Behind the narrow coastal site of the city are mountains on which suburban residences and hotels have ..

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Kochi

Kōchi Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the south coast of Shikoku. The capital is the city of Kōchi...

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Kumamoto

Kumamoto is the capital city of Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. As of March 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 731,286 and a population density of 1,880 persons pe..

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Kumano

Kumano is a city located in Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2012, the city has an estimated population of 18,703 and a population density of 50.1 persons per km². The total area is 373...

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Kushiro

Kushiro is Hokkaido's largest city. The city straddles the Kushiro River and the New Kushiro River. Kushiro is the seat of the Kushiro branch of the Hokkaido Prefecture Government as well as the polit..

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Maizuru

Maizuru is a city located in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on an inlet of the Sea of Japan. The city was founded on May 27, 1943. As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 89,626 and a populat..

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Miyajima

Miyajima was a town located on the island of Itsukushima in Saeki District, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 2,018 and a density of 66.40 persons per..

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Miyakojima

Miyako-jima is the largest and the most populous island among the Miyako Islands of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Miyako-jima is administered as part of the City of Miyakojima, which includes not only Mi..

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Miyazaki

Miyazaki is the capital city of Miyazaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. Located on the coast and crossed by several rivers, Miyazaki City enjoys scenic views of both ocean and nearby, ve..

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Moji

Moji-ku is a Japanese ward of the city of Kitakyūshū in Fukuoka Prefecture. It is the former city of Moji which was one of five cities merged to create Kitakyūshū in 1963. It faces..

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Motobu

Motobu is a town located in Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. As of 2013, the town has an estimated population of 13,783 and a density of 253.83 persons per km². The total area is ..

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Muroran

Muroran is situated in the southwestern part of Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan. Muroran is one of the leading industrial cities in Hokkaido with a population of approximately 107,000. The main..

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Nagasaki

Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture located at the south-western coast of Kyushu. Nagasaki lies at the head of a long bay which forms the best natural harbor on the sou..

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Nagoya

Nagoya is the largest city in the Chūbu region of Japan. It is the third-largest incorporated city and the fourth most populous urban area. It is located on the Pacific coast on central Honshu. I..

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Noshiro

Noshiro is a city located in northern Akita Prefecture, Japan. As of August 2013, the city has an estimated population of 56,769 and a population density of 133 persons per km². The total area..

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Okayama

Okayama is the capital city of Okayama Prefecture in the Chūgoku region of Japan. The city was founded on June 1, 1889. As of August 2010, the city has an estimated population of 705,224 and a..

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Okinawa

Naha is city and capital of Okinawa ken (prefecture), Japan. It lies on southwestern Okinawa Island, which is one of the Ryukyu Islands. Long the chief city of the archipelago, it contains the Sogen T..

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Osaka

Osaka is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan. It is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and the largest component of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area..

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Otaru

Otaru is a small harbor city, about half an hour northwest of Sapporo by train. Its beautifully preserved canal area and interesting herring mansions make Otaru a pleasant day trip from Sapporo or a n..

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Sado

Sado is a city located on Sado Island (佐渡島 or 佐渡ヶ島, both Sadogashima) in Niigata Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. Since 2004, the city ha..

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Sakaiminato

An Imperial decree in July 1899 established Sakai as an open port for trading with the United States and the United Kingdom. Sakaiminato was founded on April 1, 1956. A merger with Yonago and other..

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Shimizu (Shizuoka)

Blessed with a mild climate throughout the year, Shimizu is known for producing mandarin oranges, tea, and strawberries. On the coast, there is a pine-tree grove on a sand spit called Miho no Matsubar..

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Shiretoko Peninsula

Shiretoko Peninsula is located on the easternmost portion of the Japanese island of Hokkaidō, protruding into the Sea of Okhotsk. It is separated from the Kunashiri Island of Russia by the Nemuro..

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Takamatsu

Takamatsu is in the central part of Kagawa Prefecture, in north-eastern Shikoku, Japan. It faces the Seto Inland Sea National Park and is surrounded by hills and small mountains in the suburbs. Takama..

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Tokushima

Tokushima Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on Shikoku island. The capital is the city of Tokushima. In ancient times, Tokushima City belonged to a region known as Myōdō-gun. In..

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Tokyo

Tokyo is the capital of Japan and is the second largest city proper in the OECD. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan and ..

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Torishima

Tori-shima is located in the Philippine Sea approximately 600 km (373 mi) south of Tokyo and 76 km (47 mi) north of Lot's Wife. The roughly circular-shaped island is listed as a Class A active volcano..

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Toyama

Toyama Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Hokuriku region on the main Honshu island. The capital is the city of Toyama. Toyama is the leading industrial prefecture on the Japan Sea ..

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Yakushima

Yakushima is one of the Ōsumi Islands belonging to Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The island, 504.88 km² in area, has a population of 13,178. Access to the island is by hydrofoil ferry (7 or 8..

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