Port of Nagoya

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Port of Nagoya
名古屋港
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Port of Nagoya
Location
Country Japan
Location Ise Bay
Coordinates 35°05′N 136°53′E / 35.08°N 136.88°E / 35.08; 136.88
Details
Opened November 10, 1907 (1907-11-10)
Operated by Nagoya Port Authority
Size of harbor 82,279,000 square metres (885,640,000 sq ft) [1]
Land area 42,133,000 square metres (453,520,000 sq ft) [1]
Available berths 290[2]
Piers 21
Statistics
Annual cargo tonnage 165,000,000[3]
Annual container volume 2,110,000[3]
Value of cargo ¥16.7 trillion JPY (2009)[1]
Website
www.port-of-nagoya.jp/english/
Port of Nagoya

The Port of Nagoya (名古屋港 'Nagoyakō'?), located in Ise Bay, is the largest and busiest trading port in Japan, accounting for about 10% of the total trade value of Japan. Notably, this port is the largest exporter of cars in Japan and where the Toyota Motor Corporation exports most of its cars.[1] It has piers in Nagoya, Tōkai, Aichi, Chita, Aichi, Yatomi, Aichi, and Tobishima, Aichi.

Its mascots are Potan and Mitan.

Notable sites[edit]

The port draws tourists from the Chūkyō Metropolitan Area as one of its primary tourist attractions. The main attraction is the port's famous Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. Nearby is also an amusement park and the now-retired Antarctic survey ship Fuji which moors at the Port of Nagoya as a museum of the South Pole and its journeys there.

The Isewangan Expressway includes three impressive bridges, collectively known as the Meikō Triton, which span the port.

In the waters of the port on a small artificial island, there is a wildflower garden called Bluebonnet.[4]

Festivals[edit]

Every summer on Marine Day there is an enormous festival at the port in the area of Nagoyakō Station. There is also a festival every year on Christmas Eve. Both festivals feature fireworks launched from the waters of the port.

Sister ports[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Port Profile". Nagoya Port Authority. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Facilities". Nagoya Port Authority. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Statistics 2009". Nagoya Port Authority. 
  4. ^ "Nagoya Port Wildflower Garden Bluebonnet". JTB. 

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