The attractions of Shimizu Port
– Hub for Trade and Tourism –
Shimizu Port, nestled in the heart of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, is a stunning harbor with a view of Mount Fuji, ranking among Japan’s top three beautiful ports. It plays a significant role in trade, bustling with container ships. Additionally, it offers a serene blend of Mount Fuji and the enchanting Suruga Bay, making it a hotbed for tourism.
Shimizu Port isn’t just about business; it’s a magnet for tourists. Large cruise ships frequently dock here, attracting travelers from all over the world. Explore the charm of Shimizu Port, where trade and tourism create a delightful harmony. Join us in discovering this remarkable destination!
Shimizu Port: Gazing at Mount Fuji and Connecting to the World.
Port Of Shimizu designated as one of Japan International Ports, that opened August 4th, 1899, has been in its 120th anniversary in 2019. The port has been designated as an International cruise hub as well. In the Age of Civil Wars, or, so-called “Sengoku Era(1467 – 1568)”, Port Of Shimizu played an important role in military strategies as a relay base for mass transport. In 1899, the port became a treaty port, then foreign trade in Shimizu has begun. As time flew, the amount of Green Tea exported from the port has exceeded the amount from the Yokohama Port. Even so, export items from Shimizu have broadened its variety over the course of time to include Citrus fruits, Cans, Motorcycles, and Instruments. In the early Showa Period(1926 – 1989), a large-scale lumberyard was built in the port, and the port became a hub for timber trades as well. As of now, Port Of Shimizu is the smallest of all the 18 international ports in Japan, however, the amount of trade per area has gone second to first, following the Tokyo Port. Since Port Of Shimizu is easily accessible, the container handling number in the port has been ranked 9th and amount of trade 10th, by which, the port is supporting the local economy. Port of Shimizu is a known hub not only for cargo boats but also for luxury liners. It is scheduled that In the 2019 fiscal year, the port welcomes 35 luxury liners’ stops. More interestingly though, as JAMSTEC’s riser drilling vessel, “CHIKYU” which has the best drilling capability, has been based on the port, Shizuoka-city has grown more and more expectations. Port Of Shimizu will be connecting to the world for the realization of Shizuoka-city functioning as an international marine cultural city in the near future.
Sightseeing Spots Around Shimizu Port
1. Kashinoichi: Fresh Seafood Market
If you’re looking for seafood restaurants near Shimizu Port, Kashinoichi is the perfect place.
You’ll find a selection of fresh seafood, marine products, vegetables, tea, oranges, prepared dishes, and even dining options, all carefully chosen by professional wholesalers.
2. S-PULSE DREAM PLAZA: A Multi-Purpose Commercial Complex for All Ages
S-PULSE DREAM PLAZA is a commercial complex where you can enjoy a day filled with various activities such as shopping, dining, and watching movies. It houses a variety of shops, including well-known Japanese anime-themed attractions like Chibi Maruko-chan Land and a mini amusement park, making it a delightful experience for both adults and children.
3. Suruga Bay ferry
Suruga Bay Ferry is a ferry that connects “Shimizu Port” in Shizuoka City and “Toi Port” in Izu.In order to go from Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-city to Izu-city, It usually takes more than a couple of hours by car, but it only takes 65 minutes by Suruga Bay Ferry. You can enjoy a comfortable ship trip without exhausting traffic jam that can last for hours.
If you want to experience more of the local scenery, we recommend our tour.
Continuously evolving, Shimizu Port is experiencing the emergence of new facilities in its vicinity. Why not take your time to explore and enjoy the sights?