[Port of Shimizu]
The port that lands the most frozen tuna in Japan, and it all started with canned fish
The Port of Shimizu can boast that it sees more frozen tuna brought ashore than anywhere else in Japan, and is besides a multi-purpose port where large numbers of Japanese and overseas container ships come in to dock. The port's rise to prominence all began with the first cans of tuna in oil to be developed in Japan. Before long, a company called Shimizu Shokuhin was selling them as canned "tuna" (using the English word "tuna" rather than saying canned "maguro"), and when exports from the Port of Shimizu to America began in 1930 it became a massive hit. The Port of Shimizu subsequently went on to become a center of the tuna fishing industry. As a result, there are also sightseeing attractions to enjoy in the port and surrounding area, such as restaurants like "Shimizu Fish Market Kashi no ichi" and harbor cruises. The Port of Shimizu shows a bustling side, with many large cruise ships from overseas calling at port at Hinode Wharf.
Landing tuna from a refrigeration carrier at the Port of Shimizu * Entry for authorized personnel only.
As a base for international distribution, the Port of Shimizu sees large numbers of container ships
|Address||Hinode Wharf: Hinode-cho, Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka
Shimizu Fish Market: 149 Shimazaki-cho, Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka
|Phone||Shizuoka City Economic Affairs Bureau Marine Culture City Promotion Headquarters
+81-54-354-2044 (Japanese only)
|Access||Hinode Wharf: Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Shizuoka Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 10 minutes, alight at "Shimizu Station". Take the Shizutetsu Justline Miho Yamanote Line for approx. 7 minutes, alight at "Hatoba Verkehr Hakubutsukan" and walk for approx. 5 minutes.
Shimizu Fish Market: Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Shizuoka Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 10 minutes, alight at "Shimizu Station" and walk for approx. 5 minutes.
|URL||Shimizu Port Administration Bureau
|Photo credit||Shimizu City Economic Agency, Commercial and Industrial Part, Shimizu Port Promotion Section, Shizuoka Prefecture, Shimizu Port Administration Bureau|
updated on Sep 28, 2018
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