Port of Nagoya
|Port of Nagoya |
Port of Nagoya
|Opened||November 10, 1907|
|Operated by||Nagoya Port Authority|
|Size of harbor||82,279,000 square metres (885,640,000 sq ft) |
|Land area||42,133,000 square metres (453,520,000 sq ft) |
|Annual cargo tonnage||165,000,000|
|Annual container volume||2,110,000|
|Value of cargo||¥16.7 trillion JPY (2009)|
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. It has piers in Nagoya, Tōkai, Aichi, Chita, Aichi, Yatomi, Aichi, and Tobishima, Aichi.
Its mascots are Potan and Mitan.
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.
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