Sakaiminato, Japan Cruise Port

When cruising to Sakaiminato, Japan expect to see many Yokai, about 100 bronze statues of small characters that are a delight to see all over the city. Located between the sea and mountains, this area is known for its fantastic seafood. As a fishing port for centuries, you can expect to sample some amazing Bluefin tuna and crab on your cruise to Sakaiminato, Japan. To the east of the city is where Mt. Daisen rises, capped with snow and is one of the most scenic mountains in Japan. This area is also the gateway to a very ancient region of the world, Honshu, filled with remnants of the Bronze Age. Along with historic finds, you will also see many various works of art. The Yokai are statues made famous by comic author Shigeru Mizuki, born in Sakaiminato, can be found all about the city. There are also many art museums to explore the history and culture of the area. Below, we have listed a few of our favorite things to do when cruising to Sakaminato, Japan:
 
  • Explore the Adachi Museum of Art, founded in 1970; this museum features modern paintings and sculptures.
     
  • Walk through the beautiful Tottori Flower Road, a 124-acre flower garden.
     
  • View the Matsue Castle, a black castle that is the only of its kind is also the oldest in Japan.
     
  • See the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, the largest silver mine in Japan that operated for over 400 years.

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