Karatsu Port Overview

Karatsu Port Overview

Karatsu Port faces the Sea of Japan through the Genkai Sea in the northwestern part of Saga Prefecture. It has scenic landscapes with beautiful, rich nature, represented by “Niji no Matsubara,” which is one of the three most beautiful pine forests of Japan. It has developed as a natural good port, the islands creating a quiet watershed.
In November 2011, the port was selected as a “Port Promoting Centralization” for the ocean cruise (backing cruise) function of “Sea of Japan-side Main Ports,” and now it serves as a logistics base for LPG and construction materials; a fishery base for unloading caught fish, adjacent to an industrial park for processing fishery products; a sightseeing port for passenger ships and event ships; a marine sports and recreation spot for yachting and swimming; and more. We are developing Karatsu Port as a multifunctional harbor.

Location of Karatsu Port

Karatsu Port is geographically close to Asia and has been deeply involved with the area throughout history. Seoul (South Korea) and Osaka are nearly the same distance; it is only 200 km to Busan Port. And within a 1,000 km radius lie the major commercial ports of China, such as Shanghai, Qingdao, and Dalian. This is the same distance as to the Kanto area of Japan.