Aomori Port

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Aomori is the northernmost major port on Honshu, located on the interior coast of Mutsu Bay. Its geographic coordinates are 140:45E, 40:40N.
Because of its location—surrounded by the Tsugaru Peninsula to the west, the Shimokita Peninsula to the northeast, and the Natsudomari Peninsula directly to the east—Aomori Port boasts an exceptional degree of natural tranquility among Japan’s northern ports; its wave heights average less than 0.5 meters over 90% of the year.
In addition, Aomori Port is adjacent to central Aomori city, the prefectural capital and an important transportation hub connecting northern Honshu with Hokkaido. Aomori city provides direct service to Seoul from Aomori airport; access to the Tokyo metropolitan area via the Tōhoku expressway, Tōhoku Shinkansen bullet train, and local train lines; direct access to the prefectural border with Iwate prefecture via Aoi Mori Rail; and access to Hokkaido via the nearby ferry wharf.
Aomori Port’s annual amount of precipitation is around 1,400mm. It has a cool climate year round and enjoys clear transitions between the four seasons. Nature’s beauty can be fully relished in all seasons.
Distance between Aomori Port and
Other Cities(in Nautical Miles)
Aomori—Seattle 4,300 n.m..
Aomori—Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 1,105 n.m
Aomori—Vladivostok 547 n.m
Aomori—Shanghai 1,163n.m.
Aomori—Busan 694n.m.
Aomori-Yokohama 567n.m.
Distance and Travel Time from Tokyo to Aomori
Distance: Approximately 700 km (435 miles)
Plane Haneda Airport—Aomori Airport: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Rail Tokyo Station—Shin-Aomori Station: 2 hours, 59 minutes (at earliest)
Expressway Urawa Interchange—Aomori Chūo Interchange:
Approximately 8 hours, 30 minutes (at 80 km/h)
Climatic Data for Aomori City (2013)
(Data taken from '2013 Aomori Port Annual Statistics Report')
Month Precipitation
Mean air temperature(℃) Relative
1 127.0 -2.4 0.3 -4.7 83 99
2 147.5 -1.7 1.2 -4.5 80 142
3 73.0 2.0 6.1 -1.7 72 108
4 119.0 7.5 12.4 3.3 68 15
5 36.5 12.5 17.3 8.5 78 ) -
6 9.0 18.1 22.9 14.8 77 -
7 144.0 21.8 25.9 19.1 84 -
8 308.0 24.7 29.3 21.0 75 -
9 238.5 20.4 25.2 16.0 74 -
10 204.5 14.6 18.8 10.7 76 -
11 136.0 6.7 11.2 3.1 76 38
12 121.0 2.0 5.0 -0.8 76 23
Form Example Meaning
Value 11.5 Reliable value Results of automatic quality control reveal no problems: computed from a complete dataset.
Value) 11.5) Quasi-Reliable value Results of automatic quality control reveal slight problems, or the value is computed from a dataset with some missing data.
History of Aomori Port
Aomori first became a port in 1624, when the second Tsugaru lord, Tsugaru Nobuhira, bestowed the name “Aomori” on the small fishing village of Utō. After this, Aomori developed as a commercial port, and the Tōhoku main rail line was opened in 1892, followed by the local Ōu rail line 3 years later. Aomori has been Hokkaido’s front door since 1909. The Seikan line steamships connected Honshu to Hokkaido for 80 years, from 1909-1988. Aomori also has an important role in commodity distribution for all of the Tōhoku area.
Year Timeline of Historic Events
1624 In the time of the 2nd load of tsugaru-han,Tsugaru Nobuhira,his general Moriyama Yashichiro made a field survey.The poat of Aomori was opened in order to transport rice to Edo(Tokyo) by sea.
1865 The feudal government designated the port of Aomori and the port of Sai travel port, as important port of connecting Hokkaido and main island
1873 Steam borts went into service between Aomori and Hakodate.
1876 The Meiji-maru taking the Meiji-empelr on the boad set sail from Aomori for The port of Yokohama.
1906 Aomori Port was designated as a Special Export Port.
1907 Aomor Port was designated as the Second Class Important Harbor.
1908 Management of the Seikan Channel passes to the Ministry of Railways and a railway ferry service begins.
1915 Commenced construction of the first period (completed in 1924. Storage for trains and related items is possible.)
1922 Removing limitations on imports, the port becomes a free port of trade.
1932 Aomori Port the second period extended construction commenced(completed in 1943.
1951 Aomori Port was designated as inportant harbor and the first class harbor.Chuo Pier 3000t quay construction began.(Completed in 1954)
1953 Port management passes from prefectural to city level. Aomori Port Harbour Area is created.
1954 Designated as the first class harbor by the Public Waters Reclamation Law.
1956 Construction of Hamamachi Pier commenced.(completed the western side of 10000tons quay in 1962.completed the eastern side of 10000tons quay and 5000tons quay in 1963.
1958 Designated as a Import Port of timber and a Qquarantine Ports
1963 Commenced construction of Tsutsumi pier-7.5m(5000tons、berthNo.2)(completed in 1968)
1964 Port management passes from city to prefectual level.
1965 Commenced construction of the timberport in Aburakawa Area (comleted in 1970)
1966 ompletion the base of Hamamachi quay(2000tons, berth No.2) 
1970 Commenced construction of the ferry base in Okidate area (completed the base and a quay berth No.3 in 1974 and a quay berth No.1 in 1975)
1972 With the Harbour Area and the addition of Asamushi, the area becomes around 48km
1974 Commenced construction the Coastal Road in Okidate Area.(Road 1)(opened to traffic in 1977)
1975 Commenced construction of a Breakwater in main Port area.(completed in 1984) Commenced construction of an Asamushi yacht harbor.(completed in 1979.)
1976 Commence construction Okidate -7,5m quay(completed in 1982), a Harbor in Aburakawa Area.(completed in 1981) and a Harbor in Nonai Area. (completed in 1981)
1978 Commenced construction of Tsutsumi pier -10.0m quay(completed in 1986) Commenced construction Okidare Niida bridge (completed in 1981). Completed a West Habor in Oikidate Area.
1982 Commence construction the -10.0m quay in Okidate area(completed in 1988)
1983 A Western breakwater in Okidate Area was completed. Reclamation of a main port area for Aoiumi Park(ASPAM Area)commenced(completed in 1991)
1984 Commenced couctruction of the Eastern breakwater in Okidate Area)
1985 Commenced construction of Aomori bay bridge(a harbor road 2)(temporary opened to traffic for 2 lines in 1992, completed in 1994)
1987 Commenced construction of -13.0m quay in Okidate Area(completed in1992).Commenced construction of a Habor breakwater in Main Port Area.(completed in1996) Commenced construction a Habor in Tsukurimichi Area.(completed in July,1996)
1989 Commenced reclamation of a main port area for Aoiumi park(Memorial ship Hakoda maru area) commenced improvement work of a 7.5m quay in Okidate area.(completed in 1992) commenced construction of the culture facility(memorial ship hakod-maru)(completed in 1990)。
1990 Commenced construction of a Breakwater of Tsutsumi quay in Main Port Area.(completed in 1995)
1991 Commenced construction of a -6.5m quay in Main Port Area (completed in 1992) Commenced construction of the Passenger Terminal in Main Port Area.(completed in 1992) Commenced reclamation of the Coastal Resort Plan in Asamushi Area.
1992 Commenced construction of a 4.5m quay in Aburakawa area .(completed in 1996) commence reclamation of Furusato-coast model project in Aburakawa area.(completed in 1999)
1993 本Completion of the Aomori lobridge. (Memorial ship Hakoda-maru Area) in Main Pier (opened in July,1993)
1995 Complation of Seikan Green Space.
1996 Complation of the new Waste Combustor in Aburakawa Area.
1997 Complation of an Asamushi Enviroment Factry.(established in 1998)
1998 Complation of the Breakwater in Western Habor Area and western Habor Port Parking Facility. Commenced an improvement work for a walking bridge in Main Port Area.
2000 Commenced countermeasure construction for imargency a high wave and an inundation(completed in 2001)。Complation of the Seikan Green space.
2002 Complation of the first stage reclamation in Main Port.
2003 Complation a quay(-10m) of Shin-chuo Pier.(opened in August, 2003)
2004 Complation of the construction of a Northern Water Communion Breakwater.(popularly called Aomori Bay Promenade)(opened in April, 2004) completion of International Pier facilities .(Tsutsumi pier -10m quay,Shin chuo pier (-10m)quay and Okidate pier(-10m and -13m)quay. Commence of the implement of safety and counterterrorism measures. Commence of a Snow Melting System on Aomori bay bridge.
2006 Complation of Aoiumi park conecting bridge and opened.
2007 Complationed and opened of Asamushi Green Space.(Nov,22 2007)

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