Sakaiminato is a city in the northern Tottori Prefecture, Japan. At the northern end of Yumigahama Peninsula, it faces the Sea of Japan, another sea Nakaumi and Sakai channel. It is best known for its wonderful seafood and ocean views.
Sakaiminato is the home of Shigeru Mizuki, the creator of GeGeGe no Kitaro, a character seen in many forms throughout Japan. The spirit of Kitaro can be found in Sakaiminato, on Kitaro Road, a street dedicated to all the characters that appear in Mizuki's stories. One hundred bronze statues of the story’s characters line both sides of the road.
Things to See & Do
* Shofukuji Temple
* Yume Minato Park & Tower
* Sea and Life Museum
* Mizuki Shigeru Museum
* Kitaro Road – bronze Mizuki statues
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Yen (JPY)
Language – Japanese
Population – 36,514 approx
Land Area – 28.79 km2
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus hours nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – 81
Port Location – The port at Sakaiminato is located approximately 5km from the city centre.
Travel Links – Sakaiminato is accessible by train, air and ferry. Eastern Dream, the international liner cargo-passenger ferry links Japan, South Korea and Russia with Sakaiminato.