24 April 2009 | Minamitsasuma City, Kagoshima Prefecture
Port Harbour or Marina: Kasasa Ebisu, Minamitsasuma City, Kagoshima Prefecture
Latitude: 31 24.90N
Nearest Port of Entry: Kagoshima
Formalities Arrival: Prior permission should have been sought from the Ministry of Lands to enter the harbor. On arrival call Coast Guard on VHF16.
Formalities Departure: This is a closed port.
Immigration: Not available
Customs: Not available
Coast Guard: Not Required to visit
Quarantine: Not available
Harbour master: Not Required to visit
Berthing Mooring Options: Private pontoon at the end of of the bay, at the base of the hotel. The channel is marked with by one red and three green buoys.Three miles East of Cape Noma Misaki. Good protection. Fee: 1000yen for boat, 300yen each for each crew member. Ebisu Hotel, South Satsuma, Kagoshima City, Kataura town Kasasa 14847-1 (Hazama Ikeno) TEL :0993-59-5020 FAX :0993-64-2281
Anchorage Options: None
Yacht Club Facilities: None
Haulout Facilities: Unknown
Japanese Small Ships Guide: H809W
Charts: Japanese 221, 1255, BA 835
Sailing Directions: BA Japan Pilot II
Water: Can be jerry jugged from hotel.
Fuel: Fuel is available from Kasasacho Kataura. Unknown if a mini tanker is available.
LPG: Available, however, non Japanese tanks are difficult to refill due to Government safety regulations. Ocassionally, some gas resellers will fill your tank, especially if it is a small family owned establishment.
Marine Vendors: None
ATMs: As always the most efficient way to get money from your overseas account in Japan is through the Post Office system of ATMs.
Shops & Markets: In Oura and Kasasacho Kataura
Postal Services: There is a post office at Kasasacho Kataura a few miles around the edge of the bay opposite the pontoon.
Hotels & Restaurants: Two other hotels in the area offer accomodation and a restaurant.
Internet/Phones: See "All about the Internet in Japan" on this Blog. International coin and card 'phones are available in the hotel. Internet available at the hotel , but not wifi.
Laundry Services: Unknown.
Air/Sea/Road Transport: Main transport services are available from Kagoshima. Local ferries provide transport to islands.
Special Notes: The village of Oura (pop. 3000), nearby, is most famous for having 14 whales beach themselves there in 2002.
Other Information: More information from International Affairs Division, Kagoshima prefecture / Phone: 81-99-286-2111
Disclaimer: The information made available herein is intended as purely a broad guideline for the intending cruising yachtsman. It is not intended as, nor should it be used for navigation. The authors accept no responsibility for its accuracy and therefore cannot be held liable for any consequences of its use.