The , located in Ise Bay
, is the largest and busiest trading port
, accounting for about 10% of the total trade value of Japan
. Notably, this port is the largest exporter of cars in Japan and where the Toyota Motor Corporation
exports most of its cars. It has piers in Nagoya
, Tōkai, Aichi
, Chita, Aichi
, Yatomi, Aichi
, and Tobishima, Aichi
Its characters are Potan and Mitan.
The port draws tourists from the Chūkyō Metropolitan Area
as one of its primary tourist attractions. The main attraction is the port's famous Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
. Nearby is also an amusement park and the now-retired Antarctic survey ship
“Fuji” which moors at the Port of Nagoya as a museum of the South Pole
and its journeys there.
The Isewangan Expressway
includes three impressive bridges, collectively known as the Meikō Triton, which span the port.
In the waters of the port on a small artificial island, there is a wildflower garden called Bluebonnet.
Every summer on Marine Day
there is an enormous festival at the port in the area of Nagoyakō Station
. There is also a festival every year on Christmas Eve
. Both festivals feature fireworks launched from the waters of the port.