Cruises from Maizuru
Maizuru is a small but major port city in Kyoto Prefecture, on the island of Honshu, situated on an inlet off the Sea of Japan. Maizuru harbour is a spread of drowned river valleys, established as a naval port since 1901. After WWII, Maizuru was a key port for returning Japanese servicemen. Today, this city of 84,000 is a key district headquarters for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.
Houses are built along the river valleys that are surrounded by scenic green hills. The hills are dotted with sight-seeing spots, and there’s an observatory (and a McDonalds!) that overlooks the bay.