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Location

This large commercial port is located on the west coast at the southern end of the island.

Position 26°12′44″N, 127°40′45″E.

Clearance

This port must be visited first to clear into Okinawa.

It is important to call the Coast Guard 24 hours before arrival and fax the required forms to the Coast Guard, Customs and the Naha Port Authority.

On arrival be prepared to fill in an additional serious amount of paperwork!

Go to Ginowan Marina to complete clearance. The commercial port has no suitable berths for yachts.

Last updated December 2014.

Japan Coast Guard
Okinawa Branch
Tel:+81 (0)98-867-0118 Fax:+81 (0)98-869-1167 ,VHF Channel 16
Call on VHF before arriving or leaving the port.
Send the boat security report (available at www.kaiho.mlit.go.jp/apply/e-form.pdf) prior to arrival.
Naha Port Authority
Fax:+81 (0)98-862-4233
Okinawa Customs
Fax:+81 (0)98-863-0390

Docking

The marina at Ginowan lies about 6nm north along the coast and  is regarded as a safe typhoon berth.

An alternative, is the smaller marina at Itoman which lies about 10nm south of Naha.

The marina at Kadena (about 12nm north of Naha) is is part of a US Air Base and is only available to US military personnel. There are no guest berths.

Call the Coast Guard on VHF channel 16 to advise them of your entry or exit from the marinas.

Last updated December 2014.

Ginowan Marina
Location 26 16.70N, 127 43.706E , Masiki 4 - 4 - 1 Okinawa, Ginowan City, Ginowan Port
Tel:+81 (0)98-897-7017 Fax:+ 81 (0)98-897-4020
Visitors' berths, all facilities, duty-free fuel, free WiFi in the marina office. Laundry 5 minutes walk from the marina.
Haulout by 15 to crane. Repairs.
Itoman Fisherina (Marina)
Tel:+81 (0)98-840-8247
All facilities, guest berths. Boatyard with haulout.

Yacht Clubs

The American Seaman's Club, near the small boat harbour in Naha is very helpful. They offer temporary membership and can help find workshops for repairs.

MikeReed
MikeReed says:
Mar 30, 2014 03:00 PM

We found that the facilities at Kadena, including the anchorage, can only be used by US military personnel. We were greeted politely when we arrived in May, 2013, but advised we would have to leave immediately. Entrance is quite shallow; we had 1.2 meters at low tide.

MikeReed
MikeReed says:
Mar 30, 2014 03:29 PM

Naha Port on the north side of the island is the only designated open port on Okinawa and clearance must be obtained here before visiting other areas. Once checked in, Ginowan Marina, 26*16'41.1"N, 127*43'32.8"E, Tel. 098-897-7017, 6NM NE of Naha Port, is a popular place for visiting yachts. Visitor slips are available and the marina office can arrange duty-free fuel, free wifi in the marina office.

Hiromi Springett
Hiromi Springett says:
Nov 30, 2014 01:06 PM

Japan Coast Guard request you to go to Ginowan Marina to do clearance as Naha have few docking area. Many paperworks to do but the officials are very helpful. Very important to fax the boat security report at least 24 hours ahead of arrival.

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