Tokyo International Cruise Terminal Offers New Gateway to the Capital
On September 10, 2020, the Tokyo International Cruise Terminal, the new gateway to the capital, opened to muted fanfare due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The exterior design, which resembles Japanese temple architecture, is clad in open-looking glass, with deep curvilinear eaves and balconies surrounding the four corners. The steel-framed four-story terminal building has a total floor space of some 19,000 sq/m. The quay is 430m long and can handle ships up to 220,000 tons, the largest class for cruise ships.
The decision to build the new terminal came after a number of large vessels gave up calling at the Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal as they were too tall to sail under the nearby Rainbow Bridge. Tokyo Harbor boasts excellent access to land and air entrances that connects all over Japan making it an ideal starting point for sightseeing in Japan.
Once the country reopens, we look forward to welcoming our cruise clients to the Tokyo International Cruise Terminal which will play a key role in the realization of “Tokyo: an International Tourist City”.