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The port of Mikawa is located in the center of Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. The area adjacent to the Port of Mikawa has significant development potential. The Port of Mikawa is linked to the Tomei Expressway and the Route 1, and has developed mainly by automobile imports and exports rapidly. Various Industries, especially Automobile industry, are built in the hinterland of the Port of Mikawa. The development of the industrial sites, the roads, the public pier and the surroundings in Tahara area is now underway. It is expected to be in a strategic position for commercial activity and logistics.

Development Plan


Regional regeneration plan:Urban Planning for Interchange of International Automobile Special Zone

Project to redevelop the Port of Mikawa was accredited in June 2004 as an "Urban Planning for Interchange of International Automobile Industries" for regeneration of local areas. Efforts to revitalize regional industries are now promoted vigorously by the automotive industries, among others, gathered around the Port in cooperation with the academia and the government.

Ranking of active automobiles export / import ports

The Port of Mikawa boasts its number one imports and exports of automobile in Japan. The companies in Tahara coastal zone have contributed much.

  • The sum of automobile exports is the top of Japan and quantity is the second of Japan in 2006.
  • The sum and quantity of automobile imports are the top of Japan in 16 years since 1993 to 2006.

The Plan for an International Automobile Complex

The Port of Mikawa is one of Japan's largest loading bass for automobiles. This project aims to develop the Port of Mikawa, Japan's leading automobile import and export port, as the nation's gateway for the automobile industry. This Plan, which exploits the geographical benefits of the Port of Mikawa, envisages integrating the port(Mikawa port); Expressway(Tomei and New tomei); and the airport(Central Japan International Airport). In addition, the common project is being planned is improving the environment for foreign investment and developing the commercial key points that will facilitate active exchanges and communication between Japanese foreign companies.

Nakayama Channel Route Schedule of Completion in 2004

This marine route has been designated to become pivotal ocean route steadily. The channel, currently under construction, will be 700 meters wide and 14meters deep as large ships sail into it.