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Via this Blog you should be able to figure out why it is so much fun to Cruise Japan.

And get all that information you'll need to tackle The Paper Work (PW) you'll be hit with, even before you make landfall.

Other boats have been here before and:

ALL complained about the PW (hey, the officials just do their job) but it's all done for free,

ALL are so pleased they have come here...so most have come-back plans.

If you need more info, go the right hand side of this Blog, there is a list of Blogs...

As yet the links are to the boat's HP and so you'll have to roam around a bit to find that Japan Info.

Happy reading and see you at the sushi bar!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Huis Ten Bosch Bad News.

In the past, now i'm talking about maybe 5-15 years ago,
 after sailing to Japan, a visit and stay in HuisTen Bosch Marina
was almost a must!
It was cheap, fun and and a very safe place in all seasons.
So many good Blog stories can be read about HtB
 ( see eg Illywacker, Shaddow of Lorelei, Alishan).

But since a few years, the tide has changed.

Maybe because of bad experience with foreign boats,
maybe because of the Total New Management...
now the situation is:
Foreign boats are NOT WELCOME at all.

I just talked to the Marina Manager to arrange a berth 
for an foreign boat and he tells me..
No Visitors Pontoon available..
(he meaned something else of course).
I bet.... if a Japanese boat shows up.....

So, give Huis ten Bosch a Big Miss!
It's a pitty as it is still the best place in all seasons 
 and there are berths available!


  1. There is a free pontoon at Hirado and also 99 Islands Pearl Sea Marina. I find both to be better than HTB.

  2. Hi Baosin, yes the free pontoon in Hirado is super. (great service and of course Hirado is a nice town/island to explore). But it can't be used for a long period of stay.
    About Pearl Sea Marina, i have no experience. Have you used it? If so, can you email me some info?
    boatingjapan (at) gmail.com Are you (still) in Odo?