Jiamusi is located on the riverside of Songhua River and has a population of 1.8 million. The city consists of the following districts
- Qianjin District (前进区; Qiánjìnqū)
- Xiangyang District (向阳区; Xiàngyángqū)
- Dongfeng District (东风区; Dōngfēngqū)
- Jiaoqu District (郊区; Jiāoqū)
- Huanan District (桦南区; Huànánqū)
- Tangyuan County (汤原县; Tāngyuánxiàn)
- Tongjiang City (同江市; Tóngjiāngshì)
- Fujin City (富锦市; Fùjǐnshì)
- Fuyuan County (抚远市; Fǔyuǎnshì)
- Huachuan County (桦川县; Huàchuānxiàn)
There are flights from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Harbin, and international flights from Russia. The airport (JMU) is 10km east of the city centre.
There are frequent trains from Harbin, which take 6-8 hours and cost ¥36-196. Other trains include departures from Shenyang (13-15 hours; ¥67-362), Tianjin (23-24 hours; ¥179-544), Beijing (24 hours; ¥179-544), Dalian (20 hours), Yantai (36 hours; ¥248-750), Panjin (16-20 hours; ¥78-411), Hegang, Mudanjiang and Shuangyashan.
The main bus station is at 146 Zhanqian Lu, Qianjin District.
There are boats along the river from Harbin in the summer months.
- Jiamusi Zoo (佳木斯动物园). Tired animals and rides for the kids.
- Fuyuan Port (抚远口岸).
- Honghe Nature Reserve (洪河自然保护区). Covering an area of more than 16,000 hectares. Notable for its large number of different marsh plants, migratory birds, waterfowls and othre wild animals.
- Jinjiekou (街津口).
- Sanjiang Nature Reserve (三江自然湿地保护区).
- Wofoshan Skiing Resort.
There are a number of budget hotels next to the train station.
Other hotels include:
- Jiamusi Hotel. Russian style hotel.
- River-Sky Hotel (佳木斯江天大酒店), 前进区中山街1号, ☏ . Rooms with free internet. Business center and ticket office available. Chinese restaurant, coffee shop, bar and room service. Listed rates for doubles from ¥518, discounted from ¥278 including breakfast.
- Jiamusi University International Hotel (佳木斯大学国际饭店), 向阳区学府街188号, ☏ . Rooms with free internet. Business center, ticket office, fitness, tennis, indoor swimming pool and massage available. Chinese restaurant, coffee shop and bar. Listed rates for doubles from ¥288, discounted from ¥198 including one breakfast, additional breakfast is ¥30.
- Xinjiyuan, 655 Chang'an Road.
- Jiangtian, 1 Zhongshan Street.
- Youyi, 419 Chang'an Road.
- NK, North Heping Road.
There is a Bank of China at 105 Zhongshan Road, Qianjin District (前进区中山路105号; Qiánjìnqū Zhōngshānlù), and a post office at 333 Zhongyang Jie, Aihui District.