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Long Distance Routes:

Maizuru - Otaru
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Maizuru - Otaru
1 per day
20 hours
9,500 yen
19,000 yen
31,000 yen
Higher fares during peak seasons.
Access to: Otaru Port, Maizuru Port
Operated by: Shin Nihonkai Ferry

Tsuruga - Tomakomai
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Tsuruga - Tomakomai
1 per day
19 hours
9,500 yen
20,000 yen
31,000 yen
Higher fares during peak seasons.
Access to: Tsuruga Port, Tomakomai East Port
Operated by: Shin Nihonkai Ferry

Tsuruga - Niigata - Akita - Tomakomai
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Tsuruga - Tomakomai
1 per week
31 hours
9,500 yen
19,000 yen
31,000 yen
Niigata - Tomakomai
6 per week
18 hours
6,500 yen
13,000 yen
22,000 yen
Akita - Tomakomai
6 per week
10 hours
4,500 yen
8,500 yen
18,000 yen
Higher fares during peak seasons.
Access to: Tsuruga Port, Niigata Port, Tomakomai East Port
Operated by: Shin Nihonkai Ferry

Niigata - Otaru
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Niigata - Otaru
6 per week
18 hours
6,500 yen
13,000 yen
22,000 yen
Higher fares during peak seasons.
Access to: Niigata Port, Otaru Port
Operated by: Shin Nihonkai Ferry

Oarai - Tomakomai
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Oarai - Tomakomai
12 per week
19 hours
8,500 yen
22,000 yen
27,000 yen
Higher fares during peak seasons.
Access to: Oarai Port, Tomakomai Port
Operated by: MOL Ferry

Nagoya - Sendai - Tomakomai
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Nagoya - Tomakomai
3-4 per week
40 hours
11,000 yen
21,000 yen
34,000 yen
Nagoya - Sendai
3-4 per week
22 hours
7,000 yen
15,000 yen
24,000 yen
Sendai - Tomakomai
1 per day
15 hours
8,500 yen
17,000 yen
26,000 yen
Higher fares during peak seasons.
Access to: Tomakomai Port
Operated by: Taiheyo Ferry

Tokyo - Tokushima - Kitakyushu
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Tokyo - Kitakyushu
1 per day
34 hours
17,000 yen
31,000 yen
41,000 yen
Tokyo - Tokushima
1 per day
18 hours
11,000 yen
20,000 yen
32,000 yen
Tokushima - Kitakyushu
1 per day
15 hours
7,500 yen
15,000 yen
22,000 yen
Access to: Tokyo Ferry Terminal, Shin Moji Port (Kitakyushu)
Operated by: Ocean Tokyu Ferry

Osaka - Kitakyushu
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Osaka - Kitakyushu
2 per day
12 hours
7,000 yen
13,000 yen
24,000 yen
Higher fares during peak seasons.
Access to: Osaka South Port, Shin Moji Port (Kitakyushu)
Operated by: Meimon Taiyo Ferry

Osaka - Kitakyushu
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Osaka - Kitakyushu
1 per day
12 hours
7,000 yen
13,000 yen
24,000 yen
Higher fares during peak seasons.
Access to: Izumiotsu Port (Osaka), Shin Moji Port (Kitakyushu)
Operated by: Hankyu Ferry

Kobe - Kitakyushu
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Kobe - Kitakyushu
1 per day
12 hours
7,000 yen
13,000 yen
24,000 yen
Access to: Shin Moji Port (Kitakyushu), Kobe Port
Operated by: Hankyu Ferry

Osaka - Beppu
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Osaka - Beppu
1 per day
12 hours
12,000 yen
20,000 yen
35,000 yen
Access to: Osaka South Port, Beppu Port
Operated by: Ferry Sunflower

Kobe - Oita
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Kobe - Oita
1 per day
12 hours
12,000 yen
27,000 yen
35,000 yen
Access to: Kobe Port
Operated by: Ferry Sunflower

Osaka - Shibushi
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Osaka - Shibushi
1 per day
15 hours
16,000 yen
22,000 yen
40,000 yen
Access to: Osaka South Port, Shibushi Port
Operated by: Ferry Sunflower

Tokyo - Shibushi - (Amami-Oshima) - (Yoronto) - Naha
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Tokyo - Naha
5-7 per month
44 hours
27,000 yen
51,000 yen
130,000 yen
Tokyo - Shibushi
2-4 per month
29-33 hours
21,000 yen
41,000 yen
94,000 yen
Shibushi - Naha
2-4 per month
20-23 hours
16,000 yen
30,000 yen
92,000 yen
Access to: Tokyo Ferry Terminal, Shibushi Port, Naha Port
Operated by: A Line

(Kobe) - Osaka - (Amami-Oshima) - (Tokunoshima) - (Okinoerabujima) - (Yoronto) - Naha
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Osaka - Naha
6-7 per month
39 hours
21,000 yen
41,000 yen
102,000 yen
Access to: Osaka South Port, Kobe Port, Naha Port
Operated by: A Line

Kagoshima - Amami-Oshima - Tokunoshima - Okinoerabujima - Yoronto - Motobu - Naha
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Kagoshima - Naha
3-4 per week
22 hours
16,000 yen
30,000 yen
92,000 yen
Access to: Naha Port, Kagoshima Port
Operated by: A Line

 
Aomori and Hokkaido:

Wakkanai - Rishiri (Oshidomari)
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Wakkanai - Rishiri
2-3 per day
2 hours
2,500 yen
4,000 yen
18,000 yen
Operated by: Heart Land Ferry

Wakkanai - Rebun (Kafuka)
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Wakkanai - Rebun
2-4 per day
2 hours
2,500 yen
4,500 yen
20,000 yen
Operated by: Heart Land Ferry

Rishiri (Oshidomari, Kutsugata) - Rebun (Kafuka)
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Oshidomari - Kafuka
1-2 per day
1 hour
1,000 yen
1,500 yen
6,500 yen
Kutsugata - Kafuka
0-1 per day
1 hour
1,000 yen
1,500 yen
6,500 yen
Operated by: Heart Land Ferry

Aomori - Hakodate
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Aomori - Hakodate
8 per day
4 hours
2,000 yen
n/a
17,000 yen
Higher fares during peak seasons.
Access to: Hakodate Port, Aomori Port
Operated by: Seikan Ferry

Aomori - Hakodate
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Aomori - Hakodate
8 per day
4 hours
2,000 yen
5,000 yen
16,000 yen
Higher fares during peak seasons.
Access to: Hakodate Port, Aomori Port
Operated by: Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry

Oma - Hakodate
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Oma - Hakodate
2 per day
2 hours
2,000 yen
2,500
13,000 yen
Higher fares during peak seasons.
Access to: Hakodate Port
Operated by: Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry

Hachinohe - Tomakomai
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Hachinohe - Tomakomai
4 per day
7-9 hours
5,000 yen
10,000 yen
25,000 yen
Access to: Tomakomai Port
Operated by: Silver Ferry

 
Seto Inland Sea (Seto Naikai):

Osaka - Beppu
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Osaka - Beppu
1 per day
12 hours
12,000 yen
20,000 yen
35,000 yen
Access to: Osaka South Port, Beppu Port
Operated by: Ferry Sunflower

Kobe - Oita
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Kobe - Oita
1 per day
12 hours
12,000 yen
27,000 yen
35,000 yen
Access to: Kobe Port
Operated by: Ferry Sunflower

Matsuyama - Kitakyushu
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Matsuyama - Kitakyushu
1 per day
7 hours
6,000 yen
10,000 yen
19,000 yen
Access to: Kokura Port (Kitakyushu), Matsuyama Port
Operated by: Matsuyama Kokura Ferry

Hiroshima - Matsuyama
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
High Speed Boat
13 per day
1 hour
6,500 yen
n/a
n/a
Regular Ferry
10 per day
3 hours
3,500 yen
n/a
12,000 yen
Access to: Matsuyama Port
Operated by: Setonaikai Kisen

Wakayama - Tokushima
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Wakayama - Tokushima
8 per day
2 hours
2,000 yen
2,500 yen
9,500 yen
Operated by: Nankai Ferry

Kobe - Takamatsu
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Kobe - Takamatsu
4 per day
5 hours
2,000 yen
n/a
5,000 yen
Access to: Kobe Port
Operated by: Jumbo Ferry

Yawatahama - Beppu
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Yawatahama - Beppu
6 per day
3 hours
3,000 yen
5,500 yen
13,000 yen
Access to: Beppu Port, Yawatahama Port
Operated by: Uwajima Unyu Ferry

 
Okinawa and Kagoshima:

Kagoshima - Amami-Oshima - Tokunoshima - Okinoerabujima - Yoronto - Motobu - Naha
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Kagoshima - Naha
3-4 per week
25 hours
16,000 yen
30,000 yen
111,000 yen
Kagoshima - Amami-Oshima
3-4 per week
11 hours
10,000 yen
19,000 yen
64,000 yen
Amami-Oshima - Naha
3-4 per week
13 hours
10,000 yen
20,000 yen
60,000 yen
Access to: Naha Port, Kagoshima Port
Operated by: Marix Line

Kagoshima - Amami-Oshima - Tokunoshima - Okinoerabujima - Yoronto - Motobu - Naha
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Kagoshima - Naha
1-2 per week
26 hours
16,000 yen
30,000 yen
92,000 yen
Kagoshima - Amami-Oshima
1-2 per week
11 hours
10,000 yen
19,000 yen
52,000 yen
Amami-Oshima - Naha
1-2 per week
13 hours
10,000 yen
20,000 yen
52,000 yen
Access to: Naha Port, Kagoshima Port
Operated by: A Line

Kagoshima - Kikaishima - Amami-Oshima - Tokunoshima - (Okinoerabujima)
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Kagoshima - Tokunoshima
3 per week
19 hours
12,000 yen
23,000 yen
68,000 yen
Kagoshima - Okinoerabujima
2 per week
22 hours
13,000 yen
26,000 yen
74,000 yen
Access to: Kagoshima Port
Operated by: A Line

(Kobe) - Osaka - (Amami-Oshima) - (Tokunoshima) - (Okinoerabujima) - (Yoronto) - Naha
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Osaka - Naha
4-7 per month
39 hours
21,000 yen
41,000 yen
102,000 yen
Osaka - Amami-Oshima
4-7 per month
27 hours
17,000 yen
32,000 yen
78,000 yen
Access to: Osaka South Port, Kobe Port, Naha Port
Operated by: A Line

Tokyo - Shibushi - (Amami-Oshima) - (Yoronto) - Naha
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Tokyo - Naha
5-7 per month
44 hours
27,000 yen
51,000 yen
130,000 yen
Tokyo - Shibushi
2-4 per month
29-33 hours
21,000 yen
41,000 yen
94,000 yen
Tokyo - Amami-Oshima
2-4 per month
40-46 hours
23,000 yen
43,000 yen
108,000 yen
Shibushi - Naha
2-4 per month
20-23 hours
16,000 yen
30,000 yen
92,000 yen
Shibushi - Amami-Oshima
2-4 per month
11-13 hours
10,000 yen
19,000 yen
52,000 yen
Access to: Tokyo Ferry Terminal, Shibushi Port, Naha Port
Operated by: A Line

Kagoshima - Tokara Islands - Amami-Oshima
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Kagoshima - Nakanoshima
2-3 per week
7 hours
6,000 yen
12,000 yen
28,000 yen
Nakanoshima - Amami-Oshima
2-3 per week
9 hours
6,500 yen
13,000 yen
30,000 yen
Access to: Kagoshima Port
Operated by: Toshima Village

Naha - Daito Islands
Route
Frequency
Duration
2nd class
(without bed)
1st class
Car
(4-5 meters)
Naha - Kitadaito
1 per week
17 hours
5,500 yen
n/a
n/a
Kitadaito - Minamidaito
1 per week
1 hour
1,000 yen
n/a
n/a
Access to: Naha Port
Operated by: Daito Kaiun

Kagoshima - Yakushima
See Yakushima access page for details.

 
Access information for selected ports:

Otaru, Hokkaido
Otaru Ferry Terminal is a 10 minute
bus ride from Otaru-Chikko Station or a 30 minute bus ride or 10 minute taxi ride from Otaru Station. Otaru is located 30 kilometers east of Sapporo (640 yen, 30-50 minutes by JR train). More details.

Tomakomai, Hokkaido
Tomakomai is located 70 kilometers south of
Sapporo (45 minutes, about 3000 yen by JR limited express train, 60 minutes, 1450 yen by JR local trains or 90 minutes, 1310 yen by Hokkaido Chuo highway bus). Tomakomai has two ports, Tomakomai East Port (used by Shin Nihonkai ferries) and Tomakomai Port (used by most other ferries). Tomakomai East Port is located 30 kilometers outside of the city (bus connection from Tomakomai Station), while Tomakomai Port is just a short bus ride from the railway station.

Muroran, Hokkaido
Muroran is located 140 kilometers south of
Sapporo (135 minutes, 1850 yen by Hokkaido Chuo highway bus or 100 minutes, about 4500 yen by JR limited express train). Muroran Port is within walking distance from Muroran Station.

Hakodate, Hokkaido
Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferries and Seikan Ferries have separate ferry terminals in
Hakodate, both being located about a 20 minute taxi ride north of the city center. The Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry terminal can also be reached in a 15 minute walk from JR Nanaehama Station, and the Seikan Ferry terminal in a 25 minute walk from JR Goryokaku Station. Donan Ferry is using the same ferry terminal as Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry. More details.

Aomori
Aomori Ferry Terminal is about 2 kilometers, a 10 minute taxi ride or a 30 minute walk northwest of Aomori Station.

Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecture
Oarai is located 130 kilometers northeast of
Tokyo: 100 minutes, about 4500 yen by limited express train (JR Joban Line from Ueno, transfer to Kashimarinkai Railway at Mito Station), 160 minutes, 2590 yen by local trains (same route) or two hours, 2150 yen by Ibaraki Kotsu highway bus (from Tokyo Station). The port is a 4 minute taxi ride from Oarai Station.

Niigata
Niigata is located 330 kilometers north of
Tokyo on the Sea of Japan coast (130 minutes, about 10000 yen by JR shinkansen from Tokyo Station or five hours, about 5000 yen by highway bus from Ikebukuro or Shinjuku stations). Niigata Port is a 25 minute bus ride from Niigata Station.

Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture
Tsuruga is located 90 kilometers north of
Kyoto on the Sea of Japan coast (50 minutes, about 3000 yen by JR limited express train from Kyoto). The port is a 10 minute bus or taxi ride from Tsuruga Station.

Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture
Maizuru is located 100 kilometers north of
Kyoto on the Sea of Japan coast (100 minutes, about 3500 yen by JR limited express train or 140 minutes, 2400 yen by bus from Shijo-Kawaramachi in central Kyoto). The port is a 10 minute taxi ride from Higashi-Maizuru Station.

Tokyo
The
Tokyo Ferry Terminal is located on a man made island in Tokyo Bay, not far from Odaiba. The closest railway stations are the Kokusai-Tenjijo-Seimon Station on the Yurikamome elevated train (20 minutes from Shimbashi Station) and Kokusai-Tenjijo Station on the Rinkai/Saikyo Line (30 minutes from Shinjuku Station). More details.

Osaka
Most domestic ferries leave from
Osaka Nanko (Osaka South Port). The closest station is Ferry Terminal Station on the Nanko Porttown Liner, which can be reached in 10 minutes from Cosmosquare Station, the terminal station of the Chuo Subway Line. The Hankyu Ferries for Kitakyushu leave from Izumiotsu Port, reached by shuttle bus from Izumiotsu Station on the Nankai Line (20 minutes from Nankai Namba Station).

Kobe
Kobe has several ferry terminals, including the Kobe Port Terminal (used by Jumbo Ferries to Takamatsu) and the Rokko Island Ferry Terminal (used by Ferry Sunflower Ferries to Oita and the Hankyu Ferries to Kitakyushu). The Kobe Port Terminal can be reached in a short bus ride or 15 minute walk from Sannomiya Station or a short walk from Port Terminal Station on the Port Liner. Rokko Island Ferry Terminal can be reached in a short bus ride or 20 minute walk from Island Kitaguchi Station on the Rokko Liner. More details.

Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
Matsuyama's ferry terminal (Matsuyama Sightseeing Port) is located a 3 minute bus ride or 10-15 minute walk from Iyotetsu Takahama Station, the last station on the Takahama Tram Line (20 minutes, 410 yen from Matsuyamashi Station). There are also buses from JR Matsuyama Station to the port (20 minutes, 460 yen).

Yawatahama, Ehime Prefecture
Yawatahama Port is a 5 minute bus or taxi ride from JR Yawatahama Station. Yawatahama Station can be reached from Matsuyama by
limited express train (45 minutes, about 2500 yen) or by local trains (100-120 minutes, 1280 yen).

Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture
Kitakyushu is
Kyushu's second largest city, located just across the straight from Honshu. Kitakyushu's Kokura Station is a station on the Sanyo Shinkansen. Kitakyushu has two ports, Shinmoji Port, which is used by most ferries and Kokura Port, which is used by the ferries from Matsuyama. To reach Shinmoji Port from Kokura Station, take a JR local train to Moji Station. From there, it is a 20 minute taxi ride to the port. Kokura Port is a 10 minute walk from Kokura Station. More details.

Beppu, Oita Prefecture
Beppu Port is a 10 minute bus ride from Beppu Station.

Shibushi, Kagoshima Prefecture
Shibushi is located 90 kilometers east of
Kagoshima and south of Miyazaki (150 minutes by bus from Kagoshima or 140 minutes, 2130 yen by JR local train from Miyazaki). The port is a short taxi ride from Shibushi Station.

Kagoshima
Kagoshima's Port consists of a main port and a new port. The main port (used by most ferries) can be reached in a 10-15 minute walk from Izurodori tram stop or a 15-20 minute bus ride from Kagoshima Chuo Station. The new port (used by A-Line and Marix Line Ferries to Naha) can be reached in a 10 minute taxi ride from Kagoshima Chuo Station. More details.

Naha, Okinawa Prefecture
Naha has three ports: Naha Port, Naha Tomari Port and Naha New Port. Most long distance ferries use either Naha Port or Naha New Port. More details.

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