How to travel to Rishiri and Rebun

By ferry from Wakkanai

Heart Land Ferry (formerly known as Higashi Nihonkai Ferry) operates the following ferry routes:

  • Wakkanai - Rishiri (Oshidomari Port)
    100 minutes, about 2550 yen, 2-3 round trips per day
  • Wakkanai - Rebun (Kafuka Port)
    115 minutes, about 2850 yen, 2-4 round trips per day
  • Rishiri (Oshidomari Port) - Rebun (Kafuka Port)
    45 minutes, about 920 yen, 1-2 round trips per day
  • Rishiri (Kutsugata Port) - Rebun (Kafuka Port)
    45 minutes, about 920 yen, 1 round trip per day in summer only

Bringing a car from Wakkanai to Rishiri or Rebun by ferry costs around 17,000 to 23,000 yen one way. Between Rishiri and Rebun the cost is about 7,000 yen. Reservations for cars should be made at least one day in advance. Exact fares vary depending on fuel surcharge.

Wakkanai can be reached from Sapporo by train (5.5 hours, 10,000 yen), air (1 hour, 13,000 to 25,500 yen) or highway bus (6 hours, 6200 yen) and from Tokyo by air (2 hours, 16,500 to 48,500 yen). Wakkanai Airport is a 35 minute, 700 yen bus ride from the city center.

By air from Sapporo

Hokkaido Air System (HAC), a member of the JAL Group, operates daily flights between Rishiri Airport and Sapporo's Okadama Airport. The flight time is one hour. The regular one way fare is about 24,000 yen, while discount fares of around 11,000 yen may be available if you book more than four weeks in advance. How to get to Sapporo.

Above fees and schedules are subject to change. Be sure to check current yen exchange rates.

Getting around

Please visit the respective island's page for more details about orientation and transportation: