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Ferry timetable for Imabari to Okamura 2019/2/25 19:24
I'm trying to find the ferry timetable for ferries that go from Imabari port to Okamura.

I plan on doing a trip by car that starts from Onomichi and does a lot of island hopping with Imabari being the mid-point. Then get the ferry to Okamura and continue all the way to Hiroshima city.

I'm having trouble finding the timetable for the ferries that go from Imabari to Okamura. Could anyone please help?
by marcuspen  

Re: Ferry timetable for Imabari to Okamura 2019/2/26 14:34
This is, use Google translate.
https://www.city.imabari.ehime.jp/chiiki/tosen/sekizen.html
(note)
Google translate outs "dangerous goods" means fuel, LPG, medical oxygen or something, no worry,
but local ferry ship law make passengers limitations plus for safe.

This local ferry company name is "Sekizen tosen(せきぜん渡船)",
Sekizen is town name, this tosen means ferry for short distance and sound of "to" is not long tone.
http://voicetext.jp/
Although Google translae can play Japanese sounds, but it mostly be mechanical and unnatural :)
Please compare these in Japanese that seems to be used most frequently.
ありがとうございます。お世話になりました。
= Thank you very much, thank you for helping me/us.
これは、お幾らですか?
= How much is this? (if "that" = それは、 sore wa, )
これは、どの様に使うのですか?
= How do I/we use this?

And if first time driving in Japan, you should read traffic rules and more basics.
Even Japanese car rental companies have released a brief English guide,
but most of them are inadequate(fewer) contents, this is the better.
http://www.hkd.mlit.go.jp/topics/toukei/chousa/h20keikaku/e/e_all.pdf
This PDF is a safety guide for driving in Hokkaido, so you do not have to read the snow road pages.
But it is only a matter of telling them if they are Japanese or good Japanese speaker friends.
by Hishogai (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Ferry timetable for Imabari to Okamura 2019/2/26 16:10
Thanks for your detailed reply! Very helpful.

I see the timetable. It seems there are two timetables. Which one is the correct one to use? One of them is labelled "とびしま》 旅客船" and the other "《第二せきぜん》 フェリー便". Google translate does not translate these very well.

Thanks!
by marcuspen rate this post as useful

Re: Ferry timetable for Imabari to Okamura 2019/2/26 16:47
No snark intended at all. If you have another look at https://www.city.imabari.ehime.jp/chiiki/tosen/sekizen.html you will see a map. There are two ferries pictured, "とびしま》 旅客船" is passenger only and "《第二せきぜん》 フェリー便" is the car ferry.
by Stan Norrell rate this post as useful

Re: Ferry timetable for Imabari to Okamura 2019/2/26 17:20
Thanks! Exactly the answer I was looking for.
by marcuspen rate this post as useful

Re: Ferry timetable for Imabari to Okamura 2019/2/26 17:36
Oops, too late.

第ニせきぜん(Dai-ni Sekizen) is a "car and passenger" ferry name.
http://blog.livedoor.jp/vessel_space/archives/15777729.html
https://youtu.be/zHp3jXUVYXQ
https://expreso.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2016-08-30

But とびしま(Tobishima) is a smaller "passenger" ferry name.
https://old-okamura-e.esnet.ed.jp/modules/wordpress0/index.php?p=654
http://blog.livedoor.jp/vessel_space/archives/25950912.html

You also saw pics of both ferries on the map on the first page,
but I also think that it was unfriendly that it was not a large pic.
https://www.city.imabari.ehime.jp/chiiki/tosen/sekizen.html

And, although I wrote the ferry "company" at the first answer, correctly it is a public ferry route of Imabari City,
= 市営(shi ei) means one of "municipal" operated by local City(市), not a private ferry company.
The letters of "市営" may rather see well being written on the local bus on land, this is one of, not in Imabari.
http://njfan.sub.jp/album/03/yokohama-1-4541.html
Some Cities using 市交通局(shi kotsukyoku) = "Transportation bureau of -- City" as same meaning.
http://njfan.sub.jp/album/06/kyotocity-3218.html
by Hishogai (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Ferry timetable for Imabari to Okamura 2019/2/27 16:42
Wow thanks for the detailed response!
This helps me a lot!
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