Ferries to Japan
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Ferries to Japan

Ferries to and from Japan have direct ferry connections with Yakushima, Izu Islands, Okinawa, Tanegashima, Sado Island and Hokkaido.

Japan Ferry Schedules & Timetables

There are approximately 119 daily sailings to Japan. 11 ferry companies offer sailings to and from Japan. Ferry Timetables can change throughout the year, use our deal finder for the most up to date sailing times. The fastest ferry to Japan is via the Ishigaki Taketomi ferry route.

Japan Ferry Companies

  • Yaeyama Kanko Ferry
  • Shin Nihonkai Ferry
  • Tokai Kisen
  • Nankai Ferry
  • MOL Ferry
  • Sado Kisen
  • Amakusa Takarajima Line
  • Tane Yaku Jetfoil
  • Uwajima-Unyu Ferries
  • Kume Line
  • Ishigaki Dream Tours

Ports of Japan

There are 46 ports in Japan. Tokyo port is the most popular with up to 16 daily sailings, connecting with 10 ferry ports.

Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to Japan?

Ferries to Japan:
  • Atami
  • Ito
  • Izu Oshima
  • Kozushima
  • Otaru
  • Tomakomai Higashi
  • Akita
  • Niigata
  • Tsuruga
  • Ryotsu
  • Ogi

What is the fastest ferry to Japan?

The fastest ferry crossing to Japan is via the Atami to Ito ferry, in approximately 25m.

What is the cheapest ferry to Japan?

The cheapest ferry to Japan is $125 on average via the Niigata to Tsuruga route. Ferry prices for Japan can vary depending on what season you decide to travel. Price exclusive of booking fees.

What are the ferry ports in Japan?

Japan Ferry Ports:
  • Ito
  • Atami
  • Niigata
  • Akita
  • Tsuruga
  • Naoetsu

Can you take pets on the ferry to Japan?

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