Misumi ferry port in Japan connects you with Matsushima (Maeshima) in Japan with a choice of up to 35 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Misumi to Matsushima crossing is from 20 minutes and the crossing is operated by Amakusa Takarajima Line.
A small town on the south coast of Japan, Misumi lies in the Kumamoto Prefecture and borders the Ariake Sea. There are two ferry routes departing from Misumi, one to Hondo lasting just under an hour and one to Matsuhima lasting just under 20 minutes.
The main source of income for Misumi revolves around the port; it underwent a mini renovation in recent years after revenue stagnated, but a railroad link rejuvenated the traffic passing through the port. Unlike many ports around the world, Misumi Port is nearly entirely surrounded by greenery and mountainside, presenting a cleanliness which is a refreshing change.
Away from the port, Misumi could never claim to be a hotbed of activity - there are pleasant walking trails and picturesque views – perfect for an escape from the hustle and bustle of a busy city. The buildings found in the town are still representative of the Meiji period which embodied Misumi for several centuries, providing a unique landscape that differs from much of Japan.
Misumi is small enough to be covered comfortably by foot, though there are also taxis readily available throughout the town. For access to the port, it is worthwhile getting a taxi, or for visitors coming from out of town, the railway connects directly to the port.