Miyakejima ferry port in Izu Islands is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Tokyo (Takeshiba), Mikurajima & Hachijojima available. With a selection of up to 12 Sailings Weekly, the port of Miyakejima connects Izu Islands with Japan.
Sailing durations range from 50 minutes on the Mikurajima service to 7 hours 10 minutes on the Tokyo (Takeshiba) service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Miyakejima fare search.
Found in the Izu archipelago in the Philippine Sea, about 180km southeast of Honshu, Miyakejima is an inhabited volcanic island belonging to Japan. The primary ferry route from Miyakejima is to the Takeshiba pier in Tokyo, connecting Miyakejima to mainland Japan.
Hidden under a cloud of harmful sulphur dioxide gas and within reach of active volcanoes - Miyakejima doesn’t exactly sound like the ideal spot for a relaxing holiday. However, many tourists head to the town each year to experience the unique living conditions that engulf the lives of those who live there. Before arrival, visitors are advised to undergo a medical exam; there are even rumours that permanent residents have to constantly wear gas masks, but that is just a myth.
Once in the town and accustomed to the unusual lifestyle, it is very possible to have a pleasant time in Miyakejima. The active volcano of Mt. Oyama is an obvious draw, but there is surprisingly a lot of natural beauty around the area: the scuba diving next to the coral reefs is a wonderful experience, and whilst there it is worthwhile taking in some dolphin sightings. For activities off the beaten track, head to the abandoned houses tour or witness the buildings destroyed by lava. There certainly aren’t many places left in the world as interesting and fascinating as Miyakejima.
Due to the unusual circumstances synonymous with the town, the transport is fairly limited. Taxis are readily available and are reasonably priced for connections to the port.