Kohama ferry port in Kohama Island is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Ishigaki, Taketomi & Ohara available. With a selection of up to 24 Sailings Daily, the port of Kohama connects Kohama Island with Ishigaki Island, Taketomi Island & Iriomote Island.
Sailing durations range from 25 minutes on the Ishigaki service to 35 minutes on the Ohara 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 Kohama fare search.
Situated at the southwestern end of the Ryuyku Islands chain, Kohama Island is part of the Yaeyama Island group belonging to Japan. The port is found on the northeast coast of the island, and remains one of the busiest parts of Kohama, especially during the summer months. The island itself achieved relative fame when noughties TV show, Churasan, was filmed there, though it received poor ratings and was quickly axed.
Due to the lack of an airport, the only plausible way onto the island is via ferry, which can be reached in around 30 minutes from neighbouring islands. Kohama has become increasingly popular with tourists in recent years, but with a population of just over 500 permanent residents, there is a relative lack of attractions. What the island lacks in entertainment it makes amends with in natural beauty; whole days can be spent just wondering around admiring the stunning landscapes and surroundings islands.
There is a taxi company which is primarily used to transport passengers from the centre of the island to the port area, but it is worthwhile negotiating a price before entry. For the more adventurous, there is a rental scooter company just across from the ferry terminal, making for quick travel around Kohoma’s hills and mountains.