Ferries to Japan
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Ferries to Japan

Panstar Cruise, Camellia Line, MOL Ferry, Tane Yaku Jetfoil, Uwajima-Unyu Ferries, JR Kyushu Beetle Jet Ferry (Queen Beetle), Tokai Kisen, Amakusa Takarajima Line, Yaeyama Kanko Ferry, Ishigaki Dream Tours, Kume Line, Shin Nihonkai Ferry, Nankai Ferry, Hankyu Ferry, Sado Kisen, Sado Kisen Jetfoil & Tokyo Kyusyu Ferry operate the ferries to Japan.

Japan Ferry Times

Ferries to Japan sail approximately 245 times daily and up to 1415 times weekly. Ferry times can vary by season and operator. Use our deal finder to compare routes and prices.

Japan Ferry Ports

Ferries sail to 42 ports in Japan. The most popular ferry port in Japan is Hakata (Fukuoka) ferry port with around 14 weekly sailings.

Ferries from Busan to Hakata (Fukuoka)

The Busan Hakata (Fukuoka) ferry sails 2 times a day and up to 14 times a week, with a crossing time of 7 hours 35 minutes. The average price of a ferry from Busan to Hakata (Fukuoka) ferry is about € 199.50. Exclusive of booking fees.

Ferries from Kagoshima to Miyanoura

The ferry from Kagoshima to Miyanoura sails 4 times a day and up to 28 times a week, with a duration of 1 hour 50 minutes. On average the Kagoshima Miyanoura ferry costs about € 736.10. Exclusive of booking fees.

Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated February 01.

Is there a car ferry to Japan?

Car ferries do sail to Japan. MOL Ferry, Uwajima-Unyu Ferries, Shin Nihonkai Ferry, Nankai Ferry, Hankyu Ferry, Sado Kisen & Tokyo Kyusyu Ferry offer car ferries to Japan. A car ferry may not be available on all routes, we recommend viewing our Deal Finder for the latest car ferry information and pricing.

Japan Ferry Prices

The price of a ferry to Japan can range by route, operator, vehicle type, number of passengers and season. We recommend booking in advance to get the best price and availability.

How to book ferry tickets to Japan

Booking ferries to Japan is easy. Book online and manage your trip with Direct Ferries. Use our Deal Finder to compare tickets and book the best option for you.

Most popular questions

  • Which ferries travel to Japan?

    Ferries to Japan:
    • Busan
    • Tomakomai
    • Nishinoomote
    • Miyanoura
    • Anbo
    • Kagoshima
    • Ibusuki
    • Yawatahama
    • Beppu
    • Usuki
    • Izu Oshima
    • Toshima
    • Niijima
    • Shikinejima
    • Kozushima
    • Atami
    • Ito
    • Misumi
    • Matsushima (Maeshima)
    • Otaru
    • Tomakomai Higashi
    • Akita
    • Niigata
    • Tsuruga
    • Wakayama
    • Tokushima
    • Shinmoji
    • Ryotsu
    • Ogi
  • What is the fastest ferry to Japan?

    The Misumi to Matsushima (Maeshima) ferry is the fastest ferry to Japan in approximately 20m.
  • What is the cheapest ferry to Japan?

    The cheapest ferry to Japan is approximately 127 € on average via the Wakayama to Tokushima ferry. However, please note prices can differ by season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • What are the ferry ports in Japan?

    Japan Ferry Ports:
    • Osaka
    • Hakata (Fukuoka)
    • Oarai
    • Kagoshima
    • Ibusuki
    • Beppu
    • Yawatahama
    • Usuki
    • Tokyo (Takeshiba)
    • Ito
    • Atami
    • Matsushima (Maeshima)
    • Misumi
    • Niigata
    • Maizuru
    • Akita
    • Tsuruga
    • Tokushima
    • Wakayama
    • Kobe
    • Naoetsu
    • Yokosuka
  • Can you take pets on the ferry to Japan?

    Yes, you can bring pets onboard ferries. Please read the operators guidelines on pets that you are travelling with. You can bring pets on ferries with the following ferry companies
    • MOL Ferry
    • Amakusa Takarajima Line

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