Kurihama ferries connect Japan with Izu Islands with crossings available to Izu Oshima, Toshima, Niijima, Shikinejima & Kozushima (in Izu Islands) & Tokyo (in Japan). Kurihama Ferry crossings are operated by Tokai Kisen and depending on time of year you’ll find a choice of up to 18 ferry crossings weekly.
There are up to 18 ferry crossings weekly from Kurihama with sailing durations starting from 1 hour. Our Kurihama ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Situated in the city of Yokosuka in the Kanagawa Prefecture, Kurihama Port is found on the southern coast of Japan. With just a few crossings per week, Kurihama remains one of the most sparingly used ports in the world, though it is used as a gateway to the capital city of Tokyo. Lasting just an hour, the sailing from Kurihama to Tokyo is relatively short, making it one of the easiest and quickest ways to travel.
The ferry terminal is quite small, with just one main pier in operation. There are buses taking passengers near the port area, though the district of Kurihama is fairly small, meaning that most places are within walking distance. In the centre of the town, there are a few shops, cafes and restaurants that are perfect for whiling away a few hours, though Kurihama is usually used as just a layover and few visitors stay for longer than a day. The main attraction is possibly the museum that was opened in 1987, creating a slight increase of tourism to the area.
The pier is visible from a fair distance, and once there the staff are famously very friendly and happy to help any confused visitors. The crossings are supplied by Tokai Kisen and are generally comfortable and affordable.
8 Chome-17-20 Kurihama Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa-ken 239-0831
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