There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Iriomote Island and Hatoma Island operated by 2 ferry companies – Ishigaki Dream Tours & Yaeyama Kanko Ferry. The Uehara to Hatoma ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 15 minutes.
Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Iriomote Island Hatoma Island crossing between Uehara and Hatoma.
Iriomote is the largest of the Yaeyama Islands in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, located in the southern East China Sea.
It is considered to be one of Japan’s last great wildernesses thanks to the high density of jungle, swampy mangroves and meandering rivers, which are either part of the Iriomote National Park or protected state land, and the relatively small number of inhabitants.
Some of the country’s most impressive coral reef fringes the coastline, too, and the forested inland is home to the critically endangered namesake wildcat, making Iriomote one of the most biodiverse places in Japan.
As a remote island with no airstrip, all visitors must come and go by ferry. Iriomote has ferry terminals on the north and south coasts, offering a great number of quick sailings to the majority of the surrounding Yaeyama Islands.