There are 4 ferry routes operating between Japan and South Korea offering you combined total of 38 sailings per week. Panstar Cruise operates 1 route, Osaka to Busan which runs 2 times weekly. Camellia Line operates 1 route, Hakata to Busan which runs 7 times weekly. JR Kyushu Jet Ferry operates 1 route, Hakata to Busan which runs 3 times daily. DBS Cruise Ferry operates 1 route, Sakaiminato to Donghae which runs 1 time weekly. Pukwan Ferry operates 1 route, Shimonoseki to Busan which runs 7 times weekly.
As the frequency and duration of crossings on some routes varies we would advise that you do a live search for crossings from Japan to South Korea to get the most up to date information.
Japan is an island country in East Asia, divided into 47 prefectures and 8 regions in the Pacific Ocean.
With over 6,000 islands in total, Japan is defined by many different landscapes ranging from cherry blossom-clad hills and iconic volcanoes to ultra-modern cities showcasing the latest technological advances.
Tokyo, the capital, claims the most Michelin stars of any city in the world, so an exquisite sushi feast is never too far away. It also boasts a superb transportation system, an endless amount of bars and awe-inspiring structures, helping it become one of the most visited cities in Asia.
Travelling by ferry is a useful way to get around Japan, as it offers a substantial amount of routes within its many islands and prefectures, which are all operated by a wide range of excellent ferry operators. You can also sail to numerous international destinations including South Korea, China and Russia.
South Korea, officially known as the Republic of Korea is a country constituting the Southern part of the Korean Peninsula, with China to the West and Japan to the Southeast.
South Korea is becoming a popular tourist destination, with its Capital city Seoul as a must see. The capital is home to many palaces as well as the Seoul tower. The city of Busan is also home to the beautiful Haeundae beach where families go during the summer season to enjoy the best sea view.