There are 4 ferry routes operating between South Korea and Japan offering you combined total of 39 sailings per week. Panstar Cruise operates 1 route, Busan to Osaka which runs 3 times weekly. Camellia Line operates 1 route, Busan to Hakata which runs 7 times weekly. JR Kyushu Jet Ferry operates 1 route, Busan to Hakata which runs 3 times daily. DBS Cruise Ferry operates 1 route, Donghae to Sakaiminato which runs 1 time weekly. Pukwan Ferry operates 1 route, Busan to Shimonoseki 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 South Korea to Japan to get the most up to date information.
South Korea forms the southern part of the Korean Peninsula in East Asia, with China to the west and Japan to the east.
With a history dating back to 70,000 BC embedded into this small country’s cultural heritage, South Korea offers numerous fascinating historical landmarks including 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It has a stunning landscape, too comprising huge mountains, gorgeous countryside, picturesque rice fields and clusters of remote islands found just offshore.
Seoul, the energetic capital is a bustling metropolis filled with everything from temples to high-end bars and shops featuring the world’s latest technology. Food contributes significantly to the character of this city as well; you can enjoy exquisite meals either on a street corner or inside a neo-Korean upmarket restaurant, there’s an endless choice.
South Korea has a few ports offering routes to a wide range of destinations. For international ferry routes, there are a number of sailings across the Sea of Japan to choose from, whilst the domestic crossings go to the islands just off the south coast.