There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Japan and China operated by 1 ferry company – Shanghai Ferry. The Osaka to Shanghai ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 48 hours.
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 Japan China crossing between Osaka and Shanghai.
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.
China is a massive country in East Asia, and the most populous on the planet, spanning over nine and a half million square-kilometres.
Known the world over for its sumptuous cuisine, historic landmarks and animated New Year celebrations, China has an intensely rich cultural heritage, accommodating almost a hundred million visitors each year. Many millenniums of inhabitation have culminated in some of the most recognisable monuments on earth: the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City Palace of Beijing and the Terracotta Army sculptures. While the capital, Beijing, and largest city, Shanghai, are skyscraper-clad testaments to the nation’s progressive and ultra-modern outlook.
The frequent and high-speed ferry services make it easy to reach to China from the Special Administrative Regions of Macau and Hong Kong, with multiple crossings every day lasting no longer than an hour. For international services, long-haul sailings from South Korea and Japan are also available.