Ferry to Japan
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Ferry to Japan

Ferries to Japan are provided by Panstar Cruise, Camellia Line, MOL Ferry, Tane Yaku Jetfoil, Uwajima-Unyu Ferries, JR Kyushu Beetle Jet Ferry (Queen Beetle), Tokai Kisen, Amakusa Takarajima Line, Yaeyama Kanko Ferry, Ishigaki Dream Tours, Kume Line, Shin Nihonkai Ferry, Nankai Ferry, Hankyu Ferry, Sado Kisen & Tokyo Kyusyu Ferry.

Japan Ferry Times

There are approximately 262 daily sailings and up to 1648 weekly sailings to Japan. Ferry timetables can change throughout the year and often increase during the high season. Use our deal finder for the most up to date sailing times and availability.

Ferry Ports of Japan

There are 44 ferry ports in Japan and Hakata (Fukuoka) ferry port is the most popular with 14 weekly sailings.

Ferry from Busan to Japan

The ferry from Busan to Hakata (Fukuoka) sails approximately 2 times daily and up to 14 times weekly, with a sailing duration of 7 hours 35 minutes. The Busan Hakata (Fukuoka) ferry is £191.52 on average. Exclusive of booking fees.

Ferry from Busan to Japan

Ferries from Busan to Osaka sail approximately 2 times weekly, with a crossing time of 19 hours . The average price of a Busan Osaka ferry is £254.47. Exclusive of booking fees.

Prices will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated June 01.

Is there a car ferry to Japan?

Yes, there is a car ferry to Japan. MOL Ferry, Uwajima-Unyu Ferries, Shin Nihonkai Ferry, Nankai Ferry, Hankyu Ferry, Sado Kisen & Tokyo Kyusyu Ferry offer car ferries to Japan

Japan Ferry Prices and Offers

The cost of a ferry to Japan can vary by route, operator and season. For ferry discounts, view our special offers page.

How to book ferry tickets to Japan

Book ferry tickets to Japan online with Direct Ferries, using our Deal Finder and compare routes, prices and operators for the best deals.

Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to Japan?

Ferries to Japan:
  • Atami
  • Ito
  • Izu Oshima
  • Otaru
  • Tomakomai Higashi
  • Akita
  • Niigata
  • Tsuruga
  • Ryotsu
  • Ogi

What is the fastest ferry to Japan?

The fastest ferry crossing to Japan is via the Atami to Ito route, with a crossing time of approximately 25m.

What is the cheapest ferry to Japan?

The cheapest ferry to Japan is £98 from Niigata to Tsuruga. Price exclusive of booking fees.

What are the ferry ports in Japan?

Japan Ferry Ports:
  • Ito
  • Atami
  • Niigata
  • Akita
  • Tsuruga
  • Naoetsu

Can you take pets on the ferry to Japan?

No, pets are not permitted with any operator on routes offered to Japan.

Japan reviews

  • "Busan to Fukuoka"

    I travelled with some friends from busan to Fukuoka with JR Kyushu Jet ferries and had a pleasant trip. The ferry was clean and spacious. Didn't feel like it was a long trip. Would definitely do it again.

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  • "An excellent trip"

    A very special experience

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  • "Excellent"

    Excellent ferry company. The staff was very responsive and helpful whenever we add any question. Trip went exactly as planned. We were asked to arrive 1H early at the ferry terminal and this was correct in terms of border crossing, security and boarding.

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  • "Very efficient service"

    Leaving Busan, South Korea, to go by hydrofoil to Hakata (Fukuoka) in Japan is very straightforward but leave plenty of time for all the processes. It is more like being in an airport. Staff were very helpful. The ferry is very efficient, clean and fast. The reclining seats are comfortable.there is a small selection of snacks and drinks available to buy on board. Arriving in Hakata (Fukuoka), the immigration process is easy and staff efficient. The people at the information kiosk were also helpful, helping us to ring our Japanese host.

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