Miyanoura ferry port in Yakushima is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Kagoshima, Nishinoomote & Ibusuki available. With a selection of up to 35 Sailings Weekly, the port of Miyanoura connects Yakushima with Japan & Tanegashima.
Sailing durations range from 45 minutes on the Nishinoomote service to 2 hours 30 minutes on the Kagoshima service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Miyanoura fare search.
Miyanoura Port lies to the west of the island of Naoshima, and is one of two ports used to connect passengers with other areas of Japan. There are three ferry routes heading out of Miyanoura, all relatively quick crossings to other Japanese coastal resorts.
Famed for its thriving art scene, Naoshima has both outdoor and indoor art shows; art museums are dotted around the south coast, showcasing all genres, and oftentimes the city will display art productions outside for passers-by. For those who prefer their museums to be filled with artefacts as opposed to art, the Yakusugi Museum is a popular attraction amongst tourists. To continue the cultural experience, head to the World Heritage Conservation Centre, especially on the occasion when shows and exhibitions are taking place.
After the overload of art and culture, tourists may long for the chance to spend time in the great outdoors. For a spectacular highlight, the waterfalls are breathtaking and are worth the trip to the island alone, especially for anyone hoping for enviable photos. After the excitement and rush of the waterfall, the Yakushima Fruit Garden is a leisurely change of pace, perfect for a family day out.
Active travellers will relish the chance to travel around Miyanoura; the landscape is fairly hilly and mountainous, but is easy enough to get around. There is also a bus service in operation around the island and taxis are readily available for quick and convenient transport.
1208-11 Miyanoura, Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima-ken 891-4205
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