Uehara ferry port in Iriomote is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Ishigaki & Hatoma available. With a selection of up to 13 Sailings Daily, the port of Uehara connects Iriomote with Okinawa.
Sailing durations range from 15 minutes on the Hatoma service to 1 hour 25 minutes on the Ishigaki 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 Uehara fare search.
Uehara is situated on the north coast of the island of Iriomote, an island forming part of the Okinawa archipelago belonging to Japan. Only a couple of ferry routes depart the port, heading to Ishigaki and Hatoma, typically lasting around 45 minutes and 15 minutes respectively.
The landscape and infrastructure of Uehara of is a juxtaposition from the quintessential image of modern day Japan; the town centre is a quaint collection of shops, cafes and restaurants, bound together by a small, steady stream of tourism mixed with the locals maintaining their simplistic lifestyle. The day tripper and the short term visitor are both catered for by the few amenities in the town; supermarkets sell local produce at a fairly cheap price and there are some fine restaurants serving some traditional Japanese cuisine.
The lack of entertainment and landmarks means that many only use Uehara as a layover point before moving on to more popular tourist destinations. However, for anyone longing for a few days amid peace and tranquillity, the relaxed environment is perfect for whiling away the hours.
A couple of rental car companies are in operation around the town, though most choose to walk around the serene surroundings.