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Arrival & Information: By Boat



Tokyo is considered as one of the greatest ports of the world, Tokyo offers domestic ferry services to other destinations in Japan. However, none of the regular international ferries to Japan visit Tokyo.

Tokyo is considered as one of the greatest ports of the world, Tokyo offers domestic ferry services to other destinations in Japan. However, none of the regular international ferries to Japan visit Tokyo.

The major long-distance ferry terminal is Ariake Ferry Terminal, situated on an artificial island near of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay. The closer station is Kokusai-Tenjijo-Seimon on the Yurikamome line, but it's still a bit of a walking. You can also get a direct bus from Shin-Kiba station on the Metro Yurakucho line.

The major services from this terminal are:
  • Tokyo-Tomakomai (Hokkaido): Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen, Phone: 03-3528-0718. This ferry doesn't offer passenger facilities, so it can only be used if you have a car; fares for a car and driver start at ¥25,820.


  • Tokyo-Tokushima-Kitakyushu: Ocean Tokyu Ferry, Phone: 03-5148-0109. Tokyo-Kitakyushu passenger fares are ¥14,000 for second class, ¥26,600 for first class.
Ferries to the Izu and Ogasawara Islands depart from Takeshiba Terminal, near to Takeshiba station on the Yurikamome line. Cruise liners keep to use the Harumi Terminal, best accessible on bus (To-05) from Tokyo station Marunouchi South Exit or (Tou-12) from Tokyo station Yaesu exit. International ferries and cargo ferries that also take passengers can depart from other terminals, too enquire with your shipping company.

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