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Introducing a popular long distance ferry service in the Japan coastal.
Ferry ships carry both passengers and vehicles. The Japan Long Distance Ferry Association is composed of 8 companies who operate 14 routes from Hokkaido to Kyusyu. Each 14 route extends over 200km. Each long distance route provides upscale facilities and services comparable to high-class hotels.
Appreciation of marine transportation services have greatly increased since March 11, 2011 when earthquake and tsunami that struck the Tohoku and Pacific Ocean regions with devastating consequences.

Japan Long Course Ferry Service Association.
As of October 2017, 8 of long course ferry companies are member of the Japan Long Course Ferry Service Association.


Introducing Japan Ferry Pass also offers long-haul ferry routes.
Please click the course name in the map below.
kobe-shinmoji osaka-shibushi kobe-oita osaka-beppu izumiotsu-shinmoji osaka-shinmoji kobe-miyazaki tokyo-kitakyushu oarai-tomakomai nagoya-tomakomai tsuruga-niigata-akita-tomakomaihigasi tsuruga-tomakomaihigashi niigata-otaru maizuru-otaru

Multilingual websites of each ferry company are now available. Please click the funnel below.