Scenic Japan from the Water

Route Details

Hiroshima - Kure - Matsuyama

  • Car Ferry

    Setonaikaikisen Co., Ltd.

  • Car Ferry passing through the strait of Ondo-no-seto

    Car Ferry travels through the strait of Ondo-no-seto, known as a scenic tourist spot. 

    Setonaikaikisen Co., Ltd.

  • Super Jet

    Setonaikaikisen Co., Ltd. 

  • Super Jet passing through the strait of Ondo-no-seto

    Setonaikaikisen Co., Ltd. 

  • Seto Inland Sea

    ©Hiroshima Prefecture 

  • Atomic Bomb Dome

    A memorial that tells the world of the horror of atomic bombs. A World Heritage site. 

    ©Hiroshima Prefecture

  • Atomic Bomb Dome

    ©Hiroshima Prefecture 

  • Itsukushima Shrine

    The chief shrine of about 500 Itsukushima shrines that are found all over Japan. A World Heritage site. 

    ©Hiroshima Prefecture

  • Itsukushima Shrine

    The three deities of Itsukushima Shrine were born when Amaterasu Ōmikami (goddess of the sun) and her brother Susanoo-no-mikoto made a pledge on the Celestial Plain, using a jewel and a sword. 

    ©Itsukushima Shrine 

  • Itsukushima Shrine

    ©Itsukushima Shrine 

  • Itsukushima Shrine

    corridor

    ©Itsukushima Shrine 

  • five-storey pagoda

    ©Hiroshima Prefecture

  • Hiroshima port fireworks Festival

    ©Hiroshima Prefecture

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

    ©Hiroshima Prefecture

  • Tobishima Kaido Cycling Course

    ©Hiroshima Prefecture 

  • Dogo Onsen Hot Spring Main Building

    The center of Dogo Onsen, which is one of the Three Ancient Springs in Japan. It was designated as a national important cultural property. 

  • Kure-shi

    ©Hiroshima Prefecture

  • Yamato Museum (Kure Maritime Museum)

    ©Hiroshima Prefecture

  • Super Jet

    An aerial photo of Super Jet, taken by a drone.

    Setonaikaikisen Co., Ltd.

  • Car Ferry

    An aerial photo of Car Ferry 

    Setonaikaikisen Co., Ltd.

  • Car Ferry

    Setonaikaikisen Co., Ltd.

  • Car Ferry passing through the strait of Ondo-no-seto

    Car Ferry travels through the strait of Ondo-no-seto, known as a scenic tourist spot. 

    Setonaikaikisen Co., Ltd.

  • Super Jet

    Setonaikaikisen Co., Ltd. 

  • Super Jet passing through the strait of Ondo-no-seto

    Setonaikaikisen Co., Ltd. 

  • Seto Inland Sea

    ©Hiroshima Prefecture 

  • Atomic Bomb Dome

    A memorial that tells the world of the horror of atomic bombs. A World Heritage site. 

    ©Hiroshima Prefecture

  • Atomic Bomb Dome

    ©Hiroshima Prefecture 

  • Itsukushima Shrine

    The chief shrine of about 500 Itsukushima shrines that are found all over Japan. A World Heritage site. 

    ©Hiroshima Prefecture

  • Itsukushima Shrine

    The three deities of Itsukushima Shrine were born when Amaterasu Ōmikami (goddess of the sun) and her brother Susanoo-no-mikoto made a pledge on the Celestial Plain, using a jewel and a sword. 

    ©Itsukushima Shrine 

  • Itsukushima Shrine

    ©Itsukushima Shrine 

  • Itsukushima Shrine

    corridor

    ©Itsukushima Shrine 

  • five-storey pagoda

    ©Hiroshima Prefecture

  • Hiroshima port fireworks Festival

    ©Hiroshima Prefecture

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

    ©Hiroshima Prefecture

  • Tobishima Kaido Cycling Course

    ©Hiroshima Prefecture 

  • Dogo Onsen Hot Spring Main Building

    The center of Dogo Onsen, which is one of the Three Ancient Springs in Japan. It was designated as a national important cultural property. 

  • Kure-shi

    ©Hiroshima Prefecture

  • Yamato Museum (Kure Maritime Museum)

    ©Hiroshima Prefecture

  • Super Jet

    An aerial photo of Super Jet, taken by a drone.

    Setonaikaikisen Co., Ltd.

  • Car Ferry

    An aerial photo of Car Ferry 

    Setonaikaikisen Co., Ltd.

Routes (Round-Trip)

From

Hiroshima Port
Ports of Call

To

Matsuyama Sightseeing Port

Fare [JPY]

930 - 7,100

Distance and Course Time

17.4km - 66.2km
/ 23M - 2H45M
A regular line jointly operated by Setonaikaikisen Inc. and Ishizaki Kisen Co., Ltd. which connects Hiroshima Port (Minami-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken), Kure Port (Takara-cho, Kure-shi, Hiroshima-ken) , and ·Matsuyama Sightseeing Port(Takahama-cho, Matsuyama-shi, Ehime-ken) by a passenger car ferry in about 2 hours 45 minutes and by high speed passenger ship in about 1 hour 17 minutes.

[Features]
Car ferry accomodates 350 passengers and 35 vehicles, and high speed passenger ship accomodates 150 passengers. Passenger car ferry is a reccomended choice for those intersted in seeing many islands in the Seto Inland Sea and the beautiful scenery while enjoying a relaxing cruise trip. On the second floor, seating is provided out on the deck and you can see the scenic view of Ondo-no-Seto and Setonaikai Inland Sea by feeling the breeze.
For passengers preferring a shorter journey, please take the speed passenger ship. A comfortable cruise trip with high speed navigation and reduced vibration was realized by using high pressure water jet.

[Tourist Attractions Nearby]
▪Matsuyama Sightseeing Port
・Dogo Onsen: From Matsuyama Sightseeing Port, it is about 43 minutes by limousine bus bound for Dogo Onsen Ekimae Iki or about 25 minutes by car/ The oldest hot spring in Japan with a history of 3000 years.

・Matsuyama Castle: From Matsuyama Sightseeing Port, take the limousine bus bound for Dogo Onsen Ekimae Iki for about 30 minutes and get off at Okaido bus stop, then it is a 5 minute walk/ One of the 12 Existing Castle Towers which only 12 of these remain in Japan.

▪Kure Port
・Yamato Museum: A minute walk from Kure Port/ The symbolic battle ship Yamato in one-tenth scale is worth seeing.

・The Whale of Iron Museum: 3 minute walk from Kure Port/ The only place in Japan to exhibit an actual submarine.

・Irifuneyama Memorial Museum: 15 minute walk from Kure Port/The best facility to learn about the history of Kure mainly on the Former Official Residence of Commander-in-Chief of the Kure Naval Station.

▪Hiroshima Port
・Atomic Bomb Dome:40 minutes by streetcar from Hiroshima Port/A World Heritage Site advocating the importance of peace and promoting human rights.

・Itsukushima Shrine: 20 minutes from Hiroshima Port by Setonai Sea Line speed ship bound for Miyajima Iki/ A World Heritage Site built in the sea.

・Peace Memorial Park: 40 minutes from Hiroshima Port by streetcar/ The former US President Barack Obama visited the park on May 27, 2016.

[Access to Pier]
▪Hiroshima Port
<By train> From JR Sanyo Main Line, Hiroshima Station, take Hiroshima Electric Railway Line 5 and get off at Hiroshimako Station. It is 40m or a minute walk.
https://goo.gl/maps/N37pn7aPUb32

<By train> From JR Sanyo Main Line Hiroshima Station, take Hiroshima bus #21 bound for Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima Iki. It is 38m or a minute walk from Hiroshima Minato Sanbashi bus stop.
https://goo.gl/maps/g2pbRWPb1xs

<By car> 1 km or 5 minutes from Dejima Interchange of Hiroshima Expressway Route 3 via Hiroshima-Minami Road/National Route 2.
https://goo.gl/maps/D7Gez4uYRnH2

▪Kure Port
<By train> 650m or 9 minute walk from Kure Station of JR Kure :Line via prefectural route 245.
https://goo.gl/maps/S7ebQo1x5Pq

<By Car> 1.5km or 14 minutes from Aga Interchange of Higashi Hiroshima-Kure Road via National Route 185.
https://goo.gl/maps/4bgGrVcG1Z62

▪Matsuyama Sightseeing Port
<By train> 750m or 10 minute walk from Takahama Station of Iyotetsudo Takahama line via prefectural road Route 19.
https://goo.gl/maps/nvafdi1tTCw

<By train> 20 minutes from JR Matsuyama Station by Iyo Tetsudo limousine bus bound for Matsuyama Sightseeing Port.
https://goo.gl/maps/wgEhwtLrvTS2

<By car> 15.5km or 32 minutes from Matsuyama interchange of Matsuyama Expressway via prefectural road route 19.
https://goo.gl/maps/a2vf9ZZr5is

[Vessel Operator]
Setonaikaikisen Inc./ Ishizaki Kisen Co.,Ltd 
Items of Interest Car Ferries Route Type Car Ferries
Reservation Yes Credit Card Yes
Contact Information (1)Setonaikaikisen Reservation Center (2)Ishizakikisen Co.,Ltd.
TEL: (1)082-253-1212 (2)089-953-1003 ( Japanese Only )
(1)7:00 AM – 9:00 PM (2) A.M.6:00~P.M.9:00
Details

Ports of Call

  1. Hiroshima Port
  2. Kure Port
  3. Matsuyama Sightseeing Port

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Tourist Attractions Nearby

Matsuyama
HIROSHIMA