Scenic Japan from the Water

Route Details

Yawatahama – Beppu / Yawatahama – Usuki

  • Ferry Akebono-maru

  • Ferry Akebono-maru

  • Ferry Akatsuki-maru

  • Ferry Akatsuki-maru

  • Ferry Ehime

  • Miyazaki Takachiho Amanoyasukawara

  • Miyazaki Takachiho Gorge 

  • Oita Usuki Stone Buddha

  • Oita Mt.Takasaki Monkey National Park

  • Oita Beppu Jigoku Meguri Hell Tour

  • Oita Beppu Jigoku Meguri Hell Tour

  • Oita Beppu Hot Spring

  • Ehime Sada Cape

  • Ehime Mt.Ishizuchi

  • Ehime Dogo Hot Spring

  • Ehime Yawatahama Mandarin

  • Kochi Shimanto River

  • Tokushima Iya

  • Ferry Akebono-maru

  • Ferry Akebono-maru

  • Ferry Akatsuki-maru

  • Ferry Akatsuki-maru

  • Ferry Ehime

  • Miyazaki Takachiho Amanoyasukawara

  • Miyazaki Takachiho Gorge 

  • Oita Usuki Stone Buddha

  • Oita Mt.Takasaki Monkey National Park

  • Oita Beppu Jigoku Meguri Hell Tour

  • Oita Beppu Jigoku Meguri Hell Tour

  • Oita Beppu Hot Spring

  • Ehime Sada Cape

  • Ehime Mt.Ishizuchi

  • Ehime Dogo Hot Spring

  • Ehime Yawatahama Mandarin

  • Kochi Shimanto River

  • Tokushima Iya

Routes (Round-Trip)

From

Yawatahama
Ports of Call

To

Beppu、Usuki

Fare [JPY]

2,310 - 8,750

Distance and Course Time

67.0km - 89.0km
/ 2H20M - 2H50M
Regularly operated car ferries connecting Yawatahama Port (Yawatahama City, Ehime Prefecture) and Beppu Port (Beppu City, Oita Prefecture) in 2 hours and 50 minutes, and Yawatahama Port and Usuki Port (Usuki City, Oita Prefecture) in 2 hours and 25 minutes.

[features]
13 roundtrips per day between Shikoku and Kyushu using 4 large car ferries with a capacity to hold 500 – 600 passengers as well as 145 – 160 cars.
Cabins come in 3 classes (second, first, and special) and can accommodate both groups and individuals.
Special class cabins are private cabins equipped with bed and TV and hold 2-4 passengers.
Ferries are equipped with lounge, shops, vending machines, game rooms, Wi-Fi, and stabilizers against rolling motions, all to ensure a comfortable trip.
Great views from portholes include: Sadamisaki Peninsula, the longest peninsula in Japan; chalk-white lighthouses; Bungo Channel and its great fisheries; Kyushu’s grand mountainous landscapes… All adding to the beautiful and relaxing experience of traveling leisurely on a ferry.
The route boasts 135 years of history as a fast and convenient bypass connecting Shikoku and Kyushu.

[Tourist Attractions Nearby]
Yawatahama Port
-“Dogo Onsen Honkan” public bathhouse: 80 minutes by car from Yawatahama Port. A picturesque symbol of Japan’s oldest hot spring. Baths open at 6 a.m.
-Uwajima Castle: 50 minutes by car from Yawatahama Port. Uwajima Castle is one of the last surviving 12 Japanese castles with the original Tenshu (main keep) preserved and is designated as an Important Cultural Property by the Agency of Cultural Affairs.

Beppu Port
-Hells of Beppu: 5 minutes by car from Beppu port. The ‘Hells’ refer to hot springs that have unique colors and characteristics that create a hell-like scenery, with fumes, hot mud, and boiling water gushing out from the land. Chino-ike (bloodbath) Hell (a uniquely red hot spring) and Tatsumaki (tornado) Hell (a frequently erupting geyser) are amongst the most famous.

Usuki Port
-Usuki Stone Buddhas: 10 minutes by car from Usuki Port.
A series of 900 year old stone statues of Buddha, carved directly on natural rock surfaces. All 61 statues are designated as National Treasures of Japan.

[Access to Pier]
Yawatahama Port
(By Train) 20 minutes by foot, 5 minutes by taxi from JR Shikoku Yawatahama Station
https://goo.gl/maps/3KUBA8Sc7Rp
(By Car) 30 minutes from Matsuyama Expressway ‘Ozu IC’ via Ozu Road, National Highway Route 56, National Highway Route 197, or Prefectural Road 27 (20.9km).
https://goo.gl/maps/hnetsoSpPq92
Beppu Port
(By Train) 30 minutes by foot, 10 minutes by taxi from JR Kyushu Beppu Station.
https://goo.gl/maps/oUGWHB9M7s62
(By Car) 15 minutes from Higashi-Kyushu Expressway ‘Beppu IC’ via Prefectural Road 11 or National Highway Route 10 (7.1km).
https://goo.gl/maps/RfZDQgyqW2Q2

Usuki Port
https://goo.gl/maps/8zj4PB2fGPm
(By Train) 15 minutes by foot, 5 minutes by taxi from JR Kyushu Usuki Station.
https://goo.gl/maps/3ucV6vM5rEu
(By Car) 10 minutes from Higashi-Kyushu Expressway ‘Usuki IC’ via National Highway Route 502 or Prefectural Road 33 (4.7km).

[Operator]
Uwajima Transportation Co., Ltd 
Items of Interest Car Ferries Route Type Car Ferries
Reservation Yes Credit Card Yes
Contact Information Uwajima Transportation Co., Ltd
TEL: 0894-23-2536 ( Japanese Only )
Details

Ports of Call

  1. Yawatahama
  2. Beppu
  3. Beppu、Usuki

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Tourist Attractions Nearby

Yawatahama
Usuki
Beppu