Scenic Japan from the Water

Route Details

Tsuruga~Niigata~Akita~Tomakomai

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Routes (Round-Trip)

From

Tsuruga
Ports of Call

To

Tomakoma-Higashi

Fare [JPY]

4,310 - 54,400

Distance and Course Time

224.0km - 1074.0km
/ 6H35M - 34H00M
<Introduction>
A regularly operated line which connects Tsuruga Port (Tsuruga-shi, Fukui Prefecture) and Tomakomai East Port (Atsuma-chō, Yūfutsu-gun, Hokkaido Prefecture) via Niigata Port (Niigata-shi, Niigata Prefecture) and Port of Akita (Akita, Akita Prefecture) in about 31 hours by large car ferry.

<Features>
We offer an elegant sea travel in the Sea of Japan with a large car ferry equipped with a capacity of 846 passengers and 58 passenger cars.
With a selection of rooms from affordable carpeted shared rooms to suites with private terrace and bathroom with ocean view, the ferry is also called a moving ocean hotel.
On board you can enjoy a meal at the grill, restaurant or cafe. Other facilities include a shop, a bath house and a laundromat.
The long-distance route connecting Tsuruga with Niigata, Akita and Tomakomai offers convenience and comfort, allowing overnight travel for passengers and vehicles.
It can also be used as an alternative transport method when air and land transport is disrupted.

<Tourist Attractions Nearby>

■Tsuruga Port
・Kehi no Matsubara: About 20 minutes by car from Tsuruga Port. Considered to be one of the three most beautiful pine tree parks in Japan.
・Kehi Shrine (Kehi jingū): About 10 minutes by car from Tsuruga Port. Its torii gate is one of the three largest wooden torii gates in Japan and registered as an Important Cultural Property.


■Niigata Port
・Toki Messe (international convention center): About 10 minutes by car from Niigata Port. It has an observation deck with a view of and around Niigata city.
・Lake Hyōko: About 30 minutes by car from Niigata Port. Observation spot for abundant and diverse bird life.

■Akita Port
・Roadside Station (michi no eki) Akita Port to Port Tower Selion: About 2 minutes by car from Akita Port. It has an observation deck with a view of the port.
・Oga Quasi-National Park (Oga Kokutei Kōen): About 90 minutes by car from Akita Port. Also Mount Kanpu and scenic hot springs along the coast line.

■Tomakomai East Port
・Lake Utonai: About 30 minutes by car from Tomakomai East Port. A bird sanctuary, the fourth designated Ramsar site in Japan (wetland of international importance under the Ramsar convention).

<Access to Pier>
■Tsuruga Port (Tsuruga New Port area, Tsuruga Ferry Terminal)
<By train> About 10 minutes by taxi from JR West Tsuruga station.
https://goo.gl/maps/Tt9rzT3vPN
※The connecting bus operates according to the ferry timetable. Please inquire for details.
<By car> About 4.2km from ‘Tsuruga IC’ of Hokuriku Expressway (about 6 minutes).
https://goo.gl/maps/unPCVwBARD


■Niigata Port (Yamanoshita Pier, Niigata Ferry terminal)
<By train> About 15 minutes by taxi from JR East Niigata station.
https://goo.gl/maps/rZTmxKQbDe
※There may be a connecting bus between Niigata station and Niigata Ferry Terminal. Please inquire for details.
<By car> About 7.5km from ‘Niigata Kameda IC’ of Nihonkai-Tohoku Expressway (about 30 minutes).
https://goo.gl/maps/vgh1SbJLUX

■Port of Akita (Nakajima Pier, Akita Ferry Terminal)
<By train> About 20 minutes by taxi from JR East Akita station.
https://goo.gl/maps/JAKxr6NgsJ
※There may be a connecting bus between Akita station and Akita Ferry Terminal. Please inquire for details.
<By train> About 10 minutes by taxi from JR East Tsuchizaki station.
https://goo.gl/maps/cx4st7sGC8
<By car> About 8km from ‘Akita Kita IC’ of Akita Expressway (about 15 minutes).
https://goo.gl/maps/so6szbq7iG


■Tomakomai East Port (Shubun Pier, Tomakomai East Port Ferry Terminal)
<By train> About 40 minutes by taxi from JR Hokkaido Tomakomai station.
https://goo.gl/maps/fQAmYVetQP
<By train> About 45 minutes by taxi from JR Hokkaido Minami-Chitose station.
https://goo.gl/maps/MPSfbY51TW
※The connecting bus operates according to the ferry timetable. Please inquire for details.
<By car> About 2.5km from ‘Atsuma IC’ of Hidaka Expressway (about 5 minutes).
https://goo.gl/maps/zAzAZAgc7J


<Operating Company>
Shinnihonkai Ferry Co., Ltd.
※All published information is as of January 2019. For more details, please check the official company website. 
Items of Interest On-Board Dining,Car Ferries,Large Car Ferries (Accommodative) Route Type Car Ferries
Reservation Yes Credit Card Yes
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Ports of Call

  1. Tsuruga
  2. Niigata
  3. Akita
  4. Tomakoma-Higashi

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Tourist Attractions Nearby