Scenic Japan from the Water

Route Details


  • Suzuran

  • suisen entrance

  • Suzuran

  • suisen entrance

Routes (Round-Trip)


Ports of Call


Tomakomai Higashi

Fare [JPY]

9,970 - 54,400

Distance and Course Time

948.0km - 948.0km
/ 20H00M - 21H00M
A regularly operated line which connects Tsuruga Port (Tsuruga-shi, Fukui Prefecture) and Tomakomai East Port (Atsuma-chō, Yūfutsu-gun, Hokkaido Prefecture) in about 20 hours by large car ferry.

We offer a sea travel in the Sea of Japan with a large car ferry equipped with a capacity of 613 passengers and 58 passenger cars. Also called a floating ocean hotel, it has a selection of rooms from affordable large passenger rooms with bunk beds to suites that have private terrace and bathroom with ocean view.
On board you can enjoy a meal at the grill, restaurant or cafe. Other facilities include a shop, a bath house, an exercise room and a laundromat.
The long-distance route connecting Tsuruga 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.

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.
※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).

■Tomakomai East Port (Shubun Pier, Tomakomai East Port Ferry Terminal)
<By train> About 40 minutes by taxi from JR Hokkaido Tomakomai station.
<By train> About 45 minutes by taxi from JR Hokkaido Minami-Chitose station.
※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).

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
Contact Information

Ports of Call

  1. Tsuruga
  2. Tomakomai Higashi

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Tourist Attractions Nearby