Shin-Nihonkai Ferry

Ferry in Otaru

Shin-Nihonkai Ferry runs ferries down the Japan Sea coast, connecting Otaru to Niigata (18 hours) and Maizuru (Kyoto-fu; 20 hours). Prices and departures are seasonal, but the latest information is posted in English on the website.

When ferries are running, buses (¥220, 30 minutes) depart from stop 4 in front of JR Otaru Station for the ferry terminal at 8.59am, 5.29pm (Sundays only) and 9pm, to coincide with ferry departures. From the ferry terminal, buses depart at 9.30pm for Otaru.