Ferry Services in Tokyo

Find out about the ferry services available in Tokyo...

Tokyo Ferries

There are two main types of ferries operating in Tokyo:

  • Local ferries that operate like water buses connecting points in the city
  • Long distance ferries that connect Tokyo with other cities further afield. In addition to carrying passengers, these ferries usually accept cars and cargo for transport
  • For more information about using ferries in Tokyo from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government: Click here

Local ferry services

  • Tokyo Cruise Ship Co, Ltd: Operates several routes in downtown Tokyo along the Sumida River and Tokyo bay (website in Japanese). The routes include:
    • Asakusa – Hinode Pier – Hamarikyu
    • Asakusa – Odaiba – Toyosu
    • Odaiba – Hinode Pier
    • Hinode Pier – Palette Town – Tokyo Big Sight
    • Tel: 0120 977 311 (open every day 09:30-17:30)
  • Tokyo Mizube Line: Water bus stopping at many points around the Sumida River, Arakawa River, Odaiba area and the Kasai Rinkai park
    : 03 5608 8869

Long distance ferry services

  • A Line: Tokyo to Okinawa with a stop at Kagoshima (website in Japanese)
    : 03 5643 6170
  • Ocean Trans Co, Ltd: Long distance ferry service connecting Tokyo to Kitakusyu and Tokushima
    : 03 5148 0109 (open every day 09:00-17:00)
  • Ogasawara Kaiun Co, Ltd: Cruise connecting Tokyo and Chichijima in the Ogasawara islands
    : 03 3451 5171
  • Tokai Kisen Co, Ltd: Ferry service to the Izu islands departing from Takeshiba port in Tokyo. The islands served include Oshima, Toshima, Miyakejima, Niijima, Shikinejima, Kozushima, Mikurashima and Hachijojima
    : 03 5472 9999 (open every day 09:30-20:00)