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Okinawa is comprised of more than 160 beautiful islands of various sizes dotting the sea southwest of Japan. Going to a port and riding a regular or express ferry can allow you to access even small islands that do not have an airport.
Additionally, even if you’re headed to an island that is accessible by plane, traveling by ferry is often less expensive than traveling by plane.

 

*Travel times are estimates. Weather conditions and other factors may affect these estimates. In addition, the arrival and departure times or ports may change depending on the weather or port conditions, so please check in advance.

As of September 2018

From the Main Island of Okinawa

Major Ports

1. Tomarin (Tomari Wharf Passenger Terminal ), Naha City MAP
2. Naha-futo Wharf, Naha City MAP
3. Heshikiya Port, Uruma City MAP
4. Azama Port, Nanjo City MAP
5. Motobu Port, Motobu Town MAP
6. Toguchi Port, Motobu Town MAP
7. Unten Port, Nakijin Village MAP

 

 

1. Naha (Tomarin) Arrivals and Departures

Tokashiki Island (Tokashiki Port)
Express Ferry (Travel time: 35 min)
Regular Ferry (Travel time: 1 hr 10 min)
View Fees and Schedule Here

Zamami Island (Zamami Port)  *Via Aka Island
Express Ferry (Travel time: 50 min- 1 hr 10 min)
Regular Ferry (Travel time: 1 hr 30 min- 2 hr)
View Fees and Schedule Here

Aka Island (Aka Port)
Express Ferry (Travel time: 50 min)
Regular Ferry (Travel time: 1 hr 30 min)
View Fees and Schedule Here

 *View Fees and Schedules for Travel Between Tokashiki Island, Zamami Island, and Aka Island Here

Kume Island (Kanegusuku Port)
Regular Ferry (Travel time: 2 hr 50 min- 3 hr 15 min)
*3 hrs 20 min – 4 hrs if passing through Tonaki Island
View Fees and Schedule Here

Tonaki Island(Tonaki Port)
Regular Ferry (Travel time: 1 hr 45 min- 2 hr 15 min)
View Fees and Schedule Here

Aguni Island(Aguni Port)
Regular Ferry (Travel time: 2 hr)
View Fees and Schedule Here

Minami-Daito / Kita-Daito
Regular Ferry (Travel time: 15 hr) *Between Kitadaito and Minamidaito (Travel time: 1 hr)
View Fees and Schedule Here *Japanese Only

 

2. Naha (Naha-futo Wharf) Arrivals and Departures 

Naha – Motobu – Yoron – Okinoerabu (Wadomari Port) – Tokunoshima (Kametoku Port) – Amami (Naze Port) – Kagoshima
Ferry (Length of trip to Kagoshima: 25 hours 30 minutes)

A-Line Ferry
Marix Line

* The operating company will be different depending on the day.

3. Uruma (Heshikiya Port) Arrivals and Departures

Tsuken Island (Tsuken Port)
Express Ferry (Travel time: 30 min)
Regular Ferry (Travel time: 1 hr)
View Fees and Schedule Here *Japanese Only

 

4. Nanjo (Azama Port) Arrivals and Departures

Kudaka Island (Kudaka Port)
Express Ferry (Travel time: 15 min)
Regular Ferry (Travel time: 25 min)
View Fees and Schedule Here

 

5. Motobu (Motobu Port) Arrivals and Departures

Ie Island (Ie Port)
Regular Ferry (Travel time: 30 min)
View Fees and Schedule Here

 

6. Motobu (Toguchi Port) Arrivals and Departures

Minna Island (Minna Port)
Express Ferry (Travel time: 15 min)
View Fees and Schedule Here *Japanese Only

 

7. Nakijin (Unten Port) Arrivals and Departures

Iheya Island (Maedomari Port)
Regular Ferry (Travel time: 1 hr 20 min)
View Fees and Schedule Here *Japanese Only

Izena Island (Nakata Port)
Regular Ferry (Travel time: 55 min)
View Fees and Schedule Here *Japanese Only

 

 

From Miyako Island

Major Ports

1. Hirara Port MAP
2. Shimajiri Port MAP

 

 

1. Hirara Port Arrivals and Departures

Tarama Island (Tarama Port)
Regular Ferry (Travel time: 2hr 5 min)
View Fees and Schedule Here *Japanese Only

 

2. Shimajiri Port Arrivals and Departures

Ogami Island (Ogami Port)
Regular Ferry (Travel time: 15 min)
View Fees and Schedule Here *Japanese Only

 

 

From Ishigaki Island

Major Ports

1. Ishigaki Port MAP

 

*All travel times assume direct routes.

*Because the ferries do not operate every day, please check the following to see what days they operate.

 

1. Ishigaki Port Arrivals and Departures

Taketomi Island (Taketomi Port)
Express Ferry (Travel time: 10 min)

Kohama Island (Kohama Port)
Express Ferry (Travel time: 25 min)

Kuroshima Island (Kuroshima Port)
Express Ferry (Travel time: 25 min)

Hateruma Island (Hateruma Port)
Express Ferry (Travel time: 1hr 10 min – 1hr 40 min)

Hatoma Island (Hatoma Port)
Express Ferry (Travel time: 40 min)

Iriomote Island (Ohara Port)
Express Ferry (Travel time: 40 min)

Iriomote Island (Uehara Port)
Express Ferry (Travel time: 45 min)

Aragusuku Island
*Because there is no regular service, use the tour that departs from Ishigaki Port.

Fees and Schedules (Routes between the Yaeyama Islands can be checked here as well. *Routes are irregular)
Anei Kanko Co., Ltd.
Yaeyama-Kanko-Ferry Co., Ltd.
Ishigaki Dream Tours

Yonaguni Island (Kubura Port)
Regular Ferry (Travel time: 4hr)
View Fees and Schedule Here *Japanese Only

 

Inquiries about Ferry Service/Assistance with Language Issues at Destination
Be.Okinawa Multilingual Contact Center (Call, Mail, Skype)

 

»International Flights to Okinawa

»Domestic Flights to Okinawa

»Flights to the Okinawan Islands and Neighboring Islands

»Regular and Express Ferries to Remote Islands

»Getting Around Okinawa After Arriving