Regular and Express Ferries to Remote Islands

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
Island Port Ferry Type & Travel Time Link
Tokashiki Island Tokashiki Port Express Ferry : 35 min
Regular Ferry : 1 hr 10 min
View Fees and Schedule Here
Zamami Island Zamami Port *Via Aka Island Express Ferry : 50 min- 1 hr 10 min
Regular Ferry : 1 hr 30 min- 2 hr
View Fees and Schedule Here
Aka Island Aka Port Express Ferry : 50 min
Regular Ferry : 1 hr 30 min
View Fees and Schedule Here
Kume Island Kanegusuku Port Regular Ferry : 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 : 1 hr 45 min- 2 hr 15 min View Fees and Schedule Here
Aguni Island Aguni Port Regular Ferry : 2 hr View Fees and Schedule Here
Minami-Daito / Kita-Daito Regular Ferry : 15 hr
*Between Kitadaito and Minamidaito (Travel time: 1 hr)
View Fees and Schedule Here  *Japanese Only

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

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  *Japanese Only
Marix Line  *Japanese Only

* 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
Island Port Ferry Type & Travel Time Link
Iheya Island Maedomari Port Regular Ferry : 1 hr 20 min View Fees and Schedule Here  *Japanese Only
Izena Island Nakata Port Regular Ferry : 55 min View Fees and Schedule Here
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
Island Port Ferry Type & Travel Time Link
Taketomi Island Taketomi Port Express Ferry : 10 min 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
Kohama Island Kohama Port Express Ferry : 25 min
Kuroshima Island Kuroshima Port Express Ferry : 25 min
Hateruma Island Hateruma Port Express Ferry : 1hr 10 min – 1hr 40 min
Hatoma Island Hatoma Port Express Ferry : 45 min
Iriomote Island Ohara Port Express Ferry : 40 min
Iriomote Island Uehara Port Express Ferry : 45 min
Aragusuku Island *Because there is no regular service, use the tour that departs from Ishigaki Port.
Yonaguni Island Kubura Port Regular Ferry : 4hr View Fees and Schedule Here  *Japanese Only

Inquiries about Ferry Service/Assistance with Language Issues at Destination.