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Tokyo-Wan Ferry

Shirahama-maru
The ferry terminal at the Port of Kurihama, Yokosuka.

Tokyo-Wan Ferry (東京湾フェリー Tōkyō-Wan Ferī, "Tokyo Bay Ferry") is Japanese car ferry operator. Its line links Yokosuka, Kanagawa and Futtsu, Chiba, across Tokyo Bay in some 40 minutes. Headquartered in Yokosuka, the company started its service from 1957. The ferry started to accept PASMO smart cards from June 2008.

At the Port of Kanaya, connection tickets to Keihin Electric Express Railway (Keikyū) Lines are available. The single ticket comprises the ferry to the Port of Kurihama, Keikyū Bus from the port to Keikyū Kurihama Station, and Keikyū Railway Line from the station.

Line

  • Port of Kurihama (Port of Yokosuka, Yokosuka, Kanagawa) — Port of Kanaya (Futtsu, Chiba)

There is 1 service per 30 to 50 minutes, depending on seasons.

Terminals

Yokosuka (west) side:

Chiba (east) side:

Another cross-bay ferry route, running between Yokohama and Kisarazu, was shut down when the Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line bridge-tunnel, linking the same locations, opened in December 1997.

Ships

Name Gross tonnage Speed Passenger capacity In service from
Kanaya-maru 3,580 t 24 km/h
15 mph
580 April 1992
Shirahama-maru 3,260 t 580 December 1989
Kurihama-maru 2.759 t 570 July 1986

See also

External links

  • (Japanese) Official website
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