South Korea

How to book ferries from South Korea to Japan

There are 4 ferry routes operating between South Korea and Japan offering you combined total of 39 sailings per week. Panstar Cruise operates 1 route, Busan to Osaka which runs 3 times weekly. Camellia Line operates 1 route, Busan to Hakata which runs 7 times weekly. JR Kyushu Jet Ferry operates 1 route, Busan to Hakata which runs 3 times daily. DBS Cruise Ferry operates 1 route, Donghae to Sakaiminato which runs 1 time weekly. Pukwan Ferry operates 1 route, Busan to Shimonoseki which runs 7 times weekly.

As the frequency and duration of crossings on some routes varies we would advise that you do a live search for crossings from South Korea to Japan to get the most up to date information.

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About South Korea:

South Korea forms the southern part of the Korean Peninsula in East Asia, with China to the west and Japan to the east.

With a history dating back to 70,000 BC embedded into this small country’s cultural heritage, South Korea offers numerous fascinating historical landmarks including 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It has a stunning landscape, too comprising huge mountains, gorgeous countryside, picturesque rice fields and clusters of remote islands found just offshore.

Seoul, the energetic capital is a bustling metropolis filled with everything from temples to high-end bars and shops featuring the world’s latest technology. Food contributes significantly to the character of this city as well; you can enjoy exquisite meals either on a street corner or inside a neo-Korean upmarket restaurant, there’s an endless choice.

South Korea has a few ports offering routes to a wide range of destinations. For international ferry routes, there are a number of sailings across the Sea of Japan to choose from, whilst the domestic crossings go to the islands just off the south coast.