South Korea

How to book ferries from South Korea to Japan

There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between South Korea and Japan operated by 1 ferry company – Pukwan Ferry. The Busan to Shimonoseki ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 11 hours.

Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this South Korea Japan crossing between Busan and Shimonoseki.

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Ferries from South Korea to Japan

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.