Tokyo-Wan Ferry

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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 a 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 can be purchased. The single tickets provide passengers to be able to use a ferry lane, a bus route and railway lines from Kanaya port to any station excluding Sengakuji Station on Keikyu Line without purchasing tickets many times.

Line[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Yokosuka (west) side: 35°13′14″N 139°42′54″E / 35.220666°N 139.715020°E / 35.220666; 139.715020 (Yokohama side)

Chiba (east) side: 35°10′10″N 139°49′03″E / 35.169395°N 139.817559°E / 35.169395; 139.817559 (Chiba 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.

Tickets[edit]

  • Connecting ticket can be used on Tokyo-Wan Ferry from Kanaya Port through Kurihama Port, next, it enables passengers who have a connecting tickets to go to Keikyu Kurihama Station by transferring onto Keihin Kyuko Bus at Kurihama Port. Passengers can use trains from Keikyu Kurihama Station to any station which belong to Keikyū Electric Railway.
  • When passengers are available on Tokyo Wan Ferry Round-trip Ticket, everyone can use trains between any station excluding Sengakuji Station on Keikyū Electric Railway and Keikyu Kurihama Station just one time. And, you can use a round-trip between Kurihama Port and Hamakanaya Port on Tokyo-Wan Ferry just one time.

Ships[edit]

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

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