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FERRY KYOTO Review! Meimon Taiyo Ferry’s Cruise
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FERRY KYOTO Review! Meimon Taiyo Ferry’s Cruise

FERRY KYOTO (フェリーきょうと) is a vessel operated by City Line Meimon Taiyo Ferry, providing service between Fukuoka and Osaka in both directions.

This newly built vessel commenced operation on December 16, 2021, operating between Shin Moji Port in Fukuoka Prefecture and Osaka Port in Osaka Prefecture. It succeeds the previous Ferry Kyoto II, which operated from September 3, 2002, to January 14, 2022.

We recently had the opportunity to board Meimon Taiyo Ferry’s FERRY KYOTO! In this article, we’ll share tips for enjoying the ferry trip and our impressions of the boarding experience.

▼Article on our sister ship, FERRY FUKUOKA

Introduction of the FERRY KYOTO

Entrance inside the prestigious Taiyo Ferry Kyoto
  1. Name : Meimon Taiyo Ferry – FERRY KYOTO
  2. Length : 195 meters
  3. Gross Tonnage : 15,025 tons
  4. Sailing Speed: 23.2 knots (42.96 km/h)
  5. Passenger Capacity: 675 passengers
  6. Cargo Capacity: 140 passenger cars, 162 trucks

Boating Terminal & Directions for the FERRY KYOTO

Osaka Nanko Ferry Terminal

Osaka

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Meimon Taiyo Ferry Kitakyushu Shinmoji Port Terminal

Fukuoka

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How much is the fare/fee/price for boarding FERRY KYOTO

Famous Taiyo Ferry Kyoto boarding ticket
Boarding Fares, Fees, Prices

Room Type Normal Season Busy season
Suite JPY ¥22,390 JPY ¥24,060
Deluxe JPY ¥19,890 JPY ¥21,560
Superior JPY ¥16,840 JPY ¥17,990
First J JPY ¥14,240 JPY ¥15,390
First B JPY ¥14,240 JPY ¥15,390
First S JPY ¥11,840 JPY ¥15,390
Private S JPY ¥10,840 JPY ¥11,360
Comfort JPY ¥10,040 JPY ¥10,560
Tourist JPY ¥8,740 JPY ¥9,260
See rates from Monday, January 1, 2024 to Sunday, March 31, 2024

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We recommend that you book online to get a 20% discount on the fare!

For new fare information, please check the “Fare Page” on the official Meimon Taiyo Ferry website.

▼Meimon Taiyo Ferry Official Website Fare Page

https://www.cityline.co.jp/english/fare_charges

How to book FERRY KYOTO

Book online24-hour servicehttps://www.cityline.co.jp/reserve/operation
Phone reservation9:00 ~ 18:30
(open all year round)
Meimon Taiyo Ferry Passenger Booking Center
050-3784-9680

▼Meimon Taiyo Ferry Official Booking Site

https://www.cityline.co.jp/english/

Latest information and operation of KYOTO

The final decision on Meimon Taiyo Ferry’s operation will be made around noon on the day of departure based on marine and weather conditions.

You can check Meimon Taiyo Ferry’s operation status and cancellation rate from the official website operated by Meimon Taiyo Ferry.

▼Meimon Taiyo Ferry Latest Operation Status

https://www.cityline.co.jp/english/

Meimon Taiyo Ferry’s Timetable & Travel Time

The one-way trip takes approx. 12 hours and 40 minutes.

Flight NameShinmoji Port → Osaka Nanko PortOsaka Nanko Port → Shinmoji Port
1st Flight17:00→05:30 17:00→05:30
2nd Flight19:50→08:30 19:50→08:30

Walking passengers must complete boarding procedures 30 minutes prior to departure, while car drivers must complete boarding procedures 60 minutes prior during normal periods and 90 minutes prior during peak periods.

The type of ship differs depending on the boarding date, so please check the official website to confirm the ship in advance!

▼ Meimon Taiyo Ferry official website

https://www.cityline.co.jp/english/

The list of operating hours for onboard facilities of the FERRY KYOTO

Business Hours

The Second flight departs at 19:50

Information desk 18:30 ~ 24:00/6:40 to port arrival
Store 18:30 ~ 22:30/6:40 to port arrival
Restaurant 19:00 ~ 21:30/6:40 to 20 minutes before port arrival
Grand bath 18:30 ~ 24:00/6:40 to 10 minutes before port arrival
Shower room 18:30 to 10 minutes before port arrival
Economy Tourist
Lights out time
22:30
Economy Tourist
Lighting Hours
6:20

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Free Wi-Fi available on board FERRY KYOTO

A paper with instructions on how to use the free Wi-Fi on board Meimon Taiyo Ferry Kyoto.

There was free Wi-Fi on board.

Free Wi-Fi is available only in public spaces.

When I went back to my room with the Wi-Fi connected, the connection was interrupted.

The free Wi-Fi is available for 30 minutes at a time, up to three times a day, and resets at midnight.

The inconvenient thing about this Wi-Fi is that you can only use it for a maximum of 1 hour and 30 minutes in a day, and you have to reconnect every 30 minutes.

FERRY KYOTO Concept “The appearance of an ancient city”

A work depicting the appearance of the ancient capital on the 8th floor of the prestigious Taiyo Ferry Kyoto

The interior concept of the new FERRY KYOTO, the largest ship ever built, is “The appearance of an ancient city”.

The interior of the ship, with its Japanese taste, evokes a Japanese atmosphere.

On the walls of the corridor where the 8th-floor suites and deluxe rooms are located, there are objects of autumn leaves that evoke Kyoto and paintings depicting Mt.

The observation restaurant aboard the FERRY KYOTO (6F)

Entrance to the observation restaurant on board the prestigious Taiyo Ferry Kyoto
The pricing for the observation restaurant

If you purchase breakfast and dinner as a set, the regular price of 2,350 yen becomes 2,150 yen, a savings of 200 yen!

Breakfast buffet Dinner buffet
Adult 750 yen 1,600 yen
Senior 750 yen 1,280 yen
Child 1,600 yen 500 yen
Infant (4~5 years old) Free 500 yen

Alcohol

Draft beer medium *Vending machine 500 yen
Kurokirishima (Sweet potato Shochu) 200ml 320 yen
Kurokirishima (Sweet potato Shochu) 900ml 1,100 yen
Kuroisanishiki (Sweet potato Shochu) 200ml 320 yen
Kuroisanishiki (Sweet potato Shochu) 900ml 1,100 yen
Shiroshika (Nama Sake) 740 yen
Wine (red and white) 1,260 yen
Bottled beer (medium) 500 yen
Hakudake (rice Shochu) 900ml 1,050 yen
Gekkeikan (Sake) 180ml 380 yen

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Buffet food at the restaurant on board the famous Taiyo Ferry Kyoto

The observation restaurant is a buffet-style restaurant, where you can eat as much as you want if you pay first!

Breakfast and dinner are served at the observation restaurant on board the ship, and you can enjoy a wide variety of dishes, a mix of Japanese and Western cuisine!

When you pay for breakfast and dinner, you will get a paper to keep your seat, so make sure you get a seat before you go to get your food!

The restaurant is spacious, and if you get a window seat, you can dine while enjoying the view outside during the voyage.

The menu varies depending on the time of year, but here are the dishes (breakfast and dinner) that were served when I boarded the ship!

Dinner menu at the FERRY KYOTO Observation Restaurant

Dinner buffet food at the observation restaurant on board the prestigious Taiyo Ferry Kyoto
View Restaurant Dinner Menu

Chinese/Steamed Cuisine

– Bean-curd soup seasoned with red pepper
– Chinese stir-fried tofu with green pepper
– Boiled Shrimp
– Chinese dish of eight treasures
– Soup dumplings
– Steamed potatoes

Boiled and simmered fish

– Simmered meat and potatoes
– Simmered radish and deep-fried tofu
– Simmered red fish and pea
– Simmered sardine with ginger
– Simmered chicken and vegetables in soy sauce
– Simmered pumpkin and edamame
– Oden

Fried dish

– fried potato
– fried potato
– Isobe-age (fried fish cake with isobe seaweed)
– Spring roll
– Fried shrimp
– Fried fish
– Fried chicken
– Deep-fried burdock
– Fried oyster
– Fried soybeans
– Shrimp Sen

Noodles

– Udon noodles
– Yaki udon
– Yaki Soba
– Tomato spaghetti

Seafood

– Bonito tataki
– Boiled shrimp

Small bowl of cooked food

Rice dishes

– Grilled curry
– Rice

Soup

– Miso soup
– Soup

Dessert

– Cut cake (strawberry and chocolate)
– Mini chocolate mousse cake
– Small cakes
– Sesame dumplings
– Warabi rice cake (green tea soybean flour)
– White rice cake sticks
– Corn flakes
– Chocolate spray
– Soft ice cream

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Breakfast menu at FERRY KYOTO Observation Restaurant

Breakfast buffet food at the observation restaurant on board the famous Taiyo Ferry Kyoto
View Restaurant Breakfast Menu

Meat and fish dishes

– Boiled sausage
– Meatballs
– Grilled mackerel with salt
– Fish paste
– Grilled hokke

Egg dishes

– Boiled egg
– Fried egg
– Scrambled eggs

Salads

– Macaroni salad
– Mixed salad
– Sweet corn
– Broccoli

Small bowl

– Kinpira
– Sauteed eggplant with soybean paste
– spinach
– grated radish
– El hijiki (hijiki mushrooms)
– simmered kiriboshi-daikon

Soup

– beef curry
– Miso soup

Staple food

– Rice
– Bread (buttered rolls and bread)

Dessert

– Yogurt
– Fruit punch

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Introduction to Onboard of the FERRY KYOTO

Entrance inside Meimon Taiyo Ferry Kyoto

Entrance(6F)

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Information center and shop inside Meimon Taiyo Ferry Kyoto

information&Store(6F)

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Promenade inside Meimon Taiyo Ferry Kyoto

Promenade(6F)

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TV lounge on Meimon Taiyo Ferry Kyoto

TV Lounge(6F/7F)

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Kids room on board Meimon Taiyo Ferry Kyoto

Kids' Room(6F)

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Toilet on board Meimon Taiyo Ferry Kyoto

Toilet(6F/7F)

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Barrier-free restroom on board Meimon Taiyo Ferry Kyoto

Barrier-free toilets(6F)

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Game corner inside Meimon Taiyo Ferry Kyoto

Game Corner(6F)

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Vending machine corner inside Meimon Taiyo Ferry Kyoto

Vending machine corner(6F)

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Coin locker on board Meimon Taiyo Ferry Kyoto

Coin Locker(6F)

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Shower room on board Meimon Taiyo Ferry Kyoto

Shower Room(7F)

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An observation bathroom inside the Meimon Taiyo Ferry Kyoto

Grand Bath(7F)

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Observation Lounge on Meimon Taiyo Ferry Kyoto

Observation lounge(7F)

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Smoking area on board Meimon Taiyo Ferry Kyoto

Smoking Room(6F/7F/8F)

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Observation deck inside Meimon Taiyo Ferry Kyoto

Observation Deck(7F/8F)

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Timetable of Major Bridges Along the Voyage

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

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Great Seto Bridge

Great Seto Bridge

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Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge

Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge

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Flight NameSea routeKurushima Kaikyo BridgeGreat Seto BridgeAkashi Straits Bridge
1st flight(17:00)Shin Moji Port→Osaka Nanko22:3000:4504:10
2nd flight(19:50)Shin Moji Port→Osaka Nanko01:2503:4007:10
1st flight(17:00)Osaka Nanko → Shin-Moji Port23:5021:3518:10
2nd flight(19:50)Osaka Nanko → Shin-Moji Port02:5000:3021:05

My impressions of the FERRY KYOTO

This time we boarded the newly built FERRY KYOTO of the Meimon Taiyo Ferry Co.

The new ferry was very clean and cozy inside the building!

Even with breakfast and dinner buffet included, the one-way fare was less than 10,000 yen.

If you are planning to board the Ferry Fukuoka on the Osaka ⇔ Shin-Mojiko route, please be careful!

Have a nice trip! (^o^)/

▼Article about our sister ship “FERRY FUKUOKA”

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