Ferry OKI is operated by Oki Kisen and connects Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture (Sakai Port) – Chio Village (Raii Port) – Nishinoshima Town (Beppu Port) – Ama Town (Hishiura Port) – Oki Island Town (Nishigo Port) – Shimane Prefecture (Shichirui Port).
This time, I stayed in the cheapest private first-class Western-style room on Ferry Oki from Oki Island (Nishigo Port) to Shimane Prefecture (Shichirui Port).
Ferry Oki is operated by Oki Kisen and started service on April 1, 2004, connecting Oki Island with Shimane and Tottori prefectures.
This time we boarded the Oki Kisen Ferry Kuniga!
In this article, we will introduce the know-how you need to know in advance to enjoy the boat trip, as well as our impressions of the actual boarding experience.
For more details about Oki Kisen’s Ferry Kuniga, please take a look at the other article!
▼FERRY KUNIGA detailed article
- 1 Introduction of the Oki Kisen FERRY OKI
- 2 Oki Kisen FERRY OKI's Boarding Point & Access method
- 3 How much is the fare/fee/price for boarding the Oki Kisen FERRY OKI?
- 4 How to Booking Oki Kisen FERRY OKI
- 5 Oki Kisen Ferry Oki Timetable
- 6 Oki Kisen FERRY OKI the Cheapest Private Room "Special Class Room"
- 7 What I noticed on this trip aboard the Oki Kisen Ferry
- 8 Free Wi-Fi available on board the Oki Kisen FERRY OKI
- 9 Oki Kisen Ferry OKI Latest Information and Operation Status
- 10 Introduction of the Oki Kisen FERRY OKI
- 11 My impression of the Oki Kisen FERRY OKI
Introduction of the Oki Kisen FERRY OKI
- Ship Name : Oki Kisen – Ferry OKI
- Date of Commencement : April 1, 2004
- Length : 99.50 meters
- Gross Tonnage : 2,366 tons
- Sailing Speed : 20.46 knots (37.89km/h)
- Passenger capacity: 822 passengers
- Cargo capacity: 26 passenger cars, 20 8-ton trucks
Oki Kisen FERRY OKI’s Boarding Point & Access method
Oki Kisen’s connecting bus is convenient!
There is a connecting bus (liaison bus) from Shimane city to the port.
The timetables of the connecting buses were operated according to the respective sailing schedules of “Ferry” and “High Speed Boat Rainbow Jet”.
The number of connecting buses increases depending on the time of year, so please visit the official website of Oki Kisen for the latest connecting bus timetable!
▼Oki Kisen Connecting Bus Timetable Page
How much is the fare/fee/price for boarding the Oki Kisen FERRY OKI?
|Mainland ~ Oki
|Shima-mae ~ Shima-go
|Beppu ~ Hishiura
(Shima-mae ~ Shima-go)
|Hishiura ~ Kurii
(Shima-mae ~ Shima-mae)
|Kurii ~ Beppu
(Shima-mae ~ Shima-mae)
|Special 2nd class
The boarding ticket was a thick cardboard.
The ticket can only be used on the day of purchase.
There are five room types: special, first-class, first-class, second-class, and second-class.
The cheapest room is a 2nd class room and the most expensive is a special room.
The last time I boarded Ferry Kuniga, I boarded the cheapest 2nd class room, so this time I reserved a private room in the cheapest class (Western-style room) and boarded the ferry.
How to Booking Oki Kisen FERRY OKI
Oki Kisen only accepts online reservations for the high-speed boat Rainbow Jet.
Reservations are not accepted for passengers boarding the large ferries Oki, Kuniga, and Shirashima, except for rooms in the second class and higher.
I boarded the cheapest private room, so I made a reservation by phone in advance.
Oki Kisen Ferry Oki Timetable
|Dep. time 9:00
|Dep. time 9:30
|Arr. time 11:30
Dep. time 13:35
Dep. time 12:20
|Arr. time 17:05
Dep. time 17:15
|Arr. time 12:40
Dep. time 12:50
|Arr. time 11:25
Dep. time 12:05
|Arr. time 14:00
Dep. time 15:10
|Dep. time 8:30
|Arr. time 18:30
|Arr. time 13:15
Dep. time 15:15
|Arr. time 9:40
Dep. time 9:50
|Arr. time 15:30
Dep. time 15:45
|Arr. time 10:05
Dep. time 10:20
|Arr. time 10:50
Dep. time 10:55
|Arr. time 17:55
|Arr. time 17:35
|Arr. time 13:20
Oki Kisen’s regular schedule is as shown above, but the ferries in operation have a docking period (periodic maintenance) once a year, so the ship and time may differ.
When I boarded the ferry, it was during the docking period, so it operated at a limited time.
The details of the boats that operate vary depending on the time of year, so please check the official website of Oki Kisen!
▼Oki Kisen’s official website
Oki Kisen FERRY OKI the Cheapest Private Room “Special Class Room”
The special class rooms are located further up the stairs.
The cheapest private rooms are available in Western and Japanese style, but this time I chose the Western type.
There were two beds, although I was alone.
The beds have curtains so you can sleep in total darkness even during the daytime.
It was like a whole room in a high compartment type room that you often see on large ships.
The room has a TV, outlet holes, slippers, storage shelves, and an air purifier.
The air purifier was self-adjustable.
Surprisingly good ones were placed, but there was no water in the air purifier and the tray did not seem to be cleaned, and the red mark was blinking all the time.
Channels available on board
- 1ch Nihonkai TV
- 2ch E-Tele Matsue
- 3ch NHK Sogo Matsue
- 4ch NHK Sogo Tottori
- 5ch E Television Tottori
- 6ch BSS TV
- 8ch San-in Chuo Television
Please check out the cheapest shared 2nd class room in a separate article on Oki Kisen’s Ferry Kuniga!
▼Oki Kisen Ferry Kuniga detailed article
What I noticed on this trip aboard the Oki Kisen Ferry
The photo shows a second class room, which costs 1,000 yen more than the cheapest second class room, but it was almost fully occupied.
It was not a peak season or anything, but the other rooms were also almost fully occupied.
The 2nd class and extra 2nd class rooms are for sleeping together, and there are many pillows in the shelves on the wall, so you can take as many pillows as you need.
During peak season, the rooms seem to fill up quickly (~_~ ; )
A limited number of blue blankets are also available, but they can be rented for 30 yen each, so during the cold season, try putting 30 yen in the fee box to use the blankets.
If there were too many people, they might sleep in the aisle on goza (straw mats).
Oki Steamship did not end when the boat was full.
As a countermeasure for when the ship was full, goza mats and pillows were lent out so that passengers could sleep in the aisle.
When the 2nd and extra 2nd class cabins were full, we would lay out goza (straw mats) and pillows at the end of the aisle to create a simple sleeping area.
During the voyage, the gangways were lined with goza everywhere, and I would walk along, thinking in my mind what would happen if I stepped on them because I could not stand the rocking of the ship (lol).
Free Wi-Fi available on board the Oki Kisen FERRY OKI
Ferry Kunigani had Docomo Free Wi-Fi on board.
If you need an Internet environment, please connect and use it.
Oki Kisen Ferry OKI Latest Information and Operation Status
The final decision on the operation of Oki Kisen Ferry Oki will be made around noon on the day of departure based on marine and weather conditions.
You can check the operation status and cancellation rate of Oki Kisen Ferry Oki on the official website operated by Oki Kisen.
▼ Oki Kisen’s latest ferry operation status
Introduction of the Oki Kisen FERRY OKI
Deck deck chair seats(4F)
Vending Machine Corner(4F)
My impression of the Oki Kisen FERRY OKI
This time, I took Oki Kisen’s “Ferry Oki” from Saigo Port on Oki Island to Shichirui in Shimane Pref.
I had heard that the Sea of Japan is often rough. The other day when I took the “Ferry Kuniga” from Sakai Port to Saigo Port, it was so rough that I almost lost my balance and fell down several times in the boat.
This time, compared to the other day, the waves were not that high and we were able to spend a comfortable time.
The boat ride takes 2 hours and 25 minutes, so once you fall asleep, it’s over in no time at all.
There are airplanes for sightseeing in the Oki Islands, but the boat trip is definitely cheaper and more recommended!
If you are going to Oki Island by Oki Steamship, have fun!
Have a nice boat trip! (^o^)/
▼Oki Kisen FERRY KUNIGA Detailed article
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