Ferry Yakushima 2 is a ship operated by Orita Kisen Kaisha and started service on the Yakushima (Miyanoura Port) – Kagoshima (Kagoshima Main Port) route in April 1993.
This time we boarded the Ferry Yakushima 2 of Orita Kisen Steamship Co!
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.
- 1 Introduction of the FERRY YAKUSHIMA2
- 2 Ferry Terminal and Access Information for Orita Kisen
- 3 How much is the fare/fee/price for boarding FERRY YAKUSHIMA2
- 4 Fees for loading a car on Ferry Yakushima 2
- 5 The Departure Time Schedule for FERRY YAKUSHIMA2
- 6 The list of operating hours for onboard facilities of the FERRY YAKUSHIMA2
- 7 Baggage storage area on board FERRY YAKUSHIMA 2
- 8 FERRY YAKUSHIMA 2 Recommended ! Cheapest shared 2nd class guest room
- 9 Udon and Soba Corner open for 30 minutes only during the voyage (2F)
- 10 FERRY YAKUSHIMA2 Latest Information and Operation Status
- 11 Introduction of the FERRY YAKUSHIMA2
- 12 My impression of the Orita Kisen FERRY YAKUSHIMA2
Introduction of the FERRY YAKUSHIMA2
- Ship Name : Orita Kisen – Ferry Yakushima 2
- Length : 122.4 meters
- Gross Tonnage : 3,392 tons
- Sailing Speed : 21.8 knots (40.37km/h)
- Cabin Configuration: 494 passengers
- Cargo capacity: 26 passenger cars, 17 buses
Ferry Terminal and Access Information for Orita Kisen
Yakushima (Yakushima Island)
How much is the fare/fee/price for boarding FERRY YAKUSHIMA2
Private Room Charge
|7,000 yen (*Second class fare is required separately)
|6,000 yen (*Second class fare is required separately)
|Special Class Room
|5,000 yen (*Second class fare is required separately)
|Recreation Rooms A and B
|3,000 yen (*Second class fare is required separately)
The island departure is a discount system only for those traveling from Yakushima to Kagoshima, and only the round-trip fare is cheaper.
|Adult* Physically Challenged
|Child* Physically Challenged
|Discounts for students departing from the island
Fees for loading a car on Ferry Yakushima 2
※Includes 2nd class room rate for one driver
|Less than 3m
|Less than 4m
|Less than 5m
|Less than 6m
|Less than 7m
|Less than 8m
|Less than 9m
|Less than 10m
|Less than 11m
|Less than 12m
|One meter increment
The Departure Time Schedule for FERRY YAKUSHIMA2
|Kagoshima → Yakushima
|Yakushima → Kagoshima
The boat departs from Kagoshima and Yakushima only once a day, so do not miss the boat!
the time required
The one-way trip from Kagoshima to Yakushima takes about 4 hours, while the voyage from Miyanoura Port on Yakushima takes about 4 hours and 10 minutes, 10 minutes slower.
The list of operating hours for onboard facilities of the FERRY YAKUSHIMA2
|Sea turtle Room
Baggage storage area on board FERRY YAKUSHIMA 2
Immediately after boarding the ship, the crew informed us to leave our luggage behind the stairs.
Those who had reserved private rooms could bring their luggage up to their rooms, but in the larger room type rooms, luggage was not allowed except for hand luggage.
FERRY YAKUSHIMA 2 Recommended ! Cheapest shared 2nd class guest room
The room I booked this time is the cheapest 2nd class room on Ferry Yakushima 2.
There is a fitting room in the corner of the room where you can change your clothes!
There was a CRT TV in the room, and it was playing old Japanese movies.
I slept while listening to the sound coming from the TV instead of the radio.
The pillows provided in each room were leather type.
The pillows were torn and had holes in some places, so I used a towel I had brought with me on the pillow.
Since no shoes are allowed in the hallway, you must take off your shoes in the hallway before entering each room.
Udon and Soba Corner open for 30 minutes only during the voyage (2F)
Udon and Soba noodle corner is located on the 2nd floor.
Soba and udon noodles are available at the restaurant on Ferry Yakushima 2.
I ordered the meat udon.
The udon was a bit stodgy, but the sweetness characteristic of meat udon was just right, and the broth was delicious!
FERRY YAKUSHIMA2 Latest Information and Operation Status
You can check the operation status and cancellation rate of Ferry Yakushima 2 from the official website of Orita Kisen.
Latest operation status of Ferry Yakushima 2
Introduction of the FERRY YAKUSHIMA2
Rental blanket locker(1F)
Sea Turtle Room(1F)
My impression of the Orita Kisen FERRY YAKUSHIMA2
I boarded the Orita Kisen Ferry Yakushima 2 and traveled from Yakushima to Kagoshima.
Despite being a car ferry, I had a comfortable journey without experiencing significant swaying.
Considering that the high-speed ferry costs twice as much, those with extra time might find the budget-friendly option of Ferry Yakushima 2 appealing.
For those planning to use the Yakushima ⇔ Kagoshima route on Ferry Yakushima 2 in the future, please travel safely!
Wishing you a pleasant voyage (^-^)/
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