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Japan (UTC+9), China (UTC+8)

Osaka 大阪 – Shanghai 上海

The Suzhou Hao travels between Osaka and Shanghai once a week.

from Osaka to Shanghai
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
11:30
Osaka 12:00
Friday
>>>> Shanghai,
arriving time belongs to the tide,
from late morning to early afternoon,
Sunday
from Shanghai to Osaka
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
10:00
Shanghai 11:00
Tuesday
>>>> Osaka 9:00
Thursday
  • Vessel: Suzhou Hao, 蘇州号,苏州号
  • Operators: Shanghai Ferry of Japan, Shanghai International Ferry of China
  • Charges & fees: See their page of Fares.
  • Reservation: Shanghai Ferry accepts online bokking on the website.

updated 13 July 2015

Osaka 大阪, Kobe 神戸 – Shanghai 上海

The Xinjianzhen leaves Shanghai every week, leaves Osaka/Kobe for Shanghai every second week.

from Osaka, Kobe to Shanghai
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
10:00
Osaka 11:30
every other Tuesday


Kobe 11:30
every other Tuesday
>>>> Shanghai,
arriving time belongs to the tide,
from late morning to early afternoon,
every Thursday
from Shanghai to Osaka, Kobe
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
11:00
Shanghai 12:30
every Saturday
>>>> Osaka 9:30
every other Monday


Kobe 9:30
every other Monday
  • Vessel: Xinjianzhen, 新鑑真,新鉴真
  • Operators: China Japan Internationl Ferry(CHNJIF) of China, Japan-China Internationl Ferry(JIFCO) of Japan
  • Charges & fees: Fares
  • Reservation: Online booking is available.

updated 13 July 2015
Closed ferry service to passengers

Kobe – Tianjin

The Yanjing stops at Shidao of Rongcheng City, Shandong for Kobe.

Yanjing has been suspended since July 6, 2012.

from Kobe to Tianjin
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
15:30
Kobe 20:00
Tuesday
>>>> Tianjin 7:30
Friday
from Tianjin to Kobe
dep. dep. arr.
Tianjin
Check-in
closing time
16:00
Friday
Tianjin
20:00
Friday
Shidao
Check-in
closing time
14:00
Saturday
Shidao
18:00
Saturday
>>>> Kobe 9:30
Monday
  • Vessel: Yanjing 燕京
  • Operators: China Express Line of Japan, Tianjin Jinshen Ferry of China
  • Charges & fees: See their website in English.
  • Reservation: You can apply for booking by e-mail.

updated 22 Jun. 2012

Shimonoseki 下関 – Qingdao 青岛

Utopia has been suspended since December of 2015. (updated 17 Jan. 2016)

Two nights cruising for each, expect for Wednesday’s departure from Shimonoseki.

from Shimonoseki to Qingdao
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
11:00 Wed.
16:00 Sat.
Shimonoseki
12:00 Wed.
17:00 Sat.
>>>> Qingdao
Thur. 16:00
the next day


Mon. 9:00
the next two days
from Qingdao to Shimonoseki
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
16:00
Qingdao
20:00 Mon. Thu.
>>>> Shimonoseki 9:00
the next two days
  • ship: Utopia, ユートピア,理想之国
  • Operators: Orient Ferry, English guidance on PDF file
  • Charges & fees: Fares 2nd B class(tatami) JPY15,000 RMB1,100 / 2nd A class(bed) JPY16,000 RMB1,200
  • Reservation: Online booking is not available. See the ticketing agents list. For more information, contact with Shimonoseki office 083-232-6615(phone) 083-232-6616(fax), Qingdao office 0532-83871160(phone) 0532-83871148(fax) also website shows their mail address.

updated 30 Oct. 2014

Shimonoseki – Suzhou, Shanghai

The Utopia travels between Shimonoseki and Suzhou near Shanghai.

Passenger services has been suspended from October 2009.

from Shimonoseki to Taicang port, Suzhou
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
>>>>
from Taicang port, Suzhou to Shimonoseki
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
>>>>

updated 24 Oct. 2009

Nagasaki – Shanghai

Ocean Rose has been stopped since October of 2012.

The departing and arriving time will be changed by each departure. Check the office website.

from Nagasaki to Shanghai
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
1hr. before departure
Nagasaki
Wednesday
in the afternoon to evening
>>>> Shanghai
26hours after departing
from Shanghai to Nagasaki
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
1hr. before departure
Shanghai
Saturday
in the morning to noon
>>>> Nagasaki
26hours after departing
  • Vessel: Ocean Rose オーシャン・ローズ
  • Operators: HTB CRUISE (Japanese)
  • Charges & fees: Comfort seats 16,200円(JPY) 1,265(CNY), Inside single 23,200(JPY) 1,815(CNY), Inside twin 28,200(JPY) 2,215(CNY) per a person, Oceanside twin 31,200(JPY) 2,415(CNY) including fuel surcharge 2,800(JPY) 215(CNY), port charge 3,600(JPY) 300(CNY). and more upper class are also available.
  • Reservation: Online bokking is available on the website, but in Japanese language only. Call their booking desk, 0956-27-0089(Nagasaki) and 021-3366-2854(Shanghai).

updated 6 Aug. 2012