Shirahama-maru
Shirahama-maru
The ferry terminal at the Port of Kurihama, Yokosuka.
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 40 minutes. Headquartered in Yokosuka, the company started its service in 1957. In 1960, this company became an affiliated company of Keisei Electric Railway. In 1979 almost all of the shares owned by Keisei were transferred to Tokyo Kisen. The ferry started to accept PASMO smart cards in June 2008.

At the Port of Kanaya, connection tickets to Keihin Electric Express Railway (Keikyū) Lines can be purchased. The single tickets allow 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 the Keikyu Line without purchasing tickets multiple times.

Line

There is 1 service per 30 to 50 minutes, depending on the season.

Terminals

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

Ships

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

See also