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Shin Nihonkai Ferry from/to Otaru Port

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Address: 7-2Chikko | Katsunai Pier, Otaru 047-0008, Hokkaido
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+81 134-22-6191

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Great if you are used to Japan

The ferries are clean, reliable and safe. It's well worth it to pay the extra $20 to get a Tourist 'B' ticket.... semi-private bunks. The cheapest, Tourist 'J' is in big tatami... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2015
Ogasawara-shoto, Japan
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The outside of the building is impressive from a modern building view and it is next to the cruise terminal.

1 Thank Paul A
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Ferries starting their cruise trip crossing the Japan Sea to cities like Nigata and back for one week used this Shin Nihonkai Ferry Pier as their embarkation and disembarkation points. Most of the cruise trips were full and you could paid more for better facilitated staterooms. The food on board was not quite up to foreigners' standard and so many... More 

Ogasawara-shoto, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

The ferries are clean, reliable and safe. It's well worth it to pay the extra $20 to get a Tourist 'B' ticket.... semi-private bunks. The cheapest, Tourist 'J' is in big tatami rooms where there is no privacy and your sleep quality is dependent upon other occupants in the room. You may get lucky, but often old guys drinking all... More 

1 Thank Takoyaki47
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

Shin Nihonkai ferry can be great for Japanese people but turned out to be a very bad experience for us who don't speak japanese. When we arrived at 10pm to take the 00:30 ferry (found on their online documentation in english), we've been "told" (nobody speak english at the counter) the ferry was cancelled. Neven mentioned online in english. Because... More 

5 Thank Caroline L
Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

we took the ferry from the City of Nigata on the Japanese Sea - left Friday and returned Wednesday. Friday - ferry was fully packed going but only half full coming back. this makes a big difference. we had a Japanese tatami mat room going back which was nice and a western style room going in. beer prices are reasonable... More 

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