I'm interested in visiting the Japan after some Russian Far East trip.
I'm searching for the sea ways to the Japan. Can you help me with that?

Update: I'm searching some extremal variants not from Vladivostok


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Yes there are at least two. How far far east do you want?

Slightly far east:

  • There is a ferry between Vladivostok and Takaoka.
  • There should be a ferry between Vladivostok and Toyama.
  • (There may be a ferry between Vladivostok and Niigata but reports say it's discontinued for now)

Extremely far east:

  • There is a ferry between Sakhalin (Korsakov) and far northern Hokkaido (Wakkanai).

If it's something off the beaten path you're looking for I've been wanting to do the Sahkhalin-Japan crossing for a few years. If it's something practial you're looking for that may not be it (-:

Here are some useful links:

  • Updated the answer
    – VMAtm
    Jul 5, 2011 at 8:47
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    Updated with more details but didn't want to plagiarise the sources especially since some of the the dates, times, and prices may not be up to date. Jul 5, 2011 at 8:52
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    I believe the Sakhalin-Wakkanai ferry ceased some years before covid. IIRC the Japanese company ceased operating it and the next year a Russian company operated on the route, but they also gave it up after only one season. This is off the top of my head. Apr 8, 2023 at 15:58

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