Seikan Ferry

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The Seikan Ferry (青函フェリー) is a privately owned ferry service crossing the Tsugaru Strait, which separates the Japanese islands of Hokkaido and Honshu. The company, Seikan Ferry Ltd. (有限会社青函フェリー), was founded in 1973 and runs between the cities of Aomori on the northern tip of Honshu and Hakodate in southern Hokkaido.

Seikan ferry
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Ferry Hayabusa 3 at the Port of Aomori.
LocaleAomori Prefecture, Hokkaido
WaterwayTsugaru Strait
Transit typePassenger and automobile ferry
OperatorKyoei Transportation Co. , Ltd. and Northern Japan Shipping Corporation
Began operation1973
Travel time3 - 4 hours (2018)
Connections at Aomori
Mainline rail interchange Shin-Aomori Station
Aomori City Bus
Port Road Route 1 Aomori Bay Bridge
Connections at Hakodate
Mainline rail interchange Goryōkaku Station
Hakodate Bus Corporation
National Route 227


This route links the Port of Hakodate in Hakodate with the Port of Aomori in Aomori. A trip takes three hours and twenty minutes one way, and is operated by four ships: the Hayabusa, Hayabusa 3, Asakaze 5, and Asakaze 21. Each ship makes two round trips a day, with a total of eight round trips per day between Aomori and Hakodate.[1] With the conversion of the Seikan Tunnel from conventional trains to the Hokkaido Shinkansen, this route has seen a resurgence in ridership as a budget alternative between Aomori and Hakodate.[2]

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  1. ^ "航路・時刻表 函館〜青森航路". Tsugaru Kaikyō Ferry. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  2. ^ "「新幹線は高い」青函間にフェリー復権の兆し" (in Japanese). Toyo Keizai. 12 March 2017. Retrieved 20 November 2019.

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