Suruga Bay Ferry
"Tastes of JAPAN by ANA" is a regional vitalization project that collaborates with the different prefectures in Japan to present the Land of the Rising Sun in all of its diverse glory.
Suruga Bay Ferry is a rare prefectural road that runs above the sea, registered as Route 223 (which can be read as "fujisan" in Japanese). The ferry crosses Suruga Bay, a member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club, connecting Shimizu Port and Nishi-Izu Toi Port in 70 minutes. Enjoy the absolutely stunning view of the World Heritage sites of Mount Fuji and Miho-no-Matsubara pine grove from the luxurious lounge room, and enjoy a traffic-free, relaxing cruise across the sea.
If you are heading to Izu, the Suruga Bay Ferry is a great choice. The large high-speed ferry can carry up to 54 cars and connects Shimizu Port with Toi Port in 70 minutes. On the traffic-free, comfortable cruise, you can take in a magnificent view of the World Heritage sites Mount Fuji and Miho-no-Matsubara, famous for the legend of a celestial maiden who laid her hagoromo (feathered robe) on a pine tree in the grove, as well as the scenic Nihondaira and the Izu Peninsula.
The ferry's interior includes spacious face-to-face seating for a comfortable trip. In 2013, the ferry's route was registered as Route 223, the above-sea prefectural road, and the road sign monument placed on the deck has become a popular photo spot. For an even more luxurious and relaxing trip, unwind in the lounge room, which can be used for 500 yen (adult price) and offers a complimentary coffee service.
|Name||Suruga Bay Ferry|
|Address||10-80 Hinode-machi, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka|
|Access||15 minutes' drive from Shimizu IC on the Tomei Expressway|