About Fuke-Sumoto Liner

In order to promote wide-area exchanges centered on the two cities and towns and to revitalize the region, Misaki Town, Sennan County, Osaka Prefecture, and Sumoto City, Hyogo Prefecture, are working to revive regular passenger ship routes that once connected the two cities and towns.
Currently, there are no shipping routes that cross Osaka Bay, and the realization of the Fukahi Port Sumoto Port route as the “Osaka Bay Southbound Route” will go beyond the scope of basic municipalities and promote tourism not only on Awaji Island and southern Osaka Prefecture, but also over a wide area, expanding consumption and spreading economic benefits, as well as helping to ensure redundancy in distribution and human flow in the event of a major disaster. It will also play a role in ensuring the redundancy of logistics and human flow in the event of a large-scale disaster.

Operating Period

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 (national holiday) – Sunday, November 5, 2023
*Only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays

Past Operation Results

Saturday, June 25, 2022 – Sunday, November 27, 2022
*Only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
Planned number of days: 57 days; number of flights: 408; number of passengers: 5,838; number of bicycles loaded: 886

Saturday, October 23, 2021 – Sunday, November 28, 2021
*Only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays *Carried over from FY2020 plan
Planned number of days: 14 days; number of flights: 112; number of passengers: 2,143; number of bicycles loaded: 462

Saturday, May 2, 2020 – Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (national holiday)
*Only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays *Canceled to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection

Saturday, April 27, 2019 – Sunday, October 27, 2019
*Only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
Planned number of days: 71 days; number of flights: 508; number of passengers: 9,479; number of bicycles loaded: 1,057

Sunday, July 1, 2018 – Sunday, February 24, 2019
Planned number of days: 239 days; number of flights: 1,806; number of passengers: 15,218; number of bicycles loaded: 1,906

Sunday, June 25, 2017 – Saturday, September 30, 2017
Planned number of days: 98 days; number of flights: 760; number of passengers: 10,600; number of bicycles loaded: 1,066

Vessels used

  • Ship name: INFINITY (49-ton catamaran)
  • Captain: 19.45 m
  • Width: 6.80 m
  • Draft: 1.50m
  • Dry port: 1.30 m
  • Capacity: 68 people
  • Speed: approx. 18 knots (time required: approx. 55 minutes)
  • Ship owning company: Kyohei Senpaku Co.