Shanghai - Japan Cruise

'New Jianzhen' Ship       'Suzhou' Ship

'New Jianzhen' Ship first set sail in 1994. Due to its reliability and relative affordability, it has been favored by numerous passengers journeying between Shanghai and Japan for years. The sailing time of Shanghai Osaka Ferry for a round trip, although taking about 80 hours, will not make one feel too tired due to its comfortable environment.

Route Departure Time Arrival Time Sailing Time
Shanghai Kobe/Osaka 13:00 on Saturday 09:30 on Monday about 45 Hours
12:00 on Tuesday about midday on Thursday about 48 Hours

Ticket Service

For S
hanghai to Japan ferry, the boat tickets can be order on the official website of ‘New Jianzhen’ Ship or purchase at spot. The online reservation is available two months before the departure date on their official website.

Or passengers can buy ticket at the ticket-offices in three cites as listed below.
City Address Telephone Number
Shanghai 18F, Block C, Jin'an Mansion, No. 908, East Daming Road, Hongkou District 021-63257642
Business Center, Shanghai Mansion, No. 20, North Suzhou Road, Hongkou District 021-63246260-2334
Beijing 2F, International Hotel, No. 9, Jianguomen Inner Street, Dongcheng District 010-65120507
1F, Tourism Building, No. 28, Jianguomen Outer Street, Dongcheng District 010-65158010
Osaka 2F, Sanai Building, 1-8-6 Shinmachi, Nishi-Ku, Oasaka 06-6536-6541

 Price (Including breakfast)
Class Single trip Round trip Note (Fixed number of passengers)
VIP CNY 6,500 CNY 9,750 Two-person Suit
Special-class CNY 2,600 CNY 3,900 Two-person Room
First-class CNY 1,600 CNY 2,400 Four-person Room
Second-class CNY 1,300 CNY 1,950 Room A: Eight-person room (western style)/ Room B: 10-15 person room (Japanese style)

1. Students, disabled and a group consisting of 10 to 49 persons is entitled to a 10% discount, while 50 to 99 persons in a group is entitled to a 15% discount and more than 100 persons entitle to a 20% discount.
2. A child aged below six can travel for free, but no bed and breakfast is provided. The child should be accompanied by an adult. Children aged six to twelve years old travel for half price.
3. In the royal suit, the fare is charged per room (with the capacity of two people), others are fares per person.


Sailing Schedule of "New Jianzhen" Ship in 2021

January - June, 2021

No. Shanghai Osaka Kobe No. Osaka Kobe Shanghai
2721 02/27/12:00 03/01/09:00 2720 02/23/11:00 02/25/15:00
2723 03/06/12:00 03/08/09:00 2722 03/02/11:00 03/04/09:00
2725 03/13/12:00 03/15/09:00 2724 03/09/11:00 03/11/14:00
2727 03/20/12:00 03/22/09:00 2726 03/16/11:00 03/18/08:00
2729 03/27/12:00 03/29/09:00 2728 03/23/11:00 03/25/12:30
2731 04/03/12:00 04/05/09:00 2730 03/30/11:00 04/01/08:30
2733 04/10/12:00 04/12/09:00 2732 04/06/11:00 04/08/13:00
2735 04/17/12:00 04/19/09:00 2734 04/13/11:00 04/15/08:00
2737 04/24/12:00 04/26/09:00 2736 04/20/11:00 04/22/10:30
2739 05/01/12:00 05/03/09:00 2738 04/27/11:00 04/29/16:00
2741 05/08/12:00 05/10/09:00 2740 05/04/11:00 05/06/11:30
2743 05/15/12:00 05/17/09:00 2742 05/11/11:00 05/13/16:00
2745 05/22/12:00 05/24/09:00 2744 05/18/11:00 05/20/08:30
2747 05/29/12:00 05/31/09:00 2746 05/25/11:00 05/27/15:00
2749 06/05/12:00 06/07/09:00 2748 06/01/11:00 06/03/09:00
2751 06/12/12:00 06/14/09:00 2750 06/08/11:00 06/10/15:00
2753 06/19/12:00 06/21/09:00 2752 06/15/11:00 06/17/10:30
2755 06/26/12:00 06/28/09:00 2754 06/22/11:00 06/24/14:00
2756 06/29/11:00 07/01/09:00

Check-in Time:

Shanghai: 10:00-11:30
Osaka: 09:00-10:30


Embarkation Procedure:

Use your passport and ticket to fill in the Embarkation Card followed by payment of the port charge (CNY 22/Person). Passengers must then go through the customs inspection. That is followed by a luggage check, departation procedure and then embarkation. (Passengers can take one item of carry-on baggage weighing less than 15 kg and have two stowed bags within 30 kg checked free of charge)

Departure Point:

Shanghai: International Cruise Terminal, No. 500, Dongdaming Road, Hongkou District (Bus routes to get there: 13 and 319)
Osaka: Osaka Nanko International Cruise Terminal, 1 Nanko-Kita, Suminoe-ku, Osaka
Kobe: Kobe International Cruise Terminal, 4-5 Shinkochu, Kobe

Facilities of 'New Jianzhen' Ship:

 Coffee Bar: Located at the front of Deck B. All kinds of drinks are offered. It is also a perfect place to admire the seascapes.
 Shop: Located in the middle of Deck B. Tax-free tobacco and drinks, goods for daily use and souvenirs can be bought here.
 Dining Room: Located at the back of Deck B. Tea and both Chinese and Japanese meals are provided. 
 Bathroom: Located on Deck C.
 Information Desk: Located at the central hall of Deck C.
 Diagnosis Room: Located at the central hall of Deck C.
 Amusement Hall: Located at the back of Deck C. Kara OK is offered.
 Washing Equipment (24-hour service): Located at the back of Deck C. It is free of charge.
 In addition, telephone, TV, and other entertainment facilities can be found in the ship.
Tips: Both CNY and Japanese Yen can be used on the ferry from Japan to Shanghai and the credit card is not available. 

 Note: We are sorry that TravelChinaGuide does not provide the booking service for this cruise at present.

 Further Reading:
 Shanghai Cruise
 Shanghai Transportation

- Last modified on Mar. 31, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai - Japan Cruise by \New Jianzhen\ Ship
Asked by Mr.brookes from CHINA | Oct. 05, 2010 08:57Reply
i have been trying to find more info about these two ferries. is it possible to book a return, going to kobe on one ferry and then back to shanghai on another?

also, is there an internet site that i can directly reserve/book tickets? the only one ive found is if im originally leaving from japan.

thanks in advance.
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr.James | Oct. 05, 2010 21:28

Possible to book a return ticket and better to book a week in advance. The China-Japan International Ferry Co. LTD provide online reservation in its official website. You can get to Shanghai International Cruise Center in Dongdaming Road by yourself too.
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