Kizugawa Ferry Terminal 0

In former days, this ferry carried everything from passenger cars to large trucks, but nowadays it's a foot-passenger ferry for local residents.

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  • Open

    6:30 - 20:30
    *Runs on holiday schedule for the Obon festival (8/13 - 15) and New Year holidays (12/29 - 31)
  • Closed

    1/1 - 1/3
    Operations suspended during rough weather

This terminal is for ferries operating between Funamachi 1-chome in Taisho-ku and Hirabayashi-kita 1-chome in Suminoe-ku. For 18 years from 1955, the route ran car ferries weighing approximately 134 tons which carried passenger cars and large trucks. However, after the completion of the Senbonmatsu-Ohashi Bridge upriver, service for car ferries was suspended, and the route converted to foot and bicycle traffic only. When lumber-processing facilities were shifted out of Taisho-ku to Hirabayashi in Suminoe-ku as part of postwar reconstruction projects in the ward, passenger numbers declined even further. However, the migration of industry appears to have made the water cleaner: Migrating birds can now be seen fishing in the area every year from October into April. Passage on the ferry is free.

  • Location

    〒 551-0022 1-1-4 Funamachi, Taisho-ku, Osaka through 1-1 Hirabayashikita, Suminoe-ku, Osaka
  • Directions

    4-minute walk south from Nakafunamachi bus stop via city bus 70/70A bound for Nishifunamachi; board bus at JR/Osaka Metro Taisho Station
    8-minute walk south from Kizugawa Watashi-dori bus stop via city bus 49 bound for Hirabanashikita 1-chome; board bus at Hirabayashi Station on the Nanko Port Town Line

  • Price

    Free
  • Tel

    06-6572-4101 Port & Maritime Affairs
  • URL

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