Cheapest way to get out of Japan and get back in?

Discussion in 'Japan Practical' started by vu7, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. vu7

    vu7 Kouhai

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    Hi there, is the Shimonoseki ferry line the cheapest way to do visa hops?
     
  2. Made in Japan

    Made in Japan Kouhai

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    Nobody's replying so I'll give a crack at it.

    No mention of destination so I'll just give an example for Shimonoseki to Busan (Korea).

    Below is the web page of the Shimonoseki Port.
    下関市港湾局:国際フェリー・RORO航路のページ
    Doesn't show prices for all the ferries, but 関釜フェリー has their cheapest room as 9000 yen (one way).

    I also checked the website below which is a ticket booking site for ferries.

    Direct Ferries

    In my search for Shimonoseki - Busan, it was like 171.13 USD for a round trip. So bit cheaper to book directly.

    Lastly, I checked tripadvisor for flight tickets.
    Since I believe this is for the cheapest option and not about the destination, I changed the location to international airports (Fukuoka - Seoul) which will likely have more flights, hence likely be cheaper.

    Cheap flights to Seoul (SEL) - TripAdvisor

    At the time I searched the cheapest for Fukuoka - Seoul was 11403 yen for a round trip, so seems in a given situation, the chances are that flights could be cheaper.
    JFYI, ferry takes like 8hrs, flight takes like 1hr 25mins.
     
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  3. HanSolo

    HanSolo 後輩

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    Using skyscanner and hitting "anywhere" as the destination and choosing the cheapest place & day is the cheapest way.

    That said keep in mind Japan is not friendly to visa running. You're limited to 6 months / year in the country.
     

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