Ishizaki Kisen

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Peter R.
By Peter R.
Fast, comfortable and efficient service across the inland Seto Sea!
Apr 2019
Visiting Matsuyama and Ehime for a few days, I purchased a JR 'Setouchi Area' 5-day Rail Pass, primarily to facilitate the return rail journey from my arrival airport (Kansai Airport, Osaka) and my destination (Matsuyama), as well as local rail travel to nearby towns in Ehime (e.g.: Uchiko, Ozu, etc.). An unexpected bonus with this Rail Pass was that it also included ferry travel across the Seto Inland Sea on the Ishizaki Kisen "Super Jet" between Matsuyama and Kure/Hiroshima. Setting-off from Matsuyama Kanko Port at 08:00am, I headed first to Kure. The high speed Ishizaki catamaran "Shoko" provide a fast and efficient service across the Seto Sea, which was 'flat calm' on this early (but slightly 'misty') morning crossing. The crossing is made interesting as the vessel passes from the inland sea up a narrow channel towards Kure; under bridges and past working shipyards with vessels under construction. The Standard Class seating on the lower deck of the "Shoko" is equipped with reclining aircraft-style seats in a 3-3-3-3 configuration across the width of the vessel. The journey time to Kure takes 55-minutes so I was able to walk straight into the excellent "Yamato Museum" adjacent to ferry terminal at opening time (09:00am), on arrival. The equally excellent "JMSDF Museum" is right across the road and quite unmistakable ..... you certainly can't miss the decommissioned submarine "Akishio SS-579" parked outside! Continuing on to Hiroshima itself by JR train, I spent the rest of a pleasurable day sightseeing before taking the tram to Hiroshima Ujina Port to catch the 17:30pm departure back to Matsuyama (via Kure). For the 1hr 17min journey from Hiroshima, I paid the Y500 supplement to sample the more comfortable "Business Class" seating on the upper deck;- wider reclining aircraft-style seats arranged in a 2-2-2-2 configuration in a smaller but more spacious cabin. A truly memorable day to which this pleasant Ishizaki Kisen "Super Jet" made an ample contribution.

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Peter R.
Ulsan, South Korea1,348 contributions
Fast, comfortable and efficient service across the inland Seto Sea!
Apr 2019 • Solo
Visiting Matsuyama and Ehime for a few days, I purchased a JR 'Setouchi Area' 5-day Rail Pass, primarily to facilitate the return rail journey from my arrival airport (Kansai Airport, Osaka) and my destination (Matsuyama), as well as local rail travel to nearby towns in Ehime (e.g.: Uchiko, Ozu, etc.). An unexpected bonus with this Rail Pass was that it also included ferry travel across the Seto Inland Sea on the Ishizaki Kisen "Super Jet" between Matsuyama and Kure/Hiroshima.
Setting-off from Matsuyama Kanko Port at 08:00am, I headed first to Kure. The high speed Ishizaki catamaran "Shoko" provide a fast and efficient service across the Seto Sea, which was 'flat calm' on this early (but slightly 'misty') morning crossing. The crossing is made interesting as the vessel passes from the inland sea up a narrow channel towards Kure; under bridges and past working shipyards with vessels under construction. The Standard Class seating on the lower deck of the "Shoko" is equipped with reclining aircraft-style seats in a 3-3-3-3 configuration across the width of the vessel. The journey time to Kure takes 55-minutes so I was able to walk straight into the excellent "Yamato Museum" adjacent to ferry terminal at opening time (09:00am), on arrival. The equally excellent "JMSDF Museum" is right across the road and quite unmistakable ..... you certainly can't miss the decommissioned submarine "Akishio SS-579" parked outside!
Continuing on to Hiroshima itself by JR train, I spent the rest of a pleasurable day sightseeing before taking the tram to Hiroshima Ujina Port to catch the 17:30pm departure back to Matsuyama (via Kure). For the 1hr 17min journey from Hiroshima, I paid the Y500 supplement to sample the more comfortable "Business Class" seating on the upper deck;- wider reclining aircraft-style seats arranged in a 2-2-2-2 configuration in a smaller but more spacious cabin.
A truly memorable day to which this pleasant Ishizaki Kisen "Super Jet" made an ample contribution.
Written July 14, 2019
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