JR Miyajima Ferry

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JR West Miyajima Ferry Co., Ltd.
JR西日本宮島フェリー株式会社
Kabushiki gaisha (closely held)
Industry Transportation
FoundedApril 2009
Headquarters
Miyajima-chō, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
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Area served
Hiroshima Prefecture
Number of employees
25 people
Website
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Miyajima-maru
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View of torii of Itsukushima Shrine from ferry

JR Miyajima Ferry (JR宮島フェリー, Jeiāru Miyajima Ferī) is the ferry route between Miyajimaguchi, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima and Miyajima (Itsukushima).

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JR Miyajima Ferries are operated by JR West Miyajima Ferry Co., Ltd. (JR西日本宮島フェリー株式会社, Jeiāru Nishinihon Miyajima Ferī Kabushiki Kaisha), a wholly owned subsidiary of West Japan Railway Company (JR West). [1]

There are three ferries called Miyajima-maru, Nanaura-maru and Misen-maru.

Between Miyajima-guchi and Miyajima, it takes ten minutes.

History

The route, commonly called Miyajima Renrakusen (宮島連絡船), was one of those classified as tetsudō renrakusen (鉄道連絡船), ferry routes as a part of railway network. All other JR renrakusen routes were closed by 1990 and the JR Miyajima Ferry was the last one of that kind until its separation in 2009.

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References

  1. West Japan Railway Company. "Consolidated Subsidiaries as of March 31, 2010" (PDF). Annual Report 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 8, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  2. JR West press release Archived 2009-03-29 at the Wayback Machine , December 4, 2008 (in Japanese)
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