From Korsakov, Russian Federation to Wakkanai, Japan - August, 2011

Route
Shipment From: 
Korsakov, Russian Federation
Shipment To: 
Wakkanai, Japan
Shipper details
Contact person name: 
On the Port in Korsakov, Russia
Company name: 
heartlandferry
Travellers Impressions of the shipper
Recommended?: 
Yes
Rating: 
5/5 - Excellent
Information about this Shipment
Shipping Method: 
Ferry
Shipping date: 
August, 2011
Cost Paid at Start (US $): 
875 € for two Bikes
Comments: 

The usual way is by ferry from Vladivostok to Japan via Korea. It takes two days and you have to bring the bike on Monday in Vlad., but the ferry goes Wednesdays.

But they must book at least 1-2 weeks in advance, everything else is full, incredibly.

The whole cost together with Agent, Customs etc. € 1000.

We decided to go from the Russian island of Sakhalin to Japan.

The Ferry goes from Vanino, 520km northeast of Khabarovsk. Attention is, in Vanino it just a hotel for 60 € ... So camp before. It has beautiful places there and the track is fun.

We have filled some Papers on the harbor entrance, turn right into the container, and they gave us a little note. So always follow the main harbor road to the other side, there is quite a big house, the Ticket Office. There are the costs per person and Bike: 75 €.

http://www.sasco.ru/en-Vanino-Kholmsk-i37

On Sakhalin, we are equal to the port of Korsakov on. Always in place until the end, you can see the harbor entrance. Is a large office building, 3 floor, left, almost at the end of the hall is the office. I've almost forgotten the name ... something with Landflot, I think. But everyone knows there.

Who know each other from great, not afraid. It is the Internet the Ferry timetable.

http://www.heartlandferry.jp/english/

And best of all, does not require a carnet! They don't want to have it! Much too complicated, so the statement of the customs.

Opposite is a small "hotel" the woman from the agency solves everything.
We paid for all complete 13 100 rubles, or 325 € (2 people, 2 motorcycles). In the morning we had to be at the port, 10 min inch, passport control, done by 8 clock!

On the Japanese side then you pay for Moped:

The ferry ticket: 90 € - 9000 yen, (only for each Bikes)
Insurance for the bike, 7300 yen, (was for 6 months, one month costs 5500 Yen)
and 5000 for the agent ...

All in all, were there for our two bikes at a discount only 20,000 yen, 200 €, each.

The customs fees and insurance, of course, would be due even if the Vladivoskok ferry.

In Wakkanei were all very helpful, the agent took us to get some money in the little town, perfect! Then it was just a good trip.

And finally, one more thing: Hokkaido in Japan is THE motorcycle paradise! The ferry to the main island costs for the two of us together even just 84 €, that is quite cheap.

Another tip, in the major bookstores (found everywhere), there are in the motorcycle newspaper corner, the best cards. perfect of all the small streets. So you can ride almost without cars in Japan!

Have fun in Japan .



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