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    I know there were some folks who did the ride a few years back. Iíd love to pick your brains to get info for the Island. A buddy of mine and I would like to do it.
    Any info anyone can offer would be great thanks🏍👍
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    Some internet resources are indicating that the ferry from Wakanai to Saharin has been suspended starting this year. However, I did find this: http://www.hs-line.com/index.html which looks promising except that it looks like it's a passenger ferry only. On the same website, there is information about freight shipping as well, and that may be the only way to get your bikes there.

    Keep us posted with what you find out, because I've been wanting to do this for a while as well.

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    Weíre starting to look now for leg one of our epic ride starting next year.
    Thanks for the link. I saw a passenger ferry also but I have not dug deep yet. As I find info Iím happy to share it.
    Since I know some guys here had done it in the past thought it would be good to start here.
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    So in searching The Ferry that The Guys took a few years ago is NO LONGER Running. The JApanese company hat was running it did not want to pay the fees is any longer so there is NO Direct Car Ferry service to Shaklin Any more. There is a passenger ferry only.
    If anybody has information to the contrary I an happy to be wrong on this.
    I do know there is a car/passenger ferry that goes Sakiminato Ė Donghae S. Korea and then to Vladivostok Russia and I understand then you can get to Shaklin. But it is very tie consuming.
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    That matches what I found as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmizer View Post
    That matches what I found as well.
    And that is such a bummer!!!!!!
    Maybe the company currently doing passenger service will change to passenger and vehicles next year 😎🏍
    One can hope. Iíll need to search alternate ride plans as a backup. While I continue trying to find a way 👍
    If your up for an epic ride... let me know. Weíre thinking about 2 to 3weeks (tops) on this but probably closer to 2 if we can
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    Quote Originally Posted by racer162 View Post
    If your up for an epic ride... let me know. We’re thinking about 2 to 3 weeks (tops) on this but probably closer to 2 if we can
    It'll depend on when next year, and where. Last time I tried to get a visa for traveling in Russia, I was denied. Either way, shoot me a PM because I'm certainly up for something epic.

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    Just an update so there is no plan for a car ferry as of today from wakkanni to shakalin.
    Still looking for options on that BUT currently it seems you could take the ferry by way of Busan and up to Russia but hearing of delays up to a week going that route so probably not viable.
    If anyone hears of a different route please share.
    I suppose you could technically fly the bikes up and back but that is insane provably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jav View Post
    Jav,
    What a great wiki! Thanks for that. Great and useful information without doubt.since your trip sadly that ferry has ceased running.
    Thereís a passenger ferry but nothing for vehicles although thereís always hope😎.
    Iíve heard there is a ship you can ship your bike over but they are sporadic at best, so
    Any insight is appreciated.
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    Hey everybody I know itís been a while since I put a post on this but here we go. After months of searching there is currently no efficient way to go directly from Hokkaido to Shakalin. Ever since they stopped that ferry run I guess it just was not cost-effective and theyíve talked about starting another one but they have not. I should be clear they do have a passenger ferry but not one that will take motorcycles and bicycles or cars.
    So with all that in mind I will re-route the summer plan to do an epic Japan ride. And posting it here but I will probably make a new post as well.
    This does not mean Iím not up for still doing that ride into Russia if a fairy does start riding but it does not appear that we will have that luck at this time.

    Hereís an epic ride info

    Yup itís January but Iíve been working on this ride as an alternate to Shakalin for a while so time to start the thread.
    Dates: August 2-16
    Where : from Kyoto to Hokkaido and back.
    Again Iíll post a map soon.
    The general plan is as follows:
    Leave Kyoto and get the ferry on August 2nd from Kyoto maizuru ferry port to otaru ferry terminal Hokkaido. Itís about 18 hours.
    From there spend a few days in Hokkaido Ueno farm the road to heaven and work or way to Hakodate ferry terminal where we hop the ferry to Oma ( about 90 minutes).
    From there we will work our way down to Kyoto ( or beyond if time permits) Zig zagging down going thru Amori, lake Towada, matsushina, Toyaba, Hakuba and Nagano to name a few.
    This will be camping with a few inn stays along the way.

    Stay tuned for maps and more details
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    The HS-Line linked to above has a cargo option. If they do container freight you could get a half-container for the bikes and take the ferry separately.

    For an example of "it's been done before", I took my bike to Izu-Oshima some years ago. The ferry staff rolled it into a small container, strapped it to the wall, and put the container in the hold. Not quite as convenient as roll-on, roll-off but overall no issues.

    The mini-container they used (smaller than a 20 foot intermodal) could easily accommodate 3 or 4 full-size cruisers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rtfm View Post
    The HS-Line linked to above has a cargo option. If they do container freight you could get a half-container for the bikes and take the ferry separately.

    For an example of "it's been done before", I took my bike to Izu-Oshima some years ago. The ferry staff rolled it into a small container, strapped it to the wall, and put the container in the hold. Not quite as convenient as roll-on, roll-off but overall no issues.

    The mini-container they used (smaller than a 20 foot intermodal) could easily accommodate 3 or 4 full-size cruisers.
    Thanks looked into that and that is not a regular schedule so making things work in a specific timeline coming and going is not really an option it stinks for sure.
    But still looking at other Russia options for a different trip.
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