YOUinjapan.net


ENG lan  ESP lan  ITA lan
<- Back to menu
Do you need a Pocket WiFi Router for your trip to Japan? →


Follow us on youtube
About Isn't this website enough?

How to get to Hiroshima

Hiroshima is located in the Chugoku region, in the southern part of the country. It is about 800 km from Tokyo, 350 km from Osaka/Kyoto and 250 km from Fukuoka.

By train

From Tokyo

If you are a Japan Rail Pass holder, you can freely take a Hikari shinkansen from Tokyo (Tokyo station or Shinagawa station) to Osaka (Shin Osaka station), and then in Osaka change to a Sakura shinkansen to Hiroshima station. The whole journey takes about 5 hours and would cost 18.050 YEN one way without JRP.
There are also some direct shinkansen Tokyo-Hiroshima without any change, the Nozomi, whick take about 4 hours but they are not covered by the Japan Rail Pass, so you must buy the ticket which costs 17,550 YEN.

From Osaka

From Osaka there are the Nozomi and Mizuho shinkansen, which take about 90 minutes and ARE NOT covered by the Japan Rail Pass, and the Sakura shinkansen, which take the same 90 minutes but they are covered by the Japan Rail Pass. There are also the Kodama shinkansen but they take half an hour more to arrive to Hiroshima, so there's no reason to take them.
For those who do not have the JRP, a one way ticket costs 10,150 YEN.

From Fukuoka

From Fukuoka (Hakata station) you can take the Mizuho shinkansen, whick take an hour and ARE NOT covered by the Japan Rail Pass, or the Sakura shinkansen, covered by the JRP, which take about 70 minutes. There are also the Kodama shinkansen but they take half an hour more to arrive to Hiroshima, so there's no reason to take them.
For those who do not have the JRP, a one way ticket costs 8,900 YEN.

By bus

The bus company Willer Express provides direct connections to Hiroshima from Tokyo (12 hours, from 8,900 YEN), Osaka (6 hours and a half, from 4,500 YEN), Kyoto (7 hours and a half, froma 4,500 YEN), Nagoya, Fukuoka and other cities.
The bus station is located in front of the nort exit (Shinkansen entrance) of Hiroshima station.
For more information about timetables and prices, and book directly online, you can visit the official website (also in english).

The Chugoku JR Bus company (http://www.chugoku-jrbus.co.jp/) also offers numerous connections from Hiroshima to many cities of Japan, but their site is in Japanese only, so for more information you should ask on site.

In any case, Willer Express buses are usually the cheapest buses.

By airplane

Hiroshima Airport is located about 40 km from the city and is connected to the cities of Tokyo, Sapporo, Sendai and Okinawa.

On this airport don't operate low-cost airlines, but only the majormajor Japan Airlines and ANA.

OObviously, prices are very high, except for flights to Tokyo (Haneda) which are in competition with the shinkansen.
For this route you can find one-way flights starting from about 10.000 YEN, if you don't have the Japan Rail Pass and don't want to travel by overnight bus, it is the cheapest option available, but you have to book 1 or 2 months in advance.

Attention: if you want to search for these japanese internal flights, it's better to use the airlines official websites (in this case JAL or ANA) instead of websites like expedia or lastminute.com.

Guided tours, activities and other things to do

If you are planning a trip to Japan and you want to add something special besides the visit of the different monuments and famous places, we suggest you to use the site Govoyagin. This is a very useful site to enrich your travel experience, especially if you are going solo or it's your first time in Japan and, for language barriers and more, and you will not have many opportunities to interact with the locals and to enjoy something different from the famous places marked in the tourist guides.

What Govoyagin is

Govoyagin is a website where you can find many particular activities all over Japan (and not only in Japan).
You can buy tickets online for some famous attractions, but also book tours and really special experiences with locals ready to guide you and take you to places outside the tourist circuits that you would hardly ever find by yourself. Last but not least, you can reserve a table in hundreds of restaurants.

Some examples

On Govoyagin you can buy tickets in advance to visit the Tokyo Tower or the Tokyo Sky Tree, but also book guided tours of Kyoto temples accompanied by a samurai, or to go around the streets of Osaka on a go-kart dressed as Super Mario, or even play videogames against an unbeatable Japanese otaku at his place.
Last but not least, if you need to reserve your table in some restaurants, such as the legendary 3-star Michelin, also in this case you can find this kind of service for sale on Govoyagin. Take a look at Govoyagin

You may also be interested in



Facebook Instagram Google+ Youtube

www.youinjapan.net - unauthorized reproduction of content is prohibited - Author: Davide Lee
<- Back to menu
Do you need a Pocket WiFi Router for your trip to Japan? →

Facebook Instagram Google+ Youtube
www.youinjapan.net - unauthorized reproduction of content is prohibited

Author: Davide Lee