Getting To Hiroshima, Hiroshima

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    To Hiroshima by bullet train

    by toonsarah Written Dec 11, 2013

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    We travelled to Hiroshima by bullet train on a day trip from Osaka. There are several trains an hour from Shin-Osaka station, and the journey takes about 90 minutes. The trip was covered by our JR passes. As this was an independent day out, rather than part of our tour, we had no pre-booked seat reservations. We could have queued for some at the station before boarding but decided to take a chance on finding seats in one of the unreserved seating carriages (carriages 1-5 on our 16 carriage train, and usually 1-3 on the shorter 8 carriage ones). This was a good call, as lots of people got off in Osaka and it was easy to find seats together.

    On the return journey too we did the same thing. The train was fairly quiet and we had a good journey enjoying watching the scenery flash past and reviewing our photos of a fascinating day out.

    But that is leaping ahead. On arriving here in the morning we made our way to the main sights by trolley bus

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    Bullet train!

    by Travel2write Written Jun 4, 2005

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    Bullet train

    Took the bullet train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima and back.

    The Tokaido Shinkansen, connecting Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka, was inaugurated in the year 1964 as the first shinkansen line and the world's first high speed train. In 1964 the trains already run with speeds of about 200 km/h. Nowadays they reach speeds of over 300 km/h.

    Make sure you look at round trip and save!

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    Ferry

    by Ines28 Updated Jul 10, 2005

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    Hiroshima is an important port with ferry connections to other cities and even to South Korea (where we came from). We also took the ferry to Matsuyama on Shikoku which costs Y 2600 and takes 2 3/4 hours. There are 10 ferries daily, and additional 10 fast ferries (1 1/4 hours) costing Y5800.
    This is an easy and comfortable way to travel, and it's inexpensive if you have the time to take the slower services.

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    From Tokyo JR Station in...

    by Sharrie Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    From Tokyo JR Station in downtown Tokyo, it took me 5 hours by Hikari bullet train (there's one every 1/2 hour). For a 7-day pass, you get to travel across Japan as many times as you wish. The 7-day pass costs 28300 yen (US$240).

    The bullet trains naturally.

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    Shinkansen.

    by Sharrie Updated Sep 16, 2002

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    From Tokyo JR Station in downtown Tokyo, it took me 5 hours by Hikari bullet train (there's one every 1/2 hour). For a 7-day pass, you get to travel across Japan as many times as you wish. The 7-day pass costs 28300 yen (US$240).

    The bullet trains naturally.

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    BULLET TRAIN - SHINKANSEN

    by kiwigal_1 Updated Jun 21, 2004

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    Shinkansen

    Hiroshima has a Shinkansen station which is connected to Osaka and Tokyo in the north and Fukuoka in the south. The closest International Airport would be either Fukuoka or Osaka.

    The Shinkansen is by far the most convenient way to travel around Japan. Unfortunately it isn't very cheap! Luckily there is a Japan JR Rail Pass available to foreign travellers. See the JR East website for details:

    It must be bought abroad and stamped in Japan before you can use it. There are several options including one week (unlimited JR travel except for the super fast Nozomi service), two week, JR East and JR West passes. Check with your local travel agent for the best option or click on the link to see for yourself!

    Here is a link to a very cool page that lets you see the routing between cities/stations/ports within Japan. It will tell you the route and includes the cost and time. http://www.jorudan.co.jp/english/norikae/.

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    Getting to Hiroshima

    by Rabbityama Written Aug 25, 2012

    Hiroshima is one of Japan's most popular destinations. As such, it is one of the main Shinkansen Stations on the Sanyo Line.

    From Tokyo it only takes 6 hours to reach Hiroshima, just over 2 hours from Nagoya, about 1.5 hours from Shin-Osaka, 1 hour from Fukuoka (Hakata Station), and under 3 hours from Kagoshima.

    From Okayama it takes only 30 minutes by Shinkansen or you could save money and take the local trains, which takes about 2.5 hours.

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    The Bullet Train

    by Ike_2005 Written May 29, 2005
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    High speed railroad gets you there and back in a hurry. This train hauls ass!!! It's kind of expensive, but worth it. From Fukuoka to Hiroshima ran about $100.00. The best part about the train is there is a smoking car and you can drink onboard.

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    From Tokyo:It takes 4.5hours...

    by Amelie0621 Written Aug 25, 2002

    From Tokyo:It takes 4.5hours and costs about 18000yen(one-way) by train(Shinkansen).By airplane, it takes 1.5hours and costs about 27000yen(one-way).
    From Kyoto:It takes about 2hours and costs 11000yen by train.
    Trams are useful.They'er easier and cheaper to use than buses.(I think buses are too difficult for tourists.) It takes 15min and cost 120yen from Hiroshima station to city central.But, you can walk from the station to city centaral.It's not so far.

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    Shinkansen

    by tompt Updated Oct 30, 2002

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    Shinkansen

    Hiroshima can be easily reached with a shinkansen train from Osaka.

    In Hiroshima the tram is the way to go.

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