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How to go from Okayama to Hiroshima ?

One trains every two hours

 travel from okayama TO hiroshima

Kurashiki Bikan Area
With the Sanyo Shinkansen and your Japan Rail Pass you can reach Hiroshima from Okayama in 1h38 with the fastest journey. Please note that the Japan Rail Pass holders cannot take the Nozomi or the Mizuho.
0 KM -  okayama STATION

15 KM - 0H10 - SHIN-Kurashiki STATION
Just south of JR Kurashiki Station ( 8 minutes from Shin-Kurashiki with the JR Sanyo Line) is a beautiful streetscape of storehouses and merchant homes. The Bikan Chiku historical area, Honmachi and Higashi-machi, stretch just a short walk from the Kurashiki-gawa River, and it is here that you can find attractive traditional buidings full of local color.
Gondola boat in Kurashiki
These buildings have long been related to the livelihoods of the local people, and include old storehouses that have remodeled into cafes, inns and bars. The Bikan Chiku District is also home to the Ohara Museum of Art and beautiful, historical buidings, and has grown into one of the great tourist spots in the prefecture. Two small tourist boats are always cruising along the Kurashiki-gawa from which day-time, visitors can enjoy a view of the riverbanks while experiencing a gondola-style boat, called the "Kurashiki Kawabune Nagashi". When it gets dark, the streets are bathed in a soft light making the area enjoyable at night as well.


Hiroshima Peace memorial Park
59 KM - 0H16 - fukuyama STATION
As the train arrives look out to the right for a glimpse of Fukuyama castle.
146 KM - 0H50 -  mihara STATIONThe nearest station to the Buttsu-ji is known as one of the best Zen schools in Japan. This group of temples is nestled in the midst of a dense cedar grove, making a perfect spot to enjoy the magnificient blazing colors of autumn in japan.

180 KM - 1H02 - hiroshima STATION
discover hiroshima
What to see in Hiroshima

What to see ? 
Peace Memorial Park
Nowadays it is hard to imagine that the city was the scene of such horror less than 70 years ago. The Peace Memorial Park lies in the center of the city and keeps alive the memory of what made Hiroshima so sadly famous. From Hiroshima's station south side, take street car 2 or 6 to the Genbaku-Domu-Mae stop, which is just north of the park (Station number M10 - 15 minutes). It takes about 10 minutes to walk from its northern end to the peace Memorial Museum ( daily 8.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.,¥ 50), where a highly emotional visit awaits you

The  Hiroshima Castle was destroyed during the bombing of the city of 1945. It was entirely rebuilt from its ashes. A ten minute walk from Kamiyacho-michi or Kamiyacho-higashi tram stop (12 min, ¥ 160 from Hiroshima Station by lines 1,2 or 6). It takes 15 minutes to get from there to the Peace Park. Open in Dec-Feb from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Mar-Nov from 9 a.m to 8 p.m., ¥ 370.

Do you want to learn more about Hiroshima ? Have a look on our Japan Experience Travel Guide.
Hiroshima is also the city access to Miyajima.

Where to stay in Nagoya

Where to Stay ?

HOTEL GRANVIA HIROSHIMA
1-5 Matsubara-cho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, 732-0822
Tel : 08-2262-1111 / www.hgh.co.jp/english
A luxury hotel that is directly connected to JR Hiroshima Station. Special discount for Japan Rail holders.

ANA CROWNE PLAZA
4-15-23 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi, 460-0008
Tel : 08-2241-1111/ www.anacrownplaza-hiroshima/language/english
15 minutes by taxi from Hiroshima Station located at the heart of the city. Convenient location for sightseeing, close to the Memorial Peace Park and the shopping and food district of the city.

Where to eat in Nagoya ?

Where to eat ?

REI-CHAN
Rei-chan has a branch just in front of the station, and another one on the 2nd floor of the station, in the Asse Building.
Open daily, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Tel : 08-2286-2382/www.o-reichan.jp
Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki ( Hiroshima-yaki in short) is one of the local speciality you can't miss. 
getting around

Getting around in Hiroshima
Of particular interest to Japan Rail Pass holders in Hiroshima is the JR-operated loop bus for tourists, called Maple-oop. The bus connects Hiroshima Station with the area around Shukkeien, Hiroshima Castle and the Peace Memorial Park every 30 minutes and is covered with the Japan Rail Pass. Hiroshima has also a very practical tram network with 8 lines throughout the city. Each stop is identified by a letter and a number. Some cars are quite old and very charming. One day pass costs ¥ 600. For the bike users, there is also a bike rental system with 17 stations (one day pass : ¥ 1080).

Your Pass at the best price

National JR Pass From £ 201
JR Kansai Pass From £ 16
JR Kyushu Pass From £ 106
JR Shikoku Pass From £ 64
JR West Pass From £ 134
JR Hokkaido Pass From £ 116
JR Central Pass From £ 99
JR East Pass From £ 184
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