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.