Navigating Hiroshima Station

Our Travel Guide

hiroshima station

Whether you're passing through to head straight to Miyajima island, taking a day trip to pay your respects at the Genbaku Dome, or exploring this beautiful, modern city and surrounding prefecture for a few days, Hiroshima Station is sure to be a major stop on your trip through Japan with a Japan Rail Pass or Sanyo Pass.

jr shinkansen 

Several lines of the JR Shinkansen pass through Hiroshima Station, all on the Sanyo Line. The Nozomi and Sakura Shinkansen stop at Hiroshima; however, with one or two exceptions, if you are traveling from Kyoto or Tokyo to Hiroshima with your Japan Rail Pass, you will need to transfer from the Hikari bullet train to the Sakura at Shin-Osaka station.

Click here to discover the shinkansen network in Japan. 

JR Sanyo Line and others

Non-shinkansen lines are also available on the JR Sanyo Line; notably, this line will take you to Miyajimaguchi Station, where you will need only to cross the street to reach the port for access to Miyajima Island (the JR ferry works with your pass!).

For adventurers wanting to explore the western countryside of Japan, this station also has access to the Kabe, Kure, and Geibi JR Lines, which stretch across Hiroshima Prefecture.

other train lines

The city center, as well as some outskirts and suburbs, is best accessed using the city's extensive tram network. Four out of its eight lines pass by the main station. Unfortunately, your JR Pass does not allow you to ride the city transportation for free.

points of interest

From the main station, the "Maple-oop" bus runs to the Peace Park and Memorial, as well as Shukkeien, every thirty minutes. JR Pass holders can ride this bus for free!

Hiroshima station also connects to a growing shopping center, and a great taste of one of the city's famous foods, Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki, is just across the street! For more details, be sure to check out our free guidebook, available with your Japan Rail Pass order.
Discover Japan with one of our small group tours.

Your Pass at the best price

National JR Pass From $ 269
JR Kansai Pass From $ 20
JR Kyushu Pass From $ 139
JR Shikoku Pass From $ 84
JR West Pass From $ 177
JR Hokkaido Pass From $ 153
JR Central Pass From $ 130
JR East Pass From $ 242

Latest Tips

Rugby World Cup 2019 : Access to the Stadiums I Your Japan Rail Pass

Main lines and urban transportation with a Japan Rail Pass
Discover Shin Yokohama Station with a Japan Rail Pass

Along the Tokaido lines with a Japan Rail Pass
Events in Japan with a Japan Rail Pass

Our travel tips will help you to have a wonderful journey in Japan
By following your navigation on this website, you agree to the use of cookies in order to improve your user experience, provide personalized contents in consideration of your interests or to realize visits statistics. By continuing on this website, you agree to the use of cookies. To learn more and configure your preferences regarding cookies.