How to go from Kyoto to Okayama ?

  • Published on : 15/05/2017
  • by : Japan Experience
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A little more than one hour with a shinkansen

Okayama is the largest city in the Chugoku Region after Hiroshima and an important transportation hub. Korakuen, a spacious landscape garden, is the city’s star attraction.

75 KM - 0H28 - Shin-Kobe Station

Kobe’s shinkansen station is a good spot to watch the bullet trains speeding along, since the services that don’t stop shoot straight past along the platform edge. A popular ropeway departs just next to the station. As it ascends, it passes by the Nunobiki Waterfall and the Nunobiki Herb Garden, giving a nice aerial view of both. The highlight of the ride lies in the observation deck located just beside the top station, which offers spectacular views of Kobe and is a popular night view spot. A further 20-minute scale up the mountain takes you to the middle station of Shin-Kobe Ropeway and the lower entrance of Nunobiki Herb Garden. This is one of Japan’s largest herb gardens with hundreds of herb species and seasonal flowers.

130 KM - 0H54 - Himeji Station

Look on the right as the train reaches the station to see Himeji’s magnificent Castle on a hill in the distance, widely considered to be Japan’s most beautiful surviving feudal castle. The castle is designated both a national treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

219 KM - 1H04 - Okayama

Train route from Kyoto to Okayama
Kyoto City
Osaka City
Kobe City
Himeji Castle
Okayama City
Railway map from Kyoto to Okayama

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