How to go from Kyoto to Okayama ?

  • Published on : 15/05/2017
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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

De Kyoto à Okayama
Kyoto, ancienne capitale du Japon, et sa capitale culturelle
Osaka, 3è plus grande ville du Japon, et sa capitale gastronomique
Kobe, ville portuaire connue pour son bœuf
Himeji, dont le château est inscrit au patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO
Okayama, ville à la croisée des régions du Honshu et Shikoku
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