How to go from Okayama to Hiroshima ?
One trains every two hours
Discover the itinerary between Okayama and Hiroshima ? If you have time make a stop at Kurashiki and explore the Bikan Chiku historical area.
travel from okayama TO hiroshima
0 KM - okayama STATION
15 KM - 0H10 - SHIN-Kurashiki STATIONJust 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.
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
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.
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.
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.