Train Tickets from Osaka to Hiroshima

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More information about your journey to Hiroshima!

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Osaka is the largest city in the Kansai region, a portion of Japan's Honshu Island, with a rich culture and a plethora of attractions popular with both locals and tourists. The city of Osaka itself is well-known for its quirky residents, sights, and street cuisine. See well-known places, including the Tower of the Sun Park, Dotonbori, and the shopping district around Umeda Station! Also, be sure to see the amazing history Osaka has to offer, with Himeji Castle as a popular and standout destination. The interestingly shaped Mozu tombs also present a unique and educational visit for those who travel to the city!

Hiroshima will be recognized in history as the site of the first atomic bomb attack. Rebuilt in the present era, it has developed into one of Japan's liveliest and most culturally diverse cities, drawing tourists who come to honor the city's history, take in the breathtaking scenery and skyline, and savor the delectable cuisine. The famous Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and A-Bomb Dome, and the Hiroshima Museum of Art are must-see locations. Take a tour of the Mazda Museum and explore the city on one of the famous cable cars, which have been a fixture of the city since the early part of the last century!

Tickets booked with Japan Experience are issued through an official partnership with JR West, meaning you are dealing directly with the train operator that will take you from Osaka to Hiroshima.

Advantages of taking the train from Osaka to Hiroshima

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Efficiency

Covering the distance of 370km between Osaka and Hiroshima in around 2 hours, Shinkansen bullet trains are one of the fastest ways to reach your destination relaxed and worry-free.

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Comfort

Comfortable seats, plenty of space to relax your legs, regularly cleaned carriages and peace and quiet for a relaxing journey.

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Reliability

With hundreds of departures per day and an average delay per train estimated at 24 seconds, the Shinkansen is very reliable. 

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Eco-friendly

Your Tokyo to Kyoto itinerary corresponds to 12kg of CO2 emissions by Shinkansen, compared to 93kg by plane on the same journey. Traveling by train is 8 times more eco-responsible than flying!

How to book your Osaka to Hiroshima train tickets

Pick your time, date, and seat

You can book up to 9 months prior to your travel date.

Confirm and purchase

Order your train ticket securely online.

Receive your QR code

Get your QR code by email 1 month before departure.

Exchange and enjoy

Follow the instructions received on how to exchange your QR code and enjoy your ride.

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More information about your train, Shin-Osaka Station and Hiroshima Station

Types of Shinkansen

From Shin-Osaka Station, the Shinkansen heads to Hiroshima Station in the center of the city. The journey only takes about 2 hours, traversing over 370 kilometers. During the ride, travelers will have access to a number of amenities, including power outlets, reclining chairs, and collapsible trays to use to eat eki-ben, special lunch boxes made specifically for long-distance Shinkansen bullet train travel! Shinkansen trains available on this line are the Nozomi, Mizuho, Sakura, Hikari, and Kodama. 

How to get to Shin-Osaka Station

Shin-Osaka Station was instituted to service the newly debuted Shinkansen bullet train in 1964, debuted for the Tokyo Olympics held that same year. Shin-Osaka serves as the major hub for traveling from Osaka to other locations within Kansai and all of Japan. As a major station in a major city, a number of train lines go through Shin-Osaka Station, including the JR Osaka Loop Line and trains on the Kobe and Kyoto Lines. 

Where to go from Hiroshima Station

Much of the city of Hiroshima is accessible with Hiroshima Station as a travel base! Nearby, the city’s rich history can be witnessed at the Toshogu Shrine, only an 8 minute walk from the station itself. Other lines are great for transit around the remaining Chugoku region, such as the Geibi Line and Sanyo Line. The station is also a terminal stop for the Hiroden Trams, historic tram cars that are synonymous with Hiroshima as a whole. 

Why Book your Train Tickets with Japan Experience?

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Our train tickets are issued through an official partnership with the National Japan Railways Group (JR).

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Our team of passionate individuals based in Japan works with you directly, no intermediary needed.

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Read more about the exchange process, conditions, and validity of train tickets below

How far in advance can I book train tickets?

You can book train tickets in Japan between 9 months prior to your train's departure date and 3 days before departure. 

Is there a special train ticket fare for children?

Yes, there are special fares applicable for children. Ages 12 and up are considered adults, but kids aged from 6 to 11 benefit from a reduced fare. Children under the age of 6 travel for free. This free fare is limited to 2 tickets, meaning any additional child under 6 will then pay the classic child fare.

Where to exchange your train tickets in Japan depending on region

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In the JR West area (blue), you can exchange your QR code for a physical train ticket at reserved seat ticket machines in stations, or at Midori-no-Madoguchi ticket windows with station staff. In the JR Central area (orange), you can exchange your QR code at reserved seat ticket vending machines at indicated stations. In the JR East area (green), you can exchange your train tickets at Shinkansen stations, major stations in the Tokyo metropolitan area, and Narita Airport stations. 

How to use your train tickets in Japan

To use your train tickets once you have exchanged them, simply head to Shin-Osaka Station, insert your train ticket into the automatic gates (don't forget to take it back), and head to the right platform to hop on your train. On board the train, find the seat number that is on your ticket if you have a seat reservation, and enjoy the ride! Once you've arrived in Hiroshima, insert the ticket again at the gates upon exiting Hiroshima Station, and the city is now yours to explore. 

Modification and Cancellation

Order cancellation

Customers have up to 3 working days prior to their departure date to cancel their train ticket orders as long as they have not scanned the corresponding QR code and exchanged for their physical train tickets. A 15% cancellation fee will be charged, and the QR code will be instantly deactivated upon order cancellation. 

For train ticket orders that have already had the corresponding QR code scanned and where the tickets have been received, orders may be canceled at JR Station offices, where a refund will be issued with a 5%-10% cancellation fee, depending on the station and office. This refund will be made in cash in Japanese yen. 

Past the day and time of departure, refunds cannot be issued, regardless if the corresponding QR code has been used or not, and regardless if customers have received their physical tickets or not. 

Order modification 

Japan Experience allows for one modification request of date and/or time of departure (changes to destination or route are not possible*). Modifications to the date and/or time of departure are only possible under the following conditions:

-The corresponding QR code has not been used. 

-It is NOT within three days of the departure date. 

You will then be sent a new QR code to use at JR stations to exchange for your new tickets. 

Any modification requests after the first change or changes to the departing and/or arrival station will require that the order be canceled and then re-ordered with the new travel information. 

For those wishing to make modifications to the date/time of their train trip after using the sent QR code and receiving their tickets, this can be done at JR offices at JR stations up to 10 minutes prior to departure. In the case of a change in arrival station, such a change can only be accommodated if said station is on the same Shinkansen train route (i.e. a route change from Tokyo>Kyoto can be changed to Tokyo>Shin-Osaka but not to Tokyo>Kanazawa). The difference in fare will be paid at the JR office.

In the case of a missed train departure, those holding tickets for Kodama Shinkansen bullet trains on the Tokaido-Sanyo Line are able to board Nozomi, Hikari, and other Kodama trains on the same day, from the same station, to the same destination, for use on non-reserved train cars. 

If a Shinkansen bullet train does not have any non-reserved train cars (like the Hokuriku Shinkansen Kagayaki bullet train) or has no open seats, the train may still be ridden, but passengers will be required to stand during their commute in either the areas between each train car or in aisles between seats, depending on the capacity of the train at that time. Passengers will be required to stand until reaching their destination or until non-reserved train car seats become available for use. 

Eligibility

All persons above the age of 12, with no restrictions on residence status or nationality, are eligible to purchase individual train tickets (unlike the Japan Rail Pass and some JR regional passes, for example). Japanese individuals as well as foreigners living in Japan can thus purchase train tickets online. Under the age of 12, the aforementioned child fare conditions apply. 

Validity of train tickets

Train tickets issued are only valid for the date and time indicated on your booking and are to be used only on the Osaka to Hiroshima route.

Frequently Asked Questions about Train Tickets in Japan

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