One day trip to Hiroshima (L)


The bullet train (Hikari) from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes only 112 mins, so if you have a JR Pass it is no problem to make a day trip to Hiroshima.

Note: Without the pass, train fair is very expensive (21,780yen for return). So we would recommend you to buy JR Pass if you visit Hiroshima.

Hikari for Hiroshima leave Kyoto Station at 7:49, 8:02 and 8:22 in the morning. (You can check out latest time table by this site.)

*Get detail information for Hiroshima at Tourist Information Center (9th floor of the Kyoto Station).

1. Hiroshima L

Peace Memorial Park (aLO)@ Recommended!

The park includes the modern Peace Memorial Museum. Peace Memorial Museum is open 8:30-18:00 (Mar.-Nov.), 8:30- 17:00 (Dec.-Feb.), 8:30- 19:00 (Aug.),  Fee: 50 yen

Atomic Bomb Dome (h[)@ Recommended!

It is the only atomic-bombed building in the city that has been permitted to stand. A-bomb Dome was registered as a@UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

Shukkeien Garden (ki)@

The Shukkeien Garden is Hiroshima's largest Japanese-style garden.

Open: 9:00-18:00 (Apr.-Sep.), 9:00-17:00 (Oct.-Mar.),  Fee: 250 yen

Hiroshima Castle (L)@

The interior of the five story donjon is reconstructed in its original style.

Open: 9:00-17:30(Apr.-Sep.), 9:00-16:30 (Oct.-Mar.),  Fee: 360 yen


2. Miyajima Island {@Recommended!

The island has been a holy place of Shintoism since the earliest times. The first shrine buildings here were erected in the 6th century. The present shrine dates from the 13th century and the harmoniously arranged buildings reveal great artistic and technical skill. The shrine plays on the contrasts in colour and form between mountains and sea and illustrates the Japanese concept of scenic beauty, which combines nature and human creativity.

Access (JR): Hiroshima Sta. to Miyajimaguchi Sta. (26 min). From Miyajimaguchi, JR Ferry and Matsudai Ferry run every 15 mins to Miyajima (10 mins). Choose JR if you have JR Pass!


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