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Frequent trains run from Hiroshima.


By plane

Hiroshima Airport (IATA: HIJ) connects to domestic destinations in Japan. Both ANA and JAL offer flights from Tokyo Haneda and Sapporo Chitose airports. ANA also offers flights from Narita, Sendai and Okinawa. There are direct international flights from Dalian, Guam, Shanghai, Seoul, and Taipei.
Buses connect the airport to JR Hiroshima Station (48 minutes, ¥1300) and the Hiroshima Bus Center (51-53 minutes, ¥1300). There are also buses from the airport to Okayama, Onomichi, Iwakuni, Tottori, and other spots in the Chugoku region.

By ferry

Ferries dock at Hiroshima's Ujina Port, which also serves as terminus for several tram lines. Ishizaki Kisen operates daily service to and from Matsuyama in Shikoku, with some boats stopping in Kure along the way. The ride (known as "Superjet") takes 70-80 minutes to reach Matsuyama and costs ¥6500 each way. Slower ferries arrive in about 2 1/2 hours at a much-reduced cost of ¥3200.

By bus

Long-distance buses arrive and depart from the north exit of JR Hiroshima Station, where there is a JR Bus counter, and the Hiroshima Bus Center in the city center. There is service to and from cities in Kanto, Kansai, Kyushu, Shikoku, and much of the rest of Japan.
The New Breeze overnight bus runs between Tokyo and Hiroshima. There are two nightly departures in each direction: departing from Tokyo at 8PM and 9PM, with both buses arriving in Hiroshima at 8AM the next day. The trip costs ¥11,600 one way, ¥21,200 round trip.

Key places to visit
The Yamato Museum, Setonaikai National Park, Romantic Beach Karuga, Shipbuilding History Museum Nagato


Places to Visit

The Yamato Museum

The Yamato Museum is a nickname of the "Kure Maritime Museum" in Kure, Hiroshima, Japan.The museum opened on April 23, 2005. It is nicknamed the Yamato Museum due to the display in the lobby of the large model ship Yamato Hiroba, a 1/10 scale model of the Japanese battleship Yamato .

Setonaikai National Park

Setonaikai National Park is a national park that covers the entire expanse of Japan's Inland Sea. It was designated a national park in 1934. It contains about 3,000 islands. The well-known Itsukushima Island lies within the park.

Romantic Beach Karuga

This is a resort-like “community zone” where you can spend time and have lots of fun with your friends and family. In addition to the 400m long the man-made coast, cooking facilities, changing rooms, shower facilities, bathrooms, Lawn Park, Picnic Park, walking trails, slides, an obstacle course, and wooden playground were installed. A giant slide, an obstacle course, a panel climbing, and a wooden playground are available throughout the year. Night lightings are on during summer.

Shipbuilding History Museum Nagato

The coast overlooking the beach, Katsura, 1992 (1992), which opened in the year, "History Museum shipbuilding Nagato" is beginning to model wooden ship of contemporary and ancient, has exhibited a number of other materials for the shipping industry and shipbuilding. In particular, the center of the building is 1989 (1989) in the year, boats are on display in the shape of the envoy was restored more than 1,200 years ago, you can tour the ship.

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