Get Around Hiroshima

Get Around Hiroshima


2017.07.14

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

Get Around Hiroshima

Hiroshima offers a number of simple and affordable ways to get around its compact centre and surroundings. Thanks to the proximity of the main sights, you can visit a lot of the city by foot or hop around quickly on the easy to use trams, buses, or rentable city bikes.

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    Hiroshima Electric Railway

    Known as Hiroden in Japanese, the Hiroshima Electric Railway is a network of trams, or streetcars, which cover the city of Hiroshima. The tram stations are easy to find as they run along most main roads and the most visited sights. They are also connected to the three main JR stations in the city: Hiroshima Station, Shin-Hakushima Station and Yokogawa Station.

    Hiroshima Electric Railway

    Hiroshima Electric Railway

    Be sure to get on the streetcar via the central carriages and alight at the front. A typical journey costs around 160 yen for adults and 80 yen for children, which can be paid in cash as you alight the streetcar. Change machines are available at the front of the tram.

    The red Miyajima Line on the Hiroshima Electric Railway runs all the way down to Miyajima-guchi in about 60 minutes for around 200 yen, depending on your starting point, which is the point from which you can catch the ferry across to Miyajima Island.

    Bus
    As well as local buses which travel around Hiroshima for similar prices to the Hiroshima Electric Railway, the city offers an easy-to-ride sightseeing loop bus, the Meipuru-pu bus. Unlike local buses, Meipuru-pu is a faster way to get around as it stops off at 11 of the main tourist spots, including the A-Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Castle, Okonomi-mura and some museums. The bus rides in both directions around town so check whether the green or red route will get you to your destination quickest.

    This is a popular option with tourists as JR Rail Passes will give you a free ride. A single ride is more expensive at 200 yen per ride (100 yen for children) but 400 yen day tickets can also be purchased on the bus (200 yen for children).

    Hiroshima Electric Railway

    Hiroshima Electric Railway

    Hiroshima Dentestu Train
    place
    Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture
    phone
    0570550700
    opening-hour
    Please check the timetable
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    Rental Bikes

    For those looking for an active and flexible way of getting around, the rental city bikes are the easiest option. There are approximately 30 cycling ports around Hiroshima which allows you to pick up bikes and drop them off as you wish.

    Rental Bikes

    Rental Bikes

    Every trip costs 108 yen with an extra 108 yen added after every 30 minutes that the bike is out of the station. Payments to use the bikes on a half hourly basis are made by credit card from the machines available at the cycling ports. However, with the one-day pass you can hire a bike out for the whole day for 1,080 yen and pay with credit card or cash. To pay by cash, go to the Peacecle Office near Hiroshima Station or pay by card at the Fukuya Yale Yale or the Motomachi Cred Pacela building.

    Rental Bikes

    Rental Bikes

    広島市観光レンタサイクルぴーすくる
    place
    広島県広島市南区京橋町2-29
    phone
    0120443196
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    Ferry

    With Miyajima Island such a popular destination to visit from Hiroshima City, you can be taken directly to the ferry port by the Hiroshima Electric Railway. The ferry port is also accessible by the Sanyo line train which brings you into Miyajima-guchi Station. The 10-minute trip across the water will see you arriving into the northern part of Miyajima Island, just a 10-minute walk from Itsukushima Shrine.

    Good news for travellers with JR passes is that the ferry across to Miyajima Island is run by JR so you can travel over to the island for free. If not, an adult round ticket will set you back 360 yen and 180 yen for children. Student and group discounts are also available.

    Ferry

    Ferry

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