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Kyoto to Hiroshima (day trip) - 08-05-2009, 10:12 AM

Hi Guys,

I will be in Japan within 2 months (for 8 days). I will be spending the whole time in the Kansai region (based in Kyoto)…but I am keen on taking a day trip to Hiroshima. The catch is…I will not have a JR PASS that allows me to take the necessary trains to get there and come back.
I am planning to buy the JR Kansai pass + Kansai thru pass (to be used in different days) – I can not go any further than Himeji.
Do you guys have suggestions on how to get to Hiroshima without taking the bullet train? What I mean is…a cost effective solution (bus to be excluded…takes a lot of time). Are there any other trains connecting Kyoto to Hiroshima? Prices, schedules and suggestions are welcomed.

Thanks in advance!
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08-05-2009, 11:35 AM

I did a quick search through Hyperdia, taking local trains or limited express from Himeji to Hiroshima will takes about 10 hours
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08-05-2009, 12:11 PM

The short answer is: no. I tried to do this about a month ago. Gave up and just used the bullet train. If you want to daytrip to Hiroshima from Kyoto, the only way to do it is by shink. Sorry.
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08-05-2009, 04:33 PM

There are plenty of trains that go between the 2 cities, but they take many hours to make the trip, each way. The only way to do it as a day trip is the bullet train.

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08-05-2009, 04:55 PM

bullet train the best answer right now..

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08-07-2009, 11:56 AM

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08-07-2009, 12:39 PM

We did it.. We drove in a rent-a-car.. Wasn't that far..

We actually drove to Kumamoto from Kyoto, having hotel breaks along the way, then returning driving back to Kyoto..

All great fun and memories..

Rent-a-car may not cost that much more.. Definitely worth the extra mile for the added convenience..

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