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shinkansen okayama - hiroshima

Shinkansen Okayama - Hiroshima


I'm travelling to Japan in April and I have a few questions:

I would like to go from Okayama to Hiroshima on the 10th of April. I think the fastest way is to use the Shinkansen. I have seen that the Sakura Shinkansen travels from Okayama to Hiroshima and is eligible with the JR PASS but I cannot find the timetable and the duration of the journey. Could you please help me?

Another question: On the 9th of April, I would like to travel from Okayama to Tottori, then to Matsue and back to Okayama. Do you think it is Ok in just one day? I cannot find the timetables.

Is it better to buy the JR PASS online or can I buy it when I arrive in Japan?

Thank you very much!



Hi there,

You can find any route/time table using, also see our blog post on how to plan with Hyperdia.

You can also use this to find the routes to Tottori, Matsue and so on.

Its not possible to buy the JR Pass in Japan, please place an order beforehand.

Hope this helps,


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