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tokyo to hiroshima

Tokyo to Hiroshima

I want to travel Tokyo - Hiroshima. The timetable says I need to take the Nozomi but your info for the JR Pass says it is for you if you do not need to use Nozomi. Can you explain which Shinkansen I can travel on from Tokyo to Hiroshima please.

bruce ollason
bruce ollason

Hi there,

You can use the Sakura and Hikari Shinkansen instead between Tokyo and Hiroshima. Note that you will have to make one transfer at Okayama or at Shin-Osaka.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you - a couple more things. Can you please confirm Sunday timetable is the "holiday"timetable.

Where can I find the details of the trip - all I can see is the departure time - where can I find travel time and arrival time ?

I looked at your suggestions - found Hikari services to Shin Osaka but cannot find any Sakura or later day Hikari from Shin Osaka to Hiroshima. Am I reading the timetable correctly.

bruce ollason
bruce ollason

What time table are you reading?

In any event, for travel times, I recommend learning to plan with Hyperdia this way you can find any route/timetable and more. It's a great tool for planning with the JR Pass. We also have a useful interactive map with all JR lines included.

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Daniel-san
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Daniel-san - I am reading the "JR Shinkansen Timetable" provided by a link from this website. I will try Hyperdia

bruce ollason
bruce ollason

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