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Hamamatsu - Getting Around

8 months ago
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Hello everyone, my name is Riley. Nice to meet all of you.

Anyways, my friends and I are going to Japan next year. One of the stops we wanted to make was Hamamatsu. We were going to go there for a few days and nights, as there was a fair amount of stuff that peaked our interest. However, one thing we didn't realize was how spread out everything is. Then I realized it didn't have the most convenient public transit system.

So, I was curious to how hard/difficult is it to get around the city of Hamamatsu, without a car, and relying solely on public transit/getting around by foot? For example, I was looking at somewhere to sleep, but then it would take us an hour and a half to two hours to get around to some places, according to Google Maps.

So, looking for some people with experience travelling in the city, if it's as spread out as Google is telling me and if it's hard to see a lot as a result.

Thanks to anyone who takes the time to read this and hope you all have a great day/night!


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8 months ago

Hi Riley,

Hamamatsu is right on the Shinkansen line, which will make it easy to get in and out of the city. You could easily do some trips in the direction of Nagoya or Shizuoka.

For travel within the city, the tram line is pretty good and there are plenty of buses. These however do not always show up on Google maps, so you may want to grab a bus map at the tourist information at Hamamatsu station. It should also not be too hard to get around on foot.

Kind regards,

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