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Hiroshima to Yakushima (Shiratani Unsuikyo)

over 1 year ago
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I am going to be in Japan for 2 weeks - (1 week Tokyo for work and 1 week vacation). I would like to visit Hiroshima and Yakushima on this trip.

I am planning the following:

7/27 - Tokyo to Hiroshima via Plane - Arriving around 4 pm. Explore Hiroshima and go to Miyajima for sunset
7/28 - Motosumi-inari - Day trip via Shinkansen? (I can skip this if it's too far and we are short on days to visit Yakushima)
7/29 - Yakushima via Shinkansen?
7/30 - Yakushima
7/31 - Yakushima to United States via Plane?

I can't really find a good way to go from Hiroshima to Yakushima.

Any help appreciated!


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over 1 year ago
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Hi Ellen,

For access to Yukushima read this web page it has all the details on how to get there. There is however no easy way to travel from Hiroshima to Yukushima. I think it would make most sense to take the Shinkansen to Kagoshima and from there use a ferry to Yukushima.

Motosumi-inari (in Nagano?) is also too far as a day trip from Hiroshima. You could however do it from Tokyo if you have the chance.

Hope this helps,

3 posts
over 1 year ago

Hi Daniel,

I meant Motonosumi Inari in the Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. It looks closer to Hiroshima vs. Tokyo.
I did a little bit more research and I think I might try this itinerary if possible:

7/28 - Tokyo to Yamadera (山寺), Yamagata and explore Sendai, then back to Tokyo
7/29 - Tokyo to Hiroshima via Plane(Miyajima)
7/30 - Hiroshima to Motonosumi Inari and explore Hiroshima
7/31 - Hiroshima to United States via Plane

I really wanted to visit the Takeda Castle but I will not have time if I go from Tokyo right? I could stay until 8/1 if you can help me squeeze the Takeda Castle somewhere.


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