Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The Hiroshima Sightseeing Loop Bus (Hiroshima meipuru-pu) is an excellent way for tourists to get around Hiroshima, especially if you have a Japan Rail Pass.
The distinctive, red Hiroshima Sightseeing Loop Bus leaves from Hiroshima Station's Shinkansen-guchi exit outside the Hotel Granvia Hiroshima and passes eight major tourist attractions in the city including Hiroshima Castle, the Atomic Bomb Dome and the Peace Memorial Park.
A one-day pass for the Hiroshima Sightseeing Loop Bus is 400 yen or use your Japan Rail Pass. One ride is 200 yen.
Buses depart every 30 minutes from 9am-5.30pm and the bus takes around 50 minutes to complete the circuit.
There are two routes: the Orange Route and the Green Route. The Orange Route is as follows: Hiroshima Station, Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum (Shukkeien), Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima Museum of Art, Kamiya-cho, Atomic Bomb Dome, Peace Memorial Park, Hatchobori and Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art.
The Green Route is as follows: Hiroshima Station, Hatchobori, Kamiya-cho, Peace Memorial Park, Okonomi-mura, Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum (Shukkeien), Futabanosato Historical Walking Trail and Hiroshima Toshogu Shrine.
Hiroshima Sightseeing Loop Bus website (Chugoku JR Bus Company)
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