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best way from kyoto to Miyajima with JR pass 2017/3/16 04:58
im looking for the fastest route to Miyajima for a day trip using the JR pass.
I've read through so many repsones and am still confused. thanks in advance.

by cherry604 (guest)  

Re: best way from kyoto to Miyajima with JR pass 2017/3/16 10:59
From Kyoto, take a Shinkansen to Hiroshima Station.
Then transfer to a local line to continue wesbound, get off at Miyajima-guchi station.
From there, walk to the ferry terminal (very close), there is no need to buy a ferry ticket (JR Pass is good on the ferry). Usually, there is a line to board the ferry. Once onboard, the ride is like 20 minutes to Miyajima.
by Nora Neko (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: best way from kyoto to Miyajima with JR pass 2017/3/16 11:00
kyoto station to shin-osaka, rapid train.
shin-osaka to hiroshima, hikari shinkansen.
hiroshima to miyajimaguchi, local train.
miyajimaguchi to miyajima, jr ferry.

you can use hyperdia from where is kyoto you wanna start and miyajimaguchi as the end point. it'll show you the fastest route. unlick nozomi service.
by hakata14 rate this post as useful

Re: best way from kyoto to Miyajima with JR pass 2017/3/16 22:38
How much time do you reckon you need for Miyajima?
by Shintai rate this post as useful

Re: best way from kyoto to Miyajima with JR pass 2017/3/16 22:54


How much time do you reckon you need for Miyajima?
2 hrs, or all day.
by * (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: best way from kyoto to Miyajima with JR pass 2017/3/17 01:11
I see. Is it worth staying the night?
by Shintai rate this post as useful

Re: best way from kyoto to Miyajima with JR pass 2017/3/17 04:29
Definitely, in my opinion. The crowds are gone at night, and the great Torii is lit up. It's worthwhile to see it with the tide both in and out, and while you can obviously do that without staying the night, it's easier if you do. And finally it can give you an early start the next morning, again before the crowds descend.

Only downside is that it can be a bit pricey to stay on the island, as most lodgings are upscale ryokans.
by gfoulk rate this post as useful

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