Day trip to Himeji & Miyajima

Oct 11th, 2004, 09:17 AM
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Day trip to Himeji & Miyajima

Hi! Just wondering the best way to get to Himeji & Miyajima from Kyoto? We do have a JR pass and we will NOT have time for Hiroshima. Thanks
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Oct 11th, 2004, 09:44 AM
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you can take shinkansen to both. the train goes directly to himeji. for miyajima, your best bet is to take the shinkansen to hiroshima and switch to a jr train to Miyajimaguchi. from there you can catch the ferry which runs about 4 times an hour. the ferry is about a 10 minute ride.

more info on miyajima here.
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3454.html

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Oct 11th, 2004, 05:40 PM
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Not sure whether JR Pass covers shinkansen. Or another route that may take longer time to Himeji:
JR from Kyoto to Osaka (around 30 min), change rapid- or special rapid-trains to Himeji (1 hour).

Check out the map at http://www.jtbusa.com/enhome/jrpassw.asp
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Oct 11th, 2004, 05:46 PM
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The JR pass DOES cover Shinkansen. It doesn't cover the Shinkansen Nozomi (the fastest bullet train) but it does cover Hikari and the other Shinkansen. I'm going to Japan Wednesday with a 14-day rail pass which I'm going to use on Shinkansen.
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Oct 11th, 2004, 06:23 PM
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rshum, you are referring to the JR West regional passes (Sanyo Area Pass, Kansai Area Pass).

spike74 is referring to the Japan Rail Pass and is assuming (safely, I think) that eurosurfergirl is using one of those.

The different passes are explained here:
http://www.japanrail.com/railpasses.html
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Oct 12th, 2004, 07:31 PM
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Thanks spike74 for reminding me. If shinkansen is covered, definitely it's more convenient.

The website I suggested above simply want to share the map of Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe-Nara-Himeji Area, not the JR West Pass.
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Oct 12th, 2004, 07:32 PM
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Thanks spike74 for reminding me. If shinkansen is covered, definitely it's more convenient.

The website I suggested above simply want to share the map of Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe-Nara-Himeji Area, not the JR West Pass. Sorry for the confusion.
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