Hiroshima

Hiroshima Travel Blog

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the outside is a blur, from the window of the Nozomi bullet train.
We shelled out additional money for the Nozomi from Nagoya to Hiroshima, because the train from Takayama to Nagoya would take 2.5 hours, and even the Nozomi would take another 2 hours 23 minutes to get to Hiroshima. Besides, we wanted to experience the fastest train in Japan!
So we changed the train in Nagoya, with 14 minutes to transfer to the next train. By now we felt pretty comfortable with the train system and didn't feel stressed with that amount of time to change the train.

The Nozomi had a long pointed streamlined nose, and actually a tail just like it too. I think because they never reall turn the train around, they just turn the seats to face the direction it's going and off it goes.
view from the fast train
We got nice reserved seats, and settled in for our ride. The train stopped for just about 2 minutes to let people off and on, but amazingly enough, that seemed to be enough time! Once the train took off, it was so smooth unless you look out the window, it's hard to know and feel how fast it's going. When it made a turn, it did it in a long arc, and banking into the turn. Very cool. Most people seemed to be so accustomed to it they weren't all excited and curious like we were.

We got to Hiroshima after dark at 6:38pm (you can see the times on the ticket in the photo), and took a taxi to our hotel. There were no 5 star hotels in Hiroshima, and this one had a nice lobby and all, but the interior of the room was certainly nothing fancy, just functional. The price for 2 nights was cheaper than one night at the ryokan in Takayama, but it did not include any meals.

We went out to look for dinner, and found it right next door to the hotel at a nice Vitnamese restaurant.
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the outside is a blur, from the wi…
the outside is a blur, from the w…
view from the fast train
view from the fast train
Where we had our dinner in Hiroshi…
Where we had our dinner in Hirosh…
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Lit up trees along the street nex…
the shopping center right next to …
the shopping center right next to…
Kevin with a big shark fin in the …
Kevin with a big shark fin in the…
Our tickets from Takayama to Nagoy…
Our tickets from Takayama to Nago…
Not too fancy a room in Hiroshima,…
Not too fancy a room in Hiroshima…
Hiroshima Hotels & Accommodations review
All the basics, great location but don't go to their buffet
Hiroshima probably is not high on the list of destinations in Japan, because it doesn't have any 5 star hotels. We picked this one because of the loca… read entire review
Hiroshima
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