Miyajima > Access

Back to the article   [mappress mapid=”47″]   Miyajima is part of Hatsukaichi city, in Hiroshima Prefecture. You can reach it by using Hiroshima as starting point, accessible from the whole country by Shinkansen. The Nozomi Shinkansen gets to Hiroshima in about 4 hours from Tōkyō (or 80 minutes from Ōsaka). From Hakata (Kyūshū) one hour is required. If you come from Sapporo, Sendai, Naha etc. take …

Kurama-dera 〉Access

Back to the article If you want to visit Kurama-dera you have to get to Kyōto first. You can take a Shinkansen from Tōkyō: travelling on the Nozomi, the shortest journey takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes and costs 14.000 yen. Remember, however, that if you use the Japan …

Tōdai-ji > Access

Back to the article The Tōdai-ji is located in Nara prefecture’s Nara city: the first thing to do is going down there. The temple is easily reachable from two stations. The closest one is Kintetsu Nara Station, on the Kintetsu Nara private line. The site is 20 minutes far walking …

Dazaifu > Access

Back to the article The first thing to do is reaching Hakata Station, in Fukuoka prefecture: you can get here by Shinkansen from Tōkyō and Ōsaka. Dazaifu and Tōkyō are more than 1.000 km far from each other, the journey takes more than 5 hours and costs 22.000 yen. From …

Sefa-Utaki > Access

Back to the article There are no railways in Okinawa, except for the Naha Monorail. Sefa-Utaki can be reached only by car (or bus). If you choose the public transportation, take the bus heading to Sefa-Utaki from Naha Bus Terminal. You will be there in about one hour. The bus terminal …

Mount Kōya > Access

Back to the article If you’re in Tōkyō, the first thing to do is going to Ōsaka. With the Shinkansen you can get to Shin-Ōsaka station, and from there to Nanba station (you can take the Midōsuji line of Osaka subway and arrive in about 25 minutes); You can reach Nanba station …

Sakata city – Access

Back to the main article   Sakata is located in the west area of Yamagata Prefecture, it requires some time to be reached. [mappress mapid=”49″]   By train Since Sakata is not provided with the Shinkansen line, it is not possible to reach it directly from Tōkyō. The quickest way to …

Hikone Castle > Access

Back to the article   [mappress mapid=”58″] Hikone is located in north-west Shiga Prefecture, a few miles south from Maibara. From Tōkyō Take the Hikari Shinkansen, get off at Maibara Station (about two hours from Tōkyō).Take the JR Biwako Line to Hikone (about 5 minutes). Besides JR lines, you can …

Ishigaki > Access

Back to the main article To Ishigaki! As Ishigaki is very far from the mainland, 99% of visitors reach this paradise by plane. Many flights connect Ishigaki to Okinawa’s main city Naha everyday, but you can come directly from Tōkyō Haneda and Ōsaka Itami airports. From Tōkyō the journey takes about 2 hours and …