JR Loop Bus (Meipuru~pu)

These buses make circular routes that include the city’s major attractions, such as museums, the castle, the A-Bomb Dome and the Shukkeien Gardens. There are four lines identified by the colours green, orange, yellow and blue.

The ticket for a single ride costs 220 yen while a day pass costs 400 yen. For the blue line, the pass is only valid between the Kamiyacho (5) and Namiki-Dori (11) stops.

The ticket for the blue line (which connects the station to the harbour) costs 330 Yen. If you take this line between the Kamiyacho (5) and Namiki-Dori (11) stops, the ticket costs 200 Yen.

The complete tour takes between 35 and 50 minutes, depending on the line.

The bus departs from JR Hiroshima Station and more precisely in front of the Hotel Granvia Hiroshima.

IMPORTANT: for Japan Rail Pass holders, use of the bus is free of charge.


There are other circular buses called Eki-Machi Loop Buses operated by the Hiroshima Transport Company. Japan Rail Passes or regional passes (those that include JR buses) are not valid on these buses.

Here you will find the map and price of the Eki-Machi Loop Bus

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