Seto Inland Sea Route 1. To the Seto Inland Sea "Yumetabi"

Japanese

Access to Seto and Matsuyama

Access by Boat

Route 1 - The Easy-going Course

Locations to Hiroshima Station to Miyajimaguchi Station to Miyajima Harbor to Hiroshima Harbor to Kure Harbor to Matsuyama Tourism Harbor

Route 2 - The Speedy Course

Locations to Hiroshima Station to Hiroshima Harbor to Kure Harbor to Matsuyama Tourism Harbor

Go via the Superjet Setouchi High Cruise The fastest way at 98 minutes! Until 2014.3.31 *A transfer at Hiroshima Bay is necessary

Travelling to Matsuyama from Hiroshima (Miyajima/Kure) by boat is convenient and affordable! The [Setouchi High Cruise] travel package allows you to select from two courses: Miyajima to Hiroshima and Hiroshima to Matsuyama. This package is offered at a discount and is valid for 3 days. Disembarking mid-trip is also possible, allowing you to truly enjoy your visit to Seto Inland Sea.

Matsuyama to Kure to Hiroshima(Superjet) / Hiroshima to Miyajima(High-speed boat) Valid 3 days, Mid-trip disembarking allowed

Adults 7,000 Yen / Children 3,500 Yen

Ishizaki Steamboat: 089-951-0128

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Seto Inland Sea Steamboat: 082-253-1212

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Limousine Bus - The Shuttle Bus from Matsuyama Tourism Harbor to Matsuyama City is very convenient!

From Matsuyama Harbor to Matsuyamashi Station: Approximately 30 minutes / Matsuyama Tourism Harbor to Dogo Onsen Station: Approximately 45 minutes

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Convenient for travelers from Kansai and Okayama that plan to tour around Seto Inland Sea. New Discount Tickets Available!
Setouchi/Matsuyama Roundabout Pass

Avialable for sale up until the day before use 2 persons minimum, not including children

Now available for a limited time: Passes which function as entry tickets to popular sightseeing attractions as well as fare tickets for ferries and other other transportation methods as well as fare tickets for JR express trains and bullet trains (running between your station of origin to Hiroshima and to Matsuyama) The famous Matsuyama Castle (ropeway fee included) and Dogo Onsen Main Building (bathing fee not included) are just two of the six popular locations included in this pass! The pass is valid for three days for all locations and rides.

(Going) To Matsuyama via JR → Admission tickets for popular tourism locations + 3-Day Valid Free Tour Area All-You-Can-Ride → From Matsuyama to Kure → (Return) From Hiroshima via JR

[Period of Use] Valid during any 3-day period between 2012/4/1 and 2013/3/31. Available for sale up until the day before use. *2013/3/29 is the final day of sale.

[Price from Main Departure Areas (1 Adult)] *2 Adults Minimum. Not available to children traveling alone.
◎Departure and Arrival from Kyoto City / 28,000 Yen (*The departing bullet train route is as follows: Osaka to Okayama. Returning route: Hiroshima - Osaka.) *Children are half-price.
◎Departure and Arrival from Osaka City / 19,800 Yen ◎Departure and Arrival from Kobe City / 19,500 Yen ◎Departure and Arrival from Okayama / 12,500 Yen
*Departurure and Arrival Routes from Shikoku are also available. *Reverse routes are not available

Access to Matsuyama via Train

Tokyo → "Shinkansen" Fastest Travel Time: 3 hours 12 minutes → Okayama → "Limited Express Train Shiokaze" Fastest Travel Time: 2 hours 34 minutes → Matsuyama

Nagoya → "Shinkansen" Fastest Travel Time: 1 hour 35 minutes → Okayama → "Limited Express Train Shiokaze" Fastest Travel Time: 2 hours 34 minutes → Matsuyama

Shin Osaka → "Shinkansen" Fastest Travel Time: 44 minutes → Okayama → "Limited Express Train Shiokaze" Fastest Travel Time: 2 hours 34 minutes → Matsuyama

Hakata → "Shinkansen" Fastest Travel Time: 1 hour 37 minutes → Okayama → "Limited Express Train Shiokaze" Fastest Travel Time: 2 hours 34 minutes → Matsuyama

Traveling in the city using buses and street cars is fun!

1-Day Ticket (City Train/City Bus)

All segments of the city train (excluding the Bocchan Train) and buses (The Inner City Southeast Loop Line, East-West Line and Peace Road Line) may be ridden an unlimited number of times for one day! For an additional 100 yen, the Bocchan Train may also be ridden!
Adults 400 Yen, Children 200 Yen.

Send all Inquiries to: Iyo Rail Co.
089-9480-3323 (Transportation Division)
089-948-3172 (Autotransportation Division)

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Matsuyama Castle Surroundings Tour Ticket

All segments of the city train (excluding the Bocchan Train) and buses (the above-mentioned 4 lines) may be ridden an unlimited number of times for one day! In addition, 6 other sightseeing locations including the Castle Tower of Matsuyama Castle, Hototogi Memorial Museum may be entered using this convenient ticket.
Adults 2,200 Yen, Children 1,100 Yen.

Send all Inquiries to: Iyo Rail Co. 0890-948-3172 (Autotransportation Division)

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Bocchan Train

Appearing in Natsume Souseki's novel "Bocchan," this retro-style railway connects Dogo Onsen to Matsuyamashi Station as well as Dogo Onsen to JR Matsuyama Station and on to Komachi. It departs at a rate of about one train every hour.
Adult Passengers 300 Yen, Children 200 Yen.

Send all Inquiries to: Iyo Rail Co. 0890-948-3172

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