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The 2020 Entrance Ceremony To Be held on April 3rd

The 2020 Entrance Ceremony will be held as follows.

Date and Time:
April 3, 2020 (Fri) From 11 a.m. to around noon

Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park
(67-1 Taguchi, Saijo-cho, Higashi-Hiroshima City)
TEL: 082-425-2525
*To see the map of the venue, click here (Japanese Page). (This link will automatically direct you to the Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park website.)

We encourage you to use public transportation due to the limited space in the parking lot at the Park. Special bus services will be available from Higashi-Hiroshima campus, JR Saijo Station (Local train), and Higashi-Hiroshima Station (Shinkansen).

If you come by car, please park your car at a temporary or normal parking space on Higashi-Hiroshima campus and take a free shuttle bus to the venue.

Click here to view the location of the temporary parking space and the bus stop in Higashi-Hiroshima campus (It links to a PDF file in Japanese: 2.91MB).

Information about the special bus service to Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park

(1) From Higashi-Hiroshima Campus
Boarding from Daigaku-Kaikanmae Bus Stop.

  • Service starts around 8:45 a.m.
  • Time Required: About 10-30 minutes
    *Travel time will depend on traffic conditions.
  • Fare: Free (nonstop to the venue)
    *Free tickets will be distributed at the bus stop
(2) From JR Saijo Station

  • Service starts around 9:00 a.m.    
  • Time Required: About 30 minutes
  • Fare: 380 yen (nonstop to the venue)
(3) From Higashihiroshima Station (Shinkansen)

  • Service starts around 9:30 a.m.
  • Time Required: About 10 minutes
  • Fare: 200 yen
Estimated time and fare from JR Hiroshima station
  • from JR Hiroshima Station (Hiroshima city) to JR Saijo Station (Closest local train station to Higashi-Hiroshima Campus)
    Time: about 35 minutes / Fare: 590 yen
  • JR Saijo Station to DaigakuKaikan Mae (Bus stop on Higashi-Hiroshima Campus)
    Time: about 20 minutes / Fare: 290 yen

*To avoid congestion, please be sure to arrive well in advance. The venue starts to become crowded around an hour before the opening and traffic jam is expected around the area. Please note that parking on the street or in front of private properties around the venue is not permitted.

*Seats for companions are available on the second floor of the Main area. Please note that the number of seats is limited and you might need to be standing during the ceremony. The live broadcasting of the ceremony will be available at the Sub Arena on the second floor.

*After the ceremony (around noon), special bus services will be available from the venue. The bus that returns to Higashi-Hiroshima Campus will stop at Hirodai-Chuoguchi and Hirodai-Nishiguchi before arriving at Daigaku-Kaikanmae. More detailed information will soon be posted.

View some photos of last year's ceremony
Hiroshima University General Affairs Group

E-mail: soumu*office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp (Please replace * with @)