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Directions to Higashi-Hiroshima campus

Updated on July 15th, 2018

Hiroshima University starts providing chartered bus services between Kure and Higashi-Hiroshima campus from July 17 (the services are available for HU students, faculty and administrative members only)

For the time being, Hiroshima University provides chartered bus services between Kure and Higashi-Hiroshima campus. The services become available from July 17th as follows:

(Out-bound)
Departure time: 7:00 (departing from Kure Government Office Complex of Hiroshima Prefecture)
Estimated arrival time: 8:30 (arriving at a bus stop "Daigaku-kaikan-mae" in Higashi-Hiroshima campus)

(In-bound)
Departure time: 18:20 (departing from a bus stop "Daigaku-kaikan-mae" in Higashi-Hiroshima campus)

Estimated arrival time: 19:50 (arriving at Kure Government Complex of Hiroshima Prefecture)

JR Express Bus services have become operational

JR Express Bus resumes its services (known as “Green Phoenix”) between Hiroshima University and Hiroshima Bus Center from July 15th. Please note that all the buses go via Saijo IC.

Airport Limousine have resumed its services between Hiroshima Airport and JR Saijo station

Airport Limousine services between Hiroshima Airport and JR Saijo station are back to normal from July 15th.

Additional Bus Services Arranged between Higashi Hiroshima Station and Hiroshima University  

As all the classes are starting are starting from 17th July 2018, additional bus services have been arranged between Higashi Hiroshima Station and Hiroshima University.
As for the time table, please see the pdf file below.

  • Bus fares: 380 yen (one way)
  • You can use your PASPY card for the payment.

※ If you are the holder of the season ticket/commuter pass (tsuugaku-teiki in Japanese) between JR Saijo Station and Hiroshima University, you cannot use the pass for the bus ride between Higashi Hiroshima Station and Hiroshima University. This means that you have to pay separate bus fare for each ride between Higashi Hiroshima and Hiroshima University.

※Bus services on Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays: no bus service is available between Higashi Hiroshima Station and Hiroshima University. If you need to get to Hiroshima University during these days, you are advised to use the bus services available between Higashi Hiroshima Station and JR Saijo Station. Once you get to JR Saijo Station, please use the bus services between JR Saijo Station and Hiroshima University, which are provided on the basis of the weekend time table.

Negotiations with the local bus companies are under way for our request of the bus services which are needed for the classes/examinations at the university on the following dates: Saturday 28th July 2018, Saturday 4th August 2018, and Sunday 5th August 2018. We will let you know once the decision has been made.

Click the timetable to view the full size pdf

Updated on July 14th, 2018

Airport Limousine have resumed its services from/to Hiroshima Airport following the reopening of the stretch of Sanyo Expressway between Hiroshima IC and Kouchi IC

  • At 6 am on Saturday July 14th, the stretch of Sanyo Expressway between Hiroshima IC and Kouchi IC reopened, marking the end of blockage on the entire stretch of Sanyo Expressway. On the same day, the blockage between Umaki IC and Hiroshima Higashi IC on Hiroshima Expressway No. 1 Route, connecting to Sanyo Expressway, has been lifted.
  • Following the lift up of the blockage on Sanyo Expressway, Airport Limousine starts running between Hiroshima city and Hiroshima Airport from July 14th. Following this, temporary bus services between Hiroshima Airport and JR Higashi-Hiroshima station will end on July 14th after the last bus leaves from each bus terminal on that day. Bus services between Hiroshima Airport and JR Saijo station as well as between Hiroshima Airport and JR Shiraichi station, still remain suspended.
  • Apart from the above, there has not been any update.

Updated on July 11th, 2018

Bus services between Hiroshima University and JR Saijo station have been resumed

  • Local bus services between Hiroshima University (Higashi-Hiroshima campus) and JR Saijo station via the Boulevard have been resumed, even though the buses run on the weekend timetable. Bus services between Hiroshima University and JR Saijo Station via Shitami area and those between Hiroshima University and JR Hachihonmatsu station still remain suspended.
  • Other transport information remains the same as given below.

Updated on July 10th, 2018

Sanyo Expressway has been reopened between Hongo IC and Kouchi IC

  • Sanyo Expressway has been reopened between Hongo IC and Kouchi IC. According to NEXCO (West Nippon Expressway Company Limited), the expressway between Kouchi IC and Hiroshima IC is expected to reopen in about a week (It is currently restricted to emergency vehicles and relief supply vehicles only).

Higashi-hiroshima Bypass and Saijo Bypass along the National Highway Route 2, and Higashihiroshima-Kure Expressway have been reopened

  • The public highway from Hiroshima is available via Hiroshima Kumano Road, Higashi-hiroshima Bypass and Saijo Bypass, both along the National Highway Route 2 but heavy congestion is expected. Higashihiroshima-Kure Expressway has been reopened.
  • Other transportation information remains the same as of July 9.

As of July 9th, 2018

  • Sanyo Shinkansen is operated as usual. Bus services between Higashi-hiroshima station and Hiroshima University are back to normal from July 9th.
  • Japan Railway San-yo Line is suspended between Itozaki station and Kaita-ichi station. Bus services from Hiroshima University to JR Saijo station and Hachihonmatsu station are both suspended.
  • Most of flights from and to Hiroshima Airport are operated normally. To access Hiroshima University, taxis and temporary buses are available between Hiroshima Airport and Higashi-hiroshima station.
  • Sanyo Expressway is currently closed between Hongo IC and Kouchi IC. According to NEXCO (West Nippon Expressway Company Limited), “It is expected to take about a week to reopen the expressway between Kouchi IC and Hiroshima IC.”
  • The public highway from Hiroshima is available via Hiroshima Kumano Road or National Highway Higashi-hiroshima Route 2, but heavy congestion is expected.


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