Okayama Access Guide

Okayama is the perfect stop for anyone that is interested in traveling to the major areas of Japan, as it connects to the Kyushu, Shikoku, and Kanto regions. Traveling from Tokyo to Fukuoka? You’ll be passing through Okayama!

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Train
The main method of transportation from any other major prefecture would be Shinkansen. From Tokyo, it will take about 3 hours by bullet train, 1 hour from Kyoto, and 1 hour and a half from Hakata Station in Fukuoka. You can also purchase the Kansai WIDE Area pass to travel around the Kansai area without having to pay for tickets. This area includes major stations such as Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Takamatsu, and also some Shinkansen.
 
Airplane
Okayama also has an airport, aptly named Okayama Airport. The Airport is about 30 minutes away by bus from Okayama Station, and connects to other airports in Japan like Haneda, Kansai International, and Fukuoka airport. It also connects to airports outside of Japan like Seoul, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.
 
Bus
Okayama can be accessed by Highway bus, and there are various bus routes going from Tokyo and Yokohama to Okayama, as well as from Fukuoka and Osaka. From Tokyo, it takes about 10 or 11 hours, so it is best to travel overnight as to get there in the morning. One seat costs around 6000 yen, but it may be cheaper depending on the time of departure. 

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