Re: [76attendees] transport from Hiroshima airport to hotel

Rob Evans <rhe@nosc.ja.net> Tue, 03 November 2009 13:14 UTC

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Subject: Re: [76attendees] transport from Hiroshima airport to hotel
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Hi all,

With apologies to those who are arriving by means other than Hiroshima 
Airport.

> The bus ticket vending machines in the domestic terminal did not
> seem to accept credit cards. However, there is a shop right next
> to the vending machines that sells bus tickets and takes credit
> cards.

Just to reiterate this.  If you are a bit dim, like me, and arrive at 
HIJ at 20:35 without any Yen, there are no cash machines and no money 
exchangers open.  You will need to use a credit card to buy a bus ticket 
at the shop in the domestic arrivals terminal.  This worked fine for me.

The instructions on <http://www.ietf76.jp/access/#Bus-Center> were 
crystal clear for walking from the bus stop.  Where the bus pulls in, 
there is an escalator down to the road, turn right and walk down the 
street to the escalator.  In the subway, walk around the curved wall and 
continue south.

You will not miss the shrine mentioned in the walking directions.  If 
you think you have missed it, you haven't reached it yet!  It is on a 
major junction.  Turn left at that and the ANA is next door.  Arriving 
by night, you can also see the neon sign for the Sunroute on the right 
as you approach the shrine.

I will just add that the bus I was on stops once before it reaches 
Hiroshima Bus Stop.  If you see a supermarket called "Lawson," stay on 
the bus!  You will know when you reach Hiroshima Bus Station as the bus 
takes a ramp up to the second floor (first floor for us Brits).

Thanks to everyone that has contributed to the local guides!

Now, to do a bit of exploration until Sunday. Nara looks interesting.

Rob (at the ANA until Saturday, then the Sunroute for the meeting itself)