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HIROSHIMA double_sided_arrow  MATSUE :  4000yen → 500yen (one way)

Take a three-hour express bus trip from Hiroshima and enjoy a lot of tourist attractions in Shimane. Perfect for a day trip to Matsue Castle and surrounding historical areas, or famous spiritual locations including Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine.

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How to Use

*Special conditions apply. Please read terms of use.
1. Head to a designated ticket office.
2. Tell them you want to use the 500yen bus between Hiroshima and Matsue.
3. Show them your passport.
4. Receive a ticket and a survey.
5. Complete a survey and hand it in to a bus driver upon your arrival.

Where to Purchase

HIROSHIMA : Hiroshima Bus Center [map], Swallow Travel Hiroshima (Ticket window near Hiroshima Sta. Shinkansen Exit) [map]

MATSUE : Ichibata Travel service (JR Matsue Sta.) [map]

Time schedule can be found [here]

Departure/Arrival Locations

HIROSHIMA : JR Hiroshima Station(Shinkansen Exit), Hiroshima Bus Center

MATSUE : Kisuki Highway, Shinji, Tamatsukuri, JR Matsue Station, Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Station

Terms of Use

*Applicable for ¥500 one-way fare from Hiroshima to Matsue, or from Matsue to Hiroshima (normal one-way fare: ¥4000)

*Applicable for short-term foreign tourists only.
*No reservations by phone. Purchases must be made at the ticket window from one week in advance.
*Please present your passport at the ticket window. No other form of identification will be accepted.
*Discount is not applicable when paying by cash on the bus.

*Credit cards accepted at the ticket windows.

Please note: All buses are reserved seating. During the holiday season, seats may be fully booked.

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