Materials and Biomolecular Science using VUV-SX Synchrotron Radiation

Hiroshima University Satake Memorial Hall, March 7-8, 2019.

Travel Information

The symposium will be held at Satake Memorial Hall in the Higashi-Hiroshima campus of Hiroshima University.
(Campus map)

Higashi-Hiroshima campus can be easily reached from Hiroshima International Airport (HIJ).
Hiroshima International Airport

Bus and JR train

Bus service from Hiroshima International Airport to JR Saijo station
There are two ways to go to the JR Saijo station, the closest JR train station to the Higashi-Hiroshima campus.

1) via JR Shiraichi station
Please take the Geiyo Bus to the JR Shiraichi station, transfer to the train bound for Saijo, Hiroshima and Iwakuni, and get off at the JR Saijo station. It takes approximately 15 minutes from the Hiroshima International Airport to the JR Shiraichi station by bus, and about 10 minutes from the JR Shiraichi to JR Saijo station by train. There is a bus stop for the JR Shiraichi station outside the Arrival Floor.
(Arrival Floor map)
(Bus time table)

2) via Airport Limousine Bus
It will take about 25 minutes from the Hiroshima international airport to the JR Saijo station by bus.
A bus ticket (650 yen) can be purchased from the ticket machine at the Arrival Floor of the building. There is a bus stop for the JR Saijo station outside the Arrival Floor.
(Arrival Floor map)
(Bus time table)

Bus service from JR Saijo station to Higashi-Hiroshima campus
(Bus time table (in Japanese))
(google translate)

  • Buses depart from bus stop #3 in front of the JR Saijo station, direction for "Hiroshima University"
  • Get off at the bus stop "Hirodai-Chuoguchi" (~15 min.) for the Faculty Club.
  • Get off at the bus stop "Hirodai-Higashiguchi" (~20 min.) for the Hiroshima Synchrotron Radiation Center.

Please refer to the campus map to see the location of the bus stop.
(Campus map)

Bus service from JR Higashi-Hiroshima station (Shinkansen) to Hiroshima University
As only Kodama shinkansen stop at the JR Higashi-Hiroshima Station and public transportation from the station to Hiroshima University is very limited, we recommend to use JR Saijo station rather than JR Higashi-Hiroshima station.
There are bus service between JR Higashi-Hiroshima station and Hiroshima University.
Get off at the bus stop "Hirodai-Higashiguchi" (~20 min.) for the Hiroshima Synchrotron Radiation Center, or at "Hirodai-Chuoguchi" for the Faculty club.
(Time table (in Japanese))
(google translate)

JR service from JR Hiroshima station (Shinkansen) to JR Saijo station
Please take the JR Sanyohonsen line (local line) bound for Saijo, Shiraichi and Okayama. The train usually departs from platform 5, but occasionally will depart from other platforms. It will take approximately 40 minutes by ordinary train. Please get off at the JR Saijo station (the 9th local station from the Hiroshima station).


A taxi from the Hiroshima International Airport to the Higashi-Hiroshima campus takes about 40 minutes and costs ~6,000 yen.

Bus service between Hiroshima University and the JR Higashi-Hiroshima station is not frequent. Taxi cost is ~2000 yen but generally saves a lot of travel time to and from the JR Higashi-Hiroshima station.

The registration desk can call taxis.
Taxis are often waiting near the "Hirodai-Chuoguchi" bus station.

Satake Memorial Hall

Oral and poster sessions are held on Satake Memorial Hall.

(in Japanese)

(google translate)

Tourist Information



Hotels nearby Hiroshima university


Toyoko Inn Higashi-hiroshima Saijo Ekimae

Hotel Sunrise21

Hotel Gran Casa


Kappo Hotel Ippuku

Hotel Higashihiroshima Hills Saijo


You can apply for campus internet access (visitor account) at the registration desk.
Eduroam ( is also accessible across the campus.
There are also commercial "Visitor SIM" providers ( that allow pickup at Airports of arrival to give internet access (typically no phone line).


2-313 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima City, 739-0046 JAPAN
Tel. +81 82 424 6293
Fax. +81 82 424 6294