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Traveling in Hiroshima is not much of a trouble as most means of public transport are easily accessible but with a little period of wait. However if you don't have the time to wait then call for a cab which will easily drop you anywhere around the city. Ebisu Taxi services do just the same and take you to your destination for a modest fare. Providing a quicker and comfortable transportation around town, one only needs to call in order to avail of their services.
Though Hiroshima is a place best traveled on foot, public means of transport can be of great help when traveling from one corner to the other of the city. Hiroshima has various means of passenger transport, the extensive being streetcar systems or Trams. However, a decent number of Taxi services are also available, one such is the Hiroshima Taxi Co., Ltd. They provide a safe and economic means of local transport around the town. So when you are in a hurry simply call for a taxi instead of waiting for the trams.
Next to the Peace Memorial Museum, at the south end of the International Peace Park, the Lounge and Library is an excellent place to learn about tours, classes, volunteering, and other opportunities to experience grass roots Hiroshima. Check information boards in the first floor lounge. Books, magazines, newspapers, videos and other multi-media materials, mostly in English but also French, German, Spanish, Korean and Chinese, are available on-site. The third floor lending library stocks an excellent selection of books on Japan, learning the Japanese language, and novels, again mostly in English. To borrow books you will need to prove local residency, but the library is open for all to browse and read in this quiet, under-utilized corner of Hiroshima's main tourist site
Boasting stunning beaches and breathtaking view, Hiroshima's natural beauty will simply fascinate you. Known for serving sumptuous Japanese cuisine, this city is home to several professional and non-professional sports team. Ancient attractions and landmarks are tucked in every corner of the city. Some of the major tourist attractions of this city include Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Hiroshima Station is the terminus for Shinkansen and regular JR trains, and most of the streetcar lines, as well as a stop on the city bus routes. Not surprisingly, you can always find a taxi at either of its two exits. Hiroshima's JR station is on the south side of the tracks. A tourist center dispenses English maps and advice. To find lockers, exit the south gate and turn left. The Shinkansen station is joined to the JR station via an underground passage. This is also the place to find sightseeing taxis, and buses to the San-in coast.
Do not let the name of this place fool you; it is hardly a park in the normally understood sense of the word, and it should be retitled using the word "sports" somewhere because these are the most extensive sports facilities in the city. Besides the Avispa soccer stadium, there are tennis courts, baseball fields, a track stadium, an Olympic sized swimming pool and diving well, Japanese archery ranges, playgrounds, walking and jogging courses, a weight room and several other indoor facilities for meetings, education, and relaxation.
Baseball is very popular in Japan, and Hiroshima Carp fans are loud and proud, as you can see any game day. This beautiful stadium seats 32,000. Advance and game-day tickets are on sale at the ballpark's south-side office, facing Motomachi. Sales are cash only.
Summer in Hiroshima gets hot and sticky. Fortunately, there is an outdoor public swimming pool to cool off in, and it is reasonably close to the Peace Memorial Park and Hondori. The pool complex features swimming and play areas to accommodate the crowds, as well as water slides just for the fun of it. This pool is conveniently located near the Science and Culture Museum for Children's planetarium dome.
This is the main prefectural facility for indoor sporting events, built about a decade ago, and it is also used as a venue for concerts and festivals. The facilities include rooms for traditional Japanese sports as well as courts for team sports. Within the complex there is also a training room and swimming pool. There is an entry fee for either the gym or pool, or you can buy an 11-visit concession ticket. There is also a computerized rock-climbing practice wall, and full fitness-testing facilities available for both individuals and teams.
You can find almost anything in a Japanese department store, and in Hiroshima that includes a bus terminal. Maps and timetables can be daunting to the non-Japanese reader, and little help in English appears to be available. Fellow travelers can, however, be extremely friendly, so don't be afraid to ask for help. Bus company timetables,fares and contact info are also available online. Tickets are available from agents and vending machines located on the 3rd floor. Buses to Hiroshima International Airport take less than an hour and cost 1,300 yen one way.
The official name of this place is the Fukuoka Prefecture Public Sports Education and Information Center. The Fukuoka government built this huge sports complex not far from the airport, intending to provide for the general public a place to practice and enjoy sports and physical fitness activities. The list of facilities available and sports this place can accommodate is too long, but be sure that it has all the obvious things: an Olympic-sized pool and diving well, studio rooms for aerobics and other activities, and numerous classrooms and lounges. The center sponsors a whole range of classes as well. Charges vary depending on which facilities you use, but are certainly not outrageous since the place is for public use. Pocket change is enough for most. Note that Accion Fukuoka is not conveniently located. From the airport, it is best to take a bus and get off at Accion Sports Mae.
Although this is the city's public sports center, meaning that anyone can use it, it does not mean that anyone can use it for free. There are different admission fees depending on which facilities you plan to use, but they are usually never more than a few hundred yen. The center's two main buildings can accommodate basically any indoor sport. There is a swimming pool; a court for handball, volleyball, basketball, etc; a gym for weightlifting; and several dojo for the various martial arts and Japanese sports, like Kyudo (archery). Another plus about the place is that parking is free.