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Hamamatsu Travel Guide, Japan

The city of Hamamatsu, in the western part of Shizuoka Prefecture, is one of the most important industrial cities in Japan. Hamamatsu is the home of many prestigious Japanese companies, such as Honda, Yamaha, Sony. The city is well-known for producing very good quality motorbikes, musical instruments and different technology, but it is also has numerous interesting tourist attractions that are worth visiting. Hamamatsu is also one of the most multicultural cities in Japan. There are thousands of South Americans living in Hamamatsu, as well as immigrants from various Asian countries. Thanks to this diverse composition, Hamamatsu is a great place for international cuisine and ethnic stores. There are several historical sites in the city as well, so there is definitely a lot of entertainment to be found in Hamamatsu. This Hamamatsu Travel Guide will give you some useful information about this exciting city.

Hamamatsu Travel Guide - Transport

If you are planning to come to Japan by plane, there are two ways to get to Hamamatsu. You can either land at Chubu International Airport, two hours away from the city, or you can land at Narita International Airport and take the shinkansen From Tokyo to Hamamatsu. By train, Hamamatsu is easy to reach from most major Japanese cities. There are regular railway services operating between Osaka, Kyoto and Hamamatsu. These trains are not shinkansen, so the journey might be slightly longer, but from Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya you can arrive to Hamamatsu in a couple of hours by bullet train. The easiest way to get to Hamamatsu is by bus. The city is a major hub for bus services from all over the country. The bus rides can take several hours, but Japanese buses are usually very comfortable, as well as affordable. Once you’ve arrived, you can explore the city centre on foot. Hamamatsu is a beautiful city and it’s a pleasure to wander its streets for hours on end, but if you are planning to visit more remote places such as Fruit Park, you will have to take the bus or the local train.

Hamamatsu Travel Guide - Accommodation

Hamamatsu is quite a large city, so understandably there are many options when it comes to accommodation. If you want to experience a genuine Japanese atmosphere at a very affordable price, go to Ryokan Nakaya, a typical Japanese inn where you can lodge in traditionally decorated rooms and bathe in a hot spring. Bentenkan is a new and modern hotel on the seaside. The view from the rooms is amazing and you can see the Bentenjima Bridge and the ocean. If you want to sleep in a luxury hotel, this Hamamatsu Travel Guide recommends Okura Hotel, located in the Act Tower, one of the city’s main attractions. As expected, the rooms are extremely comfortable and the view is exceptional, especially at night.

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