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The information below is as of November 2017.
Hiroshima Prefecture has well-developed ground, sea and air transportation infrastructure, making possible rapid access to all parts of Japan. Hiroshima Airport connect Hiroshima with the major cities of Asia. Shinkansen lines pass east-west through the prefecture, while expressways run to various destinations in all directions. The ports of Hiroshima and Fukuyama offer regular container service, making them immensely suitable as bases for domestic and international logistics.
There are four arterial expressways that run the length and breadth of the prefecture, enabling companies to undertake industrial activities that span not only the Chugoku Region but also the zone extending from the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe area to Kyushu.
Flights are available to eight cities: Beijing, Dalian, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chengdu, Seoul, Taipei and Guam, serving more overseas destinations than other airports in the Chugoku and Shikoku Regions. There are 3 flights to Narita, 17 flights to Haneda, 2 flight to Sapporo , 2 flight to Sendai , 1 flight to Okinawa each day.
The minimum days of journey from the ports of Hiroshima, Otake and Fukuyama, the international trade ports, is 1 day to Busan Port, 5 days to Taiwan, 4 days to Shanghai, 7 days to Hong Kong, 8 days to Shekou, 9 days to Hai-phong, Vietnam. Regular container service from the three ports in the prefecture are operated more than 30 times a week. There are the world wide transportation services from the ports via intermediate ports.
The cargo volume of Hiroshima prefecture in 2014 is 2.083 million tons. The cargo volume of Hiroshima Port exceeded 220,000 TEU which is the record high volume. Fukuyama Port deals 83,000 TEU and 3050 passengers travelling abroad per year. The ports of Hiroshima have been classified as designated international hub port. Kure, Fukuyama, and Onomichi Itozaki have been classified as designated major ports.
The Sanyo Shinkansen Line (5 stations) runs east-west across the prefecture, and Nozomi trains travel from Hiroshima Station and Fukuyama Station directly to Tokyo and other major cities.