Hikone is located at the crossroads of the Nakasendo and Chosenjin Kaido roads, used for centuries for trade and the travel of warlords. Today, however, the city is just as easily accessible by train from major cities within Japan.
Tokyo Stationby shinkansen 2hrs 10minMaibara Stationby train5minHikone Station
Nagoya Stationby shinkansen47minMaibara Stationby train5minHikone Station
Kyoto Stationby shinkansen30minby train47minHikone Station
Osaka Stationby shinkansen1hrs 17minby train1hrs 30minHikone Station
Kanazawa Stationby shinkansen2hrs 44minHikone Station
Hakata Stationby shinkansen 2hrs 44minKyoto Stationtrain47minHikone Station