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Hiroshima's Old-Style Streetcars

Classic trams to enjoy in the city center

The whirr and clunkity-clunk of these old trams as they cruise along the busy streets in Hiroshima city are a familiar sound of this traditional sight. As many of these retro vehicles are being upgraded to more modern, sleeker versions, these post-war models will become more cultural heritage than a part of an everyday commute. Priced at only 150 yen per ride (cheaper for kids) no matter how far you travel, street cars are a better choice than a bus to cut through the busy traffic of the city for a cheaper price. These electric rails run from the Hiroshima JR station through the city center and continue all the way to the Ujina ferry port. These pictures were taken along the Hakushima line which heads into the center of town (Hatchobori) from the suburb of Hakushima (not far from Hiroshima station)

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