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Naoshima is situated between Hiroshima and Osaka in the Japanese sea. The next bigger city on the mainland is Okayama, and this could be the starting point as it has good access from Hiroshima or Osaka by Shinkansen. As accommodation on the island itself is scarce, we would recommend to stay in Okayama and make Naoshima a great day trip from here. Simply take the JR Uno line from Okayama JR train station and get off at Uno Station. From here, it’s a short walk to the Uno port, where you can take the ferry to Naoshima/ Miyanoura Port.
There are also some restaurants close to Uno station on the mainland and some on the island itself. Most of them are classic small Japanese eateries, offering noodles and rice based food. If you want to make this a budget trip, just drop in by a 7Eleven on the island and by some Japanese/ or Western snacks.
The train ride from Okayama Station to Uno Station costs 580 Yen (or free if you have the JR pass) and will take around 50min.