Yabu is located in northern Hyogo Prefecture about 2 hours from Osaka and Kyoto by train. To get the full experience while visiting it is recommended that you have a car. You can either rent one from Kyoto or Osaka, use our Sightseeing Taxi or rent a car locally at Akae Service which will drop your rental car off right at JR Yoka Station.
To get to Yoka Station in Yabu you can take a JR Limited Express train from JR Kyoto, Osaka, Sannomiya, or Himeji Station. For accurate times and train listings please use the JR-West Travel website to look up your train information.
You can also purchase a rail pass through Japan Rail Pass, an official vendor that offers the best rates online and free shipping to most countries.
If you decide to take a train or bus to Yabu, we recommend that you rent a car at Akae Service located just 10 minutes away from Yoka station by foot. Typically 5-7 seater cars are available going for a daily rate of 5,000 - 7,000 yen.
If you are interested in utilizing this service please contact us at least five days in advance at the following : firstname.lastname@example.org(Operational Hours: M-F 9 AM -5 PM JST)
The sightseeing taxi is the perfect form of transportation for tourists coming to Yabu by train. You can get on the taxi from either JR Yoka Station, Michi no Eki Yoka Tajima no Kura, Tajima Rakuza, or at any of the accommodations within Yabu.
To reserve a taxi contact the following at least 5 days in advance. email@example.com(Open M-F 9 AM - 5 PM JST)