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.



By Train

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.





By Car

There are highways that extend towards Yabu City from each major city in the Kansai Region, making it very accessible by car. When driving from Kyoto or Osaka City we recommend renting a car at TOYOTA Rent a Car or Nippon Rent-a-Car.


Car Rentals at Akae Service

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 : Hours: M-F 9 AM -5 PM JST)

Sightseeing Taxi

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. M-F 9 AM – 5 PM JST)
Yabu City Tourism Association: 079-663-1515 (Japanese Only)
(Open Everyday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM JST)


2 hours3 hours4 hours5 hours6 hours6+ houtrs
5-seater5,000 yen7,500 yen10,000 yen12,500 yen15,000 yenMetered fare
9-seater6,000 yen9,000 yen12,000 yen15,500 yen18,000 yenMetered fare

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