How to get to Toyooka from the major urban centers
Toyooka is located about 2.5 hours, by train, from Kyoto City.
WELCOME TO TOYOOKA
Toyooka is located near the north shores of Hyogo prefecture, a few train stops from the Sea of Japan. The town has its own train station located along the San’in line of the Japan Railways system, this means that a JR pass can be used to reach Toyooka. You can also get here by car or bus just as easily and swiftly from Kyoto City, Osaka City, Kobe or Himeji.
Toyooka also has its own airport, Kounotori Tajima Airport, that has two flights a day between Itami Airport in Osaka.
GETTING TO TOYOOKA
Kounotori Tajima Airport is located in Toyooka and is just a 15-minute bus ride from Toyooka Station and a 30-minute flight from Osaka.
From this local airport you can also easily and quickly travel to and from Tokyo in under 3 hours.
Two flights a day depart from Osaka’s Itami Airport for Kounotori Tajima Airport. A direct bus from the airport to Toyooka Station is scheduled to depart shortly after each flight’s arrival making transportation to central Toyooka smooth and convenient.
For more information and online reservations please visit Kounotori Tajima Airport’s website.
FROM TOKYO & OSAKA
Toyooka has its own train station location on the JR San-in Main Line, called Toyooka Station. While there are no bullet trains that run directly to Toyooka, JR Limited Express trains are just as convenient for access from JR Kyoto, Osaka, Sannomiya, Himeji. (The HAMAKAZE limited express trains are operated on a limited basis, please check the timetables in advance.) For accurate times and train listings please use WEST JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANY website to look up your train information.
You can also purchase a rail pass through Japan RailPass, an official vendor that offers the best rates online and free shipping to most countries.
TRAIN LINE INFO
There is a highway bus that offers quick, safe and affordable travel between Osaka – Toyooka, Kobe – Toyooka, and Kyoto - Toyooka. This bus is operated by Zentan Bus Company. Click the “DETAILS” button below for an overview of the highway express buses available from Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto (This information will be in Japanese). You can make inquiries to SOZORO KINOSAKI ONSEN TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER for more information by emailing here.
Note: Kyoto routes are limited, it is recommended to take the train to Osaka and then take the bus from there.
From KOBE CITY
From OSAKA CITY
From KYOTO CITY
With the extension of the highway nearing completion it is now faster to get to Toyooka by car. With a valid driver’s license from your home country combined with a valid international driving permit it is possible to rent a car here in Japan. Driving in the countryside is also comparably easier and less stressful than the city thanks to wider roads and fewer traffic. Through the following website you can also rent a car online to use during your visit to Toyooka.