Access

Using the JR Shinkansen/Zairai Line

Using the Joetsu Shinkansen

Using the Yamagata Shinkansen

Using Highways

Using Highway Buses

Nikaho Area

Tsuruoka/Sakata area

Niigata Area

Flying

Nikaho

Akita Airport Liner Honjo & Kisakata

Stops by major stations and facilities.
Perfect for tourism or business.
*Reservations required

Fare:
One-way: 1 adult (ages 3-12 are half price)

Akita Airport to Yurihonjo: 5,000 yen
Akita Airport to Nikaho: 6,000 yen

Reservations & inquiries:
Kisakata Taxis: 0184-43-2030

http://akita.airportliner.net/en/

AKITA Airportliner

Shonai Airport Nikaho GO / Akita Airport Nikaho GO

*Reservations required. Seat selection available.

One-way fare: 3,500 yen

Reservations & inquiries:
Kisakata Taxis: 0184-43-2030

http://www.nikaho-kanko.jp/lang/en/

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Reservations required.

Reservations & inquiries:
Nikaho City Tourism Niji Access Conference Administrative Office (Inside Kisakata Taxis): 0184-43-2030
https://www.nikaho-kanko.jp/blueliner.html

Nikaho sightseeing taxi

Nakajimadai ・ Shishiga sea wetland, Mototaki Shimizu, Nikabo Kogen line
Complete reservation system, operation with two or more people.
Period: From the end of May to the end of November
Application, reference: Nikaho city sightseeing secondary access meeting
(In the elephant flat joint taxi) 0184-43-2030

Yuza, Yamagata Prefecture

Mt. Chokai Rideshare Taxi

Rideshare Taxis that run from Sakata/Yuza stations to Mt. Chokai’s trailhead (reservations required)

  • Reservations & inquiries:
    Sakata Daiichi Taxis 0234-22-9444
    Sakatagodo Taxis 0234-22-4433

Mt. Chokai Otoku Taxi Pack

Mt. Chokai Otoku Taxi Pack
This special plan offers a coupon for up to two hours of free taxi use if you stay at designated accomodations within Yuza (for two or more people, reservations accepted up to seven days prior)

  • Reservations & inquiries:
    Yuza Chokai Tourism Association 0234-72-5666

Yuza Demand Taxi

Fare: 500 yen, 350 yen for elementary school children (Closed December 29th to January 3rd for New Year’s holiday)
Reservations & inquiries: Yuza Demand Taxi Reservation Center TEL 0234-71-1233

Yamagata Prefecture, Sakata / Tsuroka / Shonai area

Kantakun Tsuruoka

Kantakun has four courses that visit Tsuruoka’s best spots by taxi from Tsuruoka Station.

  1. “Town of history and culture” Tsuruoka City Street Course
  2. World’s Largest Jellyfish Exhibition at Kamo Aquarium Course
  3. Mount Haguro’s Pagoda and Ideha Cultural Memorial Hall or Matsugaoka Kaikonjo Course
  4. Mount Haguro’s Pagoda and Sanshingosaiden Course

Cost: 6,300 yen/2 hours, 9,400 yen/3 hours
*1 small taxi can fit up to 4 passengers. Entrance and admissions fees are not included.
*Reservations not required. Tickets can be purchased beforehand at the ticket office.
*Required time: Courses 1-3: 2 hours
Course 4: 3 hours

Inquiries:
Tsuruoka City Tourist Renmei 0235-25-2111

Tsuruoka Tour Gurutto Bus

This loopline bus stops at all major Tsuruoka tourist spots.

Inquiries:
Tsuruoka City Tourist Renmei 0235-25-2111

Tsuruoka Sightseeing Shuttle Bus (Mount Haguro, Mount Yudono)

This shuttle bus connects to Mount Haguro and Mount Yudono from Tsuruoka Station.

Service days: Every Saturday, Sunday, national holiday, and portions of the summer season, from June 1st (Friday) – November 3rd (Saturday).

Bus tickets can be purchased inside the bus, or at the Tsuruoka Tourist Center (inside FOODEVER).
*The fare is the same for adults and children (above elementary school age)

All day pass (for the above mentioned stops and intervals) 1 day pass: 3,000 yen / 2 day pass(limited to two consecutive days in a row): 5,000 yen

Non-stop bus: From Mount Yudono Senninzawa to Tsuruoka Station: 2,000 yen (one-way)

Runrun Bus (Sakata City Community Bus)

The Runrun bus is a convenient one-coin community bus.
Fare: 100 yen for one ride (or 1,000 yen for 11 tickets)
Inquiries: Sakata City Commerce and Industry, Harbor Division: TEL0234-26-5756

Shonai Airport Limousine Bus

Runs within Sakata and Tsuruoka
Fare: 840 yen to Sakata Station
760 yen to Tsuruoka Station
Inquiries:
Shonai Kotsu Co.,ltd. 0235-22-2600

Sakata/Tsuruoka/Other Shonai locations in Yamagata Prefecture | Shonai Airport Share Taxis

One-way fare: 1 adult 1,540 yen (*reservations required)
Inquiries: Sakata Daiichi Taxis TEL0234-22-9444
Shoko Hire TEL0235-22-0055

Sakata/Tsuruoka/Other Shonai locations in Yamagata Prefecture | Shonai Sightseeing Shonai Obako

Fares: Tonsosama Feudal Lord Course: Adults 5,000 yen (required time: 4 hours)
Gosho Wealthy Merchant Course: Adults 5,000 yen (required time: 3 hours, 30 minutes)

*Reservations required
*Service period: April 10th to November 30th
Reservations & inquiries: Shoko Hire TEL0235-22-0055

Sakata/Tsuruoka/Other Shonai locations in Yamagata Prefecture | Shonai Guide Driver

Please contact your preferred taxi company directly.
Inquiries: Shonai Tourism Convention Association TEL0235-68-2511

Tozawa, Yamagata Prefecture

Reserved Sightseeing Bus Bashogo (includes boat ride on Mogami River)

Reservations & inquiries:
Reservations & inquiries: Mogami River Transportation, Co.,ltd TEL0233-34-7051
https://www.mogamigawakotsu.jp/route_bus

Tour Guide Taxi

A guide that takes you to your choice of forests, Mogami River boat rides, and ends at a hot spring.

Reservations:
Shinjo Taxi Co.,Ltd.: 0233-22-2525
Saijokanko Taxis: 0233-22-2525
Tozawakanko Taxis: 0233-72-2711

Murakami, Niigata Prefecture

Kantakun from the Station

Kantakun Murakami
Two courses that visit Murakami’s best spots by taxi from Murakami Station.

  1. Murakami History and Culture/Walk the City Streets Course
  2. Sasagawanagare Scenic Beauty course

Cost :
2 hours: 6,200 yen
*1 small taxi can fit up to 4 passengers. Entrance and admissions fees are not included.
*Reservations not required. Tickets can be purchased beforehand at the ticket office.
*The cruise in Course 2 operates until November 20th. It may not operate due to bad weather.

Inquiries:
Murakami City Tourism Association 0254-53-2258

Senami Hot Spring Direct Liner

70 minutes to Senami Hot Spring from Niigata Airport. Runs daily, no reservations required.
*One way Fare: 2,000 yen

Inquiries:
Senami Hot Spring and Inn Cooperative TEL00254-52-2656

http://www.niigata-airport.gr.jp/access/senami.php?lang=en

Sekikawa, Niigata Prefecture

Wakabunakogen Ski Area Shuttle Bus

Fares free of charge (*Reservations required. *Operates every day during open season. Reservations for weekdays and Saturdays can be made up to a day prior to the reserved day)
*Please contact the number below for information about operation schedules.

Reservations & inquiries: Wakabunakogen Ski Area TEL0254-64-0330

Rent-a-car

Nikaho, Akita Prefecture

Orix Rent-a-car Akita Airport TEL018-881-0543
Toyota Rental Lease Akita Airport TEL018-886-4100
Toyota Rental Lease Nikaho TEL0184-37-3939
Nissan Rent-a-car Akita Airport TEL018-886-4123
Nippon Rent-a-car Akita Airport TEL018-886-3788

Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture

Eki Rent-a-car Tsuruoka Office TEL0235-24-2670
Toyota Rental Lease Yamagata Tsuruoka Station TEL0235-28-0100
Nissan Rent-a-car Tsuruoka Station TEL0235-22-8351
Nippon Rent-a-car Tohoku Tsuruoka Station TEL0235-23-5573

Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture

▪ Sakata Station Area

Nippon Rent-a-car Tohoku Sakata Station TEL0234-24-0919
Eki Rent-a-car Sakata TEL0234-26-4313

▪ Shonai Airport

Nippon Rent-a-car Shonai Airport TEL0234-92-4014
Orix Rent-a-car Shonai Airport TEL0234-91-1353
Nissan Rent-a-car Shonai Airport TEL0234-92-3894
Toyota Rental Lease Yamagata Shonai Airport TEL0234-92-4100

▪ Others

Toyota Rental Lease Yamagata Sakata Station TEL0234-24-0100
Nissan Rent-a-car Sakata Counter TEL0234-92-4112

Shonai, Yamagata Prefecture

Kanto Rent-a-car TEL0234-43-2244
Matsuyama Rent-a-car TEL0234-56-2440 (0234-62-2140)

Murakami, Niigata Prefecture

Toyota Rental Lease Niigata Murakami TEL0254-53-1110
Ootaki Rental Lease TEL0254-52-6622
Nippon Rent-a-car Niigata Murakami Station TEL0254-50-0919

Sightseeing Bicycles

Sightseeing bicycles are a great way of transportation if you prefer more freedom during your sightseeing.

Nikaho

Nikaho City Tourism Association 0184-43-6608

Sakata

Sakata City Tourism Exchange Department 0234-26-5759

Shonai

Shonai Town Tourism Association 0234-42-2922

Tsuruoka

Tsuruoka City Information Center 0235-25-7678

Yuza

Yuza Chokai Tourism Association 0234-72-5666

Sekikawa

Sekikawa Tourism Association 0254-64-1478

Awashima / Tobishima Ferry

Ocean Liner Tobishima

Adults: 2,100 yen
Elementary children: 1,050 yen (One-way regular seat and luggage fares not included) Approximately 75 minutes
*Operation times may change depending on the season or day, so please inquire with us about schedules.
*For those with vehicles, please use the free parking area in front of the boarding location.
Inquiries: Sakata City Ocean Liner Office
TEL 0234-22-3911
https://sakata-kankou.com/traffic/41333

High Speed Boat “awaline Kirara”

Adults: 3,790 yen
Elementary children: 1,900 yen (Express charge/one-way, luggage fares not included) Approximately 55 minutes
*Operation times may change depending on the season or day, so please inquire with us about schedules.
*For those with vehicles, please use the free parking area in front of the boarding location.
Inquiries: Awashima Kisen Corporation
TEL 0254-55-2131
http://awaline.co.jp/

Ferry New Awashima

Adults: 1,880 yen
Elementary children: 940 yen (One-way regular seat and luggage fares not included) Approximately 90 minutes
*Operation times may change depending on the season or day, so please inquire with us about schedules.
*For those with vehicles, please use the free parking area in front of the boarding location.
Inquiries: Awashima Kisen Corporation
TEL 0254-55-2131
http://awaline.co.jp/

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