Rental Car and Taxi Information for Yahiko Area


Transportation in Yahiko and the surrounding areas is very different from the fast-paced capital city Tokyo. Trains and buses are few and far between (see here for more information), and many must-see destinations are located outside downtown Yahiko. A car is highly recommended in order to experience everything the historical region has to offer. Rental cars and taxis are two great options to consider for your trip.

Car Rental 

Your best choice is Times Car RENTAL Tsubame Sanjo near the Shinkansen because they can communicate in basic English to help make rental easier. To find out more about driving in Japan please read our detailed post and download our checklist.
Times Car RENTAL Tsubame Sanjo

Phone: 0256-34-9400
Address: 2-23 Sugoro Sanjō, Niigata Prefecture 955-0092
Rental fees: average cost 7560 yen per day
Credit card payment available. Need an ID (in addition to your international  driver's license) if paid by cash.
Read more about driving in Japan and renting cars here.

Additional Car Rental Locations in the area (Japanese language only):

ORIX Rent a Car Tsubame Sanjo Station Phone: 0256-36-0563   Address: 3-23 Sugoro Sanjō, Niigata Prefecture 955-0092
NIPPON RENT-A-CARTsubame Sanjo Station Phone: 0256-34-4343  Address: 2-6 Sugoro Sanjō, Niigata Prefecture 955-0092
Eki rent a carTsubame Sanjo Phone: 0256-35-6351  Address: 497 Shimosugoro Sanjō, Niigata Prefecture 955-0093
Niconico Rent a CarTsubame Sanjo Phone: 0256-32-5938 Address: Address: 234-1 Shimosugoro, Sanjō, Niigata Prefecture 955-0093
TOYOTA Rent a Car SanjoPhone: 0256-35-5488 Address: 2-1 Sugoro Sanjō, Niigata Prefecture 955-0092

Taking a Taxi

The Yahiko area has two local taxi companies serving the region. Note that both companies only speak Japanese. Scroll down to see key phrases to call a cab and taxi fare references.

Maki Taxi
Phone: 0256-94-2525 ¥680 base fare

Yahiko Taxi
Phone: 0256-94-2022 ¥680 base fare

Japanese taxis — Photo from Flickr cc by Jean-François Chénier

Useful Phrases

I would like a taxi.
タクシーを一台お願いします。
Taxi wo ichidai onegai shimasu.
 
I'm at (       ).
今 (       ) にいます。
ima (       ) ni imasu.
 
Please take me to (       ).
(       ) までお願(ねが)いします。
(       ) made onegai shimasu.

Taxi reference fare
※Based on the distance from Yahiko Station to each spot.
 | English Name  | Japanese Name  | Time  | Distance  | Fare
| Yahiko-yama Ropeway (Sanroku Station)  | 弥彦山ロープウェイ(山麓駅)Yahikoyama Roopuwei (Sanroku Eki) | 5 min  | 850 m  | ¥680
| Big Torii Gate (Yahiko Jinja Shrine)  | 大鳥居(弥彦神社)Ootorii (Yahiko Jinja) | 6 min  | 3000 m  | ¥1,130
| Goshinbyo Mausoleum  | 御神廟Goshinbyo | 18 min  | 10000 m  | ¥3,230
| Yahiko Summit Park  | 弥彦山頂公園Yahiko Sancho Koen | 20 min  | 12000 m  | ¥3,830
| Yahiko Jinja Shrine  | 弥彦神社Yahiko Jinja | 5 min  | 850 m  | ¥680
| Sakura No Yu Onsen Hot Spring  | さくらの湯温泉Sakura no Yu Onsen | 10 min  | 3500 m  | ¥1,280
| Tamuro Hot Spring Dairo no Yu  | 多室温泉だいろだいろの湯Tamuro Onsen Dairo no Yu | 8 min  | 3800 m  | ¥1,370
| Yahiko Cycling Stadium (Velodrome) | 弥彦競輪場Yahiko Keirinjo | 4 min  | 1200 m  | ¥680
| Takarayama Sake Brewery  | 宝山酒造Takarayama Shuzo | 6 min  | 3300 m  | ¥1220
| Saisho-ji Temple  | 西生寺Saishouji | 18 min  | 8400 m  | ¥2750
| Tsubame Sanjo Station  | 燕三条駅Tsubame Sanjo Eki | 33 min  | 12300 m  | ¥3920
| Teradomari Fish Market  | 魚の市場通り(魚のアメ横)Saishouji | 18 min  | 12400 m  | ¥3950
| Cave D'Occi Winery  | カーブドッチワイナリーKaabu Docchi Wainarii | 26 min  | 15800 m  | ¥4970
 
 
 
 

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