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Yokkaichi (四日市) is an industrial city in Mie prefecture, Japan.


Tourist Information Site[edit]

The local tourist association has a Japanese-only guide site with integrated Google Translate.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Yokkaichi is served by two major train stations: JR Yokkaichi station, located on the JR Kansai Main Line closer to the sea, and Kintetsu Yokkaichi station, about 1 km to the west of the JR station along Chuo-Dori. Both stations offer connections to Nagoya, a stop on the Tokaido Shinkansen line between Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.

Kintetsu trains from Nagoya are more frequent but more expensive, making the run to Yokkaichi in about 35 minutes by express at a cost of ¥610. A few limited express trains stop at Kintetsu Yokkaichi on their way to Ise and Osaka, but these require an additional ¥500 surcharge and the trains are not much faster. By JR it costs ¥460; the journey takes 30 minutes on the rapid or 40 minutes on the local.

A trip from Tokyo to JR Yokkaichi, changing in Nagoya, would take approximately 2½ hours by Nozomi with good connections (¥11300).

From Osaka, Kintetsu limited express trains run every hour on the half-hour out of Namba station, stopping at Kintetsu Yokkaichi en route to Nagoya. The trip to Yokkaichi takes 1 hour 50 minutes and costs ¥3500. By bullet train out of Shin-Osaka, changing in Nagoya, it costs ¥7500 but you will only be saving about 20 minutes.

Get around[edit]


Yokkaichi Factories
  • Night Cruise to view seaside plants (夜景クルーズ). Once notorious for air pollution, petrochemical plants of Yokkaichi are a tourist destination now.



  • Kintetsu Department Store (近鉄百貨店) (Connected to Yokkaichi Kintetsu Station). A good selection of higher end name brand clothes. The second floor also has a patisserie with a wide range of desserts and baked goods.
  • Tonarie Yokkaichi (トナリエ四日市) (Next to Yokkaichi Kintetsu Station). The second floor is occupied by Don Quijote variety shop. The fourth floor has a good book store, and the sixth floor is a movie theatre, 109Cinemas.


  • 1 Cafe Moi (カフェ・モイ) (just past the Apita Shopping Center. The building can be recognized by the old bug parked in the front.), +81 59-351-6067. Tu-F 11:00-14:00, Sa Su 10:00-19:00. The decor is done in a Finnish style and the food varies from open-faced sandwiches to dorias with a wide variety of fruit teas, all priced around ¥400-800. They also have a delicious seasons parfait that, as the name implies, changes with the seasons.



  • 1 Sanco Inn (三交イン四日市駅前) (close to the train station), +81 59-352-3535. Washing machine available, breakfast better to be taken outside.
  • 2 Miyako Hotel Yokkaichi (都ホテル四日市) (close to the train station), +81 59-352-4131, fax: +81 59-352-4141. Check-in: 13:00, check-out: 12:00. A nice place with excellent breakfast.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Yokkaichi
NaraKameyama  W  E  KuwanaNagoya
KameyamaSuzuka  W  E  KuwanaNagoya

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