Mimilocco is located nearby JR Ashiya Station, which makes a quick access to Osaka and Kobe, taking a super rapid service (which runs every fifteen minutes). 2 minutes walk to JR Ashiya station or 8 minutes walk to Hankyu Ashiyagawa station. From JR Ashiya, it is a 13 minute train ride to JR Osaka station, and a 7 minute train ride to Kobe/Sannomiya station. It is “city of Ashiya” that you can live so conveniently and comfortably, as it has a lot of facilities related to your daily life, as a department store or restaurants.
It is connected to the terminals of Osaka, Shin-Osaka (for Shinkansen or bullet train), or Sannomiya (business and amusement center of Kobe). It is an easy trip to the airports.
- 2 minutes walk to JR Ashiya station
- 8 minutes walk to Hankyu Ashiyagawa station
- 15 minutes walk to Hanshin Ashiya station
Traveling hours to the major stations
※Taking a super rapid service (which runs every 15 minutes)
- JR Osaka station - 13 minutes
- JR Sannomiya station -7 minutes
- JR Shin Osaka station-19 minutes
- JR Kyoto station - 44minutes
Ashiya is a city where you can live so conveniently and comfortably as it has a variety of such facilities related to your daily life as department stores and restaurants.
Banks and post offices nearby
MUFG Bank, Mizuho Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, SMBC Trust Bank PRESTIA, post offices, and so on.
Department stores and supermarkets
Daimaru Ashiya department store, Mont et mer (shopping mall), Ikari supermarket, Coop days Ashiya, Seven-eleven, and so on
Restaurants and bars
There are shops and variety of restaurants, ranging from fast food shops, café and bars, and to authentic and high-end restaurants.
Recommended shops and restaurants
Just a one-minute walk from Mimilocco. It is a very popular restaurant that is renowned for cooking with fresh and safe ingredients, making the best possible use of the ingredient’s quality, and serving you such dishes of seasonal flavor that you can enjoy fully.
“Takaki,” serving authentic and elaborate Kyoto cuisine
It is a few minutes’ walk from Mimilocco. It has received two stars in the Michelin Guide.
It is a few minutes’ walk from Mimilocco. It is a long-established Japanese restaurant who serves “Kaiseki” dishes and has received two stars in the Michelin Guide.
A very popular curry shop where customers are always waiting in line.
A long-established Soba or buckwheat noodle shop renowned for the hand-kneaded flour.
“Nogami,” a very popular bread shop selling “fresh from the oven” high quality loaves of bread with a fluffy and soft texture and an excellent flavor.
It is located near us and its bread sells out every day.
“The main shop of Boulangerie Patisserie Francaise BIGOT, and the shop of Aux Bons Sandwiches BIGOT.”
A bread shop established by Phillippe Bigot who has spread French Bread in Japan. It is a popular boulangerie still firmly favored by all the generations. The shop of Aux Bons Sandwiches is located only a two minutes’ walk from Mimilocco. They have many kinds of French-style sandwiches.
A reasonable bakery who puts a high emphasis on using no additives and in their hand-made bread. It is located just a minute walk from Mimilocco.
Panya is a popular bread shop who ranks with Nogami. Loaves of high-quality bread are selling well.
It is a popular patisserie located beside the Ashiyagawa river, where you can stay there or take out. They have an array of fancy and delicious cakes and breads. They occasionally sell crepes when the Ashiyagawa Cherry Blossom Festival is held. A five minutes’ walk from Mimilocco.
It is a shop selling organic vegetables and foods, and is favored by Ashiya Reine who is health conscious.
“The Hotel Takezono Ashiya and Takezono meat shop”
It is one of the usual hotels where professional baseball teams stay when they are on the road in Kansai area, and the renowned Takezono Tajima meat shop is adjacent.
A stationery store with a long history.
There are 142 parks dotted in the city, and each park has its own charm and delight, such as waterfront scenes or many species of flowers blooming in season.
The Ashiya Koza Waterfalls
It is within about 2 kilometers of Mimilocco and a good destination for a hiking taking about 30 or 40 minutes. You may reach the summit of Mt. Rokko ranges if you hike via Koza Waterfalls and the Rock Garden.
Tekisui Museum of Art
It is located about 20 minutes’ walk from Mimilocco. There are about 1,500 antique works of art (potteries, dolls, cards, and so on) displayed, which have been collected by Mr. Kichirobe YAMAGUCHI who used to be the president of Yamaguchi bank. The building used as the museum of art has been renovated from his former house, and it has been selected as one of the 20 Architectures of Kansai Modernism. A pottery class is offered occasionally in the building.
Yodoko Guest House
It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the great masters in the modern architecture. The building stands on a small hill surrounded by trees, and it has been established as one of the national important cultural assets in 1974, and it has been opened to the public since 1989. About 25 minutes’ walk from Mimilocco.
You can make a short trip easily to visit the famous sights in Kansai because of Mimilocco’s far better location. If you feel like it, why not?
Arima hot spring resort
Arima is one the best and oldest hot spring resort in Japan and lies in natural surroundings. It is a good tourist spot where you can enjoy a walk in a tasteful atmosphere, soaking yourself in a hot spring, and dining delicious specialties. It is about 80 minutes by train or about 30 minutes by car.
You can make a day trip to Kyoto from Mimilocco. It is about 60 minutes by train or by car. Every corner of Kyoto is perfect for pictures. As well as visiting temples and shrines, Kyoto cuisine is also one of the delights.
It is a Buddhist sacred place deep in the mountain, known for its holy atmosphere. You can experience staying at “Shukubo” or a guest house kept by the temple, taking such monk trainings as eating vegetable dishes and chanting practice in the morning. It is about 160 minutes by train or about 120 minutes by car.
Shinsekai or new world and Tsutenkaku tower in Osaka
The area is a kind of old-fashioned town with something nostalgic and is well known for the specialty of “kushikatsu” or skewered roasted cutlet and “doteni” or thickly cooked internal organs, and you can experience very unique part of Osaka. It is about 40 minutes by train or about 35 minutes by car.
Nara, an ancient capital of olden Japan, is abundant in old temples and shrines and its streetscape with a composed atmosphere will ease your mind. It is about 60 minutes by train or car.
It is about 150 minutes east of Mimilocco either by train or by car. It is said that there are 125 shrines in this region, and the highlight of the sights in this region is the Grand Shrine of Ise, which is a must see for the Japanese.
It is about 60 minutes west of Mimilocco either by train or by car. It has been designated both a national treasure and important cultural asset. The main parts of the building such as castle-keeps and turrets still exist, though they date back to early Edo period (in 1600’s).
It is about 120 minutes north of Mimilocco by train or about 90 minutes by car. It is the largest lake in Japan. A panoramic view of the lake from “Lake Biwa Terrace” is worth seeing.
Shirahama region in Wakayama prefecture
It is about 180 minutes southwest of Mimilocco by train or about 120 minutes by car. The region is visited by many tourists for a clear water beach, hot springs, or fresh seafood. The pandas in Adventure World is getting highly popularity.