Miki neighbors both Akashi and Kobe to the northwest. Following the city’s merger with the town of Yokawa, it became both in name and virtue the primary place of production of Yamadanishiki sakes and hardware. Historically, the area is located on the road between Saikoku or Western Japan and Kyoto, and is famous for the battles between Hideyoshi Hashiba (Hideyoshi Toyotomi) and Nagaharu Bessho, Lord of Miki-jo Castle during Japan’s years of civil war. Devastated by the Miki Wars, the town built its modern-day foundations in the hardware industry on the reconstruction efforts of the warlord Hideyoshi Toyotomi.
|How to get there - By train||How to get there - By bus||How to get there - By car|
Take the Hankyu Railway from Umeda Station or the Hanshin Railway from Umeda Station to Sannomiya Station, and change to the Kobe Electric Railway… Approx. 60 min. Get off at Miki Station … Approx. 30 min.
Take JR from Himeji Station to Kakogawa Station and change to the Kobe Electric Railway. Get off at Mike Station … Approx. 50 min.
|Take the Himeji Bus from JR Sannomiya Station … Approx. 50 min.||
Take the Chugoku Expressway to Yokawa IC … Approx. 30 min.|
Take the Sanyo Expressway to Yokawa IC … Approx. 30 min.