Toyota

Toyota is a city in Aichi in Japan, close to Nagoya. Toyota is - unsurprisingly - the seat of the headquarter of the namesake car company and several car factories.

It was in fact named after the car company (and not the other way round).

Get in

Toyota is rather difficult to reach by public transport. Despite being close to the Tokaido-Shinkansen, it has no Shinkansen station, and it does not even have direct connections to nearby Shinkansen stations. The closest Shinkansen stations are Toyohashi, Mikawa-Anjo and Nagoya, with Nagoya having the fastest connections to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. Toyota's main train station is called Toyota-shi, and approximately one hour from any of the Shinkansen stations, requiring changing trains at least once.

By train

The most direct route to Toyota city is to take the JR Chuo Line from Nagoya city to Kozoji. Change to the Aichi Loop Line and take that to Toyota. Be warned that the Aichi Line only runs about once or twice an hour.

Get around

Toyota is, atypical for Japan, a car city with a very good road network and very sparse public transportation. Which is actually quite fitting, considering Toyota is a popular car brand!

See

There is a really nice bridge that looks like it is constructed out of dinosaur bones. It makes for some interesting pictures and a nice stroll in the afternoon.

Do

Sports facilities

Drink

Go next

Routes through Toyota

Yokkaichi Nagoya-Minami ← Toyoake  W  E  END
END  W  E  Seto Mino
into Meishin Expwy Nagoya  W  E  Okazaki Hamamatsu


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