Cycle to See Oriental White Storks

An endangered national natural treasure, the Oriental White Stork is a must-see during any visit to Toyooka.

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Day 01
Toyooka Station
Just two train stops away from Kinosaki Onsen, downtown Toyooka thrives on retro-cool charm and sustainability.

Start the journey off with a walk down Daikai Street, just ahead of Toyooka Station.
About5min. by foot
Fureai Shopping Arcade
The oldest shopping arcade made from wood in Japan, Fureai Shopping Arcade is a unique historical landmark in Toyooka.

Pick up some fruits for a snack or simply snap some aesthetic pics!
About10min. by foot
Rental Bicycles
The shop Toyobra located on Toyooka's Caban Street (bag street) rents out bicycles by the hour.
About20min. by bicycle
Hyogo Park of the Oriental White Stork
A quick bike ride will land you at the Hyogo Park of the Oriental White Stork, a sactuary for endangered storks, who are also honored as national natural treasures of Japan.
About8min. by bicycle
Kukuhi Shrine
Just north of the Hyogo Park Of The Oriental White Stork lies a shrine dedicated to Toyooka’s protected natural treasure.

Stork-themed Ema (wooden plaques with written prayers) placed by worshippers can be seen hanging as offerings to the gods and are available for purchase at Avian Tot, a vintage-style tearoom across the street from Kukuhi Shrine.
About15min. by bicycle
Caban Street
Caban Street, meaning “bag street” in Japanese, is just as the name suggests.

A number of boutiques here sell, craft, and mend bags.

The majority of the bags sold here are made in Toyooka, and these are given the name Toyooka Kaban.
About15min. by foot
Toyooka Station