What’s the Hokusetsu area?
The Hokusetsu area is a region that encompasses the northern edge of Osaka Prefecture and the eastern edge of Hyogo Prefecture. Kawanishi-noseguchi Station, which serves as the gateway to the Hokusetsu area, is just 20 minutes from Osaka. Located about 40 minutes from Kobe, this nearby area promises the kind of verdant nature you can only find in Japan along with tranquil landscapes where time slows down.
Hokusetsu Day Trips
It’s easy and fun to visit the Hokusetsu area. We created the word Chottabi–meaning a day trip–to capture the idea of putting together a fun itinerary of nearby destinations to create a fulfilling travel experience. Why not board one of the Noseden trains that go clickety-clacking through the area to enjoy one of these day trips?