reaL locaLs would have a car .
especiaLLy an European 1 if an executif in the Osaka or Tokyo .
but for normaL ppl.the bus is ideaL 2 circle around the small town .
it passes the different railway Lines that serve Ashiya
so U R on Ur own beyond that either onto the mountain hiking traiL or out 2 the sea
(NOT a beach NOR a dock though there's a solemn park)
yep sorry not much for tourists
but a perfect mix of naturaL surroundings of the Sea, Mountain and a River
2 get away from the hectic Life of MetropoLis
stiLL close enough for daily shopping on modern meccas @ Osaka or Kobe 2 the East & West .