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Valid as of April 1, 2017
Operated by: Nohi Bus, Hokutetsu and Toyama Chiho Tetsudo

Online Seat Reservation

This bus line is the most popular way of accessing Shirakawago. Between Shirakawago and Kanazawa, a few buses make a stop at Suganuma Village in Gokayama (except during winter); however, the buses may not be used to travel just between Shirakawago and Gokayama.

 
R
R
 
R
 
R
R
 
R
 
R
R
Takayama 07:50 08:20 08:50   09:50     10:50 11:20 11:50 12:20 12:50
Shirakawago (arr.) 08:40 09:10 09:40   10:40     11:40 12:10 12:57 13:10 13:40
Shirakawago (dep.) 08:50 09:20   10:25   10:55 11:25   12:20   13:20 13:50
Suganuma (boarding only)
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  10:50   11:20 11:50  
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Kanazawa 10:05
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  11:50   12:20 12:50   13:35  
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15:05
Toyama   10:40                 14:40  
 
 
R
R
R
 
R
R
R
 
A
Takayama 13:50   14:30   14:50   15:50 16:30 17:50 19:00
Shirakawago (arr.) 14:57   15:20   15:57   16:40 17:20 18:47 19:57
Shirakawago (dep.)   15:20 15:30 15:55   16:25 16:50 17:30    
Suganuma (boarding only)   15:45
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16:20   16:50
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Kanazawa   16:45
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17:20   17:50
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18:45    
Toyama     16:50       18:10      

 
 
R
R
R
R
 
R
 
R
R
 
R
Toyama       08:50         10:35     12:05
Kanazawa   08:10 08:40
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09:10   09:40  
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11:10  
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Suganuma (alighting only)  
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09:40
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10:10   10:40  
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Shirakawago (arr.)   09:25 10:05 10:10 10:35   11:05   11:55 12:25   13:25
Shirakawago (dep.) 06:43 09:35   10:20   10:45   11:15 12:05 12:35 13:15 13:35
Takayama 07:50 10:25   11:10   11:52   12:05 12:55 13:25 14:05 14:25
 
R
R
 
R
R
 
R
 
A
R
Toyama                   18:55
Kanazawa 12:40 13:10   14:10 14:40   16:00    
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Suganuma (alighting only) 13:40
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  15:10 15:40  
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Shirakawago (arr.) 14:05 14:25   15:35 16:05   17:15     20:15*
Shirakawago (dep.)   14:35 15:15     16:15 17:20 17:30 19:43
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Takayama   15:25 16:05     17:20 18:10 18:35 20:48 21:05

A = does not operate on weekends and public holidays
R = bus requires a seat reservation
* = alighting only
Suganuma is not served during winter from December through March.

 
one way
round trip
Takayama - Shirakawago
2,470 yen
4,420 yen
Takayama - Kanazawa
3,390 yen
6,070 yen
Shirakawago - Kanazawa
1,850 yen
3,290 yen
Takayama - Toyama
3,200 yen
5,400 yen
Shirakawago - Toyama
1,700 yen
3,060 yen

The round trip ticket is valid for up to ten calendar days.
The Three-Star Route Ticket is not valid on the buses between Takayama and Toyama, but covers all other buses. The Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass and Shoryudo Highway Bus Ticket are not valid on buses between Shirakawago and Toyama, but cover all the other sections. None of the buses are covered by the Japan Rail Pass

Bus stop locations

Takayama:
Takayama Hida Bus Center next to JR Takayama Station. (more details)

Shirakawago:
In Shirakawago, the buses stop at the Shirakawago Bus Terminal. (see map)

Gokayama:
"Gokayama Gassho no Sato" bus stop at parking lot near Suganuma Village. (more details)

Kanazawa:
On the east side of JR Kanazawa Station. (more details)

Toyama:
On the south side of JR Toyama Station. (more details)

Hotels

Recommended Hotels
Koemon
Atmospheric gassho-zukuri houses to stay overnight.
Book:
Japanese Guest Houses
Magoemon
One of the largest and most beautiful gassho-zukuri houses to stay overnight.
Book:
Japanese Guest Houses

Tours and Experiences

Page last updated: April 1, 2017