Bus Timetable: Takayama - Shirakawago - Kanazawa/Toyama

Important Note: On December 1, 2015, a new bus line started operation between Toyama and Takayama via Shirakawago. The new line further reduces travel time to Shirakawago for travelers coming from Tokyo by Hokuriku Shinkansen.

Takayama - Shirakawago - Kanazawa/Toyama
Valid from December 1, 2015

Operated by: Nohi Bus, Hokutetsu and Toyama Chiho Tetsudo

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

 
 
R
R
R
R
 
 
R
R
 
R
R
Toyama       08:45       10:30     12:00  
Kanazawa   08:10 08:40
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09:05    
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10:50  
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12:45
Suganuma (alighting only)  
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09:40
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10:05    
|
|
 
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13:45
Shirakawago (arr.)   09:25 10:05 10:10 10:30     11:55 12:05   13:25 14:10
Shirakawago (dep.) 06:43 09:35   10:20   10:45 11:15 12:05 12:15 13:15 13:35  
Takayama 07:50 10:25   11:10   11:52 12:05 12:55 13:05 14:05 14:25  
 
R
 
R
 
R
 
A
R
Toyama               19:05
Kanazawa 13:15   14:40   16:00    
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Suganuma (alighting only)
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  15:40  
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Shirakawago (arr.) 14:30   16:05   17:15    
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Shirakawago (dep.) 14:40 15:15   16:15 17:20 17:30 19:42
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Takayama 15:30 16:05   17:20 18:10 18:35 20:45 21:15

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


18:42 = blue colored arrival/departure times indicate that the bus stops at "Ogimachi" bus stop instead of "Shirakawago" bus stop (see map)

 
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

Not covered by the Japan Rail Pass
The round trip ticket is valid for up to ten days

Bus stop locations

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

Shirakawago:
Parking space next to the open air museum in Ogimachi. (more details)

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.

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