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Takayama - Shirakawago - Kanazawa

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Takayama - Shirakawago - Kanazawa
Operated by: Nohi Bus and Hokutetsu

Valid as of April 1, 2014

This bus line is the most popular way of accessing Shirakawa-go. A few round trips per day are operated along the entire route between Takayama and Kanazawa. Most of the other services are operated between Takayama and Shirakawa-go, with some continuing from Shirakawa-go to nearby Hirase Onsen and onwards to Maki.

 
AR
A
A
A R
A
A R
A
A R
A
A
A R
A R
A
B
Takayama 07:50 08:50 09:50   10:50 11:25 11:50 12:50 13:50 14:50   16:30 17:50 19:00
Shirakawago (arr.) 08:40 09:40 10:40   11:40 12:15 12:52 13:40 14:52 15:52   17:20 18:42 19:52
Shirakawago (dep.) 08:50     10:50   12:25   13:50     16:25 17:30    
Kanazawa 10:05     12:15   13:40   15:05     17:50 18:45    

 
A
A R
A R
A
A
A R
A
A R
A
A R
A
A
A R
B
Kanazawa   08:10 09:05     10:50   13:25   14:40     16:00  
Shirakawago (arr.)   09:25 10:30     12:05   14:40   16:05     17:15  
Shirakawago (dep.) 06:48 09:35   10:45 11:15 12:15 13:15 14:50 15:15   16:15 17:00 17:20 19:42
Takayama 07:50 10:25   11:47 12:05 13:05 14:05 15:40 16:05   17:15 18:00 18:10 20:40

A = operates daily
B = operates daily except on weekends and public holidays

R = bus requires a seat reservation

18:42 = blue colored arrival/departure times indicate that the bus stops at "Ogimachi" bus stop instead of "Shirakawa-go" 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

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 (高山濃飛バスセンター) directly next to JR Takayama Station. (more details)

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

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

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