Bus Timetable: Takayama - Shirakawago - Kanazawa/Toyama

Valid as of April 1, 2016
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
R
Takayama 07:20 07:50 08:50   09:50     10:50 11:25 11:50 12:20 12:50
Shirakawago (arr.) 08:10 08:40 09:40   10:40     11:40 12:15 12:57 13:10 13:40
Shirakawago (dep.) 08:20 08:50   10:25   10:55 11:25   12:25   13:20 13:50
Suganuma (boarding only)
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  10:50   11:20 11:50  
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Kanazawa
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10:05   11:50   12:20 12:50   13:40  
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15:05
Toyama 09:45                   14:45  
 
 
R
R
R
 
R
R
R
 
A
Takayama 13:50   14:30   14:50   16:10 16:30 17:50 19:00
Shirakawago (arr.) 14:57   15:20   15:57   17:00 17:20 18:47 19:57
Shirakawago (dep.)   15:20 15:30 15:55   16:25 17:10 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     16:55       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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09:10   09:40  
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10:50  
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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 12:05   13:25
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
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    
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Shirakawago (dep.)   14:35 15:15     16:15 17:20 17:30 19:42
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Takayama   15:25 16:05     17:20 18:10 18:35 20:45 21:05

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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