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Takayama - Shirakawago - Kanazawa

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

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, while other services terminate in Shirakawa-go or continue to nearby Hirase Onsen and onwards to Maki. Between Shirakawago and Kanazawa, a few buses make a stop at Suganuma Village in Gokayama along the way; however, the buses may not be used to travel just between Shirakawago and Gokayama.

Timetable valid until March 13, 2015

 
R
 
 
R
 
R
 
R
 
 
R
R
 
A
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    
Gokayama
(boarding only)
|
    11:20  
|
 
|
    16:55
|
   
Kanazawa 10:05     12:15   13:40   15:05     17:50 18:45    

 
 
R
R
 
 
R
 
R
 
R
 
 
R
A
Kanazawa   08:10 09:05     10:50   13:25   14:40     16:00  
Gokayama
(alighting only)
 
|
10:00    
|
 
|
  15:35    
|
 
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 = does not operate 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)

Timetable valid from March 14, 2015

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

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

A = does not operate 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)

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

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

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English Links
Nohi Bus
Official English website.

Japanese Links
Nohi Bus
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Hokutetsu
Official website.

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