From Nagoya to Takayama with JR Pass

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From Nagoya to Takayama with JR Pass 2008/2/14 02:24
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I have a plan to travel from Nagoya to Takayama with JR Pass which is the best route?
Are there any JR bus from Nagoya to Takayama? as well as from Takayama, I have a plan to visit Shirakawago, can be only buy bus, right?
Thanks for your kind answer
by Jo  

Nagoya-Takayama JR Pass 2008/2/15 12:22
I travelled from Nagoya to Takayama using the JR nationwide pass. Enjoyed the scenic views during the ride.

Yes, u r right that shirakawa-go is accessible by bus only. U may get the ticket at the Nouhi bus ticket counter next to JR Takayama station.
Alternatively, you may email Nouhi bus to make reservation.

The timetable is as follows (subject to changes):
Takayama-Shirakawago
08:45----10:42
09:30----11:05
11:10----12:54
14:40----16:37
15:20----16:55
17:35----19:37

Shirakawa-Takayama
05:56----07:56
10:05----11:40
12:15----14:10
14:20----16:07
16:05----17:40
17:15----19:10

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. 2008/2/15 12:45
I have a plan to travel from Nagoya to Takayama with JR Pass which is the best route?
Are there any JR bus from Nagoya to Takayama? as well as from Takayama, I have a plan to visit Shirakawago, can be only buy bus, right?

If you just intend to make a return trip between Nagoya and Takayama, a JR pass wouldn't make sense at all. Making some other longish trips besides the Takayama trip justifies the pass.

Between Nogoya and Takayama, take the JR limited Express 'Hida'. In case you travel by 14th of March, search the connection through the following site.
http://www.hyperdia.com/cgi-english/hyperWeb.cgi

There is a schedule revision on JR Lines on 15th March.

The Hida will run 10 times daily each way, takes 2 hours 20 minutes in average and cost 5,870 yen each way. New schedules.

Departures from Nagoya: 7:43, 8:43, 9:43, 10:48, 11:48, 12:48, 14:48, 15:48, 17:48 and 19:43

From Takayama: 6:50, 8:07, 9:37, 11:35, 12:43, 13:38, 14:40, 15:36, 16:43, 18:42

The bus between Nagoya and Takayama runs 9 times a day each way, takes 2 hour 40 minutes and costs 2,900 yen for one way, and 5,000 yen for return.

As for the bus between Takayama and Shirakawago, refer to the timetable below.

Takayama to Shirakawago; one way: 2,400yen, return: 4,300yen
8:45--10:42
9:30--11:05 (reservation mandatory)
11:10--12:54
14:40--16:37
15:20--16:55 (reservation mandatory)

Shirakawago to Takayama
10:05--11:40 (reservation mandatory)
12:15--14:10
14:20--16:07
16:05--17:40 (reservation mandatory)
17:15--19:10

by optimistk rate this post as useful

Correction of typo 2008/2/15 12:48
costs
by optimistk rate this post as useful

... 2008/2/15 12:54
I have a plan to travel from Nagoya to Takayama with JR Pass which is the best route?

The JR "Hida" limited express train:
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5908.html?aFROM=2155_5900

Are there any JR bus from Nagoya to Takayama?

No.

I have a plan to visit Shirakawago, can be only buy bus, right?

Bus or rental car:
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5953.html?aFROM=5900_5950

by Uji rate this post as useful

JR bus 2008/2/15 13:06
There are three JR bus operations on that segment each way daily, but I don't believe a JR pass is applicable for them.
I should have mentioned earlier in the previous post.
by optimistk rate this post as useful

.... 2008/2/15 13:07
Thank you for the correction.
by Uji rate this post as useful

Nagoya to Takayama & Shirakawa-go 2008/2/15 13:19
I also plan to travel by Nouhi bus from Nagoya to Takayama, Takayama to Shirakawago & Shirakawa-go to Kanazawa in April 08. Got a group of about 10 friends, so would like to reserve seats by email. Would appreciate if anyone who know the email address, pls let me know.
by CYC rate this post as useful

English Email Address Needed 2008/3/11 20:48
actually I do not have the answer, but I, too, have been hunting for an English email address to reach Nouhi Bus Co. to reserve seats from Takayama-Shirakawa-go-Takayama.

I see that you have mentioned it but did not write down the English address, can you plse help by forwarding us the address?

Tks!

by bowwow rate this post as useful

Nohi Bus Company 2008/3/23 00:22
Nohi Bus Company's e-mail address is: jidosya@nouhibus.co.jp

I recently called them (0577-32-1688) to make a reservation and the person who helped me spoke enough English.

Hope this helps.

Good luck and have a nice trip!

by Evren rate this post as useful

Nagoya to Takayama 2008/6/6 15:42
Anyone knows if I can just buy tickets just before leaving for Takayama at the Meitetsu Bus Centre?
by Amelia rate this post as useful

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