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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.

Online Seat Reservation

Takayama - Shirakawago - Kanazawa/Toyama/Takaoka Valid as of April 1, 2021
TakayamaShirakawago (arr.)Shirakawago (dep.)Suganuma* (boarding only)KanazawaToyamaShin-TakaokaTakaoka
R7:208:108:2010:4511:00
R7:508:408:5010:05
R8:209:109:2010:40
8:509:40
R10:2510:5011:50
R9:3510:2510:3512:1512:30
9:5010:40
R10:5511:2012:20
R11:2511:5012:50
10:5011:40
R11:2012:1012:2013:35
11:5012:57
R12:2013:1013:2014:40
R12:5013:4013:5015:05
R13:1014:0014:1015:45
13:5014:57
R15:1015:3516:35
R14:3015:2015:3016:50
R15:5516:2017:20
14:5015:57
R15:1516:0516:1517:1517:30
R16:2516:5017:50
R15:5016:4016:5018:10
R16:3017:2017:3018:45
17:5018:47
A19:0019:57
TakaokaShin-TakaokaToyamaKanazawaSuganuma* (alighting only)Shirakawago (arr.)Shirakawago (dep.)Takayama
6:437:50
R8:109:259:3510:25
R8:459:0010:0010:1011:00
R8:409:4010:05
R9:0010:3510:4511:35
R9:1010:1010:35
10:5512:02
R9:4010:4011:05
11:2012:10
R10:1011:3011:4012:30
R11:1012:2512:3513:25
R11:1012:4512:5513:45
13:1514:05
R12:0013:2013:3014:20
R12:4013:4014:05
R13:1014:2514:3515:25
R13:4014:4015:05
15:1516:05
R14:1015:30
R14:4015:4016:05
16:1517:20
R14:3014:4516:2516:3517:25
R16:0017:1517:2018:10
17:3018:35
R16:1016:2518:0518:1019:00
C R17:3018:50**19:40
A19:4320:48
B R18:5520:15**21:05
one wayround trip
Takayama - Shirakawago2600 yen4600 yen
Takayama - Kanazawa3600 yen6400 yen
Shirakawago - Kanazawa2000 yen3600 yen
Takayama - Toyama3260 yen5500 yen
Shirakawago - Toyama1730 yen3120 yen
Takayama - Takaoka3200 yen5600 yen
Shirakawago - Takaoka1800 yen3200 yen

Bus stop locations

Takayama
Takayama Hida Bus Center next to JR Takayama Station (more details)
Shirakawago
In Shirakawago, the buses stop at the Shirakawago Bus Terminal (see map)
Gokayama
"Gokayama Suganuma" bus stop 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 (more details)
Shin-Takaoka
On the south side of JR Shin-Takaoka Station (more details)
Takaoka
On the north side of JR Takaoka Station (more details)

Hotels

Top rated in Shirakawago & Gokayama
Budget:
    • Shiroyamakan
      Luxury
      Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Shiroyamakan offers accommodation in Shirakawa, 1.4 km from Shirakawago. Free private parking is available on site. The entire property is non-smoking. Free use of bicycles is available at this ryokan and the area is popular for cycling. The nearest airport is Komatsu Airport, 47 km from the property.
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    • Shirakawago Terrace
      Budget-friendly
      Renovated in August 2017, Shirakawago Terrace, a century-old traditional Japanese wooden house, is located in Shirakawago, just a 10-minute walk away from the famous Shirakawago Ogimachi World Heritage site. Free WiFi is available throughout the entire property. The Shirakawago Ogimachi Bus Stop is a 10-minute walk from the property. The hostel is also conveniently located a 5-minute drive from the Shirakawago IC and a convenience store is located a 2-minute walk away. Chubu Centrair International Airport is a 3-hour drive from the accommodation. Featuring heating, each room at the hostel includes a private bathroom. Guests sleep in Japanese-style futon bedding on tatami (woven-straw) floors. A shared kitchen provides a place where guests of the hostel can prepare meals. An electric kettle, microwave and fridge are included. A shared lounge is also available. Parking is provided free of charge on site. Some lights are powered by on-site photovoltaic system.
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    • Onyado Yuinosho
      Luxury
      Located in Shirakawa, 200 metres from Shirakawago, Onyado Yuinosho provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a shared lounge. Guests at the 4-star property can enjoy mountain views in the rooms and access to a sauna. The ryokan features a hot spring bath and a 24-hour front desk. At the ryokan, each room is fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Guest rooms at Onyado Yuinosho include air conditioning and a wardrobe. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a ? la carte or an Asian breakfast. The nearest airport is Toyama Airport, 49 km from Onyado Yuinosho.
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    • Guesthouse AntHut
      Budget-friendly
      Guest House Ant Hut is located in Shirakawa-go village, a 20-minute walk from the bus terminal Ogimachi at Shirakawa-go World Heritage Village. Free private parking is available on site. Guests can make use of the free shuttle service offered by the property or take a local bus to access the guest house. The Ant Hut has a shared kitchen furnished with essential cooking appliances. The lounge is fitted with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. The guest house features a bathroom, 2 toilets and a hairdryer. Each bed has a private luggage shelf, power outlet, reading light and a fan. Free WiFi access is available throughout the entire property. The property is situated in a quiet location within walking distance to a convenience store and 2 popular local restaurants. Guests can engage in various activities around the region such as skiing and hiking. Property staff are able to recommend things to do around the village. Complimentary seasonal drinks are offered to guests upon arrival and coffee is provided in the mornings.
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    • Shirakawago Guest House Kei
      Budget-friendly
      600 metres from Shirakawago, Shirakawago Guest House Kei is set in Shirakawa and offers rooms with free WiFi. All rooms feature a kitchen and a shared bathroom. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen and luggage storage space for guests. All guest rooms in the guest house are fitted with a coffee machine. The units will provide guests with a microwave. The nearest airport is Komatsu Airport, 46 km from the property.
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