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 Valid as of April 1, 2019
TakayamaShirakawago (arr.)Shirakawago (dep.)Suganuma* (boarding only)KanazawaToyama
R7:508:408:5010:05
R8:209:109:2010:40
8:509:40
R10:2510:5011:50
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
13:5014:57
R15:1015:3516:35
R14:3015:2015:3016:50
R15:5516:2017:20
14:5015:57
R16:2516:5017:50
R15:5016:4016:5018:10
R16:3017:2017:3018:45
17:5018:47
A19:0019:57
ToyamaKanazawaSuganuma* (alighting only)Shirakawago (arr.)Shirakawago (dep.)Takayama
6:437:50
R8:109:259:3510:25
R8:409:4010:05
R8:5010:1010:2011:10
R9:1010:1010:35
10:4511:52
R9:4010:4011:05
11:1512:05
R10:3511:5512:0512:55
R11:1012:2512:3513:25
13:1514:05
R12:0013:2013:3014:20
R12:4013:4014:05
R13:1014:2514:3515:25
15:1516:05
R13:4014:4015:05
R14:4015:4016:05
16:1517:20
R16:0017:1517:2018:10
17:3018:35
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

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)

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