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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, 2023
TakayamaShirakawago (arr.)Shirakawago (dep.)Suganuma* (boarding only)KanazawaToyamaShin-TakaokaTakaoka
R7:508:408:5010:05
R8:209:109:2010:40
8:509:40
R10:2510:5011:50
R9:3510:2510:3512:1512:30
R10:5511:2012:20
R11:2511:5012:50
10:5011:40
R11:2012:1012:2013:35
11:5012:57
R12:5013:4013:5015:05
R13:2014:1014:2015:4516:00
13:5014:57
R15:1015:3516:35
R14:3015:2015:3016:50
R15:5516:2017:20
14:5015:57
R16:2017:1017:2018:4519:00
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
R8:409:4010:05
R8:459:0010:2510:3511:25
R9:1010:1010:35
10:5512:02
R9:4010:4011:05
R10:1011:3011:4012:30
R11:1012:2512:3513:25
13:1514:05
R12:0013:2013:3014:20
R11:4512:0013:5014:0014:50
R13:0014:0014:25
R13:2014:3514:4515:35
15:1516:05
R14:0015:0015:25
16:1517:20
R14:3014:4516:2516:3517:25
R16:0017:1517:2018:10
17:3018:35
A19:4320:48
fare
Takayama - Shirakawago2600 yen
Takayama - Kanazawa4000 yen
Shirakawago - Kanazawa2600 yen
Takayama - Toyama3700 yen
Shirakawago - Toyama2400 yen
Takayama - Takaoka3300 yen
Shirakawago - Takaoka2200 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 around Shirakawago & Gokayama

Top rated in Shirakawago & Gokayama
Budget:
    • Onyado Yuinosho
      Luxury
      Located in Shirakawa, 45 km from Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village, Onyado Yuinosho provides accommodation with a shared lounge, free private parking, a restaurant and a bar. Each accommodation at the 4-star ryokan has mountain views, and guests can enjoy access to a hot spring bath. The ryokan features a sauna, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi throughout the property. The ryokan will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At Onyado Yuinosho each room is fitted with bed linen and towels. ? la carte and Asian breakfast options are available daily at the accommodation. Takayama Station is 47 km from Onyado Yuinosho, while Shirakawago is 600 metres away. The nearest airport is Toyama Airport, 82 km from the ryokan.
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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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    • CURIO Shirakawago
      Luxury
      Featuring 5-star accommodation, CURIO Shirakawago is situated in Shirakawa, 47 km from Takayama Station and a few steps from Shirakawago. The 5-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi. The property is non-smoking and is located 46 km from Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village. At the hotel each room includes bed linen and towels. Fuji Folk Museum is 48 km from CURIO Shirakawago, while Yoshijima Heritage House is 48 km away. The nearest airport is Toyama Airport, 82 km from the accommodation.
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