How to travel between Gujo-Hachiman and Nagoya

By highway bus

Gifu Bus operates one round trip bus per day between Meitetsu Bus Center (next to JR Nagoya Station) and Shirakawago that stops at the Jokamachi Plaza bus stop in central Gujo along the way. The one way trip between Nagoya and Gujo takes 80 minutes and costs 2210 yen.

Nohi Bus, Meitetsu and JR Tokai Bus operate nine round trips per day between Nagoya (Meitetsu Bus Center) and Takayama, which stop along the way at "Gujo-Hachiman Inter", a bus stop which is located along the expressway outside of the town center. The one way trip between Nagoya and Gujo takes 90 minutes and costs 1850 yen. A round trip ticket is available for 3190 yen and is valid for four days.

Gifu Bus also operates multiple round trips between Gifu (Meitetsu and JR Gifu Stations) and Gujo, all of which stop in the town center. The one way trip takes about 75 minutes and costs 1520 yen. Gifu can be reached from Nagoya Station by JR or Meitetsu trains in less than 30 minutes and for around 500 yen.

None of the above buses are covered by the Japan Rail Pass.

By train

Gujo is connected by Nagaragawa Railway with Mino-Ota Station (80 minutes, 1350 yen, not covered by the Japan Rail Pass), from where you can catch a JR limited express train (40 minutes, about 2500 yen) or local trains (70 minutes, 970-1140 yen via Tajimi or Gifu) to Nagoya.

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Orientation

Gujo's town center is relatively small and can be explored entirely on foot. Alternatively, you can rent bicycles from the tourist information office for 300 yen per day. Of all major sightseeing spots, only the Iwasaki Sample Village near the railway station and the Otaki Cave are not located in the town center.

Gujo's railway station, Gujo-Hachiman Station, however, is situated more than one kilometer west of the town center, close to Iwasaki Sample Village. Similarly inconvenient is the location of the highway bus stop "Gujo-Hachiman Inter" where most highway buses from Nagoya stop.

Much more centrally located is the "Gujo-Hachiman Jokamachi Plaza" bus terminal, which is served by a small number of highway buses from Gifu and Nagoya. Community loop buses run hourly between the railway station, the "Shimo-Osakicho" bus stop near the expressway and Jokamachi Plaza in the town center in both directions. One ride costs 100 yen, while a day pass for unlimited rides on a given calendar day costs 200 yen.