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How to use Takayama Hokuriku pass? 2018/6/13 12:46
I am planning to get the Takayama-Hokuriku JR Pass for my upcoming trip. This will be my first time to travel in Japan and their train system is overwhelming me.

Anyway here is my itinerary:

Oct. 27 - Arrival at Nagoya, evening
Oct. 28 - Depart for Takayama
Oct. 29 - Shirakawago roundtrip tour, back to Takayama
Oct. 30 - Depart for Kanazawa
Oct.31 - Depart for Toyama for the Tateyama Kurobe route then head back to Nagoya.

I am confused if I will take the JR Limited Express train or the local train from Nagoya to Takayama. Also, until what time do the trains run? To save up on costs, I plan to head straight to Takayama upon my arrival at Chubu Centrair airport.
by susan (guest)  

Re: How to use Takayama Hokuriku pass? 2018/6/14 10:20
Hi Susan,

I am sorry you are confused.

http://touristpass.jp/en/takayama_hokuriku/

Yes, you can take the Hida Limited Express from Nagoya to Takayama.

The last Hida from Nagoya bound for Takayama leaves at 20:18, it arrives in Takayama at 22:49. There is a local train that leaves Nagoya at 21:18 which involves a transfer in Gifu at 21:39 to the JR Takayama line at 21:45 and arrives in Takayama at :27.

I don't know where you plan to stay in Takayama, but I would make sure they can accept people arriving so late.

Good luck!
by rkold rate this post as useful

Re: How to use Takayama Hokuriku pass? 2018/6/14 14:26
The alpine takayama matsumoto pass is probably better suited for you itinerary.

Just pay for the shiragawako bus separately.
by hakata14 (guest) rate this post as useful

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