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Takayama to Hirayu Onsen and Matsumoto 2019/2/4 06:55
Hello all,

I will be traveling by 2x buses from Takayama to Hirayu Onsen, and then Hirayu Onsen to Matsumoto, respectively (Takayama-Matsumoto line).

So far from previous threads and the nohi bus website, it seems that I wonft be able to reserve bus tics online. The Nohi bus website states that reservation is not required.

What is the best way to get bus tickets? Do I simply line up at the bus stop and pay as I board? Or Can I buy both tickets (Takayama->Hirayu + Hirayu->Matsumoto) at Takayama station when I arrive? Can I buy it even earlier in Tokyo?

Thank you and I would appreciate any advice regarding this :)

by Alvin (guest)  

Re: Takayama to Hirayu Onsen and Matsumoto 2019/2/4 19:46
Hi, I'm not from the area that you mentioned in the question, but I searched on google : It seems you don't have to reserve the bus ticket to get to Takayama-Hirayu +Hirayu->Matsumoto.(It is said on this page:https://www.nouhibus.co.jp/highwaybus/matsumoto/). It takes about an hour to get Hirayu from Takayama station. From Hirayu->Matsumoto, It takes about more than 2 hours.
At Takayama station, there is a bus center(https://tic.jnto.go.jp/detail.php?id=1160), so maybe you can ask about ticket info at the desk. Hope it helps.
by Sunflowerlover82 rate this post as useful

Re: Takayama to Hirayu Onsen and Matsumoto 2019/2/5 10:44
You just front up on the day and buy the bus ticket at the ticket counter in Takayama. No reservation is available (I asked about that last time I was there).
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