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Matsumoto to Kanazawa? 2007/8/9 01:56
Does anyone know what is the best way to get from Matsumoto to Kanazawa in early October? Is it a very long trip (we are travelling with 3 kids)? We will have a JR railpass but its not obvious to me which route is best.

by Steve K.  

... 2007/8/9 08:55
You can either go by bus via Takayama along a very scenic mountain route (6400 Yen):
11:10 Matsumoto
13:30 Takayama
15:20 Takayama
18:20 Kanazawa

Or take trains via Itoigawa: about 6 hours, 6800 Yen:
by Uji rate this post as useful

Thanks and thoughts on itinerary? 2007/8/10 00:38
Thanks, Uji. Also I would like to hear your opiion on if you think this is a good plan for a week between Tokyo and Kyoto:

Sun: Tokyo to Matsumoto
Mon: Matsumoto
Tue: Day trip to Kiso Valley
Wed: Matsumoto to Kanazawa
Thu: Kanazawa
Fri: Kanazawa
Sat: Travel to Kyoto

we prefer to minimize travel, hotel changes etc. so usually like to stay in one place at least 2-3 days.

Thanks again,

by Steve rate this post as useful

actually... 2007/8/10 03:41
If you are going to the Kiso Valley, you might be better off staying overnight at an inn there. the TrainRouteFinder ( http://www.jorudan.co.jp/english/norikae/e-norikeyin.html ) says you can get from Nakatsugawa to Kanazawa in just over 3 hours, via Nagoya. If you don't want to take buses through the mountains, this might be the most efficient thing to do.
by Albert rate this post as useful

... 2007/8/10 08:41
I second Albert's advice.
by Uji rate this post as useful

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