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Karuizawa to Takayama 2008/2/17 05:41
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What is the best way (shortest time) to get from Karuizawa to Takayama?
by Barbara  

... 2008/2/17 12:22
Take Nagano shinkansen back to Tokyo, change into Tokaido Shinkansen to Nagoya and take Limited Express Hida to Takayama. It takes 6hrs 30 min.
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Better way 2008/2/17 21:56
Unless you use a JR pass, I would recommend you to travel via Nagano and Matsumoto.

a) Via Nagano and Matsumoto

1) Karuizawa 9:14-Shinkansen Asama-9:47 Nagano 10:00-limited express Shinano-10:51 Matsumoto 11:10-bus-13:30 Takayama

2) Karuizawa 10:53-Shinkansen Asama-11:17 Nagano 12:00-limited express Shinano-12:52 Matsumoto 13:50-bus-16:10 Takayama

3) Karuizawa 15:16-Shinkansen Asama-15:48 Nagano 16:00-limited express Shinano-16:52 Matsumoto 17:10-bus-19:30 Takayama

Price:
Karuizawa to Matsumoto by JR in an unreserved seat; 4,570 yen, reserved seat; 5,340 yen
Matsumoto to Takayama by bus: 3,100 yen
Total: 7,670 yen or 8,440 yen

b) Via Tokyo and Nagoya:
Karuizawa 8:55-Asama-10:12 Tokyo 10:33-Hikari-12:21 Nagoya 12:48-Hida-15:17 Takayama (Model connection, applicable to a JR pass)

Total cost: 18,890 yen in a reserved seat, 17,620 yen in an unreserved seat

by optimistk rate this post as useful

. 2008/2/17 22:01
The schedules are valid from 15th March. If you travel by 14th, search train connections through the following site.

http://www.hyperdia.com/cgi-english/hyperWeb.cgi
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