How to take bus from Shirakawa-go to the cities nearby?
There are 4 different bus routes running by different bus companies to Shirakawa-go. Please see the map below.
The Bus routes information
Route C: Nagoya←→Shirakawa-go
*The time able C that didn’t mention is the route from Shirakawa-go to Hirase Onsen, 1 bus a day to go (departure at 17:35), 2 buses for return (8:30 and 9:30), need to make a reservation in advance.
Transportation time and fees
|Departure from Shirakawa-go to||Travel time||Single ticket (yen)||Return ticket (yen)||Website for making reservation|
|Kanazawa||75-85 mins||1,850||3,290||reservation required|
|Takayama||50-57 mins||2,470||4,420||recommend to make reservations|
|Toyama||80 mins||1,700||3,080||reservation required|
|Nagoya||3 hr||3,900||7,000||reservation required|
＊also stop at Gokayama
|115-130 mins||1,800||3,500||Non-reserved bus|
＊For the travelers with ”Takayam and Hokuriku pass”, you cannot make a reservation through website.
Please make a phone call to the bus reservation center directly at Japan time 9 AM-6 PM.
Phone number: +81(0)577-32-1688 (spoken language Japanese and English)
Or make a reservation at ticket office after enter Japan.
Bus time table
If you think the time table that provided by the Shirakawa-go association is too complicated to understand, we have made a simplify one as follow:
Departure from Shirakawa-go to Kanazawa (reservation required)
|Running by||Departure time||Kanazawa train station|
|Hokuriku railroad bus||10:25||11:50|
|Hokuriku railroad bus||10:55||12:20|
|Hokuriku railroad bus||11:25||12:50|
|Hokuriku railroad bus||12:20||13:35|
|Hokuriku railroad bus||15:10||16:35|
|Hokuriku railroad bus||15:55||17:20|
|Hokuriku railroad bus||16:25||17:50|
|Hokuriku railroad bus||17:30||18:45|
Departure from Shirakawa-go to Takayama (part of the buses are reservation required)
|Running by||Departure time||Takayama Nohi bus station|
|Hokuriku railroad bus||9:35||10:25|
|Toyama Chihou railway||10:20||11:10|
|Toyama Chihou railway||12:05||12:55|
|Hokuriku railroad bus||14:35||15:25|
Departure from Shirakawa-go to Toyama (reservation required)
|Running by||Departure time||Toyama|
|Toyama Chihou railway||15:30||16:50|
|Toyama Chihou railway||16:50||18:10|
Departure from Shirakawa-go to Nagoya (reservation required)
|Departure time||Nagoya Meitetsu station|
The world heritage bus departure from Shirakawa-go to Johana and JR Takaoka
|Departure time||Johana train station||Shin Takaoka station||Takaoka station|
I hope this article can help everyone to has a clearer concept about the buses of Shirakawa-go area. Thanks for reading.
For the bus time table from nearby towns and cities to Shirakawa-go please see the following articles.