We will guide you how to go to Shirakawago.
And then you can make a reservation the seats of bus.
No train station in Shirakawago!
So how do you get to Shirakawago??
Bus, is the main transportation to Shirakawago.
You take a bus from Takayama, Kanazawa, Nagoya and Toyama.
Now please follow us to see what’s the inside of bus terminal!
First of all, new bus terminal is more convenient the access to the village than the previous one.
And the tourist information centre is also inside the terminal.
At A counter (see the picture above), you make a reservation of seats or buy the ticket to Takayama, Kanazawa, Nagoya by bus.
At B & C counter, you get sightseeing information / map, of course some staff speak English well, don’t worry!
In addition, there also have the rain shoes rental service.
(Same-day return: 500yen; Return in next day: 1,000yen)
We recommend if you enjoy to explore the village in Shirakawago without any troublesome, it’s better to leave your heavy luggage here!!
Here are some luggage storage lockers outside bus terminal.
(Middle: 500yen/time; Large(H70*W60*D50): 800yen/time)
Please be noticed that these lockers are only available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In case that you would like to keep your luggage over 5 pm, you ask staff to keep it inside a terminal.
(same price with lockers)
Destination of platform 1 is Kanazawa, Toyama, Johana/Takaoka.
*Tips: The arrival and departure of the bus will be announced in Japanese, English and Chinese.
Destination of platform 2 is Nagoya, Maki, Hirase-Onsen.
Destination of platform 3 is Takayama and Gero.
Advance ticket for bus is available one month prior to your arrival date online.
The ticket on-season will be sold out soon, please be careful!!
So we recommend that you make a reservation in advance if you fix the time.
And one more important thing, it’s very tough to carry much luggages on the depth snow in winter…
What’s more the wheel of suitcase is easily damaged by hard snow.
Before coming to Shirakawago, please check FAQ
Shirakawa-go Bus Terminal
Hour: 08:30 – 17:30