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Getting to Shirakawa-go: Centrip Japan's Complete Guide to Shirakawa-go

Shirakawa-go was called an "unexplored area." So, you need to take a bus, drive, or join a tour to get there. Buses are available from Hida Takayama, Kanazawa, Takaoka, and Nagoya.

Getting There from Major Cities

From Nagoya to Shirakawa-go

From Nagoya Station, Meitetsu Bus Center to Shirakawa-go (Ogimachi) 2h50m-3h15m (Four operations a day)

From Takayama to Shirakawa-go

From Takayama Nouhi Bus Center to Shirakawa-go (Ogimachi) 50m-1h10m (16 operations a day including 8 reserved operations)

From other areas to Shirakawa-go

From Kanazawa Station to Shirakawa-go (Ogimachi) 1h15m to 1h25m (10 operations a day) *Reservation required
From Toyama Station to Shirakawa-go (Ogimachi) 2h20m (4 operations a day) *Reservation required
From Takaoka to Shirakawa-go (Bus terminal) 2h10m (5 operations a day)

Rental Car

Take Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway From Nagoya or Gifu (Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway) to Shogawa IC -Route 158 From Takayama or Matsumoto (Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway) to Shirakawa-go IC Route 156 From Toyama or Kanazawa (Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway) to Gokayama IC Route 156

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