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There are 8 ways to get from Fukuoka to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama by train, night bus, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Hakata to Kyoto
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Kanazawa

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Night bus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Hakata Station to Meitetsu Nagoya
  2. Take the bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Hatogaya

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Train via Nagoya

  1. Take the train from Hakata to Nagoya
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Takayama

Drive

  1. Drive from Fukuoka to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama

Fly to Komatsu, bus

  1. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Komatsu (KMQ)
  2. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato

Fly to Nagoya Airfield, bus

  1. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Nagoya Airfield (NKM)
  2. Take the bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Hatogaya

Fly to Chūbu Centrair, bus

  1. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Chūbu Centrair (NGO)
  2. Take the bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Hatogaya

Fly to Matsumoto, train, bus

  1. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Matsumoto (MMJ)
  2. Take the train from Shiojiri to Nagano
  3. Take the train from Nagano to Shin-Takaoka
  4. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato
Fukuoka → Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama
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The cheapest way to get from Fukuoka to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥10000 - ¥16000 and takes 10h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Fukuoka to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to fly and bus which costs ¥20000 - ¥55000 and takes 6h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fukuoka station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. However, there are services departing from Hakata Station and arriving at Gatsushonosato via Nagoya Meitetsu BC and Hatogaya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 4m.

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It is 666 km from Fukuoka to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. It is approximately 906.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Fukuoka to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama without a car is to train which takes 6h 36m and costs ¥34000 - ¥48000.

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It takes approximately 6h 36m to get from Fukuoka to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, including transfers.

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Fukuoka to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama bus services, operated by Meitetsu Bus, depart from Hakata Station.

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The quickest flight from Fukuoka Airport to Komatsu Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Fukuoka to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama bus services, operated by Gifu Bus, arrive at Hatogaya station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fukuoka to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 907 km. It takes approximately 10h 5m to drive from Fukuoka to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.

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  • Distance: 666 km
  • Duration: 6h 36m

What companies run services between Fukuoka, Japan and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, Japan?

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama via Kyoto and Kanazawa in around 6h 36m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Fukuoka to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥45000
Flights from Fukuoka to Komatsu via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥65000
Flights from Fukuoka to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥33000
Star Flyer
Website
starflyer.jp
Flights from Fukuoka to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥33000
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Fukuoka to Nagoya Airfield
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥32000
Flights from Fukuoka to Nagoya Airfield via Niigata
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥30000 - ¥46000
Flights from Fukuoka to Matsumoto
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥19000 - ¥34000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Fukuoka to Komatsu via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥60000
Flights from Fukuoka to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4000 - ¥60000
Flights from Fukuoka to Chūbu Centrair via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥28000
JetStar Japan
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Fukuoka to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4000 - ¥60000
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Fukuoka to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥33000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Fukuoka to Chūbu Centrair via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥28000
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Hakata to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥19000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥13000 - ¥18000
Reserved seat
¥15000 - ¥19000
Green seat
¥19000 - ¥26000
Train from Hakata to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥23000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥16000 - ¥22000
Reserved seat
¥18000 - ¥23000
Green seat
¥23000 - ¥31000
Train from Nagano to Shin-Takaoka
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥8000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥5500 - ¥7500
Reserved seat
¥6500 - ¥8000
Green seat
¥8000 - ¥11000
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥8500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥5000 - ¥8000
Reserved Seat
¥5500 - ¥8500
Green Seat
¥8000 - ¥11000
Train from Nagoya to Takayama
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥4100 - ¥6500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥4100 - ¥6000
Reserved Seat
¥4400 - ¥6500
Green Seat
¥6000 - ¥8500
Train from Shiojiri to Nagano
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2200 - ¥3300
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2200 - ¥3200
Reserved Seat
¥2300 - ¥3300
Green Seat
¥3100 - ¥4300
Bus operators
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Night bus from Hakata Station to Meitetsu Nagoya
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥7500 - ¥12000
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Gifu Bus
Phone
058-240-0489
Website
gifubus.co.jp
Bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Hatogaya
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥3000 - ¥4000
Schedules at
gifubus.co.jp
Adult
¥3000 - ¥4000
Kaetsuno Bus
Website
kaetsunou.co.jp
Bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥750 - ¥1100
Schedules at
kaetsunou.co.jp

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Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Fukuoka Airport to Komatsu Airport.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. Prices start at ¥11250 per night.

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The best way to get from Fukuoka to Fukuoka Airport is to subway which takes 6 min and costs ¥220 - ¥250.

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