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There are 4 ways to get from Gero Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama by train, taxi, bus or car

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Train, taxi  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the train from Gero to Takayama
  2. Take the train from Takayama to Sakakami
  3. Take a taxi from Sakakami to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Gero to Shirakawago

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3h 56m

  1. Take the train from Gero to Takayama
  2. Take the bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Shirakawago, Gifu
  3. Take the bus from Shirakawago to Gatsushonosato

Drive  •  1h 36m

  1. Drive from Gero Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama 108.6 km
Gero Station → Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama
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The cheapest way to get from Gero Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥1300 - ¥1900 and takes 1h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Gero Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥1300 - ¥1900 and takes 1h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gero Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. However, there are services departing from Gero and arriving at Gatsushonosato via Shirakawago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 42m.

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The distance between Gero Station and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 73 km. The road distance is 108.6 km.

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The best way to get from Gero Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama without a car is to train and taxi which takes 3h 6m and costs ¥26000 - ¥34000.

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It takes approximately 3h 6m to get from Gero Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, including transfers.

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Gero Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, depart from Gero station.

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Gero Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, arrive at Shirakawago station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gero Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 109 km. It takes approximately 1h 36m to drive from Gero Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.

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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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Map of how to get from Gero Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.
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  • Distance: 73.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 6m

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

Nouhi Bus operates a bus from Gero to Shirakawago once daily. Tickets cost ¥2100 - ¥3300 and the journey takes 2h 10m.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Gero to Takayama
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥1600 - ¥2500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥1600 - ¥2400
Reserved Seat
¥1700 - ¥2500
Green Seat
¥2200 - ¥3100
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Takayama to Sakakami
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥500 - ¥750
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nouhi Bus
Website
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Gero to Shirakawago
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥2100 - ¥3300
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Shirakawago, Gifu
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥1600 - ¥2600
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Hokutetsu Transportation
Phone
81762375115
Website
hokutetsu.co.jp
Bus from Takayama Nouhi BC to Shirakawago
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥3600
Schedules at
hokutetsu.co.jp
Kaetsuno Bus
Website
kaetsunou.co.jp
Bus from Shirakawago to Gatsushonosato
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥340 - ¥480
Schedules at
kaetsunou.co.jp
Other operators
Taxi from Sakakami to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
¥24000 - ¥30000
Hato Taxi
Phone
+81 577-32-0246
Website
hato-taxi.jp

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