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There are 5 ways to get from Hakone to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the train from Odawara to Tokyo
  2. Take the train from Tokyo to Shin-Takaoka
  3. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato

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Bus  •  11h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Senkyorou-Mae to Gotemba Station
  2. Take the bus from 御殿場駅 to 富士急ハイランド
  3. Take the bus from Fujikyu-Highland Station to Takayama Bus Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Shirakawago
  5. Take the bus from Shirakawago to Gatsushonosato

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Drive  •  4h 37m

  1. Drive from Hakone to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama 318.3 km

Train, fly to Toyama, bus  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the train from Odawara to Shinagawa
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Toyama (TOY) HND - TOY
  3. Take the bus from Toyama Kitokito Airport to Shirakawago, Gifu

Train, fly to Komatsu, bus  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the train from Odawara to Shinagawa
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Komatsu (KMQ) HND - KMQ
  3. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato

Hakone to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama by bus and walk

The journey time between Hakone and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is around 26h 7m and covers a distance of around 329 km. This includes an average layover time of around 19h 7m. The fastest journey normally takes 26h 7m. Operated by Odakyu Hakone highway bus, Fujikyuko bus, Nouhi Bus and others, the Hakone to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama service departs from Senkyorou-Mae and arrives in Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
7h
Layover time:
19h 7m
Total time:
26h 7m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
26h 7m
Journey distance:
329 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
¥7130
Carbon emissions:
41 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:38
Last service departs at:
07:38

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Hakone to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama bus and walk schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Hakone → Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 0120-565653.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is mandatory.

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Last updated: 27 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Hakone to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥3800 - ¥5500 and takes 4h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Hakone to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥3800 - ¥5500 and takes 4h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hakone to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. However, there are services departing from Senkyorou-Mae and arriving at Gatsushonosato via 御殿場駅, Fujikyu-Highland Station, Takayama Bus Terminal and Shirakawago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 12m.

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The distance between Hakone and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 233 km. The road distance is 318.3 km.

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The best way to get from Hakone to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 14m and costs ¥12000 - ¥22000.

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It takes approximately 7h 14m to get from Hakone to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, including transfers.

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Hakone to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama bus services, operated by Odakyu Hakone highway bus, depart from Senkyorou-Mae station.

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The quickest flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Toyama Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Hakone to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama bus services, operated by Kaetsuno Bus, arrive at Gatsushonosato station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hakone to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 318 km. It takes approximately 4h 37m to drive from Hakone to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.

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  • Distance: 233.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 14m

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

You can take a bus from Hakone to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama via 御殿場駅, Fujikyu-Highland Station, Takayama Bus Terminal, Shirakawago, and Gatsushonosato in around 11h 12m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Toyama
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥33000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥35000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥15000 - ¥31000
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 Odawara to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥3200 - ¥5000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3200 - ¥4300
Reserved seat
¥4100 - ¥5000
Green seat
¥4900 - ¥6500
Train from Tokyo to Shin-Takaoka
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥9500 - ¥14000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥9500 - ¥14000
Reserved seat
¥11000 - ¥14000
Green seat
¥14000 - ¥19000
Train from Odawara to Shinagawa
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥3100 - ¥4800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3100 - ¥4200
Reserved seat
¥3900 - ¥4800
Green seat
¥4700 - ¥6500
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 Odawara to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥1800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
JR-East
Website
jreast.co.jp
Train from Odawara to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥1600
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Odawara to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥2200 - ¥3400
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2200 - ¥3200
Reserved Seat
¥2400 - ¥3400
Green Seat
¥3200 - ¥4300
Train from Odawara to Shinagawa
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥2100 - ¥3200
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2100 - ¥3000
Reserved Seat
¥2200 - ¥3200
Green Seat
¥2900 - ¥4000
Bus operators
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
Bus from Shirakawago to Gatsushonosato
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥340 - ¥480
Schedules at
kaetsunou.co.jp
Odakyu Hakone highway bus
Fujikyuko bus
Website
bus-en.fujikyu.co.jp
Bus from 御殿場駅 to 富士急ハイランド
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥1700
Schedules at
bus-en.fujikyu.co.jp
Nouhi Bus
Website
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Fujikyu-Highland Station to Takayama Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥3400 - ¥5000
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Shirakawago
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1600 - ¥2600
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Toyama Kitokito Airport to Shirakawago, Gifu
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥1900 - ¥3300
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

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