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

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Train, bus  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Shin-Takaoka Shinkansen Hakutaka
  2. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato Takaokaekimae-Shirakawago

Cheapest option

Bus via Takayama  •  9h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal to Takayama Nouhi BC

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Bus  •  12h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit Kajibashi Parking Lot to Takaoka Station South Exit Gl04
  2. Take the bus from Takaokaekimaenanabannoriba to Gatsushonosato Takaokaekimae-Shirakawago

Drive  •  5h 7m

  1. Drive from Ikebukuro to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama 355 km

Train, fly to Toyama, bus  •  6h 40m

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

Train, fly to Komatsu, bus  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Ikebukuro to Hamamatsucho
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Komatsu (KMQ) HND - KMQ
  3. Take the train from Komatsu to Kanazawa
  4. Take the train from Kanazawa to Shin-Takaoka
  5. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato

Fly to Chūbu Centrair, bus  •  9h 13m

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Chūbu Centrair (NGO) HND - NGO
  2. Take the bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Hatogaya

Fly to Noto, bus  •  9h 11m

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Noto (NTQ) HND - NTQ
  2. Take the bus from Noto Satoyama Airport to Kanazawa Station
  3. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato
Ikebukuro → Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama
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The cheapest way to get from Ikebukuro to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥4200 - ¥6500 and takes 5h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Ikebukuro to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥4200 - ¥6500 and takes 5h 7m.

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The distance between Ikebukuro and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 264 km. The road distance is 355 km.

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The best way to get from Ikebukuro to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 13m and costs ¥10000 - ¥16000.

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It takes approximately 6h 13m to get from Ikebukuro to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, including transfers.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Ikebukuro to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 355 km. It takes approximately 5h 7m to drive from Ikebukuro to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.

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All Nippon Airways offers flights from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Toyama 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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Map of how to get from Ikebukuro to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.
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  • Distance: 264.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 13m

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

Nouhi Bus operates a bus from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal to Takayama Nouhi BC once daily. Tickets cost ¥4200 - ¥7000 and the journey takes 5h 30m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Toyama
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥18000 - ¥48000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥18000 - ¥48000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥28000 - ¥75000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Noto
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥18000 - ¥48000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥20000 - ¥41000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥31000 - ¥65000
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 Omiya(Saitama) to Shin-Takaoka
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥9000 - ¥13000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥9000 - ¥13000
Reserved seat
¥10000 - ¥13000
Green seat
¥13000 - ¥18000
Train from Kanazawa to Shin-Takaoka
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥4000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥2400 - ¥3300
Reserved seat
¥3200 - ¥4000
Green seat
¥3800 - ¥5000
JR-East
Website
jreast.co.jp
Train from Ikebukuro to Hamamatsucho
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
¥310 - ¥440
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Komatsu to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥1800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥1200 - ¥1800
Reserved Seat
¥1200 - ¥1800
Green Seat
¥1500 - ¥2200
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 Komatsu to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥490 - ¥700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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 Takaokaekimaenanabannoriba to Gatsushonosato
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
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
Nouhi Bus
Website
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal to Takayama Nouhi BC
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥4200 - ¥7000
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
MARUICHI KANKO Co.,Ltd
Phone
0767-53-6161
Website
maruichi-gp.co.jp
Bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit Kajibashi Parking Lot to Takaoka Station South Exit
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
maruichi-gp.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
Hokutetsu Transportation
Phone
81762375115
Website
hokutetsu.co.jp
Bus from Noto Satoyama Airport to Kanazawa Station
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥1800 - ¥2600
Schedules at
hokutetsu.co.jp

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