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

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Bus  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Unuma Shimin Service Center to Kitabora 東西線
  2. Take the bus from Kosoku Kakamigahara to Hatogaya
  3. Take the bus from Hatogaya to Gatsushonosato

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Train, bus  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the train from Gifu to Kanazawa Ltd Exp Shirasagi
  2. Take the bus from Kanazawa Station to Gokayama Takayama

Bus via Kanazawa Station  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Meitetsu Bus Centre to Kanazawa Station East Gate BT Nagoya

Drive  •  2h 4m

  1. Drive from Inuyama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama 142.4 km
Inuyama → 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.

The social distance requirement in Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Inuyama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥2000 - ¥3000 and takes 2h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Inuyama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥2000 - ¥3000 and takes 2h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Inuyama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. However, there are services departing from Unuma Shimin Service Center and arriving at Gatsushonosato via Kosoku Kakamigahara and Hatogaya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 19m.

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The distance between Inuyama and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 114 km. The road distance is 142.4 km.

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The best way to get from Inuyama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama without a car is to bus which takes 5h 19m and costs ¥3200 - ¥4500.

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It takes approximately 5h 19m to get from Inuyama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, including transfers.

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Inuyama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama bus services, operated by Gifu Bus, depart from Unuma Shimin Service Center station.

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Inuyama 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 Inuyama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 142 km. It takes approximately 2h 4m to drive from Inuyama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.

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There are 10+ hotels available in Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. Prices start at ¥12500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Inuyama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.
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  • Distance: 113.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 19m

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

You can take a bus from Inuyama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama via Kitabora, Kosoku Kakamigahara, Hatogaya, and Gatsushonosato in around 5h 19m.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Gifu to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥8500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥5500 - ¥8000
Reserved Seat
¥5500 - ¥8500
Green Seat
¥8000 - ¥11000
Bus operators
Gifu Bus
Phone
058-240-0489
Website
gifubus.co.jp
Bus from Unuma Shimin Service Center to Kitabora
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥100
Schedules at
gifubus.co.jp
Bus from Kosoku Kakamigahara to Hatogaya
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥2800 - ¥3900
Schedules at
gifubus.co.jp
Book at
willerexpress.com
Adult
¥2800 - ¥3900
Kaetsuno Bus
Website
kaetsunou.co.jp
Bus from Hatogaya to Gatsushonosato
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥330 - ¥460
Schedules at
kaetsunou.co.jp
Hokutetsu Transportation
Phone
81762375115
Website
hokutetsu.co.jp
Bus from Kanazawa Station to Gokayama
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥3600
Schedules at
hokutetsu.co.jp
Bus from Meitetsu Bus Centre to Kanazawa Station East Gate BT
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3600 - ¥5500
Schedules at
hokutetsu.co.jp
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3600 - ¥5500
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp

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