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There are 7 ways to get from Kamakura to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  7h

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

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Train, bus via Takaoka  •  12h 42m

  1. Take the train from Kamakura to Tokyo
  2. Take the bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit Kajibashi Parking Lot to Takaoka Station South Exit
  3. Take the bus from Takaokaekimaenanabannoriba to Gatsushonosato

Drive  •  5h 12m

  1. Drive from Kamakura to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama 359.9 km

Train, fly to Toyama, bus  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the train from Kamakura to Yokohama
  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 47m

  1. Take the train from Kamakura to Yokohama
  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 Noto, bus  •  9h 7m

  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

Fly to Chūbu Centrair, bus  •  9h 11m

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Chūbu Centrair (NGO) HND - NGO
  2. Take the bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Hatogaya
Kamakura → Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama
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The cheapest way to get from Kamakura to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥4300 - ¥6500 and takes 5h 12m.

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The fastest way to get from Kamakura to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive. Taking this option will cost ¥4300 - ¥6500 and takes 5h 12m.

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The distance between Kamakura and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 269 km. The road distance is 359.9 km.

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The best way to get from Kamakura to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h and costs ¥11000 - ¥17000.

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It takes approximately 7h to get from Kamakura 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 Kamakura to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 360 km. It takes approximately 5h 12m to drive from Kamakura 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 Kamakura to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.
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  • Distance: 269.2 km
  • Duration: 7h

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

There is no direct connection from Kamakura to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. However, you can take the train to Tokyo, take the train to Shin-Takaoka, take the walk to Shintakaokaeki4ban, take the bus to Gatsushonosato, then take the walk to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kamakura to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama via Tokyo, Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit Kajibashi Parking Lot, Takaoka Station South Exit, Takaokaekimaenanabannoriba, and Gatsushonosato in around 12h 42m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Toyama
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥43000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥45000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Noto
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥45000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥8500 - ¥23000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥32000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥8000 - ¥34000
Train operators
JR-East
Website
jreast.co.jp
Train from Kamakura to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥850 - ¥1200
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/
Train from Kamakura to Yokohama
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥410 - ¥600
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/
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 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 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
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
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
Nouhi Bus
Website
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 Noto Satoyama Airport to Kanazawa Station
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥1800 - ¥2600
Schedules at
hokutetsu.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

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