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There are 4 ways to get from Kamikōchi to Kenroku-en by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Matsumoto to Nagano
  2. Take the train from Nagano to Kanazawa

Cheapest option

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Hirayu Onsen to Takayama Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Takayama Nouhi BC to Kanazawa Station

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Hirayu Onsen to Takayama Bus Terminal
  2. Take the train from Takayama to Toyama
  3. Take the train from Toyama to Kanazawa

Drive

  1. Drive from Kamikōchi to Kenroku-en
Kamikōchi → Kenroku-en
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kenroku-en is 0120-565653.

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The cheapest way to get from Kamikōchi to Kenroku-en is to drive which costs ¥2000 - ¥2900 and takes 1h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Kamikōchi to Kenroku-en is to drive which costs ¥2000 - ¥2900 and takes 1h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kamikōchi to Kenroku-en. However, there are services departing from Kamikochi BT and arriving at Honda-machi via Hirayu Onsen, Takayama Nouhi BC and Kanazawa Station East Gate BT. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 11m.

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It is 94 km from Kamikōchi to Kenroku-en. It is approximately 149.7 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Kamikōchi to Kenroku-en without a car is to train which takes 3h 39m and costs ¥26000 - ¥36000.

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It takes approximately 3h 39m to get from Kamikōchi to Kenroku-en, including transfers.

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Kamikōchi to Kenroku-en bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, depart from Hirayu Onsen station.

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The best way to get from Kamikōchi to Kenroku-en is to train which takes 3h 39m and costs ¥26000 - ¥36000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥4800 - ¥8500 and takes 6h 11m.

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Kamikōchi to Kenroku-en bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, arrive at Kanazawa Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kamikōchi to Kenroku-en is 150 km. It takes approximately 1h 55m to drive from Kamikōchi to Kenroku-en.

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  • Distance: 93.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 39m

What companies run services between Kamikōchi, Nagano, Japan and Kenroku-en, Japan?

You can take a train from Kamikōchi to Kenroku-en via Matsumoto, Nagano, Kanazawa, Kanazawa Station East Gate BT, and Meisei Elementary school in around 3h 39m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kamikōchi to Kenroku-en via Kamikochi BT, Hirayu Onsen, Takayama Bus Terminal, Takayama Nouhi BC, Kanazawa Station East Gate BT, and Honda-machi in around 6h 11m.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Matsumoto to Nagano
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1900 - ¥2900
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥1900 - ¥2800
Reserved Seat
¥2000 - ¥2900
Green Seat
¥2700 - ¥3700
Train from Takayama to Toyama
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥2500 - ¥3800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2500 - ¥3600
Reserved Seat
¥2600 - ¥3800
Green Seat
¥3600 - ¥4900
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 Matsumoto to Nagano
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥950 - ¥1500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Toyama to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥900 - ¥1400
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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 Nagano to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥9000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥6000 - ¥8500
Reserved seat
¥7000 - ¥9000
Green seat
¥9000 - ¥13000
Train from Toyama to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥2800 - ¥4500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥2800 - ¥3800
Reserved seat
¥3600 - ¥4500
Green seat
¥4300 - ¥6000
Bus operators
Nouhi Bus
Website
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Hirayu Onsen to Takayama Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥1400 - ¥2200
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Takayama Nouhi BC to Kanazawa Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥3600
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Hokutetsu Transportation
Phone
81762375115
Website
hokutetsu.co.jp
Bus from Takayama Nouhi BC to Kanazawa Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥2100 - ¥3600
Schedules at
hokutetsu.co.jp

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