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

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Train, bus  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Shin-Takaoka Shinkansen Hakutaka
  2. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato Takaokaekimae-Shirakawago

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Bus via Takayama  •  11h 37m

  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 17m

  1. Drive from Kawasaki to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama 362.7 km

Fly to Toyama, bus  •  5h 49m

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

Fly to Komatsu, bus  •  6h 1m

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

Fly to Chūbu Centrair, bus  •  8h 22m

  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  •  8h 20m

  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
Kawasaki → 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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The most affordable way to get from Kawasaki to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive, which costs ¥4300 - ¥6500 and takes 5h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Kawasaki to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥4300 - ¥6500 and takes 5h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kawasaki station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. However, there are services departing from Kawasaki Station and arriving at Gatsushonosato via Haneda Airport Terminal 1, Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal, Takayama Bus Terminal and Shirakawago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 37m.

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The distance between Kawasaki and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 273 km. The road distance is 362.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kawasaki to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 21m and costs ¥10000 - ¥17000.

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It takes approximately 6h 21m to get from Kawasaki to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, including transfers.

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Kawasaki to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, depart from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal 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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Kawasaki to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, arrive at Takayama Nouhi BC station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kawasaki to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 363 km. It takes approximately 5h 17m to drive from Kawasaki to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.

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  • Distance: 273.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 21m

What companies run services between Kawasaki, 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 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
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
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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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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The best way to get from Kawasaki to Tokyo Haneda Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs ¥120 - ¥170.

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