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There are 5 ways to get from Kobe to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Kanazawa

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Kobe Sannomiya Station to Meitetsu Nagoya
  2. Take the bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Hatogaya

3 alternative options

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Kanazawa
  3. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato

Drive

  1. Drive from Kobe to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama

Fly, bus

  1. Fly from Kobe (UKB) to Komatsu (KMQ)
  2. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato

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The most affordable way to get from Kobe to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive, which costs ¥4100 - ¥6000 and takes 4h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Kobe to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥4100 - ¥6000 and takes 4h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kobe station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. However, there are services departing from Kobe Sannomiya Station and arriving at Gatsushonosato via Nagoya Meitetsu BC and Hatogaya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 31m.

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The distance between Kobe and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 244 km. The road distance is 347 km.

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The best way to get from Kobe to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama without a car is to train which takes 4h 20m and costs ¥24000 - ¥34000.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Kobe to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, including transfers.

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Kobe to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama bus services, operated by Meitetsu Bus, depart from Kobe Sannomiya Station.

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The best way to get from Kobe to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to train which takes 4h 20m and costs ¥24000 - ¥34000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥6500 - ¥8000 and takes 8h 31m.

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There is no direct flight from Kobe Airport to Komatsu Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Kobe to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama bus services, operated by Gifu Bus, arrive at Hatogaya station.

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Map of how to get from Kobe to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.
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  • Distance: 244.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 20m

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

You can take a train from Kobe to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama via Kyoto and Kanazawa in around 4h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kobe to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama via Meitetsu Nagoya, Nagoya Meitetsu BC, Hatogaya, and Gatsushonosato in around 8h 31m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Kobe to Komatsu via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥30000
Flights from Kobe to Komatsu via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥80000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Kobe to Komatsu via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥24000
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 Shin-Kobe to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥3000 - ¥4800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3000 - ¥4100
Reserved seat
¥3900 - ¥4800
Green seat
¥4600 - ¥6500
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥8500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥5000 - ¥8000
Reserved Seat
¥5500 - ¥8500
Green Seat
¥8000 - ¥11000
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
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Kobe Sannomiya Station to Meitetsu Nagoya
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥3460
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.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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Yes, the driving distance between Kobe to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 347 km. It takes approximately 4h 8m to drive from Kobe to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.

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Japan Airlines, Skymark Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Kobe Airport to Komatsu 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 Kobe to Kobe Airport is to train which takes 18 min and costs ¥310 - ¥350.

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