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There are 3 ways to get from Nagano (State) to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama by train, bus or car

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Nagano to Shin-Takaoka
  2. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato

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Train, bus via Toyama

  1. Take the train from Nagano to Toyama
  2. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato

Drive

  1. Drive from Nagano to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama
Nagano (State) → 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 cost-effective way to get from Nagano (State) to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive, which costs ¥2800 - ¥4200 and takes 2h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Nagano (State) to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥2800 - ¥4200 and takes 2h 49m.

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The distance between Nagano (State) and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 108 km. The road distance is 238.9 km.

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The best way to get from Nagano (State) to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama without a car is to train and bus which takes 3h 33m and costs ¥6000 - ¥9500.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m to get from Nagano (State) to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nagano (State) to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 239 km. It takes approximately 2h 49m to drive from Nagano (State) to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.

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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 Nagano (State) to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.
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  • Distance: 107.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 33m

What companies run services between Nagano (State), Japan and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, Japan?

There is no direct connection from Nagano (State) to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. However, you can 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 Nagano to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama via Toyama, Shin-Takaoka, Shintakaokaeki4ban, and Gatsushonosato in around 3h 39m.

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 Nagano to Shin-Takaoka
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥8000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥5500 - ¥7500
Reserved seat
¥6500 - ¥8000
Green seat
¥8000 - ¥11000
Train from Nagano to Toyama
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥7500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥5000 - ¥7000
Reserved seat
¥6000 - ¥7500
Green seat
¥7500 - ¥10000
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

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