There are 3 ways to get from Nagano to Shirakawa-go by train, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Nagano to Toyama Shinkansen Kagayaki / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toyama to Shirakawago, Gifu

$74 - $92

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Shin-Takaoka  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Nagano to Shin-Takaoka Shinkansen Hakutaka
  2. Take the bus from Shin-Takaoka Station to Shirakawago, Gifu

$65 - $84

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Nagano to Shirakawa-go 126 miles

$21 - $35

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The distance between Nagano and Shirakawa-go is 122 km. The road distance is 201.6 km.

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The best way to get from Nagano to Shirakawa-go without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from Nagano to Shirakawa-go, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nagano to Shirakawa-go is 202 km. It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to drive from Nagano to Shirakawa-go.

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There are nine+ hotels available in Shirakawa-go. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nagano to Shirakawa-go.
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  • Distance: 76.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 17 min

What companies run services between Nagano, Japan and Shirakawa-go, Japan?

There is no direct connection from Nagano to Shirakawa-go. However, you can take the train to Toyama, take the bus to Shirakawago, Gifu, then take the walk to Shirakawa-go. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Nagano to Shirakawa-go via Shin-Takaoka, Shin-Takaoka Station, and Shirakawago, Gifu in around 4 h 13 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagano to Toyama
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $65
Green seat
$65 - $90
Train from Nagano to Shin-Takaoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $65
Reserved seat
$55 - $70
Green seat
$70 - $95
Bus operators
Nouhi Bus
Website
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Toyama to Shirakawago, Gifu
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Kaetsuno Bus
Website
kaetsunou.co.jp
Bus from Shin-Takaoka Station to Shirakawago, Gifu
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
kaetsunou.co.jp

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