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There are 4 ways to get from Nagoya Castle to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Nagoya to Maibara
  2. Take the train from Maibara to Kanazawa

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Hatogaya

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Nagoya to Takayama
  2. Take the bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Shirakawago, Gifu

Drive

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

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The cheapest way to get from Nagoya Castle to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥2000 - ¥2900 and takes 2h 20m.

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The fastest way to get from Nagoya Castle to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which takes 2h 20m and costs ¥2000 - ¥2900.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nagoya Castle to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. However, there are services departing from Nagoya Castle and arriving at Gatsushonosato via Nagoya Meitetsu BC and Hatogaya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 40m.

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The distance between Nagoya Castle and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 135 km. The road distance is 167.4 km.

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The best way to get from Nagoya Castle to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama without a car is to train which takes 4h 39m and costs ¥22000 - ¥32000.

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It takes approximately 4h 39m to get from Nagoya Castle to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, including transfers.

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Nagoya Castle to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama bus services, operated by Gifu Bus, depart from Nagoya Meitetsu BC station.

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The best way to get from Nagoya Castle to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to train which takes 4h 39m and costs ¥22000 - ¥32000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥3500 - ¥4700 and takes 5h 40m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nagoya Castle to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 167 km. It takes approximately 2h 20m to drive from Nagoya Castle to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.

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Map of how to get from Nagoya Castle to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.
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  • Distance: 135 km
  • Duration: 4h 39m

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

You can take a train from Nagoya Castle to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama via Marunouchi(Subway), Nagoya, Nagoya, Maibara, and Kanazawa in around 4h 39m. Alternatively, Gifu Bus operates a bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Hatogaya twice daily. Tickets cost ¥3000 - ¥4000 and the journey takes 2h 47m.

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.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Maibara
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3000 - ¥4700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3000 - ¥4100
Reserved seat
¥3800 - ¥4700
Green seat
¥4600 - ¥6000
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Maibara
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥2000 - ¥3000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2000 - ¥2900
Reserved Seat
¥2100 - ¥3000
Green Seat
¥2800 - ¥3900
Train from Maibara to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4400 - ¥6500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥4400 - ¥6500
Reserved Seat
¥4600 - ¥6500
Green Seat
¥6500 - ¥9000
Train from Nagoya to Takayama
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥4200 - ¥6500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥4200 - ¥6000
Reserved Seat
¥4400 - ¥6500
Green Seat
¥6000 - ¥8500
Bus operators
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
Nouhi Bus
Website
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Shirakawago, Gifu
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥1600 - ¥2600
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Hokutetsu Transportation
Phone
81762375115
Website
hokutetsu.co.jp
Bus from Takayama Nouhi BC to Shirakawago
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥3600
Schedules at
hokutetsu.co.jp

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