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

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Train  •  3h 54m

  1. Take the train from Nagoya to Maibara Shinkansen Kodama / ...
  2. Take the train from Maibara to Kanazawa Ltd Exp Shirasagi

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Bus  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Shirakawago

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Train, bus  •  5h 17m

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

Bus via Takayama  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Nagoya Station to Takayama Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Shirakawago, Gifu
  3. Take the bus from Shirakawago to Suganuma

Drive  •  2h 21m

  1. Drive from Nagoya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama 168.5 km

Nagoya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama by bus and walk

The journey time between Nagoya and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is around 7h and covers a distance of around 214 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 55m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 31m. Operated by Nouhi Bus, Hokutetsu Transportation and Kaetsuno Bus, the Nagoya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama service departs from Nagoya Station and arrives in Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. Typically 27 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 4m
Layover time:
2h 55m
Total time:
7h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 31m
Journey distance:
214 km
Services per week:
27
Cheapest price:
¥4145
Carbon emissions:
26 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:45
Last service departs at:
20:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Nagoya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama bus and walk schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Nagoya → Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama
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  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
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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.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0120-565653.

Last updated: 7 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Nagoya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥2000 - ¥3000 and takes 2h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Nagoya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥2000 - ¥3000 and takes 2h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nagoya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. However, there are services departing from Nagoya Meitetsu BC and arriving at Gatsushonosato via Shirakawago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 14m.

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The distance between Nagoya and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 136 km. The road distance is 168.5 km.

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The best way to get from Nagoya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama without a car is to train which takes 3h 54m and costs ¥21000 - ¥32000.

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It takes approximately 3h 54m to get from Nagoya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, including transfers.

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Nagoya 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 to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to train which takes 3h 54m and costs ¥21000 - ¥32000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥3300 - ¥5500 and takes 4h 14m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nagoya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 168 km. It takes approximately 2h 21m to drive from Nagoya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.

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  • Distance: 135.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 54m

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

You can take a train from Nagoya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama via Maibara and Kanazawa in around 3h 54m. Alternatively, Gifu Bus operates a bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Shirakawago 4 times a day. Tickets cost ¥3000 - ¥4000 and the journey takes 2h 42m.

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
¥4100 - ¥6500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥4100 - ¥6000
Reserved Seat
¥4400 - ¥6500
Green Seat
¥6000 - ¥8500
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Maibara
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥1500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Gifu Bus
Phone
058-240-0489
Website
gifubus.co.jp
Bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Shirakawago
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
4 times a day
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 3 hours
Estimated price
¥1600 - ¥2600
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Nagoya Station to Takayama Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2700 - ¥4400
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
Kaetsuno Bus
Website
kaetsunou.co.jp
Bus from Shirakawago to Suganuma
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥350 - ¥490
Schedules at
kaetsunou.co.jp

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