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

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Train  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Kanazawa Ltd Exp Thunderbird

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Train, bus via Nagoya  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Osaka-Namba to Kintetsunagoya Kintetsu Ltd Exp Hinotori / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Hatogaya

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Kanazawa Ltd Exp Thunderbird
  2. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato Takaokaekimae-Shirakawago

Bus  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Namba OCAT to Takayama Bus Terminal

Drive  •  3h 58m

  1. Drive from Namba Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama 330.8 km
Namba Station → 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.

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The cheapest way to get from Namba Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥3900 - ¥6000 and takes 3h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Namba Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥3900 - ¥6000 and takes 3h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Namba Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. However, there are services departing from Namba OCAT and arriving at Gatsushonosato via Takayama Bus Terminal and Shirakawago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 55m.

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The distance between Namba Station and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 230 km. The road distance is 330.8 km.

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The best way to get from Namba Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama without a car is to train which takes 4h 27m and costs ¥22000 - ¥30000.

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It takes approximately 4h 27m to get from Namba Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, including transfers.

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Namba Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, depart from Namba OCAT station.

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The best way to get from Namba Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to train which takes 4h 27m and costs ¥22000 - ¥30000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥6000 - ¥11000 and takes 8h 55m.

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Namba Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, arrive at Takayama Bus Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Namba Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 331 km. It takes approximately 3h 58m to drive from Namba Station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.

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  • Distance: 229.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 27m

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

Japan Railways Limited Express operates a train from Shin-Osaka to Kanazawa hourly. Tickets cost ¥6000 - ¥9500 and the journey takes 2h 41m. Alternatively, Nouhi Bus operates a bus from Namba OCAT to Takayama Bus Terminal twice daily. Tickets cost ¥4600 - ¥6500 and the journey takes 5h 32m.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Osaka to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥9500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥6000 - ¥9000
Reserved Seat
¥6500 - ¥9500
Green Seat
¥9000 - ¥13000
Kintetsu Railways
Website
kintetsu.co.jp
Train from Osaka-Namba to Kintetsunagoya
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥2500 - ¥2700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Kintetsu Limited Express
Website
kintetsu.co.jp
Train from Osaka-Namba to Kintetsunagoya
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥3900 - ¥4800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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
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 Namba OCAT to Takayama Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥4600 - ¥6500
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp

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