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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Kanazawa

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Nara Station to Meitetsu Nagoya
  2. Take the bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Hatogaya

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Kanazawa
  2. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato

Drive

  1. Drive from Nara-shi to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama

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The cheapest way to get from Nara-shi to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥4000 - ¥6000 and takes 3h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Nara-shi to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥4000 - ¥6000 and takes 3h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nara-shi station to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. However, there are services departing from Nara Station and arriving at Gatsushonosato via Nagoya Meitetsu BC and Hatogaya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 49m.

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The distance between Nara-shi and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 214 km. The road distance is 339.1 km.

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The best way to get from Nara-shi to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama without a car is to train which takes 4h 17m and costs ¥21000 - ¥30000.

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It takes approximately 4h 17m to get from Nara-shi to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, including transfers.

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Nara-shi to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama bus services, operated by Meitetsu Bus, depart from Nara Station.

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The best way to get from Nara-shi to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to train which takes 4h 17m and costs ¥21000 - ¥30000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥6000 - ¥7500 and takes 7h 49m.

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Nara-shi 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 Nara-shi to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 339 km. It takes approximately 3h 44m to drive from Nara-shi to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.

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Map of how to get from Nara-shi to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.
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  • Distance: 214.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 17m

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

Japan Railways Limited Express operates a train from Kyoto to Kanazawa hourly. Tickets cost ¥5000 - ¥8500 and the journey takes 2h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nara-shi to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama via Meitetsu Nagoya, Nagoya Meitetsu BC, Hatogaya, and Gatsushonosato in around 7h 49m.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥8500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥5000 - ¥8000
Reserved Seat
¥5500 - ¥8500
Green Seat
¥8000 - ¥11000
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
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Nara Station to Meitetsu Nagoya
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
¥2700
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.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

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