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There are 2 ways to get from Obama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama by train or car

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  1. Take the train from Obama to Tsuruga
  2. Take the train from Tsuruga to Kanazawa

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  1. Drive from Obama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama
Obama → Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama
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The cheapest way to get from Obama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥2600 - ¥3900 and takes 2h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Obama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥2600 - ¥3900 and takes 2h 26m.

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The distance between Obama and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 143 km. The road distance is 225.7 km.

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The best way to get from Obama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama without a car is to train which takes 3h 35m and costs ¥20000 - ¥27000.

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to get from Obama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Obama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 226 km. It takes approximately 2h 26m to drive from Obama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. Prices start at ¥11250 per night.

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Map of how to get from Obama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.
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  • Distance: 143.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 35m

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

You can take a train from Obama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama via Tsuruga and Kanazawa in around 3h 35m.

Train operators
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 Obama to Tsuruga
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥800 - ¥1200
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tsuruga to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3400 - ¥5500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥3400 - ¥4800
Reserved Seat
¥3600 - ¥5500
Green Seat
¥5000 - ¥7000

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