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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Okayama to Kyoto
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Kanazawa

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Bus

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

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Okayama to Kyoto
  2. Take the bus from Kyoto Station Hachijou gate to Takayama Bus Terminal

Drive

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

Fly, bus

  1. Fly from Okayama (OKJ) to Toyama (TOY)
  2. Take the bus from Toyama Kitokito Airport to Shirakawago, Gifu

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The cheapest way to get from Okayama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥5500 - ¥8500 and takes 5h 26m.

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The fastest way to get from Okayama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to train which takes 4h 52m and costs ¥26000 - ¥37000.

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No, there is no direct bus from Okayama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. However, there are services departing from Okayama and arriving at Gatsushonosato via Nagoya Meitetsu BC and Hatogaya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 37m.

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The distance between Okayama and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 330 km. The road distance is 474.6 km.

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The best way to get from Okayama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama without a car is to train which takes 4h 52m and costs ¥26000 - ¥37000.

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It takes approximately 4h 52m to get from Okayama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, including transfers.

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Okayama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama bus services, operated by Ryobi Express, depart from Okayama station.

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The best way to get from Okayama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to train which takes 4h 52m and costs ¥26000 - ¥37000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥8000 - ¥12000 and takes 10h 37m.

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There is no direct flight from Okayama Airport to Toyama Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 15m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Okayama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.
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  • Distance: 330.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 52m

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

You can take a train from Okayama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama via Kyoto and Kanazawa in around 4h 52m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Okayama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama via Nagoya, Nagoya Meitetsu BC, Hatogaya, and Gatsushonosato in around 10h 37m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Okayama to Toyama via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥38000
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 Okayama to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥8500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥5500 - ¥7500
Reserved seat
¥6500 - ¥8500
Green seat
¥8000 - ¥11000
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
Nouhi Bus
Website
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Kyoto Station Hachijou gate to Takayama Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥3900 - ¥6000
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Toyama Kitokito Airport to Shirakawago, Gifu
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥1900 - ¥3300
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Ryobi Express
Website
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Okayama to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥8000
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.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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Yes, the driving distance between Okayama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 475 km. It takes approximately 5h 26m to drive from Okayama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.

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Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Okayama Airport to Toyama Airport.

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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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