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There are 8 ways to get from Shibuya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Shin-Takaoka Shinkansen Hakutaka
  2. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato Takaokaekimae-Shirakawago

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Bus via Takayama  •  8h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal to Takayama Nouhi BC

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Bus  •  12h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit Kajibashi Parking Lot to Takaoka Station South Exit Gl04
  2. Take the bus from Takaokaekimaenanabannoriba to Gatsushonosato Takaokaekimae-Shirakawago

Drive  •  5h 2m

  1. Drive from Shibuya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama 348.9 km

Fly to Toyama, bus  •  6h 26m

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Toyama (TOY) HND - TOY
  2. Take the bus from Toyama Kitokito Airport to Shirakawago, Gifu

Fly to Komatsu, bus  •  6h 37m

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Komatsu (KMQ) HND - KMQ
  2. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato

Fly to Noto, bus  •  8h 52m

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Noto (NTQ) HND - NTQ
  2. Take the bus from Notosatoyama Airport to Kanazawa
  3. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato

Fly to Chūbu Centrair, bus  •  8h 59m

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Chūbu Centrair (NGO) HND - NGO
  2. Take the bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Hatogaya

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

The journey time between Shibuya and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is around 9h 32m and covers a distance of around 358 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 29m. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 15m. Operated by Nouhi Bus, Hokutetsu Transportation and Kaetsuno Bus, the Shibuya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama service departs from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal and arrives in Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. Typically 14 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
7h 3m
Layover time:
2h 29m
Total time:
9h 32m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
8h 15m
Journey distance:
358 km
Services per week:
14
Cheapest price:
¥5726
Carbon emissions:
44 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:15
Last service departs at:
22:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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

Shibuya → Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • 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: 27 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Shibuya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥4100 - ¥6500 and takes 5h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Shibuya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥4100 - ¥6500 and takes 5h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Shibuya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. However, there are services departing from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal and arriving at Gatsushonosato via Takayama Bus Terminal and Shirakawago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 42m.

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The distance between Shibuya and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 266 km. The road distance is 348.9 km.

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The best way to get from Shibuya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 15m and costs ¥10000 - ¥15000.

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It takes approximately 6h 15m to get from Shibuya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, including transfers.

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Shibuya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, depart from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal station.

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The quickest flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Toyama Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Shibuya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 349 km. It takes approximately 5h 2m to drive from Shibuya to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.

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  • Distance: 266 km
  • Duration: 6h 15m

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

Nouhi Bus operates a bus from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal to Takayama Nouhi BC 5 times a day. Tickets cost ¥4200 - ¥7000 and the journey takes 5h 30m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Toyama
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥33000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥35000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Noto
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥35000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥70000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥15000 - ¥31000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥90000
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 Omiya(Saitama) to Shin-Takaoka
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥9000 - ¥13000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥9000 - ¥13000
Reserved seat
¥10000 - ¥13000
Green seat
¥13000 - ¥18000
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
Bus from Takaokaekimaenanabannoriba to Gatsushonosato
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥750 - ¥1100
Schedules at
kaetsunou.co.jp
Nouhi Bus
Website
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal to Takayama Nouhi BC
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
¥4200 - ¥7000
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
MARUICHI KANKO Co.,Ltd
Phone
0767-53-6161
Website
maruichi-gp.co.jp
Bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit Kajibashi Parking Lot to Takaoka Station South Exit
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
maruichi-gp.co.jp
Hokutetsu Transportation
Phone
81762375115
Website
hokutetsu.co.jp
Bus from Notosatoyama Airport to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥2000 - ¥2800
Schedules at
hokutetsu.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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