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There are 3 ways to get from Takasaki to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the train from Takasaki to Shin-Takaoka Shinkansen Hakutaka
  2. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato Takaokaekimae-Shirakawago

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 38m

  1. Take the bus from 高崎駅東口 to 富山駅前 高速バス 東京・さいたま・群馬~富山・金沢線
  2. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato Takaokaekimae-Shirakawago

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Drive  •  4h 13m

  1. Drive from Takasaki to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama 280.4 km

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The cost-effective way to get from Takasaki to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive, which costs ¥3300 - ¥4900 and takes 4h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Takasaki to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥3300 - ¥4900 and takes 4h 13m.

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The distance between Takasaki and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 191 km. The road distance is 280.4 km.

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The best way to get from Takasaki to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama without a car is to train and bus which takes 4h 22m and costs ¥8500 - ¥12000.

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It takes approximately 4h 22m to get from Takasaki to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Takasaki to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 280 km. It takes approximately 4h 13m to drive from Takasaki 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 Takasaki to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.
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  • Distance: 191.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 22m

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

You can take a bus from Takasaki to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama via 富山駅前, Toyama, Shin-Takaoka, Shintakaokaeki4ban, and Gatsushonosato in around 8h 38m.

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.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Takasaki to Shin-Takaoka
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥7500 - ¥11000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥7500 - ¥11000
Reserved seat
¥9000 - ¥11000
Green seat
¥11000 - ¥15000
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
Nippon Chuo Bus Co
Phone
+81 27-287-4000
Website
ncbbus.co.jp
Bus from 高崎駅東口 to 富山駅前
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥4100 - ¥6000
Schedules at
ncbbus.co.jp

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