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There are 4 ways to get from Takayama to Arashiyama by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 24m

  1. Take the train from Takayama to Nagoya Ltd Exp Hida
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$75 - $105

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Kyoto Station

$42

2 alternative options

Bus via Meitetsu Nagoya  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Meitetsu Nagoya
  2. Take the bus from Meitetsu Bus Centre to Kyōto

$50 - $52

Drive  •  3h 27m

  1. Drive from Takayama to Arashiyama 168 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Takayama to Arashiyama is to drive which costs ¥3100 - ¥4700 and takes 3h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Takayama to Arashiyama is to train which costs ¥8000 - ¥12000 and takes 3h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Takayama to Arashiyama. However, there are services departing from Takayama Bus Terminal and arriving at Omuroninnaji via Kyōto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Takayama to Arashiyama. However, there are services departing from Takayama and arriving at Sagaarashiyama via Nagoya and Kyoto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 24m.

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The distance between Takayama and Arashiyama is 189 km. The road distance is 268.8 km.

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The best way to get from Takayama to Arashiyama without a car is to train which takes 3h 24m and costs ¥8000 - ¥12000.

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It takes approximately 3h 24m to get from Takayama to Arashiyama, including transfers.

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Takayama to Arashiyama bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, depart from Takayama Bus Terminal station.

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Takayama to Arashiyama train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Takayama station.

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The best way to get from Takayama to Arashiyama is to train which takes 3h 24m and costs ¥8000 - ¥12000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥4700 and takes 4h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Takayama to Arashiyama.
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  • Distance: 118.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 24m

What companies run services between Takayama, Japan and Arashiyama, Japan?

You can take a train from Takayama to Arashiyama via Nagoya and Kyoto in around 3h 24m. Alternatively, Nouhi Bus operates a bus from Takayama to Arashiyama 4 times a day. Tickets cost $42 and the journey takes 4h 7m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Nouhi Bus
Website
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Kyoto Station
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Meitetsu Nagoya
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Meitetsu Bus Centre to Kyōto
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp

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Takayama to Arashiyama bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, arrive at Kyoto Station.

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Takayama to Arashiyama train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Kyoto station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Takayama to Arashiyama is 269 km. It takes approximately 3h 27m to drive from Takayama to Arashiyama.

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There are 2367+ hotels available in Arashiyama. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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