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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Wakayama to Shin-Osaka
  2. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Kanazawa

Cheapest option

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Wakayama to Shin-Osaka
  2. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Kanazawa
  3. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato

1 alternative option

Drive

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

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The cheapest way to get from Wakayama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥4400 - ¥6500 and takes 4h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Wakayama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥4400 - ¥6500 and takes 4h 43m.

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The distance between Wakayama and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 287 km. The road distance is 384.6 km.

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The best way to get from Wakayama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama without a car is to train which takes 5h 21m and costs ¥24000 - ¥33000.

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It takes approximately 5h 21m to get from Wakayama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Wakayama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 385 km. It takes approximately 4h 43m to drive from Wakayama 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 ¥10000 per night.

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Map of how to get from Wakayama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.
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  • Distance: 286.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 21m

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

You can take a train from Wakayama to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama via Shin-Osaka and Kanazawa in around 5h 21m.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Wakayama to Shin-Osaka
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥2200 - ¥3300
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2200 - ¥3200
Reserved Seat
¥2300 - ¥3300
Green Seat
¥3100 - ¥4300
Train from Shin-Osaka to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥9500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥6000 - ¥9000
Reserved Seat
¥6500 - ¥9500
Green Seat
¥9000 - ¥13000
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

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