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There are 4 ways to get from Yamanouchi to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama by bus, train or car

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Michi-no-eki Yamanouchi to Nagano (Station)
  2. Take the train from Nagano to Toyama
  3. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato

Cheapest option

Train

  1. Take the train from Yudanaka to Nagano
  2. Take the train from Nagano to Shin-Takaoka
  3. Take the train from Shin-Takaoka to Johana

2 alternative options

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Nagano to Shin-Takaoka
  2. Take the bus from Shintakaokaeki4ban to Gatsushonosato

Drive

  1. Drive from Yamanouchi to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama
Yamanouchi → Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 0120-565653.

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The cheapest way to get from Yamanouchi to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥2800 - ¥4100 and takes 2h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Yamanouchi to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is to drive which costs ¥2800 - ¥4100 and takes 2h 48m.

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The distance between Yamanouchi and Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 142 km. The road distance is 235.5 km.

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The best way to get from Yamanouchi to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama without a car is to bus and train which takes 4h 49m and costs ¥9500 - ¥14000.

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It takes approximately 4h 49m to get from Yamanouchi to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Yamanouchi to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is 236 km. It takes approximately 2h 48m to drive from Yamanouchi 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 Yamanouchi to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.
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  • Distance: 141.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 49m

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

You can take a train from Yamanouchi to Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama via Nagano, Shin-Takaoka, Johana, Johanaekimae, and Gatsushonosato in around 5h 54m.

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 Nagano to Toyama
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥7500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥5000 - ¥7000
Reserved seat
¥6000 - ¥7500
Green seat
¥7500 - ¥10000
Train from Nagano to Shin-Takaoka
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥8000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥5500 - ¥7500
Reserved seat
¥6500 - ¥8000
Green seat
¥8000 - ¥11000
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Yudanaka to Nagano
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥1300 - ¥2000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥1300 - ¥1900
Reserved Seat
¥1400 - ¥2000
Green Seat
¥1700 - ¥2400
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Takaoka to Johana
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥480 - ¥700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nagaden Bus
Website
nagadenbus.co.jp.e.aaf.hp.transer.com
Bus from Michi-no-eki Yamanouchi to Nagano (Station)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥1919
Schedules at
nagadenbus.co.jp
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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