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From Takayama to the World Heritage, Shirakawago

Shirakawago is the village with beautiful scenery that is reminiscent of olden times. The village contains 114 thatched roofed gassho style houses and was designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1995, as the houses are still used in real life. They are called gassho style houses because the steep triangular roof, unique to the heavy snowfall area, resembles "gassho" (hands meeting in prayer). Throughout the year the highly picturesque landscape, as the representative tourist spot of Japan, attracts many tourists from Japan and abroad.
It takes about 50 minutes by bus from Takayama Nohi Bus Center to Shirakawago. Take comfortable and accessible Nohi Bus. There are 16 round-trip bus services a day. (Some services are on a reservation basis) After sightseeing around Shirakawago, you can go to Kanazawa, Toyama or Takaoka (by Kaetsunou Bus) by bus. These bus routes are popular as a sightseeing tour route connecting Takayama and Shirakawago as well as Shirakawago and Hokuriku.

Access to Shirakawago

  • (1)By route bus

    バス

    The bus to Shirakawago is two types. Reservation required and no-Reservation required.

    Passengers who wawnt to take reservation required bus, please reserve this website.⇒Here

    Time table ⇒Here

    You can take a bus without reservation for sure. Please line up before 20minutes in advance.

    Please buy ticket before boarding in Takayama bus terminal.

    “Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass” and ”SHORYUDO Bus Pass” holders cannot use web reservation.
    If you want to make a reservation, please make a phonecall as follows.
    Telephone reservation1)Nohi Bus Reservation Center(9:00am~6:00pm)
    TEL (0577)32-1688

    We recommend “Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass” and “SHORYUDO Bus Pass” holders to take a no-reservation bus.
    Time table ⇒Here

  • (2)Economical Tickets

    白川郷

    From Takayama to Shirakawago, economical ticket is available. Check as below!
    Where to buy : Takayama bus terminal

    Shirakawago Gasshozukuri Minkaen Museum Combination Ticket
     Round trip between Takayama to Shirakawago + Admission to Minkaen museum.
     Adult 4,800yen Child 2,400

    Shirakawago and Gokayama Round Trip Ticket
     Round trip between Takayama to Shirakawago + Unlimited rides for 3 days between Shirakawago to Suganuma and Ainokura.
     Adult 5,900yen Child 2,950

    Shirakawago・Gokayama Route Ticket
     One way between Takayama ~ Shirakawago ~ Gokayama ~ Takaoka.
     Adult 3,980yen Child 1,990

    Three-Star Route Ticket
     Adult 6,000yen Child 3,000
     More detail ⇒Here

    Three-Star Route Shinjuku Ticket
     Adult 9,500yen Child 4,750
     More detail ⇒Here

  • (3)Bus Tours to Shirakawago and Gokayama with English speaking guide.

    英語ガイド

    From Takayama we offer two bus tours to Shirakawago and Gokayama.English speaking guide accompany.

    Departure Takatama Bus Terminal 8:30
     More detail ⇒【World Heritage】Shirakawago and Gokayama Ainokura Bus Tour

     

    Departure Takatama Bus Terminal 10:30
     More detail ⇒【World Heritage】Shirakawago and Gokayama Suganuma Bus Tour

     
  • (4)By Taxi.

    観光ガイドタクシー

    Taxi is also available from Takayama to Shirakawago, Gokayama.

    Our Sightseeing Taxi is convenient.
     More detail ⇒Here

     
  • (4)Stay in Shirakawago

    トヨタ白川郷自然學校

    We have a package plan includes round trip bus and 1 night stay at Shirakawago.

     More detail ⇒Here

     
  • (5)Shirakawago additional plan

    スノーシュー

    We offer winter limited special plan below.
     More detail ⇒Here

     

Timetable

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Gero・TakayamaShirakawago

 
 
 
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Gero
Bus Center
Gero Ekimae(Station) Takayama Nohi
Bus Center
Iijima Hatogaya  Shirakawago(Ogimachi) Hirase Onsen Maki
Arr Dep Arr Dep
      7:50 8:40      
      8:20 9:10      
      8:50 9:40      
              9:50 10:06 10:13
      9:50 10:40      
9:27 9:30 10:40 10:50 11:40      
      11:20 12:10      
      11:50 12:44 12:46 12:57 13:02 13:18 13:25
      12:20 13:10      
      12:50 13:40      
      13:50 14:44 14:46 14:57 15:02 15:18 15:25
      14:30 15:20      
      14:50 15:44 15:46 15:57 16:02 16:18 16:25
      15:50 16:40      
      16:30 17:20      
      17:50 18:42 18:44 18:47 18:47 19:05 19:15
      19:00 19:52 19:54 19:57 19:57 20:15 20:25

R...Reservation required(Except R are non-reserved)
◆…No Buses operating on Sat, Sun, National holidays, Dec.29-Jan.3
※Due to the abdication of the current Emperor’s throne on May 1st, 2019, the period between April 27th-May 6th will be a ten-day national holiday.
 During this period, the busses will be operating on the [Weekends/Holidays Schedule]. Please be aware of these changes when using the bus lines during this time.

ShirakawagoTakayama・Gero

 
 
 
 
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Maki Hirase Onsen Shirakawago(Ogimachi) Hatogaya Iijima Takayama Nohi
Bus Center
Gero Ekimae(Station) Gero
Bus Center
Arr Dep Arr Dep
6:20 6:24 6:43 6:43 6:45 6:47 7:50      
      9:35 10:25      
      10:20 11:10      
10:20 10:24 10:43 10:45 10:47 10:49 11:52      
      11:15 12:05      
      12:05 12:55      
      12:35 13:25      
      13:15 14:05 14:15 ※15:25 15:26
      13:35 14:25      
      14:35 15:25      
      15:15 16:05      
15:45 15:49 16:08 16:15 16:17 16:19 17:20      
      17:20 18:10      
17:00 17:04 17:23 17:30 17:32 17:34 18:35      
19:20 19:24 19:43 19:43 19:45 19:47 20:48      

R...Reservation required(Except R are non-reserved)
◆…No Buses operating on Sat, Sun, National holidays, Dec.29-Jan.3
※Due to the abdication of the current Emperor’s throne on May 1st, 2019, the period between April 27th-May 6th will be a ten-day national holiday.
 During this period, the busses will be operating on the [Weekends/Holidays Schedule]. Please be aware of these changes when using the bus lines during this time.

※...Drop off only

Bus Fare

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Gero Bus Center/Gero Ekimae
Takayama Nohi Bus Center
Shirakawago
One Way Round Trip
3,300 5,700
2,600 4,600

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