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osaka to shirakawago

Osaka to Shirakawago

Hi, I'm going to Osaka this february with other 8 (my family). ETA 6th feb 10.30pm. will be leaving from Kansai on 10th feb at 11am. will be staying in Osaka near nanba.This is my short iti.

7th Kansai-Osaka prefecture (Osaka castle, shinsaibashi, dotonbori etc)
8th Osaka-Kyoto-Osaka (arashiyama bamboo forest, fushimi inari shrine, kinkakuji temple)
9th Osaka-shirakawago-osaka
10th Osaka-Kansai

I need your advise, do JR pass cover all of this place? should I buy the 3 day pass or daily pass only? how much will it costs? for shirakawa-go, i've read that i need to take a bus from takayama then strait to shirakawa. do jr pass cover my trip to takayama?

Thank you in advance.

farahnajwa89
farahnajwa89

Hi there,

Travel from Osaka - Shirakawa-go is quite a long trip and I almost thing it would be to much as a singly day trip. The best route is to travel from Osaka by Thunderbird express to Kanazawa (2.5h) and use an express bus from there (1.5h). This means that you will travel at least 8h on a single day!

For this route I would look at normal tickets or otherwise a JR Hokuriku pass (for travel to Shirakawago).

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel...I will have the same itinerary...just want to ask if we want to use the JR Hokuriku, is it covered by JR Pass? Will it have the same travel time?

As for the Thunderbird , is it also a bus? How much will it cost us if we will use Thunderbird & the express bus instead?

Sorry Faranajwa89 for posting my question here.

Thanks

bhel17g
bhel17g

Hi here,

I think I answered this in your own topic but just to be sure:

The Thunderbird express is the train between Osaka and Kanazawa.

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Daniel-san
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so sorry about that :) last question though, is it covered by JR pass?

bhel17g
bhel17g

The Thunderbird? yes!

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Daniel-san
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