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kurobe and shirakawa-go

Kurobe and Shirakawa-go

Hi,

I would like to travel to Japan in mid-October 2016 to see the Autumn Foliage. We will fly to Nagoya, go to Kurobe Gorge, stay overnight in one of the Onsen Ryokan and also another night at Shirakawa-go village. Is getting the Japan Rail Pass worth it? How many days do I need to be in Japan for these 2 visits? Any other suggestion of places to visit?

Thank you very much in advance.

Angel

Angel
Angel

Hi Angel,

The amount of travel in your itinerary is limited when it comes to distance and a JR Pass would need more travel in order to be effective.

You can however look at an area pass, for travel to Shirakawa-go. Such as the Hokuriku area pass.

I would spend 1-2 nights around Kurobe Gorge and visit Shirakawa-go as a (half) day trip or a night stay over to see the lightup.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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