questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

osaka - shirakawago

Osaka - shirakawago

Hi there,

Good morning from indonesia. I will arrive ar Kansai International airport at 08.10 in the morning and I have to go to shirakawago on that day because already booked there for 2 nights before goin back to kyoto. Do you have suggest for the route I will take? Am I should buy the jrpass? Because after googling the answer, they said i have to go to nagoya first before catching to takayama because in nagoya there are frequent service to takayama. Is it true? And better I buy and use jrpass or just buy ticket directly at airport?

Thank you so much.

Benjur
Benjur

Hi there,

The best route would be to use the Thunderbird express train from Osaka/Kyoto to Kanazawa and a bus from there to Shirakawa-go.

For this trip, you can look at using a Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass. Which is 15.000yen and allows for 5 days of unlimited travel within this area.

Details can be found here:
http://touristpass.jp/en/takayama_hokuriku/

If you wish to purchase one, please send us an e-mail at support@jrpass.com with your name, address and pass you wish to purchase.

We will take care of the rest from there.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Dear daniel, thank you so much! I'll buy that horikuri pass. :)

Btw, how about nohi bus from kanazawa to shirakawa go? Is it need reservation? Online purchasing? Or just go buy the ticket directly at locket? Thank you dan!

Benjur
Benjur

You can buy tickets for the bus at Kanazawa or Takayama stations. You can't make online reservations for the bus.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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