questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

shirakawa-go and neighbouring unesco sites

Shirakawa-go and neighbouring UNESCO sites

Can the JR Pass cover the areas of Shirakawa-go and nearby UNESCO sites for sight-seeing?


Hi Susan,

The JR Pass only covers JR operated rail and buses. As JR does not operate a service to Shirakawago you'll need to use alternative companies to travel there.

I recommend that users of the JR Pass use JR to get as far as Takayama station, from which they can board a Nohi operated bus to Shirakawago.

Hope this helps!


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