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takayama hokuriku tourist pass

Takayama Hokuriku Tourist Pass

Good day to you,

I will depart from Osaka to Kyoto and overnight there before making a daytrip to Shiragawa-go the next day and spend 1 day in Kyoto again then only going back to Osaka.
I would like to know is it worth buying the Takayama Hokuriku Pass for the above route.
Can the pass use as roundtrip ticket.
Is the pass cover subway train in Kyoto and Osaka.
Thanks
Joanne

joanne
joanne

Hi Joanne,

Yes you may use it as a return ticket between Kyoto - Takayama. However it does not include Shinkansen travel, travel from Kyoto - Osaka or travel within Kyoto/Osaka.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel thank you for your reply.

Below is my route :
2/12/14 Osaka-Kyoto
3/12/14 Kyoto-Shiragawa
4/12/14 Kyoto
5/12/14 Kyoto-Osaka

Just wonder is the pass valid for all my 4 days route / use it as a return ticket between Osaka-Takayama.

Thanks
Joanne

joanne
joanne

Hi there,

The Hokuriku ticket does not cover travel between Kyoto-Osaka. Only between Takayama - Kyoto.

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Hi,

I will depart from Kyoto and heading to Kanazawa.

I checked in Hyperdia, there has a direct train from Kyoto to Kanazawa, which is LTD. EXP THUNDERBIRD.

Does this Takayama Hokuriku Tourist Pass will cover this train -LTD EXP THUNDERBIRD ?

Thanks.

youzi
youzi

Dear Daniel-San

Can I request to deliver the Takayama Hokuriku Tourist Pass to Nikko Hotel Kansai Airport instead of my country.
How long does your require for the delivery?

Thanks

joanne
joanne

Hi there,

Yes the Thunderbird is covered by this ticket.

We don't sell the ticket here. My advise would be to look for an online reseller or buy the ticket at one of Majpr station where the ticket is sold.

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Daniel-san
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Hi, I will go to Nagoya in Dec.
I know this pass includes buses from Takayama to Shirakawa-go and Kanazawa. Buses need to be booked in advance. I have asked the store that I purchased the pass, but she answered me she cannot help me to book.
I would like to ask how I can book the bus seat before arrive Japan?
Thanks a lot!
Coe
(from Hong Kong)

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chengcoe

Hello Coe,

As for as I know, you'll have to book the buses in person once you arrive in Nagoya or any of the major stations from where buses depart.

Sorry for the bad news,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Dear Daniel,
Thank you very much for your information.
By the way, it's really a bad news. I will go to Shirakawa and Kanazawa on 23 Dec, when is a Japan holiday. The bus may be full and I'm afraid I can't book the seat when I arrive Nagoya on 21 Dec.
Anyway, thanks a lot.
Coe

chengcoe
chengcoe

Hi Daniel,

Thank you for your information.

My planning travel trip are as per below:

Day 1-Nagoya
Day 2-Nagoya-Kyoto
Day 3-Kyoto
Day 4-Kyoto - Kanazawa ( direct train -LTD. EXP THUNDERBIRD )
Day 5-Kanazawa-Shirakawago-Takayama -Shin hotaka onsen ( By Nohi bus)
Day 6-Shin hotaka Onsen-Takayama ( By Nohi Bus) -Nagoya ( Direct train- LTD. EXP (WIDE VIEW) HIDA 2 ( from Takayama - Nagoya )
Day 7-Nagoya

Is the Takayama Hokuriku Tourist Pass can cover my route from Day 4 to Day 6 ?
Day 4-Kyoto - Kanazawa ( direct train -LTD. EXP THUNDERBIRD ) -cover by this pass
Day 5-Kanazawa-Shirakawago-Takayama -( cover by this pass) --From Takayama to Shin hotaka onsen ( By Nohi bus) -do not cover by this pass
Day 6-Shin hotaka Onsen-Takayama ( By Nohi Bus) -do not cover by this pass
From Takayama-Nagoya ( Direct train- LTD. EXP (WIDE VIEW) HIDA 2 ) -cover by this pass

As my understanding, the pass can use as per above, am i right?

Thanks in advance for your reply :)

Youzi

youzi
youzi

Hi Youzi,

Yes it would cover day 4-6.

Does this help?
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel,

Is that mean that the pass would cover the trip from day 4-day 6, except the route between Takayama - Shin hotaka onsen ( By Nohi bus) ? For this route, i need to buy another bus ticket from Nohi bus, am I right ?

Thanks :)

Youzi

youzi
youzi

Hi Youzi,

Yes you are! I think this is a good coverage map
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2361_takayama_hokuriku.html

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel,

Thank you for your information :)

youzi
youzi

Hi,

Can i ask you,

if i use my pass to accordingto the schedule plan below

Day 1 Osaka to nagoya

Day 2 nagoya to kanazawa

Day 3 bus to Shirakawago via nohi bus as day trip n back to kanazawa

Day 3 Kanazawa to takayama

day 4 Takayama to gero onsen via either bus or train

day 5 gero onsen to osaka

Will the bus cover fully ?

I am ok to make changes accordingly

Please advise.

Thanks

Jac

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