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almost 3 years ago
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Dear experts,

I am going to Nagoya in Dec. I would like to visit
Nagoya ( stay 1 night )
Shirakawa go- takayama ( stay 2 nights )
Hirayu , Shinhotaka
Depart from Takayama to Nagano ( stay for 2 nights)
Nagano to Nagoya ( 1 night) to end my trip .

This is where I am confused on which type of pass should I buy. I have been reading through the pass for many many days but not sure which suits me best .
I have gone through Shoryudo pass and thinking to get just the 3 days pass to Takayama and then go to Matsumoto to transfer to Nagano. ( I have also search in the Shoryudo pass but is not very useful for Nagano as the buses have very limited departure frequency and may not work for me )

Please advise which pass suits me better and also which is the shortest way to get to Nagano from Nagoya or Takayama ? I can alter my trip to go Nagano 1st then to Takayama and Takayama to Nagoya to end my trip.

Thank you very much .


16662 posts
almost 3 years ago

Hi Expresso,

There's not really a good rail pass that would match your itinerary, this is due to many parts of your trips are travelled by private companies and buses. I think just buying tickets as you travel is the best way.

Kind regards,

5 posts
almost 3 years ago


Thank you .


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