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Best way to get from Takayama to Kanazawa?

about 6 years ago
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We will be travelling with the JR Pass. What is the best way to get from Takayama to Kanazawa? Would it be to a train via Toyama, or take a bus directly from Takayama itself?

Thank you.

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about 6 years ago
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Hi there,

The Bus from Takayama to Kanazawa actually takes slightly longer than the JR route via Toyama and is not free! Given that, the JR train is a better option I think.

The JR route from Takayama to Kanazawa via toyama takes 2.4 hours, and will be totally free for JR holders. Here's a sample itinerary.

For reference, the Nohi express bus leaves Takayama > Kanazawa takes approximately 2.5 hours and as it is a non-JR service, will cost ¥3,300 per person.

Hope this helps!

18 posts
about 6 years ago

Thank you so much, Mari. This is great information.

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