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Osaka to Shirakawago

farahnajwa89
farahnajwa89
about 2 years ago
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Hi, I'm going to Osaka this february with other 8 (my family). ETA 6th feb 10.30pm. will be leaving from Kansai on 10th feb at 11am. will be staying in Osaka near nanba.This is my short iti.

7th Kansai-Osaka prefecture (Osaka castle, shinsaibashi, dotonbori etc)
8th Osaka-Kyoto-Osaka (arashiyama bamboo forest, fushimi inari shrine, kinkakuji temple)
9th Osaka-shirakawago-osaka
10th Osaka-Kansai

I need your advise, do JR pass cover all of this place? should I buy the 3 day pass or daily pass only? how much will it costs? for shirakawa-go, i've read that i need to take a bus from takayama then strait to shirakawa. do jr pass cover my trip to takayama?

Thank you in advance.

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
about 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

Travel from Osaka - Shirakawa-go is quite a long trip and I almost thing it would be to much as a singly day trip. The best route is to travel from Osaka by Thunderbird express to Kanazawa (2.5h) and use an express bus from there (1.5h). This means that you will travel at least 8h on a single day!

For this route I would look at normal tickets or otherwise a JR Hokuriku pass (for travel to Shirakawago).

Hope this helps,
Daniel

bhel17g
bhel17g
17 posts
about 2 years ago

Hi Daniel...I will have the same itinerary...just want to ask if we want to use the JR Hokuriku, is it covered by JR Pass? Will it have the same travel time?

As for the Thunderbird , is it also a bus? How much will it cost us if we will use Thunderbird & the express bus instead?

Sorry Faranajwa89 for posting my question here.

Thanks

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
about 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi here,

I think I answered this in your own topic but just to be sure:

The Thunderbird express is the train between Osaka and Kanazawa.

bhel17g
bhel17g
17 posts
about 2 years ago

so sorry about that :) last question though, is it covered by JR pass?

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
about 2 years ago
Expert button 2

The Thunderbird? yes!


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