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takayama, kanazawa - which order is best en route from osaka to tokyo?

Takayama, Kanazawa - which order is best en route from Osaka to Tokyo?

For the second half of my 15 day travels I want to stay for 2 nights in Takayama and 3 nights in Kanazawa.
I will be coming from Osaka and ending up in Tokyo for the flight home.
I will have a JR pass but from the timetables I can't decide whether to go to takayama or Kanazawa first. Does it make any difference?


Hi there,

There is not really a difference time wise. You could start at either Takayama or Kanazawa. The nicest route when it comes to trains would likely be Osaka - Takayama and then Kanazawa - Tokyo. This because the first route is very scenic to Takayama and you get the ride the brand new Hokuriku Shinkansen between Kanazawa and Tokyo.

Hope this helps,


That's good to know. I will stick with my original plan


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