Getting Here and Around in Shirakawa-go

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Getting Here and Around

It's more convenient to drive to Shirakawa-go and Ogi, but it's possible to get there by public transportation. A bus departs from Nagoya at 9 am daily, taking three hours and costing ¥3,500. You'll also find daily bus service between Shirakawa-go and Kanazawa, departing Kanazawa at 8:45 am, 12:35 pm, and 4 pm, and from Shirakawa-go at 10:20 am, 1:50 pm, and 4:50 pm (1 hour; ¥1,800). Bus services stop from about the end of October until March or April, and it is best to reserve a seat through tourist offices in advance. From Takayama, buses go year-round four to six times daily for ¥2,400 one-way, ¥4,300 round-trip.

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