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From Nagano to Shirakawago day trip

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From Nagano to Shirakawago day trip

Getting very confused from all the information. I will be based in Nagano and would like to know what is the best /quickest (taxi, driving perhaps?) to go from Nagano to Shirakawago for the day. I know there is not direct trainline and we need to take a bus from tokoyama etc. But does any body has any recommendations ? even how much it will cost to hire a day taxi from nagano?Cheers

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1. Re: From Nagano to Shirakawago day trip

Take a shinkansen to Toyama followed by bus:

https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5953.html

No idea about taxi :)

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2. Re: From Nagano to Shirakawago day trip

By public transport it will take about 2 and a half hours each way. Hiring a taxi is going to be really expensive.

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3. Re: From Nagano to Shirakawago day trip

Not an especially easy day-trip, but maybe shinkansen to Kanazawa and bus from there. As Selsey said, 2 1/2 hours at least.

If you wanted to see gassho-style farm houses there are other locations in Japan to see them including in Tokyo (well, Kanagawa - Kawasaki city).

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