Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass. Perfect deal to get Takayama, Kanazawa, Toyama, Shirakawago from Nagoya or Osaka

Tanabata festival decoration in Takayama ©Y.Shimizu/©JNTO
Tanabata festival decoration in Takayama ©Y.Shimizu/©JNTO

Takayama – Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass was released in 2014 and it has been one of the most popular deals so far. But it is supposed to be discontinued at the end of June 2015 because this deal is Shinkansen 50th years anniversary product. I have received many comments that said this deal would be continued to sell or not after July 1, 2015.

Now JR Central and JR West have made a decision to continue this product. I think they noticed this is very popular and lots of demand. The price is higher but coverage is bigger. In my opinion, it is good change even though price is higher.

In this post, I would like to share the information about this deal, Takayama – Hokuriku Area Pass with you. I will tell you the difference from Takayama – Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass (available until end of June) and compare the price of pass and single fare too.

This deal will be on sale after July 1, 2015. If you travel before Jun 26, please use the following deal.
Takayama – Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass

Who is eligible

Visitors who land as “Temporary Visitor” status can purchase this pass.

Types and prices

There is only 5 days pass.

TYPES Adult Child (6-11yrs)
5 Days 14,000 yen 7,000 yen

*5 year old or younger child is free. Maximum 2 children per one adult.

The pass must be used in consecutive days. The validity of a rail pass starts from 12 O’clock at night.

ex) If you start to use 5 days pass on May 1, the pass is expired at 23:59 on May 5.

So the price is 3,000 yen higher than Takayama – Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass. But the coverage area is bigger and I will tell you later about coverage.

Sales location

You CANNOT purchase this pass in Japan. You have to purchase an exchange order before you leave your country. I believe sales location is same as current pass Takayama – Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass:

Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass official site

This pass will be sold after July 1, 2015. But of course, you can purchase it in advance because this pass cannot be purchased in Japan. Since the official announcement has just placed, only PDF information is available at official site.

JR Central Tourist Pass official site

I think the detailed online information will come up soon at the site above.

Coverage area and valid transportation

Kentrokuen garden is one of three best Japanese Gardens.  ©JTA/ ©JNTO
Kentrokuen garden is one of three best Japanese Gardens. ©JTA/ ©JNTO
Coverage map of Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass (Click to enlarge)
Coverage map of Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass (Click to enlarge)

The pass covers Osaka, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Shirakawago, Takayama, Gero, Gifu and Nagoya as same as old version. And this pass also covers JR trains in Osaka city area, Kansai airport, JR Takayama line between Takayama and Toyama, Hokuriku Shinkansen between Toyama and Kanazawa, and Kaetsuno bus between Shirakawago and Shin-Takaoka. Now you can access to Toyama, Gokayama / Ainokura area, and Kansai airport. This additional coverage is a big difference for some travellers. Especially you can start to use this pass right after arrival in Kansai airport. This makes your trip be much easier.

I just want to list up of trains and bus services that are covered by this pass:

JR train (limited express Haruka) between Osaka and Kansai airport
JR train within Osaka city limit
JR train (limited express Thunderbird) between Osaka/Kyoto and Kanazawa
Hokuriku Shinkansen between Toyama and Kanazawa via Shin-Takaoka
JR train between Nagoya and Toyama via Takayama
Nohi bus between Takayama and Kanazawa via Shirakawago
Kaetsuno bus between Shirakawago and Shin-Takaoka

You can take limited express, rapid and local on the segments above. But it covers only ordinary class. This pass covers reserved seat up to four times too. And also you cannot use reserved seat on Limited Express Haruka (Kansai airport – Shin-Osaka/Kyoto) and Hokuriku Shinkansen. There are non reserved seats available on these train. So you still can take these trains. But the fastest train “Kagayaki” on Hokuriku Shikansen does not have any non reserved seat. You cannot take Kagayakai on Hokuriku Shinkansen. You have to take other two trains, Hakutaka or Tsurugi on Hokuriku Shinkansen.

Please find more details about Hokuriku Shinkansen at the following link:

Hokuriku Shinkansen, Direct access to Kanazawa, Nagano and Toyama from Tokyo

Nohi bus is major public transportation to get Shirakawago and express bus service is operated. This bus service is covered by this pass fully but you need to book before on board. You can find the phone number and timetable at Nohi Bus Official Site.

This pass also covers another bus line, Kaetsuno bus that runs between Shirakwago and Hokuriku Shinkansen station, Shin-Takaoka. Now you can access to Gokayama and Ainokura by this pass without any extra.

This pass does not cover any trains and bus services between Nagoya and Osaka/Kyoto directly. You cannot take Shinkansen either. It is same condition as old version of this pass.

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If you want to make circle tour, Osaka / Kyoto – Kanazawa – Shirakawago – Takayama – Nagoya – Osaka, Kintetsu Rail Pass may be considerable

If you are okay with taking same route to go back to Osaka or Kyoto in 5 days, you do not need to pay any extra. Now this pass covers Takayama – Toyama. So you can take a different route to go back to Osaka. You do not need to take same bus service from Takaymaa to Kanazawa via Shirakawago.

But some of you want to go down to Nagoya and make a direct access to go back to Osaka. But you have to pay around 6500 yen to go back to Osaka by Shinkansen reserved seat. If you are okay with this additional charge, you can go for it. If you want to save your extra cost, Kintetsu Rail Pass may be considerable. Kintetsu Railway’s Limited Express has same quality as JR’s Limited Express trains. It is much slower than Shinkansen. But it is cheap and also if you go to Namba, Kintetsu takes you there directly. Please find more information about Kintetsu Rail Pass, please refer the following link:

Kintetsu Rail Pass, Most affordable deal for Osaka/Kyoto-Nagoya and access to Ise.

Compare cost between pass and single fare

First of all, please see the fare table for major segments below:

One way fare

Kansai airport – Shin-Osaka by Limited Express NON reserved seat 2330 yen
Kansai airport – Kyoto by Limited Express NON reserved seat 2850 yen
Osaka – Kanazawa by Limited Express reserved seat 7650 yen
Kyoto – Kanazawa by Limited Express reserved seat 6900 yen
Nagoya – Takayama by Limited Express reserved seat 6030 yen
Toyama – Takayama by Limited Express reserved seat 3360 yen
Toyama – Kanazawa by Hokuriku Shinkansen NON reserved seat 2810 yen
Kanazawa – Shirakawago by Nohi bus 1850 yen
Takayama – Shirakawago by Nohi bus 2470 yen
Kanazawa – Takayama by Nohi bus 3390 yen
Shirakawago – Shin-Takaoka by Kaetsuno bus 1800 yen

Let’s see the basic itineraries and compare costs. You may find more information about access to Takayama and Kazawa at the links beloiw:
How to access to Takayama by trains and buses
How to access to Kanazawa and Toyama from Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya

Round trip to Shirakawago via Kanazawa from Osaka by Limited Express Thunderbird and Nohi bus

Limited Express "Thunderbird"
Limited Express Thunderbird runs between Osaka/Kyoto and Kanazawa.

Return fares by Limited Express Thunderbird between Osaka and Kanazawa 7650 yen X 2 = 15300 yen
Return fares by Nohi bus between Kanazawa and Shirakawago 1850 yen X 2 = 3900 yen
Total 19200 yen

Even if you don’t go to Takayama, this pass is still cheaper than single fare. If you depart from Kyoto, the pass is way cheaper than single fare too.

Round trip to Shirakawago via Takayama from Nagoya by Limited Express Wide View Hida and Nohi bus

Wide View Hida at Toyama station
Wide View Hida by KIHA85 series at Toyama station (C) JP Rail

Return fares by Limited Express Wide View Hida between Nagoya and Takayama 6030 yen X 2 = 12060 yen
Return fares by Nohi bus between Takayama and Shirakawago 2470 yen X 2 = 4940 yen
Total 17000 yen

Many travellers who stay in Nagoya want to visit Shirakawago. This pass is much cheaper than single fare as well.

One way trip to Nagoya from Osaka via Kanazawa, Shirakawago and Takayama

World Heritage Shirakawago has lots of traditional Japanese residences. ©Akimasa Yuasa/©JNTO
World Heritage Shirakawago has lots of traditional Japanese residences. ©Akimasa Yuasa/©JNTO

Single fare by Limited Express Thunderbird between Osaka and Kanazawa 7650 yen
Single fare by Nohi bus between Kanazawa and Shirakawago 1850 yen
Single fare by Nohi bus between Kanazawa and Shirakawago 2470 yen
Single fare by Limited Express Wide View Hida between Nagoya and Takayama 6030 yen
Total 18000 yen

If you arrive in KIX and depart from Chubu and make this route in 5 days, you also include Kansai airport to Osaka. This itinerary is very attractive and this pass gives you a great saving!

Small circle trip from/to Osaka via Kanazawa, Shirakawago, Takayama and Toyama

Most of  train is operated by this fleet, E6 / W6 series.
Most of train is operated by this fleet, E6 / W6 series.

Single fare by Limited Express Thunderbird between Osaka and Kanazawa 7650 yen
Single fare by Nohi bus between Kanazawa and Shirakawago 1850 yen
Single fare by Nohi bus between Shirakawago and Takayama 2470 yen
Single fare by Limited Express Wide View Hida between Takayama and Toyama 3360 yen
Single fare by Hokuriku Shikansen and Limited Express Thunderbird between Toyama and Osaka via Kanazawa 8910 yen
Total 24240 yen

Now you can make a different route on the way back to Osaka by this pass. You have only 5 days. But you can include Toyama. this pass does not cover any local transportation in Toyama. But you can visit Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route when you are in Toyama.
*You cannot go through Alpine route to Shinano-Omachi in this itinerary. It is completely outside coverage area. You have to make a round trip to Murodo or other point on Alpine route.

Suggested itinerary
Day 1 Osaka – Kanazawa
Day 2 Kanazawa – Shirakawago – Takayama
Day 3 Takayama – Toyama
Day 4 Toyama – Alpine route – Toyama or Kanazawa
Day 5 Toyama or Kanazawa – Osaka or KIX or Kyoto

Yes. You can do it in 5 days. If you arrive in Kansai airport early morning, you can start this sample right after you arrive in Kansai. You can reach Kanazawa on day 1.

Small circle trip from/to Nagoya via Kanazawa, Shirakawago, Takayama and Toyama

Single fare by Limited Express Wide View Hida between Nagoya and Takayama 6030 yen
Single fare by Nohi bus between Takayama and Shirakawago 2470 yen
Single fare by Nohi bus between Shirakawago and Kanazawa 1850 yen
Single fare by Hokuriku Shikansen between Kanazawa and Toyama 2810 yen
Single fare by Limited Express Wide View Hida between Toyama and Nagoya 7650 yen
Total 20810 yen

It is similar plan as above but depart/arrive in Nagoya. You can make a trip to Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route in this itinerary too.

Suggested itinerary
Day 1 Nagoya – Takayama
Day 2 Takayama – Shirakawago – Kanazawa
Day 3 Kanazawa – Toyama
Day 4 Toyama – Alpine route – Toyama
Day 5 Toyama – Nagoya

Assessment

As you saw the above, even though price is higher than old version, this pass is still a great deal. Actually when old version of this pass was on sale, I said “I hope this pass will be sold as regular product.” I love JR Central and JR West decisions. This deal will be

800 thoughts on “Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass. Perfect deal to get Takayama, Kanazawa, Toyama, Shirakawago from Nagoya or Osaka”

  1. Hi Takeshi San,

    Me and my friend plan to going Japan Osaka on mid of Jan 2018- 5 days trip. When we arrived in Osaka, in between our travel days we also planing for a one day trip in Kyoto. Could you please suggest us which pass is more suitable for our trip, and also can you please tell us how to get from Osaka to Shirakawa-go? we will be staying at Shirakawa-go just for a night and need to leave early for the next day.

    Following itinerary:
    Day 1 – Arrive Kansai airport > Osaka
    Day 2 – Osaka > Kyoto day trip
    Day 3 – Osaka
    Day 4 – Osaka > Shirakawa-go
    Day 5 – Shirakawa-go > Osaka
    Day 6 – Osaka > Kansai airport

    Look forward to your reply.

    Thank you very much for your kind assistance. =)

    Best regards,
    Christina k

    1. Hi Christina san,

      You can use Takayama Hokuriku area pass for the first or the last 5 days. You can get Kyoto as well by this pass but it does not cover any local transportation in Kyoto. You may need the other passes. and also you can add other deal for KIX-Osaka on day 1 or 6. Please see the links below:
      https://jprail.com/travel-informations/other-rail-passes/rail-pass-for-residents/how-to-choose-the-best-train-pass-for-sightseeing-in-kyoto.html
      https://jprail.com/travel-informations/tips-for-japan-rail-pass/how-to-get-shirakawa-go-%E7%99%BD%E5%B7%9D%E9%83%B7.html

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  2. Hi Takeshi San,
    I would like your advice on transport options for the following itinerary:
    Day 1 Arrive Kansai airport -> Osaka
    Day 2 Osaka -> Nara day trip
    Day 3 Osaka
    Day 4 Osaka -> Kyoto (stay in Kyoto)
    Day 5 Kyoto
    Day 6 Kyoto -> Takayama (stay in Kyoto)
    Day 7 Takayama -> Tokyo (stay in Tokyo)
    Day 8 – 10 Tokyo

    I have been looking at the Hokuriku Arch, Kansai Hokuriku Pass, Takayama-Hokuriku Tourist passes and Nohi Bus to get to and fro Takayama. However, I am not sure if the Hokuriku Arch Pass will give more value for my itinerary. What will you suggest?

    1. Hi Cecilia,

      Hokuriku arch pass does not cover Takayama. When you get there by Hokuriku arch pass, you need to pay for the bus from Kanazawa to Takayama or train from Toyama to Takayama. When you go to Tokyo, it’s same thing. You need to add the fare for bus or train. And also, when you go to Takayama from Kyoto, Kyoto-Nagoya-Takayama route is the fastest route but Hokuriku arch pass does not cover it. Kansai Hokuriku area pass does not cover Takayama either. And also you need to pay lots for access to Tokyo. Takayama Hokuruku area pass covers Takayama and Nohi bus but this pass does not cover the trip to Tokyo either.

      My suggested deal is JR pass. It does not cover Nohi bus but all trains trips are covered. You can take Kyoto-Nagoya-Takayama route.
      https://jprail.com/travel-informations/other-rail-passes/rail-pass-for-visitors/japan-rail-pass-user-guide-how-to-use-jr-pass-to-its-maximum.html

      You can use it for the first 7 days. In my rough calculation, your total fares for train trips is almost equal to 7 days pass price.

      You can add other deal in Tokyo, such as subway pass.
      https://jprail.com/destinations/kanto-area/tokyo-kanto-area/guide-to-take-trains-in-tokyo-how-to-choose-the-best-deal-and-the-best-route-by-train-to-get-the-major-spots.html

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  3. Hi Takeshi-san,

    Greetings from Singapore again. We have decided to travel to Central Japan around 23 May to 2 Jun 2018. We have firmed up our itinerary and planned to purchase Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass (14000 yen, 5 day pass) and Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket (9000 yen, 1 day pass) and hope the below itinerary covers the travelling cost of using these passes.

    Day 1 – From Singapore to Kansai Airport Osaka (Hotel stay: Toyama)
    We will take LTD. EXP HARUKA at Kansai Airport Osaka to Shin-Osaka and then take LTD. EXP THUNDERBIRD to Kanazawa. Lastly, we will take SHINKANSEN TSURUGI at Kanazawa to Toyama. All travel cost is covered under Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass.

    Qn 1) Based on Hyperdia, the arrival platform in Shin-Osaka is Track 11 and the departure platform to take LTD. EXP THUNDERBIRD is Track 12, and the transfer time is only about 10mins. I have tried to search for the floor map of Shin-Osaka and it seems that the track 11 and track 12 is beside each other. Thus, I assume that once we alight from LTD. EXP HARUKA in Shin-Osaka track 11, we just carry our luggage to the opposite side to take LTD. EXP THUNDERBIRD without having to take any elevator or stairs. Am I correct?

    Qn 2) I understand that Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass covers unlimited rides when we travel between Kanazawa and Toyama using Hakutaka or Tsurugi on Hokuriku Shinkansen. Thus, when we arrive at Kanazawa on day 1, we can take either Hakutaka or Tsurugi on Hokuriku Shinkansen to Toyama, correct?

    Day 2 and Day 3 (Hotel stay: Toyama) – Tour at Kanazawa.
    Since we are staying at Toyama, we will travel from Toyama to Kanazawa via either Hakutaka or Tsurugi on Hokuriku Shinkansen as this is covered by Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass.

    Qn) Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass does not cover any bus cost when we travel in Kanazawa to visit the attractions in Kanazawa, correct?

    Day 4 – Visit to Shirakawago. (Hotel stay: Toyama)
    Based on this website, Nohi bus between Takayama and Kanazawa via Shirakawago is covered using Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass. But the Nohi bus from Toyama to Shirakawago is not covered using this pass based on Nohi Bus website.

    Thus, we will firstly travel from Toyama to Kanazawa via either Hakutaka or Tsurugi on Hokuriku Shinkansen as this is covered by Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass. Then take Nohi Bus at Kanazawa to Shirakawago.

    Qn) We noted that we need to make reservation on Nohi Bus to Shirakawago in advance. Can we make reservation online before we travel? If yes, can you provide us a website link? We are planning to travel to Shirakawago between 24 – 27 May period and hope these are not peak travelling season.

    Day 5 – Visit to Shin-hotaka Ropeway. (Hotel stay: Toyama)
    I understand that Nohi Bus to Shin-hotaka Ropeway is not covered by Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass, am I correct?

    Thus, we will travel from Toyama to Takayama via LTD. EXP (WIDE VIEW) HIDA as this is covered under Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass. Then we will pay for the travel cost to take Nohi Bus from Takayama to Shin-hotaka Ropeway.

    When we reach back to hotel around evening time, we will use luggage delivery service to deliver our luggage to Nagoya so that we can travel light for day 6 trip to Nagano.

    Day 6 – Visit Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (Hotel stay: Nagano)
    Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass is covered for the first 5 days so today, we will use the Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket to visit Alpine Route.

    This pass ends at Nagano station so we decide to stay one night in a hotel near Nagano.

    Day 7 – travel from Nagano to Nagoya
    We will travel to Nagoya via LTD. EXP (WIDE VIEW) SHINANO and this is a new travel cost which we need to pay.
    Day 8 – Day 11 – Tour around Nagoya before heading to airport

    Based on the above itinerary, I feel that the travel passes that are cost effective is Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass and Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket, am I correct?

    I understand that Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass only allows to reserve seats 4 times. Thus, if we need to make reservation using this pass more than 4 times, we will pay the fare difference, correct?

    If yes, when we purchase the Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass in Singapore, do we need to indicate which trip needs reservation during our purchase or we can reserve seats when we are in Japan itself?

    I apologise for the lengthy email and look forward to your kind assistance.

    Thank you in advance for your help! Have a great weekend!

    Best regards
    Susan Chong

    1. Hi Susan san,

      Qn 1) Based on Hyperdia, the arrival platform in Shin-Osaka is Track 11 and the departure platform to take LTD. EXP THUNDERBIRD is Track 12, and the transfer time is only about 10mins. I have tried to search for the floor map of Shin-Osaka and it seems that the track 11 and track 12 is beside each other. Thus, I assume that once we alight from LTD. EXP HARUKA in Shin-Osaka track 11, we just carry our luggage to the opposite side to take LTD. EXP THUNDERBIRD without having to take any elevator or stairs. Am I correct?

      A) Correct.

      Qn 2) I understand that Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass covers unlimited rides when we travel between Kanazawa and Toyama using Hakutaka or Tsurugi on Hokuriku Shinkansen. Thus, when we arrive at Kanazawa on day 1, we can take either Hakutaka or Tsurugi on Hokuriku Shinkansen to Toyama, correct?

      A) Correct.

      Qn) Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass does not cover any bus cost when we travel in Kanazawa to visit the attractions in Kanazawa, correct?

      A) Correct.

      Qn) We noted that we need to make reservation on Nohi Bus to Shirakawago in advance. Can we make reservation online before we travel? If yes, can you provide us a website link? We are planning to travel to Shirakawago between 24 – 27 May period and hope these are not peak travelling season.

      A) You cannot make a reservation online at this point. Online site cannot be designed for this pass user. You need to make a call. Please see the note at the bottom in the link below:
      https://www.nouhibus.co.jp/english/highwaybus/shirakawago.pdf

      Day 5 – Visit to Shin-hotaka Ropeway. (Hotel stay: Toyama)
      I understand that Nohi Bus to Shin-hotaka Ropeway is not covered by Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass, am I correct?

      A) Correct.

      Based on the above itinerary, I feel that the travel passes that are cost effective is Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass and Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket, am I correct?

      A) Correct.

      I understand that Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass only allows to reserve seats 4 times. Thus, if we need to make reservation using this pass more than 4 times, we will pay the fare difference, correct?

      A) If you reserve your seat more than 5 times, you need to pay full seat fare for reserved seat. It’s not the difference between non reserved and reserved.

      e.g. Reserved seat fee 2500 yen, non reserved seat fee 2000 yen.
      You need to pay 2500 yen. It’s not 500 yen. You cannot reserved your seat before you arrive in Japan. You will book when you exchange the pass at Kansai airport station.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

      1. Hi Takeshi-san,

        Thanks so much for your quick reply.

        With regards to Takayama Hokuriku Area Pass, I will buy the pass in Singapore and will need to proceed to JR office in Kansai Airport to exchange the pass.

        Based on this website link (https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2016.html), the following information is needed:

        • Number of travelers
        • Date of travel
        • Departure Station
        • Destination Station
        • Ordinary or green car
        • Preference of reserved or non-reserved seat

        Qn 1) I need to provide a list of tickets (non-reserved seats) needed for 5 day trip using this pass to JR office in Kansai Airport, correct?

        The website also indicated that below additional information needed if I wish to reserve a seat:

        • Train name and number OR departure time (I will obtain information from Hyperdia)
        • Preference of smoking or non-smoking seat

        Qn 2) During the exchange of pass in Kansai Airport, do I need to indicate ALL the tickets that I would like to be reserved for my 5 days trip using this pass?

        For instance, I plan to reserve seats LTD. EXP (WIDE VIEW) HIDA from Toyama to Takayama for our day 5 trip to Shin-hotaka Ropeway. Do we need to reserve the seats at JR office in Kansai Airport or we can reserve in Toyama JR office on other days?

        Qn 3) I plan to reserve seats on Nohi bus for Day 4 (Visit to Shirakawago). Can the JR staff call the Nohi Bus Reservation Centre to book seats for us as we cannot speak Japanese?

        With regards to seat reservation, I can make 4 seat reservation (free-of-charge) plus 1 seat reservation (paying only the fare difference) to avoid paying full seat fare for reserved seat as per your reply, correct?

        Look forward to your reply.

        Thank you very much in advance for your kind assistance.

        Best regards
        susan chong

        1. Hi Susan,

          This info is for the case to use a regular ticket. It’s more simple for using this pass.

          When you exchange the pass, you can book your seat if you like. But you can do it later at Toyama station or any other major stations. It’s totally up to you. I usually complete all trains ticket when I exchange the pass.

          When you reserve your seat, just show your pass and tell the departure station and time, and the arrival station. You can tell a train name but don’t need. They will find it for you

          You have to make a call to Nohi bus. They speak English. JR does not do it.

          Cheers,

          Takeshi / JPRail.com

  4. Hi Takeshi-san,

    Understand the pass did not cover the trip from Kyoto to Nagoya but it does cover from Nagoya to Takayama and Toyama, correct?

    Based on my checking in Google Maps, from Kyoto to Nagoya, will take Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen which cost about Yen 5600.00 per person for one day.

    If we will pay for the trip from Kyoto to Nagoya for faster route, the pass does cover from Nagoya to Takayama and Toyama, from Google Maps, from Nagoya to Takayama is suggest to take JR Tokaido Line and than by bus but according to the route map of the pass, we can take JR Takayama Line, correct? May I know at which station should we change from JR Tokaido to JR Takayama?

    Thanks.

    1. Hi TS san,

      You can take Shinkansen from Kyoto to Nagoya by regular fare. And then you can start using Takayama Hokuriku area pass. As you understand, it covers Nagoya-Takayama-Toyama.

      You can take Limited Express Wide View Hida from Nagoya to Takayama. It takes you to Takayama from Nagoya directly. This train runs on Tokaido and Takayama lines.
      https://jprail.com/trains/sort-by-type/limited-express/limited-express-wide-view-hida.html

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  5. Hello Takeshi san,

    How many time i can take shinkansen between kanazawa – takayama with Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass?

    Regards&Thank you
    Methinee

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