Shirakawago to Takayama
Shirakawago 12:15 (Nohi bus) 13:05 Takayama
I left Shirakawago for visiting Takayama. It was about one hour bus trip. There were many buses at Shirakawago bus parking. I had to be careful to take the right bus.
When I was on the bus before departure, I heard the announcement that said “This bus goes to Kanazawa”. Myself and other Japanese passengers were wondering why we were supposed to be on the right bus. I asked the driver and he said that announcement from other bus. Anyway there were always busy place and many buses there. Please be careful to take the right one.
Nohi Bus is major bus company in this region. When you get Shirakawago from either Kanazawa or Takayama, you will take Nohi Bus.
The bus arrived Takayama bus terminal almost on time. Takayama bus terminal is located next to JR Takayama station. Those are located at almost same place. So if you transfer between bus and train at Takayama, you will never lose the way.
Sightseeing in Takayama
Staying in Takayama from 13:05 to 15:19
It was lunch time when I arrived in Takayama. I wanted to try Center 4 Hamburgers. You may have heard this restaurant. This restaurant is actually very popular among oversea tourists. Especially Hida Beef Burger is very popular even though this is sold at 2,650 yen! I did not intend to eat this burger but I wanted to try regular burger and wanted to see this restaurant. I went straight to this restaurant right after I arrived in Takayama. When I was the restaurant, it was around 13:30. But all burgers were sold out and it was closed already! I should have reserved a seat! They take a reservation other than lunch time on weekend and holidays. If you really want to try this restaurant, you should book your seat in advance.
I gave up hamburger anyway. But I had Hida Beef for lunch in different style. That was beef on the rice. It was more Japanese and not bad.
After lunch, I walked through most popular district in Takayama.
Actually I supposed to take 17:00 departure Hida to Toyama. But I had a busy plan in Kanazawa and wanted to get Kanazawa as soon as possible. So I took two hours earlier Limited Express Wide View Hida for Toyama.
Takayama to Kanazawa
Takayama 15:10 (Hida 11) 16:42 Toyama 17:09 (Tsurugi 723) 17:31 Kanazawa
I got the front row seat on Wide View Hida and enjoyed the view along Takayama line.
I changed the trains at Toyama and took Hokuriku Shinkansen again to Kanazawa.
I arrived at Kanazawa.
It was a long day but it was not over yet. I visited several places in Kanazawa before going to the bed.
Continue to the post, Trip to Tohoku, Chubu and Chugoku in 2016 winter – Part 8, Winter light up event in Kanazawa.