Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Access to Takayama



Takayama is a small charming plaza famous for its well-preserved quarter with Edo-style streets, surrounded by mountains.
This time I feature access info to Takayama from various places in Japan.

takayama location



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Index on this page ( Links to each item )

A-1) From Tokyo by Shinkansen Hikari (Nozomi) and limited express Wideview Hida via Nagoya

A-2) Connecting trains list from Western Japan (until Nagoya, in conjunction with Hida trains)

A-3) To Tokyo by limited express Wideview Hida and Shinkansen Hikari via Nagoya

A-4) Connecting trains list to Western Japan (from Nagoya, in conjunction with Hida trains)

A-5) Full fare chart (Hikari or Kodama in reserved seats)

B-1) Shinjuku (Tokyo) -- Takayama bus service

B-2) Osaka -- Takayama bus service

B-3) Nagoya -- Takayama bus service

B-4) Matsumoto -- Takayama bus service

C) Access to Shirakawago/Kanazawa from Takayama



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A) By train


1) From Tokyo by Shinkansen Hikari (Nozomi) and limited express Wideview Hida via Nagoya. Basically the Japan Rail Pass applicable all the way.

Tokaido ShinkansenLimited express Hida--
TokyoShinagawaOdawaratrain#Nagoya arrNagoya deptrain#TakayamaRemarks
--6:00--N997:297:43Hida110:04JR pass inapplicable on N99
6:266:347:04H5018:218:43310:52--
7:337:408:09H5039:219:43512:13--
8:338:40--H50510:2110:48713:07--
9:339:4010:09H50711:2111:48914:16--
10:3310:40--H50912:2112:481115:17--
12:3312:40--H51314:2114:481317:08--
13:3313:4014:09H51515:2115:481518:20--
15:3315:4016:09H51917:2117:481720:15--
17:3317:4018:09H52319:2119:431922:07--


Train names:
N; Shinkansen Nozomi
H; Shinkansen Hikari
Hida; limited express Wideview Hida

In order to take Nozomi99, you need to pay the full fare even if you have a JR pass.
Shinagawa to Nagoya: 10,780 yen in a reserved seat

Schedules at Tokyo, Shinagawa and Odawara: departures
Schedules at Takayama: arrivals

Takayama


2) Connecting trains list from Western Japan (until Nagoya, in conjunction with Hida trains)

Tokaido-Sanyo ShinkansenLtd Exp. Hida
HakataHIJOKJtrain#HimejiS.OSAKyototrain#NGO arrNGO depTakayama
----------6:276:42H5067:327:4310:04
----6:03H4606:367:137:29->8:218:4310:52
--------Osaka 7:59
(8:02)*1
8:03(07)*18:31(34)*1Hida25----12:13*2
--6:227:33H5407:54/7:598:408:56H4649:329:4312:13
6:047:147:59H5428:23/8:599:409:56H46610:3210:4813:07
7:04
(H544)
8:14
(H544)
8:57(H544)
/9:26
H4689:5910:4010:56->11:3211:4814:16
8:379:4810:30 H54810:51/10:5911:4011:56H47012:3212:4815:17
10:3711:4812:30H55612:51/12:5913:4013:56H47414:3214:4817:08
11:3712:4813:30H56013:51/13:5914:4014:56H47615:3215:4818:20
13:3514:4815:33H56415:51/15:5916:4016:56H48017:3217:4820:15
15:0416:1516:58H568passage17:44/18:4018:56H48419:3219:4322:07


*1: ( ) stands for departures on weekends.
*2: Hida25 runs from Osaka to Takayama directly.

Legend:
HIJ; Hiroshima
OKJ; Okayama
S.OSA; Shin-Osaka
NGO; Nagoya
H; Shinkansen Hikari
/; arrival/departure ( Transfer possible on the same platform at Himeji )

All schedules are departures except for ones at Takayama and Himeji(arrivals).

Takayama


3) To Tokyo by limited express Wideview Hida and Shinkansen Hikari via Nagoya. The Japan Rail Pass is applicble on all the trains below.

Limited express HidaTokaido Shinkansen--
Takayamatrain#Nagoya arrNagoya deptrain#OdawaraShinagawaTokyoRemarks
6:50Hida29:139:22H46210:3511:0311:10--
8:07Hida410:3211:22H51212:3513:0313:10--
9:37Hida612:0112:22H514--14:0314:10--
11:35Hida814:0114:22H518--16:0316:10--
12:43Hida1015:0115:22H52016:3517:0317:10--
13:38Hida1216:0116:22H522--18:0318:10--
14:40Hida1417:0117:22H52418:3519:0319:10--
15:36Hida1618:0118:22H526--20:0320:10--
16:43Hida1819:0119:22H52820:3521:0321:10--
18:42Hida2021:0121:22H532--23:0223:10--


Train names:
H; Shinkansen Hikari
Hida; limited express Wideview Hida

Schedules are all arrivals except for ones at Takayama, unless specified (Nagoya).


4) Connecting trains list to Western Japan (from Nagoya, in conjunction with Hida trains)

Ltd Exp. HidaTokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen
Taka depNGO arrNGO deptrain#KyotoS.OSAHimejitrain#OKJHIJHakata
6:509:139:47K63310:3810:53/10:59passageH55711:4512:2813:40
8:0710:3210:47K63711:3811:53/11:59passageH56112:4513:2814:39
9:3712:0112:11H46712:4813:0313:47/13:52H56514:1314:5416:06
11:3514:0114:11H47114:4815:0315:47/15:52H57116:1316:5418:06
12:4315:0115:11H47315:4816:0316:47/16:52H57317:1317:5419:06
13:3816:0116:11H47516:4817:0317:47/17:52H57718:1318:5420:06
14:4017:0117:11H47717:4818:0318:47/18:52H58119:1319:5421:05
15:3618:0118:11H47918:4819:0319:49->20:26----
15:36----Hida3619:2219:46/19:59passage
H58520:4521:2822:40
16:4319:0119:11H48119:4820:0320:47
->21:15--
----------20:59 dep21:29H58721:5022:3423:48
18:4221:0121:22H52722:1422:30/22:3823:20K78723:47----


Legend:
Taka; Takayama
NGO; Nagoya
S.OSA; Shin-Osaka
OKJ; Okayama
HIJ; Hiroshima
H; Shinkansen Hikari
K; Shinkansen Kodama
Hida; Limited express Wideview Hida
/; arrival/departure ( Transfer possible on the same platform at Himeji )

Hida36 runs directly from Takayama to Osaka.

All schedules are arrivals except for ones at Takayama, Nagoya, Shin-Osaka and Himeji(departures).


5) Full fare chart (Hikari or Kodama in reserved seats)

SegmentOne way price: yen
Takayama -- Tokyo, Shinagawa14,300
Takayama -- Odawara12,410
Takayama -- Nagoya5,870
Takayama -- Kyoto9,680
Takayama -- Shin-Osaka10,310
Takayama -- Himeji12,200
Takayama -- Okayama14,300
Takayama -- Hiroshima16,410
Takayama -- Hakata19,980


B) By bus


1) Shinjuku (Tokyo) -- Takayama

Timetable chart

ShinjukuTakayamain operation
7:0012:30seasonal
8:0013:30all year round
9:0014:30all year round
14:3020:05all year round
16:0021:35all year round
23:005:30seasonal


TakayamaShinjukuin operation
6:3012:00all year round
8:0013:30all year round
13:3019:00all year round
14:3020:00seasonal
15:3021:00all year round
16:3022:00seasonal


Price: One way; 6,500 yen, return; 11,700 yen (7-day validity)
Contact #s to book:
Keio Bus: (03)5376-2222
Nohi Bus: (0577)32-1688


2) Osaka -- Takayama

OCATUmedaTakayama
8:108:3513:23
16:3016:5521:43


TakayamaUmedaOCAT
7:0011:5612:21
15:2020:0520:25


Price: one way: 5,500 yen, return: 9,900 yen
Contact #s to book:
Nohi Bus: (0577)32-1688
Kintetsu Bus: (06)6772-1631
* Purchase the ticket by 4 days prior to departure after making a telephone booking.


3) Nagoya -- Takayama

Nagoya StationTakayama
7:3510:15
8:3511:15
9:3512:15
10:3513:15
13:0515:45
14:3517:15
16:0518:45
17:3520:15
20:3523:15


TakayamaNagoya Station
6:309:10
8:0010:40
10:3013:10
12:0014:40
14:0016:40
15:0017:40
16:0018:40
17:3020:10
19:0021:40


Price: one way; 2,900 yen, return; 5,000 yen (4-day validity)
Contact #s to book:
Meitetsu Bus: 052-582-0489
Nohi Bus: (0577)32-1688
You can also purchase the ticket at a ticket counter in any JR stations, or major travel agencies e.g. JTB.

Takayama



4) Matsumoto - Takayama

Link to alpico site



C) Access to Shirakawago/Kanazawa from Takayama

Bus timetable between Takayama and Shirakawago / Kanazawa




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2 comments:

Moien said...

Great info. Thanks for the work.

gotchi said...

thank you!

I actually preferred planning my trip from Fukouka and JR-Passing to Kanazawa then taking the Nohi bus to Shirakawa-go.

However, my friends want to go to Shirakawa-go from Tokyo instead so ...going through Takayama is what we're gonna do.

Thanks again for posting this.