Local Bus Timetable From Takayama to Hirayu Onsen / Kamikochi
The Nohi Bus Company operates express bus services between Takayama and several major cities as well as the onsen village of Hirayu and the alpine wonderland of Kamikochi. Tickets for all buses can be purchased at the Takayama Nohi Bus Center ( Takayama Bus Terminal ), next to Takayama Station.
The bus for Hirayu Onsen departs from Bus Stop 5 at the Takayama Bus Terminal. The trip to takes about an hour.
Buses for Kamikochi depart from Bus Stop 2 outside the Hirayu Bus Terminal. The ride to Kamikochi takes 25 minutes.
For full details regarding how to use the Hirayu Onsen & Kamikochi Local bus services, please refer to our ‘Local Bus From Takayama to Hirayu Onsen & Kamikochi’ page.
On this page you will find the following information:
LOCAL BUS TIMETABLE FROM TAKAYAMA TO HIRAYU ONSEN / KAMIKOCHI
From Takayama to Hirayu Onsen – Kamikochi
Buses bound for Hirayu Onsen depart the Takayama Nohi Bus Center ( Takayama Bus Terminal ) up to twenty times daily. Note that none require reservations. The same applies to buses returning to Takayama from Kamikochi and Hirayu Onsen.
If your destination is Kamikochi you’ll need to transfer buses at Hirayu Onsen. You’ll need to do the same if you are returning to Takayama.
One-way bus fare from Takayama to Kamikochi via Hirayu Onsen is JPY2,650 per adult and 1,330 for children ages 6-12. Round trip fare is 5,130 for adults, 2,570 for children.
Keep in mind that if you are planning to visit Kamikochi and then continue on to Matsumoto you must buy two separate tickets, one for Kamikochi at the Takayama Nohi Bus Center and one for Matsumoto at the Kamikochi Bus Terminal.
As a side note, some buses departing Takayama for Matsumoto are operated by the Alpico Bus Company, based in Matsumoto.
From Kamikochi-Hirayu Onsen to Takayama
BUYING TICKETS FOR BUS
How you purchase your ticket to Kamikochi depends on how you are getting there.
To purchase bus tickets from Takayama to Kamikochi or to Matsumoto, simply go to the ticket counter inside the Takayama Nohi Bus Center. You can pay with cash or credit card. Foreign currency exchange machine is also available.
Reservations are not required for Kamikochi-bound or Matsumoto-bound buses departing from Takayama.
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15 THINGS TO DO IN KAMIKOCHI & WHERE TO STAY
A visit to Kamikochi makes for an unforgettable chapter in the story of your visit to Japan. Sitting in its alpine perch right between the alluring twin cities of Matsumoto and Takayama, Kamikochi is also easy to fit into your overall adventure. Most visitors make a day trip out of it – and are plenty happy they did. But there are several ways and many reasons to spend a little more time here on the roof of Japan. Check out our ’15 Things To Do Around Kamikochi & Where To Stay’ page and see how much time you’ll want to set aside to satisfy your personal mountain exploration appetite.
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