(Travel time: Approx. 5h 30 min)
For Shirakawa-go, you need to purchase a connecting ticket to Shirakawa-go from Takayama at Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal. No reservation is required.
Takayama(also called Hida Takayama) is located in the heart of the Japanese Alps. It is one of the most picturesque town where walking through the narrow streets really make you feel like you're stepping into an old place and time. Hida Takayama has also acquired 3 stars in the French Michelin practical guidebook "Voyager Pratique Japon" as a must visit sightseeing spot. If you are going to Hida Takayama, we would recommend that you make a short trip to Shirakawa-go which is just about 50 minutes from Hida Takayama.
Hirayu Onsen is the oldest and largest of Okuhida's onsen towns.
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"Three-Star Alps Unlimited Ride Shinjuku Pass Type-S2" is a low-priced ticket that lets you travel freely from Shinjuku to several locations, including Matsumoto, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, and Japan Alps.
Reservations for this ticket cannot be made online. To purchase, please reserve a Shinjuku-Takayama ticket online and request connecting ticket from the ticket counter at Shinjuku Express Bus Terminal on the day of departure.
The station appears identical to where main characters get off at the end of their travel from Tokyo to find a heroine, and therefore, it attracts many anime fans to take photos on the same composition.
Hida City Library, which is 5 minutes from the station, is also served as a model for the library in the film. From Shinjuku, a non-stop expressway bus service has been operated to Hida Frukawa.
For Furukawa Station, please book a ticket from Shinjuku to Takayama online, and then change the destination to Furukawa Station at the ticket counter in Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal.
There are 2 bus services operated from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal to Furukawa Station and 1 service from Furukawa Station to Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal.
Depart Shinjuku at 8:15 a.m. / 2:35 p.m.
Hirayu Onsen is one of the "Oku Hida Onsengo" along with Fukuchi Onsen and Shin-hotaka Onsen and surrounded by attractive tourist spots of Hida-Takayama, Mount Norikura and Kamikochi.
The area is full with people with several shops and restaurants around the large bus terminal where buses departs to tourist spots of Norikura, Kamikochi, Shin-hotaka and Takayama.
For Hirayu Onsen, please book a ticket from Shinjuku to Takayama online, and then change the destination to Hirayu Onsen at the ticket counter in Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal.