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Earliest/fastest way from Tokyo to Takayama, and back

by alexpalmer Online Now Mar 28, 2006 at 2:44 AM


I need to get from Tokyo to Takayama, on friday, 14th of April. What is the earliest and fast way i can get there, and what is the latest time i can leave in order to get back to Tokyo?

I heard the bus at 5.5 hours is the best way - but the website is in japanese, so i cant tell what's the earliest time the bus departs tokyo, and the latest time a bus departs Takayama back to tokyo!

I hope you can help,


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    RE: Earliest/fastest way from Tokyo to Takayama, and back

    by Norasuz5 Online Now Mar 28, 2006 at 5:45 AM

    Hi. I checked www.highwaybus.com. Bus schedule is as follows.
    From Shinjuku to Takayama (1)8:00 (2)9:00 (3)14:30 (4)16:00
    From Takayama to Shinjuku (1)6:30 (2)8:00 (3)11:00 *via Nakatsugawa (4)13:30 (5)15:30
    But the web site says 1st & 2nd from Shinjuku are already fully booked.

    There is another option, but it would exceed your budget...
    From Shinjuku you can take a JR Chuo line express train "Azusa".
    At Matsumoto station (in Nagano Prefecture) you get on a express bus.

    Good luck.

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