Hello Everyone, I'm currently planning a trip from Kanazawa to Matsumoto (and possibly to Shin...

  • RobinCollie (vbg2qori)
  • 2019-02-14 18:33 +09:00(JST)
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Hello Everyone,

I'm currently planning a trip from Kanazawa to Matsumoto (and possibly to Shinjuku) for April 2019. The plan is to make a stop at Shirakawa-go, Takayama and Hirayu Onsen as well. The Three-star route pass would be perfect for this, as shown on this pamphlet (from 2017?):

This clearly shows it is possible to go from Kanazawa to Matsumoto or from Matsumoto to Kanazwa, however, online I can now only find information on the route from Matsumoto to Kanazawa:


even the UK travel center only lists one direction (I also emailed them, they only offer this direction and don't know if the other way around is possible):

I have emailed the various bus companies about this, but they refer me to the sales location. However, they do not list their emails, so I'm unable to contact them. Does anyone know if the route from Kanazawa to Matsumoto/Shinjuku is still available?

Thank you everyone for your input!

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Hi there,

The three-star route ticket is a perfect ticket for you.
You can travel from Kanazawa to Matsumoto and from Matsumoto to Shinjuku with this ticket.
However, you cannot reserve your seat from Kanazawa to Matsumoto online in advance, so you need to go to the ticket office in Kanazawa and book your ticket when you purchase the Three-star route ticket.

Hope this is clear to you.

Have a nice trip!
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