We plan to travel from Takayama to Kanazawa, with a several-hour stop in Shirakawago, in mid-April just after the Takayama Festival.
From what I see on the Nohi Bus site, most of the buses to Shirakawago do not require reservations, but the ones that continue to Kanazawa do require reservations. They say the reservations cannot be obtained until a month before your travel.
Is it possible to make reservations from outside of Japan -- preferably online? Or do we need to be in the country, or perhaps make an international phone call for this? The Nohi Bus site makes it look like you might need to visit or phone one of their ticket offices to make a reservation, but I hope that is not true.
I hope to be able to buy a single ticket for this trip rather than the more expensive separate tickets for the two legs of this journey. Others on this forum have indicated that should be possible, but I am not sure how the reservation for only the second part of the trip (Shirakawago to Kanazawa) would work using a single ticket.Edited: 15 February 2010, 05:23