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Bus ticket from Nobeoka / Kumamoto to Takachiho bus center

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Bus ticket from Nobeoka / Kumamoto to Takachiho bus center

Heading to Takachho bus center, I'm just wondering whether or not we need to reserve the bus ticket in advance, either departing from Nobeoka or Kumamoto? If so, where and how? Thank you very much.

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1. Re: Bus ticket from Nobeoka / Kumamoto to Takachiho bus center

Looks like they don't take reservations. It's first come first served bases:

kyusanko.co.jp/sankobus/toshikan/takachiho/

According to the timetable, there are only 2 buses/day available either from Kumamoto or Nobeoka and back from Takachiho.

kyusanko.co.jp/sankobus/…tt1.html

kyusanko.co.jp/sankobus/…tt2.html

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2. Re: Bus ticket from Nobeoka / Kumamoto to Takachiho bus center

No need to make reservation and they don't take reservations anyways. When you buy tickets at the booth in Nobeoka bus station (just next to the Nobeoka train station) make sure they sell you the Miyazaki day-pass for tourist, only 1000 yen, and that's good for the whole day. Show to driver when you exit the bus. Don't know if Kumamoto offers the same. The Nobeoka stations (both bus and train) are quite compact and hard to miss. The ride to Takachiho is about an hour. Only five passengers when we took it last month, mid-day. No luggage rack. Bus to and from Kumamoto is bigger and designed for travelers with luggage stowaway - that's a 3-hour ride. Let me know if you need info on Takachiho.

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