Recommended. Gives great value, you can recoup total value of pass with 3 bus rides. We used this for a Nagoya - Shirakawago - Takayama - Nagoya 1-day trip. The Gifu countryside and mountains were amazing, and we'd like to have an extended stay in the old towns some day, using the pass again. Just make sure to book bus schedules as soon as you land in Japan.