The Hokuriku Shinkansen

The extension to Kanazawa

kanazawa bullet train

Since March 2015, the Nagano Shinkansen line have a new extension providing service to Kanazawa and its beautiful garden. The new trains that run to Kanazawa Station, called the Hokuriku Shinkansen, are available for you to use with your Japan Rail Pass and the Osaka-Tokyo Hokuriku Arch Pass.
Kanazawa Station with a Japan Rail Pass
Travel from Tokyo to Kanazawa in just 2.5 hours !

The Asama is the shinkansen that runs from Tokyo to Nagano. 

The Kagayaki and Hakutaka run from Tokyo to Kanazawa, the Kagayaki is the faster (express) of the two.
Please note that the Kagayaki train has only reserved seats and has both green class and the new Gran class cars!

The Tsurugi trains will run exclusively between Kanazawa and Toyama, and will not continue on to Nagano or Tokyo.
The new stations on the train lines are as follows:

  • Iiyama
  • Joetsumyoko
  • Itoigawa
  • Kurobe-Unazuki Onsen
  • Toyama
  • Shin-Takaoka
  • Kanazawa
The Hokuriku shinkansen with a Japan Rail Pass
The areas along the Shinkansen Line are famous for their tourism spot : history, culture but also nature or food.

Learn more about the Hokuriku Shinkansen itineraries :
- How to go from Tokyo to Nagano ?
- How to go from Nagano to Kanazawa ?

Discover Japan with this two weeks beautiful Japanese gardens tour.

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