How to go from Kanazawa to Kyoto ?

  • Published on : 01/06/2022
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Along the northern coast of Japan before heading south along Lake Biwa

Discover with your Japan Rail Pass the route between Kanazawa and Kyoto, it follows the northern coast of japan, before heading south along Lake Biwa. If you have time, make a stop at Fukui.

59 km - 0h35 - Awara Onsen

Another hot spring town with many different types of accomodation, from traditionnal inns to modern hotels.

77 KM - 0H43 - Fukui

Fukui City is home to the only harp producer in Japan and if you head an hour by car to the east, you can find the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, the best in Japan.

90 km -0h17 - Sabae

As the centre of spectacle production in Japan, you can visit the Megane ( Eyeglss) Musuem.

96 km - 0h53 - Takefu

A town that used to be the heart of cutlery production for Japan, there is still a large industry specialising in knife making.

131 km - 1h18 - Tsuruga

The last major junction before the train heads down the west shore of Lake Biwa. If you suddenly need to divert to Nagoya, here is where you should change. Most trains make no more stops until hitting Kyoto.

225 km - 2H13 - Kyoto

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