How to go from Takayama to Kanazawa ?
Limited Express Wide View and Hokuriku Shinkansen
First take a Limited Express (Wide View) Hida train from Takayama to Toyama and then jump on a Hokuriku Shinkansen from Toyama through to Kanazawa. The mountain scenery between Takayama and Toyama is breathtaking.
Travel with the wide view Hida Train
0 KM - TAKAYAMA station
53 km - 0H50 - INOTANI station
72 km - 1H09 - ETCHUYATSUO station
108 km - 1h47 - TAKAOKA station
167 km - 2H05 - KANAZAWA station
One of the best gardens in Japan and, unfortunately,it is not a secret. The crowds here can really detract from theatmosphere so get there early if you can, to enjoy a little peaceand tranquility. It is said to have the perfect combinationof the six attributes of a garden: spaciousness, seclusion,artificiality, antiquity, abundant water and broad views.
Open daily, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Oct. to Feb.), ¥310
21ST CENTURY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Close to Kenrokuen is a building that is worth a visit in itself, the art withinis a bonus. The modern, circular building invites you to approachfrom any direction and is set in a landscaped garden.Open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., closed on Mondays, fees can vary.
NAGAMACHI SAMURAI DISTRICT
This is one of the bestpreserved areas of residences that have been turned into stores,museums and been restored as close to the originals as possible.The cobbled streets give this area a true old world feel and makeit a great place to have a wander.
Tel : 07-6221-0157 / sumiyoshiya-ryokan.com
KANAZAWA CHAYA 金沢茶屋
Tel : 07-6231-2225 / https://www.chayaryokan.co.jp/
Open daily, 5 p.m. to midnight.
Tel : 07-6263-5858 / www.hizuki.jp
AKAME SUSHI あかめ寿司
Open daily, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. except for the 2nd and 4th Thur. of each month.
Tel : 07-6263-9787 / www.akamesushi.com
Discover Wakura Onsen
To really enjoy the spirit of the onsen town, a night in a ryokan is the way forward(they look a lot better on the inside than the outside)as you can try the super-fresh seafood the town is also famous for.
Learn more about the Hanayome-Noren Train, a sightseeing train between Kanazawa and Wakura Onsen.