Discover Kanazawa Station
Our travel guide
With its huge glass dome, Kanazawa Station is connected to Nagano and Tokyo with the Hokuriku Shinkansen since March 2005.
It is also a departure point for Fukui and Kyoto with for example the Limited Express Thunderbird train, for Maibara, Gifu and Nagoya with the Limited Express Shirasaki.
The JR Nanao Line connects Kanazawa with the Noto peninsula.
But the heart of the station is outside. A huge torii ( gate marking the entrance to sanctuaries) stands four meters in height. Far from the usual vermilion gate made of simple wooden cylinders, this monument is a feat of architecture technology.
Just after the torii, there is a big bus station where you can ride the Kanazawa Loop Bus. Note that a JR bus line covered by Japan Rail Pass connects the station to the Kenrokuen.