The Hokuriku Shinkansen
The extension to Kanazawa
In March 2015, the brand new Hokuriku bullet train line will open! Get ready to ride it with your Japan Rail Pass - Available in 7-, 14-, and 21-day passes.
Kanazawa bullet train
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:
- Kurobe-Unazuki Onsen
Learn more about the Hokuriku Shinkansen itineraries :