Access from other cities in Japan

From Tokyo to Kanazawa(Airplane, JR East and JR West, Bus)

  • Narita AirportANA: 1h 15 min.---Komatsu AirportAirport Express Bus: 40 min. 1,130 yen---Kanazawa Station
  • Haneda AirportJAL: 65 min. /ANA: 60 min.---Komatsu AirportAirport Express Bus: 40 min. 1,130 yen---Kanazawa Station
  • Tokyo StationJR Hokuriku Shinkansen: 2h 28min.---Kanazawa Station

From Osaka(JR West)

  • Kansai AirportJR Special Express Haruka: 50 min.---Shin-Osaka StationJR Special Express, Thunderbird: 2h 30 min.---Kanazawa Station
  • Osaka StationJR Special Express, Thunderbird: 2h 40 min.---Kanazawa Station

From Nagoya(Meitetsu, JR Central and JR West)

  • Centriar (Central Japan International Airport) Meitetsu: 30 min.---Nagoya StationJR Special Express, Shirasagi: 3h---Kanazawa Station

From Takayama and Shirakawa-go(Bus) *Reservation Required.

  • Takayama StationHighway Express Bus: 50 min.---Shirakawa-goHighway Express Bus: 1h 15 min.---Kanazawa Station
  • Takayama StationHighway Express Bus: 50 min.---Shirakawa-goHighway Express Bus: 25 min.---GokayamaHighway Express Bus: 60 min.---Kanazawa Station

From Matsumoto

  • Matsumoto StationHighway Express Bus: 2h 25min. ---Takayama StationHighway Express Bus: 2h 15 min.---Kanazawa Station
  • Matsumoto StationWide View Shinano: 50min. ---Nagano Station JR Hokuriku Shinkansen: 1h 5 min.---Kanazawa Station

Easily Accessible Kanazawa

  • Located right in the center of Japan, Kanazawa offers easy access from major metropolitan areas such as Tokyo and Osaka. Once in Kanazawa, there is also easy access to the Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama which are UNESCO World Heritage sites, Takayama, which is famous for its old streets with houses and stores built from the 17th to the 19th centuries, and Matsumoto, which boasts Matsumoto Castle, deemed a National Treasure of Japan. The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama, along with Takayama, Matsumoto (Matsumoto caslte), and Kenrokuen, a garden designated an indispensable Cultural Property of Japan by Kanazawa tourism, are all featured in the Michelin Green Guide Japan and given the top three star rating. The road connecting these five sites is called the Mitsuboshi Kaidou Three-star road and a Three-Star Route Option Ticket (One-way) is available which allows visitors to travel easily between the sites on the road.
  • Japan Airlines
  • ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS
  • JAPAN RAIL PASS
  • JR West
  • JR Central (Tokai)
  • Nohi Bus