[UPDATED AT 16:30 ON OCT. 18TH]
It was announced that there is a possibility that direct operations of the Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet trains between Tokyo and Kanazawa could be resumed from October 25th.
A definite timetable is scheduled to be announced on October 23rd.
Please check the JR homepage for the latest situations regarding service. https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/
Direct connections for bullet train service between Tokyo and Kanazawa are canceled.
Due to the impacts from the typhoon, routes and bullet train cars were damaged. Accordingly, for Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet trains, Kagayaki and Hakutaka operations for direct connections between Tokyo and Kanazawa are canceled. Please check the JR homepage for the latest situations regarding service.
Until all lines of the Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet trains are opened for traffic, please use alternative means below to travel by train and bus between Tokyo and Kanazawa.
- Tokyo – Maibara by Shinkansen Hikari, Maibara – Kanazawa by Limited Express Shirasagi
- Tokyo – Kyoto by Shinkansen Nozomi, Kyoto – Kanazawa by Limited Express Thunderbird
- Tokyo – Nagoya by Shinkansen Hikari, Nagoya – Takayama by Limited Express Hida, Takayama – Shirakawago – Kanazawa by Nohi Bus : https://www.nouhibus.co.jp/highwaybus/kanazawa_en/
Alternative means exist due to the availability of Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet trains, local trains, and buses.
Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet trains are in service between Tokyo and Nagano.
You can travel Nagano (Limited Express Wideview Shinano) – Matsumoto (Bus) – Takayama (Bus) – Shirakawago (Bus) – Kanazawa route by using the Three-Star Route Option Ticket.
In addition, please check the access page below for means of transportation such as airplanes.
Access to Kanazawa : https://visitkanazawa.jp/howtoreach/access