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Kanazawa Station

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There is a reason why Kanazawa Station was chosen as one of the 14 most beautiful stations in the world by Travel+Leisure in 2011. It is characterized by a dome supported by massive pillars modeled after Japanese drums used in traditional performing arts. Furthermore, the inside of the station is decorated with local traditional handicrafts as if it were a museum.

Things to Do in Kanazawa Station

The station’s 13.7 meter high gate was designed to resemble the image of the tsuzumi, the designers wanted to create a master-piece that greets all visitors with a structured theme that represents the city’s beloved Noh performances.

The designers wanted to create a master-piece that greets all visitors with a structured theme that represents the city’s beloved Noh performances.

By just walking around the station, you’ll find yourself immersed in the beautiful architectural beauty. The east side of the station has the most famous structures, the Motenashi Dome and Tsuzumi-mon Gate. The Motenashi Dome has a beautiful water garden, and just after the Tsuzumi-mon Gate you will find a foundation with various functions such as a water clock and spelling welcoming messages. At the west side of the station has a large garden overlooking an abstract monument which was constructed in 1989, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Kanazawa as a modern city.

The east side of the station has the most famous structures, the Motenashi Dome and Tsuzumi-mon Gate.

How to Get to Kanazawa Station

By taking the Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station, you can arrive within 2.5 hours to Kanazawa station which is the most well-known way from Tokyo to Kanazawa station in Ishikawa.

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More Information about Kanazawa Station

Street address

1-1 Kinoshinbo Town, Kanazawa City

Access

  • Around 2.5 hours from Tokyo Station by Hokuriku Shinkansen. Get off at Kanazawa Station.

Opening Hours

4:30 - Around 23:30
*Varies between shops

Closed

Open throughout the year

Website

https://www.kanazawastation.com/

Best season

All year

Point

Kanazawa Station is a starting point for traveling around Hokuriku. It offers good access to Shirakawago, Takayama, the Noto Peninsula and Kaga Onsen if you use the Shinkansen, highway express buses, etc. It can be reached by train from the major cities (Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya) in around 2 - 2.5 hours.

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