Kanazawa is a convenient transport hub for visitors passing through Central Japan en-route from Tokyo to Kyoto and Osaka – or the reverse itinerary – and a worthwhile destination in its own right.
Now firmly established as a popular stop on that route, Kanazawa is known for its historic districts including former geisha and samurai precincts, Kenrokuen Garden and Kanazawa Castle. The old is balanced with the new including the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art and the DT Suzuki Museum and rounded-out by Omicho Market – an enticing daily seafood market with walking distance of the station. For further information, refer to our ’25 Things To Do In & Around Kanazawa’ page.
Kanazawa Station is the northern terminus of the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line which heads south-east to Nagano and onto Tokyo. In and around the station, there is plenty of accommodation to choose from with plenty of further options spread through the districts mentioned above.