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Kanazawa

Getting there & away

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Land

Bus

Hokutetsu Kankō Bus Company (234-0123; reservations 8am-7pm) operates express buses from in front of Kanazawa station’s east exit, to Tokyo (¥7840, Ikebukuro seven hours, Shinjuku 7½ hours), Yokohama (¥8250, eight hours), Kyoto (¥4060, 4¼ hours) and Nagoya (¥4060, four hours).

Train

The JR Hokuriku line links Kanazawa with Fukui (tokkyū, ¥3140, 50 minutes; futsū, ¥1280, 90 minutes), Kyoto (tokkyū, ¥6910, 2¼ hours), Osaka (tokkyū, ¥7640, 2¾ hours) and Toyama (tokkyū, ¥2810, 35 minutes). From Tokyo take the Jōetsu shinkansen and change at Echigo-Yuzawa in Northern Honshū (¥13, 010, four hours).

The JR Nanao line connects Kanazawa with Wakura Onsen on Noto-hantō (tokkyū, ¥2930, one hour).

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Air

Komatsu airport (KMQ; www.pref.ishikawa.jp/k_air/index_e.html), serving Kanazawa, has air connections with Tokyo, Narita, Sapporo, Sendai, Fukuoka and Naha (Okinawa), Seoul and Shanghai.

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