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New Hokuriku Shinkansen Brings Kaga Onsen Closer for International Tourists to Japan and Foreign Residents of Kanto Tokyo Region

January 27, 2014 Destination North Asia No Comments Email Email

The high speed Hokuriku Shinkansen Line between Nagano and Kanazawa, which is scheduled to start operation from spring of 2015, will cut the time of journey between Tokyo and Kanazawa to around 2 and a half hours, making it easier to visit the popular historical Kaga Onsen hot spring resorts. Travelling by airplane has been the best way to get to the hot springs so far.

Yamashiro Onsen Koso-yu Communal Bathhouse

It takes more than 4 hours to the area from Tokyo by ordinary express train. After the opening of the new Hokuriku Shinkansen Line, the train ride to the hot springs from Tokyo will be a total of 3 hours and a half, including 1 hour from Kanazawa Station to Kaga Onsen Station.

Not only Tokyo, the Hokuriku Shinkansen will provide easy access from other major cities such as Osaka, Kyoto as well.

Most hotels at the hot spring resorts provide transportation service from Kaga Onsen Station, offering more convenience for travelers to experience the real Japan.

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