Shopping & Gourmet Spots

JR Kanazawa Station

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JR Fukui Station

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Access from Kansai-airport Sta.

Sightseeing Spots

  • Kenroku-en Garden

    Built in 1676, Kenroku-en Garden has been shaped by history and is considered one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. Covering a wide area dotted with many famous trees and stones, the garden offers a different atmosphere for visitors to enjoy every season.

    • JR Kanazawa Station
    • 13 min by bus
    • Get off at “Kenroku-en Shita” bus stop
    • 2 min on foot
    • Kenroku-en Garden
  • Chaya District (Higashi, Nishi, and Kazue-machi)

    The Chaya District is home to Kanazawa’s three largest chaya (designated entertainment) districts. The old houses and restaurants of each district feature chaya-style eaves that offer a glimpse of ancient times in a striking aura that can only be found in Kanazawa. At night, visitors will be treated to the faint sounds of shamisen and drums.

    • JR Kanazawa Station
    • 10 min by bus on each line
    • Higashi Chaya District: Get off at “Hashiba-cho” bus stop (West JR Bus)

      Nishi Chaya District: Get off at “Hirokoji” bus stop (Hokutetsu Bus)

      Kazue-machi Chaya District: Get off at “Hashiba” bus stop (Hokutetsu Bus)

  • Omi-cho Market

    Popularly referred to as the “kitchen of Kanazawa residents,” the Omi-cho Market has been supporting the gastronomic culture of Kanazawa for more than 280 years. The market is a popular destination for tourists. With numerous stores offering specialty products, vegetables, seafood, and more, Omi-cho Market is abuzz with activity all day long.

    • JR Kanazawa Station
    • 7 min by bus
    • Get off at “Musashi-ga-tsuji” bus stop
    • Immediately accessible on foot
    • Omi-cho Market
  • Kaga Hot Spring Village (Awazu, Katayamazu, Yamashiro, and Yamanaka)

    Kaga Hot Spring Village features four hot spring areas adored by famous historical and cultural people of Japan. The areas are known for their efficacy in providing beautiful skin and soothing away fatigue. Many visitors come to the area in winter in search of fresh snow crab.
    Photo credit: KAGA trip waits; net

    • JR Kagaonsen Station
    • Bus
    • Yamanaka Onsen: 30 minutes by bus; Get off at “Yamanaka Onsen Bus Terminal” bus stop

      Katayamazu Onsen: 10 minutes by bus; Get off at “Katayamazu Onsen” bus stop

      Yamashiro Onsen: 15 min by bus; Get off at “Yamashiro Higashiguchi,” “Yamashiro Onsen,” or “Yamashiro Nishiguchi” bus stop

    • JR Awazu Station
    • 10 min by bus
    • Awazu Onsen: Get off at “Awazuonsen” bus stop
  • Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

    The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a 90 km long mountain sightseeing route. The route includes many must-see sights including natural views that can only be experienced through mountaineering and walking, natural treasures of flora and fauna, and the Kurobe Dam—the largest dam in Japan. Around May, travelers will have the opportunity to enjoy a stroll along a road surrounded by huge walls of snow.

    • JR Toyama Station
    • 9 min on foot
    • Dentetsu-Toyama Station, Toyama Chiho Railway
    • 65 min on the Tateyama Line
    • Tateyama Station, Toyama Chiho Railway
    • Immediately accessible on foot
    • Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
  • Tojinbo Cliffs

    The Tojinbo Cliffs have been designated a national spot of scenic beauty. The roughly cut pyroxene andesite columns along the 1 km coastline create a natural landscape with global value. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the sights from the 55 m tall lookout or from the decks of a pleasure boat cruising around the rock formations.

    • JR Awaraonsen Station
    • 40 min by Keifuku Bus
    • Get off at “Tojinbo” bus stop
    • 5 min on foot
    • Tojinbo Cliffs
  • Eihei-ji Temple

    With ancient cedars dating as far back as 700 years throughout the temple grounds, Eihei-ji Temple is located in an area with deep mountains and dark valleys. The entire seven-structured temple compound includes some 70 large and small structures connected by corridors. The one-night, one-day training experience is popular with tourists.

    • JR Fukui Station
    • 5 min on foot
    • Fukui Station, Echizen Railway
    • 29 min on the Katsuyama Eiheiji Line, Echizen Railway
    • Eiheijiguchi Station, Echizen Railway
    • 15 min by Keifuku Bus
    • Get off at “Eihei-ji Mae” bus stop
    • 5 min on foot
    • Eihei-ji Temple
  • Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

    The Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum specializes in dinosaurs as well as paleontology and geology. In the silver-domed exhibition room, visitors are welcome to admire the specimens on display, including 43 dinosaur skeletons. This participatory, hands-on museum is enjoyable for both children and adults!

    • JR Fukui Station
    • 5 min on foot
    • Fukui Station, Echizen Railway
    • 53 min on the Katsuyama Eiheiji Line, Echizen Railway
    • Katsuyama Station, Echizen Railway
    • 20 min by community bus
    • Get off at “Kyoryu Hakubutsukan Mae” bus stop
    • Immediately accessible on foot
    • Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

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