Kanazawa Station, Kanazawa

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Catch the train at Kanazawa Station, home to an impressive display of modern Japanese architecture. In front of the station's entrance stands the grand Tsuzumi-mon, a red gate in the form of a traditional Japanese hand drum. The main structure, the Motenashi (Welcome) Dome, consists of a high, swooping roof of steel frames and a spherical glass design. This area also has shopping stores and sometimes hosts small events. For Kanazawa Station and beyond, use our Kanazawa vacation planner to get the most from your Kanazawa vacation.
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  • August 17, 2017
    A must see in Kanazawa. The architects are Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa from SANAA (Saejima and Nishizawa and Associates).It is worth photographing and doing a walk through even if you aren't taki...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Souvenir shops are open from early in the morning. Also tourist office people are very kind staff. Station building in the city of cafes and grocery store. Bathroom is clean. Lax is clearly displayed.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The station is recent and beautiful. To be noted the excellent tourist information board. But the cherry on the cake is really the food market where one can find hundred's of japanese pastries and fis...  more »

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Where to stay in Kanazawa

The well-preserved castle town of Kanazawa has a good range of accommodations, with the most popular among them sitting in tall modern blocks overlooking the historical areas of town, or the more commercial parts. Look to the west of the castle grounds for some particularly well-positioned options, offering urban views, spas, pools, and restaurants. North-west from here, close to the main train station, you'll find a good selection of slightly simpler options in tall blocks, while the residential districts across the city house simple guesthouses and the odd hostel.
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