transportation

The best way to get to Kaga/Hakusan area from within Japan is by train to Kaga Onsen Station or by air to the Komatsu Airport

From Kyoto
1 hour 45 minutes from JR Kyoto Station by the Super Express Thunderbird.
From Osaka
2 hours 25 minutes from JR Osaka Station by the Super Express Thunderbird.
From Kanazawa
[By Super Express Thunderbird or Shirasagi] JR Kanazawa Station – (20 minutes) – JR Komatsu Station – (10 minutes) – JR Kaga Onsen Station
[By Local Train] JR Kanazawa Station – (35 minutes) – JR Komatsu Station – (12 minutes) – JR Kaga Onsen Station
From Tokyo
In March 2015, the Hokuriku Shinkansen (bullet train) opened its line going from Nagano to Kanazawa, providing convenient access to the Kaga Hakusan area.
About 2 hours 55 minutes (from Tokyo to Kanazawa: about 2 hours and 30 minutes, from Kanazawa to Kaga Onsen: 23 minutes), changing from Hokuriku Shinkansen Kagayaki-go to limited express Thunderbird at Kanazawa Station.
From Nagoya
2 hours 30 minutes from JR Nagoya Station by the Super Express Shirasagi.
From Osaka
2 hours 25 minutes from JR Osaka Station by the Super Express Thunderbird.

From JR Kaga Onsen Station, buses are available to all locations in the area.

  • 1 hour 5 minutes from Haneda Airport (Tokyo)
  • 1 hour 40 minutes from Shin-Chitose Airport (Sapporo)
  • 1 hour 10 minutes from Sendai Airport
  • 1 hour 15 minutes from Fukuoka Airport

Komatsu Airport Official Website

Hot Plaza Hokuriku at Komatsu Airport

You can have a rest at the lounge in the domestic arrival lobby on the first floor of Komatsu Airport. A porcelain panel made of Kutani ceramics, gold- and silver-relief makie lacquer ware, and other splendid traditional craft works are displayed. Sightseeing places are also introduced by video.