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 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 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
[By Super Express Thunderbird or Shirasagi] JR Kanazawa Station
– (25 minutes) – JR Kaga Onsen Station
From Komatsu Airport
[By Super Express Thunderbird or Shirasagi] JR Komatsu Station
– (8 minutes) – JR Kaga Onsen Station
[By Local Train] JR Komatsu Station
– (13 minutes) – JR Kaga Onsen Station

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.