Travel to Kanazawa and Gokayama Part 10 (Final): Kanazawa Station

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I traveled to Kanazawa (Ishikawa Prefecture) and Gokayama (Toyama Prefecture) for three days and two nights. This was my first visit to Hokuriku District and I felt unique atmosphere there. In this article, I will write about Kanazawa station and recap the trip as the final article of this series.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1 (1) Kanazawa Station, Omi-cho Market and Oyama Jinja Shrine
* Day 1 (2) Buke Yashiki District, 21st Century Museum and D.T. Suzuki Museum
* Day 1 (3) Kanazawa Castle Park and Kanazawa Station (Illumination)
* Day 2 (1) Kenrokuen Garden
* Day 2 (2) Kanazawa Castle Park
* Day 2 (3) Higashi Chaya District and Kazue-machi Chaya District
* Day 2 (4) Higashi Chaya District and Kazue-machi Chaya District (Light-up)
* Day 3 (1) Gokayama: Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village
* Day 3 (2) Gokayama: Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village
* Day 3 (3) Kanazawa Station [This article]

[Travel Date]

[Main Part]

Now I returned to Kanazawa station from Gokayama, which I wrote in the past two articles. Since I had some time before the return train, I walked around Kanazawa station.

To begin with, I took photos of “Tsuzumi-mon”.Kanazawa station Tsuzumi-mon1

Kanazawa station Tsuzumi-mon2

View from the station yard.Kanazawa station Tsuzumi-mon3

Wide-angle view.Kanazawa station Tsuzumi-mon Welcome gate (Mote-Nashi Dome)

Welcome gate (Mote-Nashi Dome).Kanazawa station Welcome gate (Mote-Nashi Dome)1

Kanazawa station Welcome gate (Mote-Nashi Dome)2






Kanazawa Hyakubangai, a station building.""

Hyakuman-san, a local mascot character.金沢駅 ひゃくまんさん

Then, I returned to Tokyo by Hokuriku Shinkansen.


That’s it for the article about Kanazwa statiom as part of Day 3. To recap the trip to Kanazawa and Gokayama, both Kanazawa and Gokayama gave me a feeling that I was traveling in traditional Japanese beauty spots. I recommend both of them 🙂

Now I completed a series of the articles about Kanazawa and Gokayama trip. Thank for reading my posts. Regarding my next trip, I am going to the US on business next week and extend my stay to visit New York. Although I will not be able to post new articles for a moment, I am going to write the next article as soon as possible when I return to Tokyo, so so tay tuned!


  1. Hi Kosu,

    I chanced upon your blog while looking up for Ainokura and it’s definitely helped me make up my mind to visit it. There’s not many information in English of this quaint village and I am so grateful that you have written your trip out and the photos are so beautiful!

    My visit will be in December so it will look different but I am sure it will be beautiful as well. ^_^

    Thank you for sharing!

    1. Hi txtlinda,

      Thank you for your comment. As you pointed out, it is true there’s not much information in English on Ainokura compared with Shirakawa-go, which is more famous as Gassho-zukuri village. However, I bet Ainokura is also worth a visit.

      I hope you will enjoy your travel in December 🙂


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