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How To Get To Wakura Onsen From Tokyo And Osaka

How To Get To Wakura Onsen From Tokyo And Osaka

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If you're looking to go to Wakura Onsen we have direction from Tokyo and from Osaka right here!

Translated by Shinji Takaramura

Written by Norihiro Yoshida

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First, Choose Your Starting Point

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From Tokyo

1. By Shinkansen

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The Hokuriku Shinkansen started running in March 2015, enabling travelers to reach Kanazawa Station directly from Tokyo Station. The fare is a little expensive, but you won't need to transfer trains, so it will be a quick, comfortable trip. For information regarding access to Wakura Onsen (hot springs) from Kanazawa Station, click here.

Travel Time: Two hours and 28 minutes from Tokyo Station to Kanazawa Station
Fare: 13,600 yen for non-reserved seats, 14,120 yen for reserved seats
Service: "Kagayaki," which stops at a maximum of six stations, will run 10 round trips per day. "Hakutaka," which stops at a maximum of 16 stations, will run 14 round trips per day.
For further information: JR West

2. By Plane

The main air route from Tokyo to Ishikawa prefecture goes through Haneda and Komatsu airports. The travel time is short, but Komatsu Airport is located some distance away from Wakura Onsen, so you will have to use buses and trains to get there.

Flight Time: About an hour, from Haneda Airport to Komatsu Airport
Fare: About 10,000 yen minimum
Service: Both ANA and JAL flies six round trips per day from Komatsu Airport

From Komatsu Aiport to Kanazawa Station

1. Super Express bus, headed for the west entrance of Kanazawa Station, leaves from Airport Bus Stop 1. The ride takes about 40 minutes, and the fare is 1130 yen for adults, 620 yen for children.
2. Local bus, also headed for the west entrance of Kanazawa Station, leaves from Airport Bus Stop 2. The ride takes about 66 minutes, and the fare is 1130 yen for adults, 620 yen for children.
*The bus for Wakura Onsen leaves from the east entrance of Kanazawa Station.
3. Local bus, headed for Komatsu Station, leaves from Airport Bus Stop 3. The ride takes about 12 minutes, and the fare is 270 yen. From Komatsu Station, take the JR Hokuriku line to Kanazawa Station. The train ride takes 35 minutes, and the fare is 500 yen.

For information regarding access to Wakura Onsen from Kanazawa Station, click here.

3. By Bus

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You can take a bus, from JR Shinjuku or Tokyo Station, to Ishikawa prefecture. The fare is cheap, compared to trains or planes, but the travel time will be far longer, so this is the best option for those who want to save their money and travel at night.
For information regarding access to Wakura Onsen from Kanazawa Station, click here.

Travel Time: About eight and a half hours, from the Tokyo Metropolitan area to Kanazawa Station
Fare: 5100 yen, minimum
Service: Three round trips per day

From Osaka

1. By Train

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JR West runs the Thunderbird train, which goes through Osaka, Shin Osaka, and Kyoto stations. They are all main sightseeing spots in the Kansai area, so this is a convenient way to travel. For information regarding access to Wakura Onsen from Kanazawa Station, click here.

Travel Time: About two hours and 50 minutes, from Osaka Station to Kanazawa Station
Fare: 7130 yen for non-reserved seats, 7,650 yen for reserved seats
Service: Between Osaka and Kanazawa, 22 round trips per day. Between Osaka and Wakura Onsen, one round trip per day
For further information: JR West

2. By Bus

There are various bus services from Osaka to Ishikawa, and it is recommended for those who value low-price fares over speed or comfort. For information regarding access to Wakura Onsen from Kanazawa Station, click here.

Travel Time: About five hours
Fare: 3000 yen, minimum
*Bus service differs daily, so be sure to check the schedule beforehand.

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