Kanazawa Station
Kanazawa Station
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HARTONO T
Medan, Indonesia790 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is the only place that all people will arrive using public transportation. And this is also the place where all tour transportion started. Huge building with the infamous wooden gate facing east entrance. Surrounding the station are hotels and inside the station is a mall. Outside the station is a clock and digital fountain which displays word characters and time. Nice innovation...
Written January 4, 2020
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MichelleSCapeTownSA
Cape Town Central, South Africa104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Truly wonderful architecture that blends modern style with respect for tradition. From a distance, the contours of Kanazawa Station resemble a Samurai helmet, a testament to Japanese attention to detail.

There is so much to say about it from the drum-like legs of the Tsuzumi-mon gate, to the traditional crafts such as washi paper found in different parts of the station, to the shinkansen platforms where the pillars are decorated with gold leaf, to the simple but lovely water garden outside. As if that isn’t enough there is some of the best shopping and food/restaurants to be found here too!

Kanazawa Station is beautiful, impressive, well planned and very convenient for travellers.
Written February 14, 2020
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John
49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
As we arrived at Kanazawa Station from Osaka, we're truly amazed at what greeted us. Standing tall, this amazing structure, an architectural marvel (Tsuzumi-mon Gate) fronts the JR Kanazawa Station. It's also a transportation hub for Shinkansen, local trains, bus interchange.....Do look at the fountain that tells time/artistic gems. Inside the Station can be found some of the best shopping, food/restaurants.
Written February 27, 2023
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Safariholic
Horsham, UK2,000 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
You arrive. You leave.

Or you could leave and then arrive later, but that conundrum would be like solving whether the chicken or the egg came first.

Big, Huge, Modern. Lots of glass and steel.

Not much else to say, except to Trainspotters, and I don't speak their language
Written September 12, 2020
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CJS
Norwich, UK105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Utterly beautiful structure. Spacious and airy. Tidy and clean with practical signage. Light years ahead of railway stations in the UK which are still struggling from the move away from the dirty days coal-fired steam.
Written February 28, 2024
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Teresa C
Metro Manila, Philippines1,542 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
The station is quite a structure! As a visitor, one needs time to work out where to go, manage buying a ticket from the vending machine, etc. One can be lucky to enlist the help of one of the station hands. Seems to be quite a few of these fellows on duty. Big station!
Written November 8, 2022
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pepworld
Medina-Sidonia, Spain8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
Really great modern shinkansen staion building completed by Shimizu. Full of great small shops with local produce etc. Very effective best practice modern Japanese design.
Written April 5, 2021
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Madshus
Canberra, Australia1,376 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
The station is massive. There’s plenty of signage, tourist help and the JR ticket office. It is also well connected to souvenir shops and food shops. The buses are just outside. But the glass roof and entrance is amazing.
Written January 25, 2020
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Nino Lavenia
Sicily, Italy56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
An authentic work of architecture and engineering in which modernity offers precise references to the tradition of Japanese culture. It was a real pleasure to discover all the details.
Written September 4, 2019
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DGandJudy
Ann Arbor, MI88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The new Kanazawa station, built for the coming of the Shinkansen bullet trains in 2014, is great - has every amenity you could want, and is small enough to be easily negotiated. Be sure to stop by the Tourist Information Center, staffed by knowledgeable and friendly Good Will Guides volunteers, before setting out into the city. The east entrance (shown in the picture) is a striking combination of the old and new, with the traditional wooden torii gate juxtaposed in front of the ultramodern station building; the water clock (behind the photographer) is a fun place for photos.
Written August 11, 2019
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