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TOUR GUIDE
  Tourist Spot
01 Kenrokuen Garden and Circumference of Kanazawa Castle Park
02 Around Korinbo, Kata-machi, and Naga-machi
03 Around Kanazawa Station, Musashigatsuji, and Owari-cho
04 Around Higashiyama and Utatsuyama
05 Around No-machi, Tera-machi, Nodayama, and Kodatsuno
06 Kanazawa Suburbs
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Modes of Transportation
 
  Walking
Most of the main tourist resorts of Kanazawa are concentrated in a city area of approximately 2 kilometers square. When you go into back streets from the main street with modernistic scenes, you can see many places where division of the old castle town remains and come across with the historical atmosphere of Kanazawa.
  Bicycles
“Machi-nori” is the name of Kanazawa’s public bicycle rental service. You can take out or return a bicycle at any of the 18 docking stations around the city or at the Machi-nori head office.
For more information, please download the following download
  Taxi
Taxis are always standing by at the east gate of Kanazawa Station and on other main spots. It is comparatively easy to get a taxi on the main street. The flag-down fare of a small-size car is approximately 700 yen, and it will cost around 1,000 yen to move from area to area in the city.
Travel time & fare chart download

 

Route Bus Service
There are number of bus routes in the city area of Kanazawa operated by Hokutetsu Bus. The bus exterior is cream and vermillion. The bus service from Kanazawa Station to Kata-machi via Musashigatsuji and Korinbo, in particular, is frequent. The bus leaves Kanazawa Station every several minutes. Take the bus from the rear door and pay 200 yen when you get off.
  Excursion Bus Service (Five Routes)
The excursion bus is convenient for tourists. Each bus runs on a single route, and each bus stop displays the bus number with an English notation.
Jokamachi 
                                                Kanazawa Excursion Bus photo
 
Kanazawa 
                                                Flat Bus photo
Kanazawa Loop Bus   Kanazawa Flat Bus
Classification
(1)
Kanazawa Loop Bus
Kanazawa Flat Bus
(2)
Konohana
route
(3)
Zaimoku
route
(4)
Kikugawa
route
(5)
Nagamachi route
How to ride
Take the bus from the front door
(pay the fare when getting off)
Take the bus from the front door
(pay the fare when getting on)
Fare
200 yen (Schoolchild: 100 yen)
100 yen
Interval
Every 15 minutes
Every 15 minutes
Feature
of bus
Bonnet type
(blue, green, and red)
purple on
the white
base
green on
the white
base
red on the
white base
Ocher on The
white base
Coupon tickets
 

1,000 yen (11 coupons)

One-day tickets
500 yen (Schoolchild: 250 yen)
You can take the Kanazawa
Loop Bus and route bus
(in the central part of the city)
as many times as possible.
 
One-day tickets and coupon tickets (for Frat Bus number (2) to (5)) are sold in each bus as well.

One-day tickets and coupon tickets (for Frat Bus number (2) to (4)) are sold at the following offices.

- Hokutetsu Ekimae Center (East gate of Kanazawa Station)

- Katamachi Center (in front of Katamachi Bus Stop)

- Musashi Service Center (first floor of the Kanazawa Sky Hotel)

Inquiry : Hokutetsu Telephone Information Service Center (Tel. 237-5115)

Some facilities will give a discount if you show your one-day tickets.
 
 
 
Timetable
- Only main bus stops are shown. (The bus in actual operation will not skip any bus stops)

- Kanazawa Loop Bus comes at 15-minute intervals.
- Flat Bus comes at 15-minute intervals.
- You can remain on the bus at the last stop. (The bus will start again according to the next schedule.)

Kanazawa Loop Bus Download route map and time table    
    Main bus stop First bus Last bus  
      East gate of Kanazawa Station (Bus stop #7) 8:30 18:05  
      Hashiba-cho 8:46 18:16  
      Kenrokuen-Garden 8:51 18:21  
      Hirosaka 8:53 18:23  
      Korinbo
9:02 18:32  
      Musashigatsuji 9:06 18:36  
      East gate of Kanazawa Station 9:14 18:44  
Flat Bus (Konohana Route)    
    Main bus stop First bus Last bus  
      Kanazawa Station (Bus stop #11 at east gate) 8:29 17:59  
      Higashi Betsuin Omote Sando-guchi 8:33 18:03  
      Omi-cho Market 8:37 18:07  
      Chomin Bunkakan 8:38 18:08  
      Kobashi-machi
8:41 18:11  
      Asano Hon-machi 8:47 18:17  
      Kanazawa Station 8:54 18:24  
Flat Bus (Zaimoku Route)    
    Main bus stop First bus Last bus  
      Musashigatsuji and Omi-cho Market 8:45 18:15  
      Korinbo and Sengoku-dori 8:56 18:26  
      City Hall and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary      Art, Kanazawa 8:58 18:28  
      Kenrokuen-shita 9:06 18:36  
      Asanogawa Ohashi Bridge
9:17 18:47  
      Shinise Koryukan 9:21 18:51  
      Fukuro-machi 9:24 18:54  
Flat Bus (Kikugawa Route)    
    Main bus stop First bus Last bus  
      Korinbo 8:45 18:15  
      Katamchi 8:47 18:17  
      Kodatsuno-geba 9:08 18:38  
      Tobiume-cho 9:20 18:50  
      Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art
9:22 18:52  
      21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa 9:25 18:55  
      Korinbo 9:30 19:00  
Flat Bus (Nagamachi Route)    
    Main bus stop First bus Last bus  
      Shinise Kinenkan Museum 8:40 18:10  
     Naga-machi Buke Yashiki District 8:40 18:10  
      Musashigatsuji/Omicho Market 8:56 18:26  
      Musashi-nishi 8:57 18:27  
      Nishi Chaya District
9:18 18:48  
      No-machi Hirokoji 9:20 18:50  
     Kata-machi 9:21 18:51  


  Other Excursion Buses
Kenrokuen Garden Shuttle [Platform 6 at east exit of Kanazawa Station]
Service hours
East exit of Kanazawa Station [First bus 9:30; last bus 17:50]; a 30-minute ride for a round trip leaving at 20-minute intervals
Service route
East exit of Kanazawa Station, Omi-cho Market, Korinbo, Hirosaka, Seisonkaku, Kenrokuen shita, Hirosaka, Korinbo, Musashigatsuji, and east exit of Kanazawa Station
Fare
Weekdays: 200 yen (primary schoolchild: 100 yen)
Saturdays, Sundays, holidays: 100 yen (primary schoolchild: 50 yen)
★ One-day tickets can be used.
Inquiry
Hokuriku Railroad's Telephone Service Center (Tel. 237-5115)
Town Bus [Platform 5 at east exit of Kanazawa Station]
Service hours
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
  East exit of Kanazawa Station [First bus 9:40; last bus 20:00], a 35-minute ride for a round trip leaving at 20-minute intervals from 9:40 to 17:40 and 30-minute intervals from 18:00 to 20:00.
Service route
East exit of Kanazawa Station, Omi-cho Market, Korinbo, Katamachi, 21st Century of Museum, Kenrokuen, Korinbo, Musashigatsuji, and east exit of Kanazawa
Fare
100 yen (primary schoolchild: 50 yen)
Inquiry
West Japan JR bus (Tel. 231-1783)

Traffic in Kanazawa map
 
 
 
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