Itineraries ISHIKAWA, TOYAMA, NIIGATA A Quick Getaway From Tokyo

Exploring Hokuriku


With the launch of the Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train line, the Hokuriku/Shinetsu area is now closer than ever as it has become easier to reach from Tokyo.

Be it Ishikawa's historical towns, Toyama's majestic Tateyama mountain range, or Niigata's exquisite dishes and sake, the area is bound to charm you, whether you are first-timer or even frequent traveller alike.

The range of attractions available to travellers is second to none in terms of diversity, from Ishikawa's cultural heritage to Niigata's exquisite gastronomy and sake – the prefecture is blessed with the best rice in Japan.

Our suggested itinerary is a short 3-day, 2-night tour of the area, although it is also possible to make day trips to any of the 3 prefectures from Tokyo.


Recommended itinerary from Tokyo


▸Travel by rental car

Ueno station  shinkansen  shinkansen (150min)  shinkansen  Kanzawa  shinkansen  car (5min)  shinkansen  Omicho Market  shinkansen  car (5min)  shinkansen  21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art  shinkansen  car (5min)  shinkansen  Kenrokuen Garden  shinkansen  walking (20min)  shinkansen  Higashi Chaya District & Kazuemachi Chaya District  shinkansen  car (60min)  shinkansen  Toyama castle  shinkansen  car (5min)  shinkansen  The suiboku museum, Toyama  shinkansen  car (150min)  shinkansen  Hoshitoge Terraced Rice Fields


▸Travel by public transport


Ueno station  shinkansen  shinkansen (150min)  shinkansen  Kanzawa  shinkansen  bus (10min)  shinkansen  Omicho Market  shinkansen  bus (10min)  shinkansen  21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art  shinkansen  walking (10min)  shinkansen  Kenrokuen Garden  shinkansen  walking (20min)  shinkansen  Higashi Chaya District & Kazuemachi Chaya District  shinkansen  train bus (60min)  shinkansen  Toyama castle  shinkansen  bus (15min)  shinkansen  The suiboku museum, Toyama  shinkansen  bus (20min)

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