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Kanazawa Station, Japan

From series “Top 14 Most Astonishing Railway Stations in the World”
Year: 2005.

Japan also has outstanding railway stations. One of the most interesting is the Kanazawa Station. It was opened relatively recent, in 2005. The station has placed in the renovated building of the old palace. A few years after, has appeared the new most advanced entrance. Now it has high red handmade wooden columns. The new accretion is topped by the domed shape glass roof, that resembles a huge umbrella.

Kanazawa Station, Japan As far this accretion has appeared, a great wave of the critics and disputes has aroused around it. Locals and professional designers were of the opinion that, those elements of architecture don’t go with the historical look of the city. Tourists finished these disagreements. They came to the station and took photos of the incredible construction.

Not only the outside decoration of the station attracts its outstanding view. Also, the inner decoration is no less creative and glamorous. The hall has a lot of marvellous glass elements and amazing chandelier. In the centre of the hall has placed a wonderful decorative stone fountain. It is not usual – it has a clock-face, that shows time to the travellers. Not every tourist knows about the hidden meaning of the outstanding wooden construction. Two huge columns symbolize the popular Japanese musical instrument – tsuzumi. After the walk in one of the most outstanding stations in Japan, visit the nearby park. It has a great number of unusual landmarks. Next - Grand Central New York


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Kanazawa Station - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Fukui Bank' located in 0.05 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Ones car rental Apa Hotel Kanazawa Ekimae' is located in 0.09 km ( on the map).
Police station: 'Police box' in 0.47 km
Railway station: 'Kanazawa Station' in 0.08 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Komatsu Airport KMQ - in 28 km
 »  Toyama Airport TOY - in 48 km
 »  Matsumoto Airport MMJ - in 123 km
 »  Gifu Aero Airport QGU - in 128 km
 »  Nagoya Airport NKM - in 149 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Kanazawa Station

Kanazawa Manten Hotel Ekimae

Located in 0 km from Kanazawa Station
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Rooms: 509
The air-conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen TV, a fridge and an electric kettle with green tea bags. Japanese Yukata robes and slippers are … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Trusty Kanazawa Korinbo

Located in 1 km from Kanazawa Station
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Rooms: 207
Trusty Korinbo Hotel is a 10-minute bus ride from JR Kanazawa Station, and a 14-minute walk from the marvelous Kenroku-en Garden. Air-conditioned … More: photo, rates and booking
Raccoon House

Located in 2 km from Kanazawa Station
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Rooms: 6
The air-conditioned rooms feature wooden floors, a TV and an electric kettle with green tea bags. Bathrooms and toilets are shared. A free-use … More: photo, rates and booking
Yuyaruru Saisai

Located in 3 km from Kanazawa Station
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Rooms: 12
Tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon bedding are included in all rooms at Yuyaruru Saisai Ryokan. A fridge is provided, and guests can make … More: photo, rates and booking

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