Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kanazawa Station 金沢駅

On the return trip from Yuzawa made a side trip to the capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa. Kanazawa is a pleasant city of about a half-million situated on the coast of the Sea of Japan. Known in times past for its exquisite decorative artwork featuring precisely worked gold leaf. This is the JR (Japan Rail) station in Kanazawa and it is the biggest station in Ishikawa Prefecture. A huge glass dome and wooden gate greet people at the main entrance. The dome is made from 3,000 panes of glass and the wooden gate is inspired by a traditional Tsuzumi (Drum).


  1. I loved this station when we passed through!

  2. I also really enjoyed this station and spent almost an hour just walking around!