JR Hokuriku Shinkansen Bullet Train Service Begins between Nagano and Kanazawa on Saturday, March 14, 2015!

2014-09-08

Japan Railways announced that they will start the Hokuriku Shinkansen services between Nagano and Kanazawa on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

After the service begins, a trip to Kanazawa, Toyama and Myoko will be much easier from Nagano.

In Nagano, there will be a new Shinkansen station in Iiyama, to the north of Nagano Station. The access from Tokyo to Iiyama City, Madarao Highlands and Nozawa Onsen Village will be much more convenient.

 ◇Opening Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015

 ◇Number of Train Services
   ・Kagayaki (Tokyo-Kanazawa, with the fewest stops) 10 round trips
   ・Hakutaka (Tokyo-Kanazawa, with more stops) 14 round trips
   ・Hakutaka (Nagano-Kanazawa, with more stops) 1 round trip
   ・Tsurugi (Toyoma-Kanazawa, all-station shuttle services) 18 round trips
   ・Asama (Tokyo-Nagano, same as current Nagano Shinkansen) 16 round trips

 ◇Train Models
   E7 series and W7 series (12 passenger cars)
     ※Some of the Asama trains will be E2 series with 8 passenger cars

 ◇Travel Times
   ・Tokyo-Kanazawa: 2 hours 28 minutes with the fewest stops
   ・Tokyo-Toyama: 2 hours 8 minutes with the fewest stops