New Golden Route

Tokyo-Osaka via Hokuriku New Golden Route Follow the Sea of Japan Northern Coast

TOKYO UENO OMIYA KUMAGAYA HONJOWASEDA JOMOKOGEN TAKASAKI ANNAKAHARUNA KARUIZAWA SAKUDAIRA UEDA NAGANO IIYAMA JOETSUMYOKO TSUBAMESANJO ITOIGAWA KUROBE-UNADUKIONSEN TOYAMA SHIN-TAKAOKA KANAZAWA WAKURAONSEN KAGAONSEN AWARAONSEN FUKUI TSURUGA HIDAFURUKAWA TAKAYAMA GERO HIKONE OMIHACHIMAN HIEIZANSAKAMOTO OMITAKASHIMA KIBUKAWA KYOTO SHIN-OSAKA OSAKA

New Golden Route

The areas along the Shinkansen Line are famous for their tourism resources, such as nature, history, culture, food and hospitality. It is no exaggeration to say that you will find all of Japan’s attractive features there.

TOKYO UENO OMIYA KUMAGAYA HONJŌWASEDA JOMOKOGEN TAKASAKI ANNAKAHARUNA KARUIZAWA SAKUDAIRA UEDA NAGANO IIYAMA JOETSUMYOKO TSUBAMESANJO ITOIGAWA KUROBE-UNADUKIONSEN TOYAMA SHIN-TAKAOKA KANAZAWA WAKURAONSEN KAGAONSEN AWARAONSEN FUKUI TSURUGA HIDA-FURUKAWA TAKAYAMA GERO HIKONE OMI-HACHIMAN HIEIZAN-SAKAMOTO OMI-TAKASHIMA KIBUKAWA KYOTO SHIN-OSAKA OSAKA

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Model Course

The way of life

Course 18 days trip

Dive deep into the living landscapes, townscapes, and metropolises of Japan's Original Golden Route.

  • Good for: Couples
  • The best time to visit: Autumn

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Nature

Course 28 days trip

Discover the nature that sculpted japanese culture along Japan's Original Golden Route.

  • Good for: Families/Couples
  • The best time to visit: Spring/Summer

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Tradition / Culture / Gastronomy

Course 38 days trip

Unlock new perspectives on time-honored culture on Japan's Original Golden Route.

  • Good for: Couples
  • The best time to visit: Winter

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History / Tradition / Culture

Course 416 days trip

Follow in the ancient footsteps of generations past on Japan's Original Golden Route.

  • Good for: Couples
  • The best time to visit: Spring/Autumn

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Nature & Experience

Course 519 days trip

Discover the nature that sculpted Japanese culture along Japan's Original Golden Route.

  • Good for: Families
  • The best time to visit: Summer

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Nature / Outdoor

Course 615 days trip

Discover the nature that sculpted Japanese culture along Japan's Original Golden Route.

  • Good for: Couples
  • The best time to visit: Spring/Autumn

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Winter highlights and gastronomy

Course 715 days trip

Feel Zen atmosphere in snow and explore new culinary frontiers in gastronomy across Japan's Original Golden Route.

  • Good for: Couples
  • The best time to visit: Winter

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Hokuriku Arch Pass

Hokuriku Arch Pass

An unlimited-ride wide-area travel pass for visitors from overseas

This discount pass allows the holder to use the Hokuriku Shinkansen, limited express trains, and other trains from Kansai, Narita, and Haneda Airports to the Hokuriku region. Valid for 7 consecutive days. Pass holders are also entitled to discounts on tourism facilities, buses and trains in the Hokuriku region, and other benefits.

Hokuriku Arch Pass

Hokuriku Arch Pass

Tourist Information Centers

Tokyo

Tourist Information Centers

Shinjuku Station

Tokyo Tourist Information Center (Shinjuku Expwy Bus Terminal)

  • 2 min. walk from Shin Minami Kaisatsu (New South Ticket Gate) of JR Shinjuku Sta.
  • +81-3-6274-8192
  • 3F, Busta Shinjuku (Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal), 5-24-55 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku
  • 6:30-23:00
  • Open 365 days
  • Website

Tokyo Tourist Information Center (Tokyo Metropolitan Government)

  • 10 min. walk from JR Shinjuku Sta.
  • +81-3-5321-3077
  • 1F, Tokyo Metropolitan Main Building No.1, 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
  • 9:30-18:30
  • Year-end & New Year holidays and Metropolitan Government inspection days
  • Website

Tokyo Station

JR EAST Travel Service Center

  • JR Tokyo Sta. Marunouchi North Exit ticket gate
  • 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
  • 7:30-20:30
  • Open 365 days
  • Website

Asakusa Station

Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

  • 1 min. walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Asakusa Sta.
  • +81-3-3842-5566
  • 2-18-9 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku
  • 9:00-20:00
  • Open 365 days (with some closings for maintenance, etc.)
  • Website

Saitama

Tourist Information Centers

Omiya Station

Omiya Station Tourist Information Center

  • Inside the JR Omiya Station building
  • +81-48-644-1144
  • 630 Nishiki-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama City
  • 9:00-19:00
  • Open 365 days
  • Website

Kawagoe Station

Kawagoe City Tourist Information Office

  • Beside the Tobu Tojo Line Kawagoe Station ticket gate
  • +81-49-222-5556
  • 24-9 Wakita-machi, Kawagoe City
  • 9:00-16:30
  • Open 365 days
  • Website

Nagatoro Station

Nagatoro Tourist Information Center

  • Just outside the Chichibu Railway Nagatoro Station ticket gate
  • +81-494-66-0307
  • Nagatoro, Nagatoro Town, Chichibu-gun
  • 9:00-17:00
  • Open 365 days
  • Website

Gunma

Tourist Information Centers

Takasaki Station

Takasaki Tourist Information Center

  • Inside the Visitor Center on the second floor of JR Takasaki Station
  • +81-27-327-2192
  • 222 Yashima-cho, Takasaki City
  • 9:00-18:00
  • Open 365 days
  • Website

Nagano

Tourist Information Centers

Nagano Station

Nagano City Tourist Information Center

  • Along JR Nagano Station east-west concourse
  • +81-26-226-5626
  • 1038-4 Kitagawara, Kurita, Nagano City
  • 8:00-19:00 (Apr.-Oct.)
    9:00-18:00 (Nov.-Mar.)
  • Open 365 days
  • Website

Karuizawa Station

Karuizawa Tourist Information Center

  • Inside the JR Karuizawa Station building
  • +81-267-42-2491
  • 1178-1174 Karuizawa, Karuizawa Town, Kita-Saku-gun
  • 9:00-17:30
    [Late Apr., early May & summer] 8:30-18:30
  • Open 365 days
  • Website

Yudanaka Station

Yamanouchi Town Tourism Association Yudanaka Station Guide Center

  • Inside the Nagano Dentetsu Yudanaka Station building
  • +81-269-33-1126
  • 3227-2 Hirao, Yamanouchi Town, Shimotakai-gun
  • 9:00–17:00
  • Open 365 days
  • Website

Iiyama Station

Iiyama Station Tourist Information Center

  • Inside the JR Iiyama Station building
  • +81-269-62-7000
  • 771-1 Iiyama, Iiyama City
  • 9:00-18:00 (Apr.-Oct.),
    9:00-17:00 (Nov.-Mar.)
  • Open 365 days
  • Website

Ueda Station

Ueda Station Tourist Information Center

  • Exit the Ueda Station Shinkansen ticket gate and go straight to find it.
  • +81-268-26-5001
  • 1-1887−3 Tenjin, Ueda City
  • 9:00-18:00
  • Dec. 29-Jan. 3
  • Website

Matsumoto Station

Matsumoto Station Tourist Information Center

  • Matsumoto Station Building 3F in front of the ticket gates
  • +81-263-32-2814
  • 1-1-1 Fukashi, Matsumoto City
  • 9:00–17:45
  • Dec. 29–Jan. 3
  • Website

Kamisakai Station

Nozawaonsen Tourist Information Center

  • In front of Nozawaonsen central bus terminal
  • +81-269-85-3155
  • Toyosato 9780-4, Shimotakai-gun, Nozawaonsen-mura
  • 8:30-17:30
  • Website

Niigata

Tourist Information Centers

Joetsumyoko Station

Joetsumyoko Station Tourist Information Center

  • Inside the JR Joetsumyoko Station building
  • +81-25-512-6016
  • 5-192-5 Yamato, Joetsu City
  • 8:30-20:00
  • Open 365 days
  • Website

Myokokogen Station

Myoko City Tourism Association

  • Next to the Myokokogen Sta. bus stop
  • +81-255-86-3911
  • 291-1 Taguchi, Myoko City
  • 10:00-17:00
  • Wed. (may vary on holidays and during busy periods)
  • Website

Itoigawa Station

Alps Exit Tourist Information Center

  • On the first floor of JR Itoigawa Sta. on the Alps Exit (South Exit) side
  • +81-25-555-7344
  • Inside GeoPal, 1-7-47 Omachi, Itoigawa City
  • 8:30-19:00 (19:30 Jul.-Sep.)
  • New Year
  • Website

Toyama

Tourist Information Centers

Toyama Station

Toyama Tourist Information Center

  • On the first floor of Carte inside the JR Toyama Station building
  • +81-76-432-9751
  • 1-230 Meirin-cho, Toyama City
  • [Mar.-Nov.] 8:30-20:00
    [Dec.-Feb.] 8:30-19:00
  • Dec. 31 & Jan. 1
  • Website

Shin-Takaoka Station

Shin-Takaoka Station Tourism Exchange Center

  • Inside the JR Shin-Takaoka Station building
  • +81-766-30-2626
  • 1793-2 Shimokuroda, Takaoka City
  • 9:00–19:00
  • Dec. 31-Jan. 2
  • Website

Kurobe-Unazukionsen Station

Kurobe Tourist Center and Gallery

  • Adjacent to JR Kurobe-Unazukionsen Sta.
  • +81-765-57-2850
  • 3212-1 Wakaguri, Kurobe City
  • 9:00-19:00
  • Open 365 days
  • Website

Johana Station

Nanto City Tourist Association

  • In front of JR Johana Sta.
  • +81-763-62-1201
  • 1058-1 Noda, Nanto City
  • 8:30-18:00
  • Year-end & New Year holidays
  • Website

Ishikawa

Tourist Information Centers

Kanazawa Station

Kanazawa City Tourism Association

  • Inside the JR Kanazawa Station building
  • +81-76-232-6200
  • 1-1 Kinoshinbo-machi, Kanazawa City
  • 8:30-20:00
  • Open 365 days
  • Website

Kagaonsen Station

Kaga Tabi Machi Net

  • Inside the JR Kagaonsen Station building
  • +81-761-72-6678
  • Wo 6-2 Sakumi-machi, Kaga City
  • 8:45–17:30
  • Open 365 days
  • Website

Wakuraonsen Station

Wakura Onsen Tourist Information Center

  • Inside the JR Wakuraonsen Station building
  • +81-767-62-1055
  • 55-3 Tabu, Ishizaki-machi, Nanao City
  • 10:30-16:30
  • Open 365 days
  • Website

Fratto Homu (Wajima)

Wajima City Tourist Information Center

  • Inside the Wajima Station building
  • +81-768-22-6588 
  • 20bu-1-131 Kawai-machi, Wajima City (In Michi-no-eki Wajima Fratto Homu)
  • 8:00–19:00
  • Open 365 days
  • Website

Fukui

Tourist Information Centers

Fukui Station

Welcome Center (Fukui City Tourist Information Center)

  • Next to JR Fukui Station West Exit
  • +81-776-20-5348
  • 1F, Happiring, 1-2-1 Chuo, Fukui City
  • 8:30-19:00
  • Open 365 days
  • Website

Awaraonsen Station

Awaraonsen Station Tourist Information Center

  • On the first floor of JR Awaraonsen Sta.
  • +81-776-73-2290
  • 1-12-15 Harumiya, Awara City
  • 9:00–18:00
  • Dec.31 & Jan.1
  • Website

Tsuruga Station

Tsuruga Tourism Information Center

  • Adjacent to JR Tsuruga Sta.
  • +81-770-21-8686
  • Inside Tsuruga Station Multipurpose Center Orupark, 1-1-19 Kanawa-cho, Tsuruga City
  • 8:00-20:00
  • Open 365 days
  • Website

Gifu

Tourist Information Centers

Takayama Station

Hida Takayama Tourist Information Office

  • In front of JR Takayama Sta.
  • +81-577-32-5328
  • 1-1 Showa-machi, Takayama City
  • [Apr.-Nov.] 8:30-19:00
    [Dec.-Mar.] 8:30-17:30
  • Open 365 days
  • Website

Shirakawa Village

Shirakawa-go Tourist Information Center

  • Adjacent to Shirakawa-go bus stop
  • +81-5769-6-1013
  • 2495-3 Ogi-machi, Shirakawamura, Ono-gun
  • 8:30-17:00 (Phone calls accepted from 9:00)
  • Open 365 days
  • Website

Hida-Furukawa Station

Hida City Tourist Information Center

  • Adjacent to JR Hida-Furukawa Sta.
  • +81-577-73-3180
  • 8-32 Kanamori-cho, Furukawa-cho, Hida City
  • 9:00-17:00
  • Year-end & New Year holidays
  • Website

Gero Station

Gero City Tourist Information Center

  • In front of JR Gero Sta.
  • +81-576-25-4711
  • 1357 Koden, Gero City
  • 8:30-17:30 Open 365 days
  • Website

Shiga

Tourist Information Centers

Hikone Station

Hikone Tourist Information Office

  • On the first floor of JR Hikone Sta.
  • +81-749-22-2954
  • 40-7 Furusawa-cho, Hikone City
  • 9:00-17:30
  • Year-end
  • Website

Omi-Hachiman Station

Omi-Hachiman Station North Exit Tourist Information Office

  • On the first floor of JR Omi-Hachiman Sta.
  • +81-748-33-6061
  • Takakai-cho, Omi-Hachiman City
  • 9:00–17:00
  • Year-end & New Year holidays
  • Website

Otsu Station

Otsu City Tourist Information Office (Otsu Station)

  • On the first floor of JR Otsu Sta.
  • +81-77-522-3830
  • 1-3 Kasuga-cho, Otsu City
  • 8:40-17:25
  • Year-end & New Year holidays
  • Website

Hieizan Sakamoto Station

Sakamoto Tourist Information

  • Approx. 10 min. walk from Hieizan Sakamoto Sta.
  • +81-77-578-6565
  • 6-1-13 Sakamoto, Otsu City, Shiga
  • 9:00-17:00
  • Year-end & New Year holidays
  • Website

Omi Takashima Station

Omi Takashima Station Tourist Information

  • Inside the JR Omi Takashima Station building
  • +81-740-36-1314
  • 2245-5 katsuno,Takashima City
  • 9:00-13:00
  • Year-end & New Year holidays
  • Website

Kibukawa Station

Shigaraki-cho Tourist Association

  • Approx. 5 min. walk from Shigaraki Kohgen Railway Shigaraki Sta.
    *Change to the Shigaraki Kohgen Railway at Kibukawa Sta.
  • +81-748-82-2345
  • 1142 Nagano,Shigaraki-cho, Koka City (in Traditional Crafts Center of Shigaraki)
  • 9:00-17:00
  • Thu. (if Thu. Falls on a holiday, the next day will be closed instead)
  • Website

Kyoto

Tourist Information Centers

Kyoto Station

Kyoto Tourist Information Center (Kyo Navi)

  • Along the Nanbokujiyutsuro Pedestrian Walkway on the second floor of Kyoto Station Building
  • +81-75-343-0548
  • 2F, Kyoto Station Building, Shiokoji-sagaru, Karasuma dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City
  • 8:30-19:00
  • Open 365 days
  • Website

Kansai Tourist Information Center Kyoto

  • On the third floor of the Kyoto Tower
  • +81-75-341-0280
  • 3F, Kyoto Tower, 721-1 Higahi-shiokoji-cho, Shichijo-sagaru, Karasuma dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City
  • 10:00–18:00
  • Dec.30-Jan.3
  • Website

Kyoto City Hall Station

Kyoto City Kawaramachi Sanjo Tourist Information Center

  • On the first floor of Kyoto Asahi Kaikan
  • +81-75-213-1717
  • 1F, Kyoto Asahi Kaikan, 427 Ebisucho, Sanjo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City
  • 10:00-18:00
  • Year-end & New Year holidays
  • Website
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