Starting next year you’ll be able to take a quick and comfortable 2.5 hour ride on the bullet train from Tokyo to Kanazawa (金沢). In the meantime, we took the bullet train to Yuzawa and then a express train to Kanazawa. From Kanazawa, we took the local train up the Noto Peninsula (能登半島) to Nanao (七尾市). We stayed the night at nearby Wakura-Onsen (和倉温泉), a hot springs resort town. We didn’t have the chance to head up further into the Noto Peninsula, its supposed to be beautiful – next time.
We left Tokyo early in the morning out of Ueno station.
A brief stop in Yuzawa (湯沢), a ski and hot springs town, to change trains.