Shin-Takaoka station opened on March 14, 2015 on the new stretch of the Hokuriku Shinkansen line from Tokyo Station to Kanazawa. This is the same day that the new stretch of line opened. Shin-Takaoka is also a station on the Johana Line.
Shin-Takaoka Station is the stop after Toyama Station and the stop before Kanazawa Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen. The semi-express Hakutaka service between Tokyo and Kanazawa and the Tsurugi service between Toyama and Kanazawa both stop at this station. The Kagayaki super express shinkansen train does not stop at Shin-Takaoka, but goes on through. (The Kagayaki shinkansen stops only at Omiya, Nagano, and Toyama – with a few also stopping at Ueno.)
The Shin-Takaoka shinkansen line platforms have a barrier along their length with doors that open to let passengers onto the train. Also, the station has escalators and elevators – as well as stairs – to the platforms. This 2-story station has a North Exit and South Exit. Both exits have convenience stores and a Midori ticket office, hours 5:50 am to 11:30 pm daily.
we had to take the shinkansen in Shin-Takaoka station which services the high-speed Hokuriku Shinkansen for passengers traveling to Kanazawa. This station is small, but fairly new which opened on March of 2015.
Visitors will encounter this impressively humongous “Great Kabuto Helmet of Takaoka“, as soon as they arrive in the station.
It’s crafted with amazing details and quality.
Also, don’t miss this colorful display of giant sushi nearby!
The surrounding area in the south of Takaoka city includes a large Aeon shopping mall and a Karma home center. There is also a Nippon Rentacar outlet close by the South Exit.
Hakutaka Shinkanesen Arriving At Shin-Takaoka Station
The beautifully-designed Hakutaka Shinkansen, with its sky blue roof and white and copper side livery, glided into the Shin Takoaka platform.