Shin-Takaoka Station Toyama

Shin-Takaoka Station Toyama. Our most recent trip to Osaka gave us the opportunity to visit Shin-Takaoka Station, and we were awestruck by both its amenities and the sights nearby.

It’s a modern transportation hub located in Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture, Japan. This station is one of the busiest train stations in the Hokuriku region and serves as a gateway to various destinations within and beyond Toyama.

Being opened in March 2015, the station is relatively new. The hub for both local trains and high-speed rail services is a contemporary, large building. It serves as a superb example of modern Japanese architecture with its streamlined design. The station also offers a suitable starting place for your trip to Takaoka because it is clean, well-kept, and simple to use.

Getting There

Major Japanese cities including Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka can be reached by train without much difficulty and are all close to Shin-Takaoka Station. From Tokyo, the Hokuriku Shinkansen travels directly to Shin-Takaoka Station in around 2.5 hours.

You may get to the station by using the Thunderbird Limited Express train if you’re traveling from Osaka or Kyoto.

Station Facilities

Upon arrival at Shin-Takaoka Station, We were impressed by its modern design and spacious interior. The station has multiple levels, with the Shinkansen and conventional train platforms on the ground level, and the shopping and dining areas located on the upper floors

Visitors will encounter this impressively humongous “Great Kabuto Helmet of Takaoka“, as soon as they arrive at the station. It’s crafted with amazing details and quality.

Attractions Nearby

Shin-Takaoka Station is not only a transportation hub but also a gateway to various attractions in Toyama Prefecture. Here are some of the must-visit places nearby:

Kurobe Gorge

One of the highlights of Shin-Takaoka Station is its close proximity to the famous Kurobe Gorge. You can take a scenic train ride from the station to the gorge, which is a must-visit for nature lovers. The Kurobe Gorge is a spectacular sight to behold, with its towering cliffs, roaring rapids, and verdant forests. The train ride itself is also an unforgettable experience as it winds through the rugged landscape, offering breathtaking views at every turn.

Takaoka City Great Buddha

This massive bronze statue of Buddha is one of the largest in Japan, standing at over 15 meters tall. The statue is located a short train or bus ride from Shin-Takaoka Station and is a popular tourist attraction.

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Zuiryuji Temple

A ten-minute walk from the station will bring you to Zuiryuji Temple, another excellent cultural site. The temple is one of Japan’s oldest Zen temples and has been named a national treasure. Its magnificent structures, lovely gardens, and serene ambiance make it a calming and meditative destination.

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Street Foods

Takaoka has a special cuisine that is well worth trying when it comes to eating. The soy sauce-flavored kamaboko, a sort of fish cake, is among the city’s most well-known street foods. Make sure to taste kamaboko; there are many food stands serving it near Shin-Takaoka Station.

Shin-Takaoka Station is not just a transportation hub, but also a destination in itself. Its modern facilities, shopping, and dining options, and proximity to various attractions make it an ideal starting point for exploring Toyama Prefecture and beyond. We highly recommend including Shin-Takaoka Station in your itinerary when visiting Japan.

Hokuriku Shinkansen Arrived at Shin Takoaka Station