Hyatt Centric Kanazawa

Hyatt Centric Kanazawa

What kind of luxury hotel is Hyatt Centric Kanazawa? In late March, when the cherry blossoms were just beginning to bloom, we took Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station and arrived at Kanazawa Station in three hours. Then, after getting off the Shinkansen, we found the hotel where we would be staying for the night about…

Takitei

Takitei

What kind of boutique onsen ryokan is Takitei in Kanazawa? After visiting Kenroku-en in early April during the cherry blossom season, we took a cab to the ryokan where we would be staying tonight. A 10-minute cab ride brought us to a surprisingly quiet countryside surrounded by rice paddies. After a while, we came upon…

Kagaya

Kagaya

What kind of onsen ryokan is Kagaya in Wakura Onsen? From Kanazawa station, we took an express train on JR Ishikawa Railway Line bound for Wakura Onsen, and arrived at Wakura Onsen Station in about an hour. Wakura Onsen is a very small spa town, and Kagaya is the most magnificent building in the spa…

Hyakurakusou

Hyakurakusou

What kind of boutique gourmet hotel is Hyakurakusou in Ishikawa? In mid-November, when the autumn leaves were beautiful, we drove two hours by rental car from Kanazawa Station to this boutique hotel at the tip of the Noto Peninsula. Is there really a hotel up ahead? The road was a narrow mountain road that made…

Araya Totoan

Araya Totoan

What kind of luxury boutique onsen ryokan is Araya Totoan? In the hot and humid rainy season of June, we arrived at Kagaonsen Station, 30 minutes by express train from Kanazawa Station. Previously, when I got off the train at Kagaonsen Station and looked around, the station looked like a deserted country station, but it…

Kagaya Bettei Matsunomidori

Kagaya Bettei Matsunomidori

What kind of luxury boutique modern onsen ryokan is Kagaya Bettei Matsunomidori in Wakura Onsen? We took the JR express train from Kanazawa Station to Wakuraonsen Station, and then took a free shuttle bus to the ryokan where we would be staying for the night. From the station, it was quite a distance to walk,…

Mori no Sumika Resort & Spa

Mori no Sumika Resort & Spa

What kind of boutique modern onsen resort is Mori no Sumika Resort & Spa? During the rainy season in mid-June, after seeing Kenroku-en in Kanazawa city, we stayed at the long-established ryokan Arano Toan in Yamashiro-onsen, and the next day we stayed at Morinosumika. It was a 10-minute walk from Yamashiro Onsen town, but there…

Kinjohro

Kinjohro

What kind of traditional gourmet ryokan is Kinjohro? In a cold and snowy January, we took the Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo station, arrived at Kanazawa Station in two and a half hours, and took a ten-minute cab ride from the station to Kinjohro. We passed through the gate and were greeted by the prestigious and…

Ryokan Ryokusone

Ryokan Ryokusone

What kind of luxury gourmet ryokan is Ryokan Ryokusone in Kanazawa city? This is a luxury ryokan we had hoped to stay at some day, and finally got a reservation, so we visited on a cold winter day. It is a 20-minute cab ride from Kanazawa Station, and a 10-minute cab ride to Kenroku-en. The…

Motoyu Ishiya

Motoyu Ishiya

What kind of traditional onsen ryokan is Motoyu Ishiya in Kanazawa? In early October, after a hot summer and cooler weather, we took the JR Ishikawa line from Kanazawa station, got off at the second stop, Morimoto station, and took a cab to the inn where we would be staying for the night. From the…

Yamanoo

Yamanoo

What kind of luxury traditional gourmet ryokan is Yamanoo in Kanazawa? In the spring season when cherry blossoms bloom, we flew from Haneda Airport to Komatsu Airport and took a 30-minute cab ride from Komatsu Airport to Higashi Chaya District. Yamanoo, where we will stay tonight, is located nearby. It is located on a hill…

Matsusaki

Matsusaki

What kind of luxury gourmet onsen ryokan is Matsusaki in Kanazawa? In July, in the height of summer, after having a seafood bowl at the market for lunch, we took a 10-minute train ride from Kanazawa Station, got off at Matto Station, and then took a free shuttle bus to Matsusaki, the ryokan where we…

Hanamurasaki

Hanamurasaki

What kind of luxury gourmet onsen ryokan is Hanamurasaki? In mid-November, when the autumn leaves were at their best, after visiting Kenroku-en, we took a train from Kanazawa Station, got off at Kagaonsen Station, and took a 15-minute shuttle bus to Hanamurasaki. After getting off the shuttle bus, we found a beautiful Japanese garden with…

Kanazawa Chaya

Kanazawa Chaya

What kind of boutique gourmet ryokan is Kanazawa Chaya near Kanazawa Station? On a cold and snowy January weekend, I took a Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station, arrived at Kanazawa Station around 2:30 pm, and headed for Kanazawa Chaya where I would be staying tonight. It was snowing, so I was glad that the ryokan…