Kaga Yamashiro Onsen Morino Sumika Resort & Spa

What does Kaga Yamashiro Onsen Morino Sumika Resort & Spa look like?

This is a luxury modern ryokan in Kanazawa.  If you are keen on traditional Japanese gardens, hot springs, and Japanese hospitality, you should stay here.  Perhaps, if this is your first stay at ryokans, this would be perfect.  On the other hand, if you are looking for authentic ryokans, this is not.  The ambiance is lively, cozy, and tranquil.  The property would be great for families with small children, groups, couples, business persons, or solo travelers.  Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on Booking.com or Agoda

Is the location easy to access?

Yes, the location is a 15min-drive from Kagaonsen Station.  Free shuttle service is available from the station between 14:00 and 18:00.  You need to book it in advance.  If you take a TAXI, it costs around 1,500JPY.  It takes around 30min by train from Kanazawa Station to Kagaonsen Station.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend booking a room with an outdoor private bath.  This is not hot spring, though.  We chilled out at the bath while viewing an amazing traditional garden.  It couldn’t be better.  We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the garden.  On the other hand, Japanese-style standard rooms in the main building wouldn’t be special.  Facilities tend to be outdated.  The housekeeping was good, though.  Then if you don’t want to sleep on Japanse-mattresses called futon in tatami rooms, you should book a western-Japanese room.  It seems that most of the rooms have twin beds on tatami mats.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, yukatas, and a Japanese tea set.  Also, free WiFi reception was not available in our room when we stayed in 2018.  We could connect to the internet around the public areas only.

How about In-house Facilities?

There are wonderful indoor and outdoor communal hot springs.  They are open from 5:00-9:30, 14:00-24:00.  *If you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the public bathing area.  You may want to book a room with a private bath.  Then, the garden pool is available for free between mid-July and late Aug.  It’s open from 10:00-17:00.  You need to bring your own swimwear, etc. if you want to use it.   Also, there is a small gym.  You can rent sportswear, shoes, and yoga mats, etc.  Then the property is not a perfect universal design but wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  You may want to book a room with western beds on tatami mats.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform the staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift.  The property is very large.  It’s like a maze.  I noticed that some guests got lost in-house.   Also, the parking lot is a little away from the property.  If you use it, you need to ask the staff to pick you up by resort cart.  Then there is a vending machine for drinks including beer, but there is no convenience store within 5min walking distance.  *Please note that food and drink from outside are prohibited except baby food.

How about services?

This is child-friendly.  Staff provides yukatas, slippers, meals, and tableware for small children if you request in advance.   Then complimentary drinks, such as coffee, English tea, oolong tea, orange juice, etc., are available at the library on 3F in the main building.  Room service is not available.   Then, they can hold your luggage before check-in and after check-out.

How about meals?

Kaga kaiseki food experience for dinner was wonderful.  We ordered the “Black wagyu shabu shabu course”.  It seems that the standard kaiseki course wouldn’t be special.  If you are a gourmet, you may want to order a special menu in advance.  The portion tends to be average.  All meals are served in a private room or a dining area facing the garden pool.  *Please note that inform the staff when you book a room with meals if you have any food allergies or dietary needs.  They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare alternative food if you request on that day.  Then, as far as I know, there is no restaurant around the property.  The location is out of the way.  You may want to book a room including meals unless you have a car.   Dinner starts from 18:00 or 19:30.  You need to check-in by 18:00 if you have dinner on the property.  Breakfast starts from 7:00 to 8:30.

My impressions

Overall, the property has great value for money if compared to others in Kanazawa.  The staff tends to be helpful, but not sophisticated.  I guess it’s OK this is Ishikawa Prefecture.   Then the best season to stay at the property would be in spring or fall.  You can take a walk in the large garden while viewing breathtaking landscapes during the seasons.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about the property from the below space.  Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Kaga Yamashiro Onsen Morino Sumika Resort & Spa

Style Luxury Modern Ryokan
Check-in and out 15:00/10:00
Estimated Price 40,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact Call at 0761-77-0150 from domestic
Call at +81 761-77-0150 from overseas
9:00-19:00 JST Open
Internet Connection Free WiFi at the lobby only
Facility Information  Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available

Location Morino Sumika Resort & Spa’s MAP
Access Free shuttle service from Kagaonsen Station
You need to book it in advance
Address and TEL 14 Yamashiroonsen, Kaga, Ishikawa 922-0242
Tel +81 761-77-0150
Official Homepage Morino Sumika Resort & Spa’s HP

*All information above is as of the date that I posted on my blog.