Kanazawa Chaya

What kind of ryokan is Kanazawa Chaya?

This is a small authentic gourmet ryokan near Kanazawa Station.  The location is perfect.  It takes just 5min on foot.  Also, access to sightseeing spots in Kanazawa city would be very convenient.   If this is your first visit to Kanazawa city, you should stay here.  Perhaps, if you are a foodie, this is one of the best in Kanazawa.  This is a well-known auberge ryokan.  The food is very authentic Kaga kaiseki cuisine.  It may be a little challenging for the western palate, but it’s well worth trying it.  On the other hand, if you are looking for modern ryokans with hot springs, this is not.  Perhaps, if you are a hot spring freak, this is not.  There is no communal hot spring in the property.  I would rather recommend staying in Yamashiro Onsen, Wakura Onsen, or Kaga Onsen in Ishikawa prefecture.  Kanazawa Chaya would be great for couples, small groups, business persons, or solo travelers.  The ambiance is serene, cozy, and elegant.  There are 18 rooms only.  The property completely emphasizes private experiences for each guest.  We hardly met other guests during our stay even though it would be fully booked.  Check availability and pricing for the ryokan on Booking.com or Agoda

How about rooms?

If you don’t want to sleep on Japanese-style mattresses called futon in tatami rooms, you may want to book a Japanese-western room with twin beds on tatami mats.  Each room tends to be cramped.  For the location, I can’t complain more.  The décor is Japanese minimalistic.  Facilities tend to be the latest.  The housekeeping was excellent.   There is no room with a private outdoor bath.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including minimum toiletries, yukatas, Japanese sweets, and a green tea set, etc.  There are SHISEIDO skincare products and DHC bath amenities in the bathroom.  Room service is not available.  The free WiFi reception was good in the property.  Also, this is child-friendly.  Staff provides amenities, chairs, and yukatas for small children if you request in advance. 

How about In-house Facilities?

There are small indoor communal baths.  They are open from 5:00 to 10:00, 15:00 to 24:00.  They are not hot springs.  There is no outdoor communal bath and no nice view.   When we stayed in the winter season, the communal baths with yuzu fruits were provided.  It was so refreshing after a long day out.  Then Kanazawa Chaya is almost universal design.  Wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform the staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the entrance.  Then there is a vending machine.  There is a convenience store within 5min walking distance. 

How about meals?

Kaga kaiseki food for dinner and breakfast was just divine.  The food was prepared with much detail and care.  We were overwhelmed by amazing dishes.  Absolutely this is a gourmet ryokan.  Dinner is served in your room or dining area.  Breakfast is served in a banquet hall.  Actually, there are many restaurants around the property, but if you stay at the property, you should try it. 

My impressions

All staff is professional, sophisticated, and super-attentive.  The staff welcomed us with warmth.  Once we arrived at the property, the staff escorted us to a tatami room, and Japanese sweets and green tea were served.  If you expect 5-star hotel service, you should stay here.  You can experience a signature Japanese hospitality.  Overall, the price range would be reasonable if you are a foodie.  The software would be impeccable.  At last, Kanazawa is one of the popular destinations in Japan.   If you want to hang out around here in a tranquil atmosphere, you may want to avoid staying during Lunar New Year, late April to early May, weekend in Oct & Nov, and the end of the year and New Year holiday.  You may need to make a line during the above periods when you visit sightseeing spots, shops, and restaurants, etc.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Kanazawa Chaya from the below space.   Check availability and pricing for the ryokan on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Kanazawa Chaya

Style Small authentic ryokan
Check-in and out times
15:00/10:00
Estimated Price 50,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact Call at 076-231-2225 from domestic
Call at +81-76-231-2225 from overseas
Internet Connection Free Wifi in the ryokan
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Kanazawa Chaya’s MAP
Access 5min walk from Kanazawa Station
Official Homepage Kanazawa Chaya’s HP

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