What kind of onsen ryokan is Matsusaki?

This is a luxury authentic ryokan.  If you want to experience an authentic ryokan adventure, you should stay here.  We felt the luxury and authenticity at once.  Perhaps if you expect 5-star hotel service, this is one of the best places.  All staff is excellent, professional, and elegant.  You can experience signature Japanese hospitality during your stay.  On the other hand, if you are looking for luxury modern ryokans, this is not.  The property would be great for couples, families with small children, solo travelers, or small groups.  The ambiance is serene, relaxed, and tranquil.
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Is the location easy to access?

Yes, it would be easy.  Free shuttle service is available from Matto Station, Komatsu Station, or Komatsu Airport.  You need to book it in advance.  It takes around 10min by train from Matto Station to Kanazawa Station.  JFYI, if you go sightseeing in Kanazawa city before check-in, you should use the Baggage delivery service in Kanazawa Station at an additional charge.  It would be very useful.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend rooms in the new wing.  All rooms in the new wing have private indoor and outdoor hot springs.  That’s truly wonderful.  We spent a lot of time jumping in and out of our private baths.  The water temperature tends to be lukewarm.  Facilities tend to be the latest.  You won’t feel any stress even if this is your first time staying at ryokans.  If you don’t want to sleep on Japanese-style mattresses in tatami rooms, you may want to book a Japanese-western room with twin beds on tatami mats.  On the other hand, rooms in the main wing tend to be outdated.  Also, they have no private hot springs.  I wouldn’t recommend the rooms in the main wing.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, samue outfits, yukatas, and a Japanese tea set.  Also, DVD players and humidifiers are available for borrowing if you request.  There are some kinds of pillows and colorful yukatas you can choose from.   Room service is not available.  Then free WiFi reception was good in our room and a PC is placed in the lobby for use someone.

How about In-house Facilities?

There are communal indoor hot springs on 1F in the main wing.  They are open from 13:00-11:00 the following morning.  Also, there are communal indoor and outdoor hot springs on 5F in the new wing.  They are open from 6:00-9:30, 14:00-24:00.  On top of that, there is a private family hot spring on 5F in the new wing.  You can use it for free for 50min.  You need to book it when you check-in.  *Please note that if you have tattoos and want to use the communal hot springs, use a reserved private family one instead.  Unluckily, there is no bar, no lounge, and no library to chill out while drinking.  There are some vending machines for drinks in-house.  There is a convenience store nearby.  Then Matsusaki is a perfect universal design.  There is room for wheelchair users.  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 lift.
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How about services?

This is child-friendly.  The staff prepares yukatas, samue outfits, toys, chairs, cribs, and baby food, etc., for small children if you request in advance.  Then they can hold your luggage before check-in and after check-out.  Also, the staff arranges flowers and cakes to celebrate an anniversary at additional charges if you request in advance.

How about meals?

The authentic kaiseki food experience was just divine.  It may be a little challenging for the western palate.  If you are a gourmet, you should stay in a room in the new wing.  The menu in the main and the new wing is different.  The latter would be much sophisticated.  The portion tends to be average.  All meals are served in a private room or your room.  Dinner starts from 18:00 to 19:00.  You need to check-in by 18:00 if you have dinner on the property.  Breakfast starts from 7:00 to 9:00.  *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.  You may want to book a room including meals unless you have a car. 

My impressions

Overall the price range would be reasonable.  If you want to get much of an immersive luxury authentic ryokan experience, it’s well worth it.  At last, the best season to stay at Matsusaki would be in spring or fall.  The property has an amazing garden.  We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the views.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Matsusaki from the below space.  *If you check-in after 18:00, you need to inform the staff in advance.  Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on or Agoda

Info about Matsusaki

Style  Traditional Japanese Ryokan
Check-in and out times
Estimated Price 45,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact E-mail
Internet Connection Free Wifi in the ryokan
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Matsusaki’s MAP
Access Free shuttle bus from JR Matto station,
JR Komatsu station or Komatsu airport.
Need to book in advance
Address and TEL 〒923-1245 Ishikawa Nomi-shi Tatsunokuchimachi 3-1
Tel +81 761-51-3111
Official Homepage Matsusaku’s HP

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