Tachibana Shikitei

What kind of onsen ryokan is Tachibana Shikitei?

This is a luxury boutique onsen ryokan in  Yamashiro Onsen.  Recently we stayed at Tachibana Shikitei in Yamashiro Onsen.  There are 20 rooms only.  The property completely emphasizes private experiences for each guest.  Once we arrived at the property, a staff immediately escorted us to a beautiful tatami room and we checked in in our room while having Japanese sweets with green tea.  If you are looking for luxury authentic rooms with outdoor private hot springs, you should stay here.  We felt the luxury and authenticity at once.  The hardware is outstanding as the property was renovated in May 2019.  If this is your first time staying at ryokans, the property would be perfect as facilities tend to be the latest.  The ambiance is serene, tranquil, and sophisticated.  Tachibana Shikitei would be great for couples, families, small groups, or solo travelers.  Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on Booking.com or Agoda

Is the location easy to access?

Yes, even if this is your first visit to Kanazawa, it would be easy.  Free shuttle service is available from Kagaonsen Station between 13:00 and 18:00.  You need to book it in advance.  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 corner room with an outdoor private hot spring.  The room with quaint onsen town views is so spacious, luxury, and user-friendly.  Once you enter your room, you wouldn’t need to go out until check-out time.  The spring quality is wonderful, creamy, and thick.  If you don’t want to sleep on Japanese-style mattresses in tatami rooms, you may want to book a room with twin beds on tatami mats.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, yukatas, a coffee machine with capsules, Japanese sweets, and green tea bags, etc.  Also, there are colorful yukatas in the lobby for women you can choose.  A massager, a humidifier, and a DVD player were placed in our room.  The Free Wi-Fi reception was bad.  We couldn’t connect to the internet during our stay in 2019.  Room service is available.  Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on Booking.com or Agoda

How about In-house Facilities?

There are wonderful large indoor and outdoor communal hot springs.  There is no nice view.  For the location, it cannot be helped.  Complimentary Tochū tea is prepared at the communal bathing area.  All of them are open from 13:00-11:00 the following morning.   There is no private family hot spring in the property.  If you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the communal bathing area.  You may want to book a room with a private hot spring.  Then Tachibana Shikitei is not a perfect universal design, but there are few steps.  Also, there is room for wheelchair users.  Wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to book a room with a private hot spring.   Once you enter your room, you wouldn’t need to move around.  Then there is a vending machine for drinks in the property, but there is no convenience store around the property.  You may want to buy your necessities before coming here. 

How about services?

This is child-friendly.  The staff prepares meals, tableware, futons, and yukatas for children if you request in advance.  Then before arriving and after departure, you can leave your luggage.   Also, the staff arranges flowers and cakes to celebrate an anniversary at additional charges if you request in advance. 

How about meals?

Kaga kaiseki food experience was just divine.  The food tends to be sophisticated.  The ingredients were very high-end including abalone, crab, fish and Noto beef, and beautiful presentation.  If you are a gourmet, you must be excited.  All meals are served in your room.  If you have dinner on the property, you need to check-in by 18:00.  After dinner, a piano live performance is held in the lobby.  Then you can choose either Japanese or western cuisine for breakfast.  If you prefer western food, you need to inform the staff by 18:00 one day before.  *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 nice restaurant around the property.  You may want to book a room with meals.  

My impressions

Overall, the price range would be reasonable.  Tachibana Shikitei would be one of the luxury ryokans, but some staff wouldn’t be professional.  If you expect 5-star hotel service, this is not.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Tachibana Shikitei from the below space.  Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Tachibana Shikitei

Style Luxury Onsen Ryokan
Check-in and out 13:00/12:00
Estimated Price 60,000JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact E-mail
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Internet Connection NO Free WiFi in the ryokan
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Valet parking is available
Location Tachibana Shikitei’s MAP
Access Free shuttle bus from Kagaonsen Station
Address and TEL Tel +81
Official Homepage Tachibana Shikitei’s HP

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