Hanamurasaki

What kind of onsen ryokan is Hanamurasaki?

This is an authentic luxury onsen ryokan.  Once we entered the property, we felt the luxury and authenticity at once.  If this is your first time staying at ryokans, this is one of the best choices.  Facilities tend to be the latest.  The exterior of the building would be outdated, but the inside is elegant, sophisticated, and classy.  The property would be great for couples, families, groups, or solo travelers.  There are 27 rooms only.  We hardly met other guests during our stay.

Where is the best accommodation for anniversary?

If you are looking for venues for special occasions in Kanazawa, the property would be perfect.  The staff arranges flowers and cakes to celebrate an anniversary at additional charges if you request in advance.

Is the location easy to access?

Yes, free shuttle service is available from Kagaonsen Station between 8:30 and 18:00.  It takes 20min by car from the station.  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 the comfort suite rooms with private outdoor hot springs.   All of the suite rooms have private outdoor hot springs and twin beds.  If this is your first time staying at ryokans, you might want to stay in the suite rooms.  All of the Japanese-style rooms have no private outdoor hot springs and no twin beds, but the ambiance is in a quaint atmosphere.   The décor is excellent Japanese minimalistic.  Only the suite rooms have a minimum age requirement of 10 applies.  Others have no age requirements

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, yukatas, and a Japanese tea set.  Also, a humidifier, a CD player, and a baby crib, etc. are available for borrowing if you request in advance.  Room service is available.   Also, the free WiFi reception was slow in the property.  Tablets were placed to use someone in the lobby.  Electric bikes are available at 500JPY for 3 hours.

How about In-house Facilities?

There are large indoor communal hot springs on 2F.  They are open from 14:00 to 12:00 the following morning.  Also, there are small outdoor communal ones on 7F.  They are open from 14:00 to 24:00, and from 5:00 to 12:00.  *Please note that if you have tattoos and want to use the communal hot springs, book a room with a private one.  There is no private family hot spring in-house.  Then Hanamurasaki is almost universal design and there are some rooms for wheelchair users.  There are lifts.  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.   Then there was no convenience store within 5min walking distance.  You may want to buy your necessities before coming here.

How about services?

This is child-friendly.  Staff provides meals, futons, and yukatas at additional charges if you request.  Also, they can hold your luggage before check-in and after check-out.

How about meals?

Kaga kaiseki cuisine for dinner tends to be sophisticated.  You can choose anything from among many kinds of kaiseki dishes.  It’s called the à la carte kaiseki.  That’s amazing.  If you are a gourmet, you should try it.  The portion tends to be big.  Dinner is served in a private room in a dining area.  If you have dinner in your room, Japanese kaiseki food is served.  The kaiseki food menu is fixed if you have in your room.  Also if you bring small children, all meals are served in your room.  Then the ambiance in the dining area is truly wonderful.  A lot of beautiful traditional Japanese paper creates an otherworldly atmosphere.  The dining is designed by a famous traditional Japanese paper designer.  I would highly recommend having meals in the dining area.  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 9:30.  *Please note that inform the staff when you book a room with meals if you have any food allergies.  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.

My impressions

All staff is professional.  If you expect 5-star hotel service, it’s well worth staying here.  Overall, the price range would be reasonable.  We definitely return for special occasions.  Then, the best season to stay here would be in spring or fall.  You can see amazing views from the property.  At last, you should explore Yamanaka Onsen.  Don’t forget to hang out around Yuge Road.  It takes 15min on foot.  You can fully enjoy Japanese culture and local food.   Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Hanamurasaki from the below space.   *You need to inform staff of your expected arrival time and means of transportation to the property in advance.  Check availability and pricing for the ryokan on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Hanamurasaki

Style Traditional Japanese Ryokan
Check-in and out times
14:00/12:00
Estimated Price 70,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact E-mail
hana@hana-mura.com
Internet Connection Free WiFi in the ryokan
Facility Information  Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Hanamurasaki’s MAP
Access Free shuttle bus from Kagaonsen station
Address and TEL 1-Ho17-1 Higashimachi Yamanaka Onsen
Kaga-city, Ishikawa 922-0114
Tel +81 761-78-0077
Official Homepage Hanamurasaki’s HP

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