Kanazawa is the largest city in Ishikawa Prefecture and is about three hours from Tokyo and two and a half hours from Kyoto by bullet train. It is well known for its preservation of ancient Edo era districts such as charming geisha streets such as Higashichaya Old Town, and the Nagamachi area famous for being the home of samurai warriors long ago. It is possible to try local crafts in Kanazawa like silk dyeing, gold leaf production, and lacquerware, and art and history fans would love to visit the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, the Kanazawa Noh Museum, or the highly popular D.T. Suzuki Museum.
Many visit the beautiful Kanazawa for its temples and architectural buildings such as the fascinating Ninja-dera Temple. Kenrokuen Garden is a beautiful example of classic Japanese gardens and is not to be missed if you visit in the warmer months.
Kanazawa is a charming blend of the traditional and the modern. If you’re planning to visit this gorgeous area with its huge list of things to do to experience traditional Japan, check out these 30 hotels and ryokans to make your stay extra special!
Hotel Mystays is a trusted branch with many hotels throughout Japan. Their hotel in Kanazawa opened in 2014 and it is just a five-minute walk from Kanazawa Station. It features a fitness centre, spacious rooms, and a restaurant, as well as free wifi, a 24-hour reception desk, and on-site drinks vending machines.
Guests can also take advantage of the luggage storage and laundry and dry cleaning services. All rooms have a wor desk area, a TV, and a fridge. Some rooms also have a sofa.
A popular hotel in Kanazawa is Sainoniwa. It is surrounded by four gardens that change depending on the time of year, providing its guests with beautiful seasonal views. The hotel offers a spa and an on-site restaurant. There is private parking and free wifi is available to guests.
Rooms have an air humidifier, air conditioning, a TV, and traditional Japanese wear to relax in. Some rooms also have a seating area with a work desk. Free toiletries are provided in the private bathroom. You can rent a bicycle from the 24-hour front desk and enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast. This hotel is known for its great prices and is very popular for its breakfast, so check it out!
This hotel is a six-minute walk from Oyama Shrine and has contemporary rooms with free internet, a 24-hour front desk where you can store your luggage, and two dining options including French and Italian and Japanese grill cuisine. All air-conditioned rooms have a desk, a TV, a minibar, and free green tea. This hotel has been highly rated for its location.
This very popular hotel features eight different dining options and panoramic views. It is located right in front of Kanazawa Station, which is the ideal location if you’ll be coming to Kanazawa by train. Private parking is also available for those who arrive by car. Free wifi is available throughout the property.
The air-conditioned, spacious rooms at Hotel Nikko include a TV, free toiletries, a hairdryer, a free yukata robe, and pay-to-view movies. Guests can enjoy a western or Japanese breakfast and for dinner, you can choose from French, sushi, Chinese, and more.
This charming ryokan, or traditional inn, is inside an Edo-era style townhouse which includes Japanese sliding doors and futon bedding. It may be traditionally designed, but it still has all the modern necessities such as luggage storage, laundry services, and free wifi.
Rooms come with a TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a sink, and some rooms come with a private bathroom. Both Japanese and western breakfast is served in the dining room, or you can eat it in your room if you’d prefer.
Hotel Resol Trinity is 1.2 kilometres from Kanazawa Station and offers its guests stylish rooms with free wifi and an Italian buffet breakfast. All rooms contain an air purifier and tea making facilities and guests can rent a laptop from reception if needed. There is a salon for women that provides massages and aromatherapy, and the on-site restaurant is open for all meals.
Right next to Kanazawa Castle Park is Hakuchoro Hotel Sanraku, the first hotel on this list that features a hot spring bath. It also has an on-site Japanese restaurant and a tea lounge. All air-conditioned rooms have a TV, a fridge, free wifi, and a free bottle of water. Private bathrooms come with a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy a local Japanese buffet breakfast.
Dormy Inn is located in front of Kanazawa Station and has an open-air bath, a hot spring on the top floor, and a sauna. Free wifi is also available. All rooms have heating, air-conditioning, a fridge, and a TV. There is a coin-operated laundrette and you can get free coffee at the lobby between 3:00pm and 9:00pm. The on-site restaurant, which serves Japanese and western buffet dishes, serves free ramen noodles between 9:30pm and 11:00pm. For some freebies and a handy location, choose Dormy Inn Kanazawa.
Located conveniently near many tourists spots such as Nagamachi Samurai District and Kenroku-en Garden is Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel, which offers two restaurants, a massage service, and free wifi. The rooms have air conditioning, Japanese tea and coffee, and a TV with on-demand movies. The on-site restaurants include French and Japanese cuisine with a buffet-like breakfast, and the lounge bar serves drinks.
ANA Crowne Plaza is renowned for its convenient location near Kanazawa Station. It offers free wifi and has five restaurants and a bar with city views. The elegant rooms have air conditioning, a TV with satellite channels, a fridge, free tea and coffee, and free toiletries such as aromatherapy oils and eye masks.
Relax with a massage or indulge in a treatment at the hotel’s beauty salon. The on-site restaurants include Japanese, Chinese, and international cuisines and in-room dining is also available.
This homely hotel is a five-minute walk from Kanazawa Station. Free wifi is available throughout the property as well as wired internet in the guest rooms, which have a TV, an air humidifier and purifier, a fridge, and a kettle with tea bags. Yukata robes and slippers are also provided and free-to-use PCs are available in the lounge.
The hotel’s restaurant serves Japanese izakaya-bar style meals for dinner. You can also take a dip in the public indoor or outdoor baths and hot tubs, and refresh in the sauna room or have a massage. For a relaxing stay, check out Manten Hotel Ekimae.
Daiwa Roynet Hotel is just two minutes from Kanazawa Station and offers free wifi throughout the property. The 24-hour front desk offers free luggage storage, and guests can take advantage of the dry-cleaning services or even get a massage. There are also free-to-use internet PCs in the lobby and a coin laundrette.
All rooms have a TV with on-demand programmes, a fridge, and a work desk, an air purifier, and tea making facilities. The restaurant on the first floor offers a Japanese and western breakfast, and meals and drinks for dinner, too.
This hotel is connected to a department store and is a ten-minute walk from Kanazawa Station. It features elegant decor with traditional Japanese aesthetics yet is equipped with the modern necessities such as a TV, an iPod dock, a kettle, a fridge, and free wifi. The private bathroom also has free toiletries. The on-site restaurants serve a variety of Japanese and Chinese dishes. The hotel also offers currency exchange, luggage storage at its 24-hour desk, and laundry facilities.
This hotel is just a one-minute walk from Kanazawa Station and it has a spacious public bath and free wifi. All rooms have a TV, a fridge, a kettle, slippers, amenities, and a hairdryer. There are coin-operated laundry machines on-site and guests can rent a computer or order a massage. The restaurants at the hotel include Japanese, Chinese, and western dishes. Choose APA for a cosy and convenient stay in Kanazawa’s city centre!
APA Hotel Kanazawa Chuo has an open-air hot spring on the top floor and is an eight-minute walk from popular attractions such as the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art and the Ninja Temple. Each room as a TV with on-demand channels, a refrigerator, and a work desk. The en suite bathroom has a hairdryer and amenities.
Guests can enjoy a massage treatment, try a refreshing session in the sauna, or take advantage of the on-site coin-operated laundry machines. The nearby cafe serves both a Japanese and western breakfast buffet.
You can jump on a free bus to reach Toyoko Inn, which offers free wifi, coin-operated laundry machines, and a microwave oven for guests to use. A free breakfast is included in the price. Toyoko Inn is well-known for its comfortable rooms and excellent services.
Rooms have a writing desk, amenities, slippers, and a TV with on-demand channels. Guests can request a massage or order extra towels and bedding if needed.
This elegant hotel features comfortable rooms of various types and sizes. Each is equipped with an air conditioner, a hairdryer and other amenities, yukata robes, a TV with on-demand channels, and free internet. Guests can enjoy meals at the on-site restaurant or use the coin-operated laundrette. There is also a public bath in which you can relax after a long day of sightseeing!
AB Hotel Kanazawa website *Japanese only
Smile Hotel is a kilometre away from Kanazawa Castle and offers free internet and massage services. Rooms have a TV with on-demand movies, a tea maker, a fridge, and a desk. The hotel is a ten-minute walk to Kanazawa Art Museum and Kenroku-en Garden, making it a fantastic choice for location.
Opened in 2015 and located right in front of Kanazawa Station is Via Inn. Its rooms have a fridge, a TV, amenities including pyjamas and a hairdryer, a humidifer, and a kettle with tea, and wifi is also available. Guests can make use of the coin laundry or request a massage. Partner stores in the same building as the hotel offer a delicious breakfast.
Mystays Kanazawa Castle is just a four-minute walk from Kanazawa Station and provides its guests with a charming mixture of the modern and traditional. Here you’ll find a Japanese restaurant, relaxing public baths, and a Japanese yukata robe in your room for a great night’s sleep. All rooms have a fridge and a kettle.
There is an internet corner with free wifi access and the 24-hour reception desk offers luggage storage. Kanazawa Castle is a ten-minute taxi ride away from the hotel.
APA Hotel Kanazawa-nishi is not as central as some of the other hotels on this list, but it offers free parking to its guests and is nevertheless a great choice. The hotel has free wifi, a 24-hour front desk, and provides a daily buffet breakfast. Guestrooms have a TV, a kettle, a fridge, and a work desk, as well as toiletries and a hairdryer. There is also a yukata for you to relax in while you’re in your room.
Additional services include on-site coin laundry and drinks vending machines. If you’re travelling to Kanazawa by car and would like to stay somewhere peaceful from a trusted branch, choose APA!
This hotel is just a three-minute walk from the east exit of Kanazawa Station and has air-conditioned rooms with free wifi, a TV, a kettle with green tea bags, and a desk. There are three free-to-use bicycles available and a Japanese pub on-site. Luggage can be stored at the 24-hour front desk and a Japanese and western buffet is served on the ground floor.
Fresh coffee is served at the lobby between 3:00pm and midnight and there is also a coin laundrette. Omicho Market is a ten-minute walk away from this hotel.
This hotel is a three-minute walk from Nomachi Station and it offers modern accommodation with free internet. Coin-operated laundry machines and dry cleaning services are available, and guests can rent laptops or computers or even request a massage. Rooms have a TV with on-demand channels, a fridge, and a kettle with green tea bags. A Japanese yukata robe is provided for guests. Western and Japanese buffets are served at the on-site restaurant.
At this hotel, you can rent bicycles to explore the surrounding area and enjoy a buffet breakfast that is served from 6:30am and 9:00am every day. Wifi is free, there is coin-operated laundry facilities, luggage storage, and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms include amenities such as a hairbrush, a hairdryer, pyjamas, and toiletries, as well as an air conditioner and a kettle. There is also an on-site restaurant serving Japanese favourites such as shabu-shabu.
Econo Kanawaza Asper website *Japanese only
Kanazawa Kokusai is located on the hill overlooking the city. You can have a massage in your room, rent a bicycle, or take a dip in the outdoor pool during summer. Free wifi is available and the breakfast buffet contains fresh, local vegetables.
The spacious rooms all have a TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a seating area with a sofa and an en suite bathroom. The hotel’s restaurant serves Japanese classics as well as Italian dishes. For a classy and comfortable stay in a peaceful hotel just outside the city, look no further than Kanazawa Kokusai.
Located near the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art is this hotel, elegant and modern with free wifi and luggage storage facilities. The public baths across the streets are free to use for guests and an impressive buffet breakfast of more than 30 dishes is also available. Rooms have air conditioning, a fan, a TV, and a desk. Amenities and a yukata robe are also provided.
This charming Japanese ryokan has futon or western bedding to choose from, relaxing wooden baths, and sliding doors as well as modern facilities such as free wifi, luggage storage, air conditioning, and a TV. In your room, you’ll also find slippers and free toiletries. You can also play table tennis at this ryokan.
This accommodation boasts a 200-year history and is a luxurious ryokan surrounded by mountains. It has indoor and outdoor hot spring baths, a relaxing garden, and even a traditional Noh theatre stage. Rooms have tatami flooring, Japanese furniture, and futon bedding.
Seasonal meals are served, including fresh seafood and vegetables and local delicacies like a hot pot dish. All rooms have air conditioning, a TV, and a fridge. Yukata robes are also provided. For a beautifully authentic Japanese experience, try Motoyu Ishiya!
This cosy ryokan has relaxing public baths including lavender and chamomile. Free wifi and massages are also available to ensure you’re completely relaxed during your stay. The rooms have tatami floors and futon bedding but also have modern equipment such as air conditioning and a fridge.
Free bicycles can be borrowed and luggage storage services are available at the front desk. Local and seasonal ingredients are featured in the meals served in the dining room.
This hotel has lovely views of the Sai River and its spacious Japanese-style rooms have free wifi, a TV, futon bedding, a fridge, and green tea making facilities. Traditional “kaiseki” multi-course meals are served at the on-site restaurant and bar. Kenroku-en Garden and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art are both just a fifteen-minute walk away.
Kanazawa is well worth a visit during your trip to Japan for its breathtaking views, gorgeous local sites, and opportunities to taste local food. You may have visited Tokyo and Osaka, but have you made a trip to the gorgeous and charming Kanazawa yet? Book your stay today and discover the charms of Kanazawa!