Summer Premium Sale: Up to 35% off your hotel stay in Kanazawa


Exclusively for select nights of May, June and July, 2019:

Walk from your room to Kanazawa’s best sightseeing locations nearby:

The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 meters
The Color Activity House at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan

Kenroku-en Garden, 700 meters
irises under the flower viewing bridge at Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa

Kanazawa Castle, 750 meters
Kanazawa Castle cluster of buildings

The Samurai Residence District of Nagamachi, 750 meters
Nomura Samurai Family Residence Museum in Nagamachi, the Samurai District in Kanazawa

The Western Geisha District of Nishi Chaya, 850 meters
The west-most geisha district in Kanazawa, Nishichaya

Oyama Shrine, 900 meters
Oyama Shrine Gate Stained Glass Tower

The Ninja Temple, Myoryu-ji, 900 meters
The Lookout Point of Myoryuji, the Ninja Temple, obscured by sakura cherry blossoms on Kanazawa

The D.T. Suzuki Museum, 900 meters
The D. T. Suzuki Museum at night, an expression of Zen philosophy in both it's content and creation

Or purchase a 1-Day Bus pass from our front desk to move about the city with speed:

Omicho Fish Market, 12 minutes
Fish seller at Omicho Market in Kanazawa, Japan

The Eastern Geisha Districts of Higashi Chaya and Kazue-machi, 17 minutes
Higashi Chaya District Lit up at Night in Kanazawa, Japan

The Princess Temple, Tentokuin, 16 minutes
The front gate of Tentokuin Temple in Kanazawa

Don’t miss summer-only events:

May 11 – June 29 (Saturdays): Kanazawa Geigi, a Geisha Experience
Kanazawa Geigi, Kanazawa Geisha Experience 2019 season official image

May 12: Peaceful World Kite Festival on Uchinada Beach
Preparing to launch massive kites at Uchinada's Peaceful World Kite Festival

May 30 – June 2: Hyakumangoku Festival, a 3-day bash just around the corner from us
a hundred taiko drums in front of Kanazawa Station's drum gate at the Hyakumangoku Festival Parade

June 30: 500-year-old Ice House Opening in Kanazawa’s Yuwaku Onsen

July 5 & 6: Abare “Fire & Violence” Festival a day trip from us up to the Noto Penninsula
Abare Fire and Violence Festival in Ushitsu in the Noto Peninsula, north of Kanazawa

Yosakoi Japanese Dance Competitions throughout Ishikawa Prefecture
Yosakoi group shot, Komatsu, by Tamaya Greenlee

Or take a day trip from central Kanazawa to spots nearby:

Tateyama Alpen Route Snow Wall, 40 minutes by bus and bullet train
Tateyama Alpine Route Snow Wall, from April to June

Takayama, 2 hours by Hokutetsu or Nohi bus
The main road of Old Town in Takayama

White Road route to Shirakawa-go, 2 hours 15 minutes by car
The Japanese Alps of west Japan along the White Road, the highway to Shirakawa-go

The Noto Peninsula, a 6 hour road trip or all day by Noto Sightseeing bus

Komtasu City, 30 minutes by train or 45 minutes by car
Moss garden in the Forest of Wisdom in Komatsu

Return to the Zen-inspired respite of your individually air-conditioned hotel room:

Kaname Inn Tatemachi Standard Twin Room 704, photo by Nik van der Giesen

and chic Kanazawa Music Bar:

Kanazawa Music Bar Terrace

at Kaname Inn Tatemachi.

Welcome to Kanazawa.


select images courtesy the tourism associations of respective cities, of Nik van der Geisen (hitonoto), or of Tamaya Greenlee


A foodie who has explored all things edible in Kanazawa, from high-end sushi and ryokan multi-course dinners to casual meals and snack bars. His recommendations have been shared by friends and now even magazines ask for his opinions! Unofficially the best taster in the city. ;) Ask him anything!