2nd Annual “Kanazawa Rainbow Pride” Shakes Up Castle Town


A Japanese woman in her 30s with cheerful eyes holds a heart-shaped sign that says, “Love is Love!” Another sign, translated from Japanese, says “Every one is different, and every one is good! ‘YES’ to diversity!” A Buddhist monk bears a rainbow on his robe. A Japanese salaryman in a colorful tee-shirt smiles and waves. […]

Kaname Inn Renovates, Trains to Welcome LBGTQ+ Guests, Staff


Though Japan is often considered the safest Asian country for LGBTQ+ travelers, citizens still struggle to have their rights legalized and their humanity recognized. The culture pushes for conformity, and the history-rich (and very conservative) Hokuriku region of central and west Japan is no different. But small, firm steps forward can help pave the way. […]

Kaname Inn Staff Receive Second Vaccination Shot


This week, the staff of Kaname Inn Tatemachi in Kanazawa returned to the hotel from the hospital where we received our second shot of the COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccine rollouts in Japan began in mid summer but have picked up steam quickly, with more than 43% of the population fully vaccinated as of this writing. Vaccinations […]

Rwandan Art, Featured in a Japanese Castle Town Hotel


This weekend and next, the vibrant work of Rwandan artist Ganza Odart will be featured in Kanazawa Music Bar and the first floor lobby area of Kaname Inn Tatemachi for the exhibition: “African Project: We Believe.” Ganza Odart is a graphic artist from Musanze, Rwanda. When he was a child, he drew pictures on walls […]

Hotel Safety in a Post-COVID World: Infection Prevention Measures at Kaname Inn, Kanazawa, Japan


Though borders remained closed across many countries, eager travelers are itching to make plans for future excursions. Even so, the lingering fears of 2020’s coronavirus pandemic leave many a little shy to travel too far, too long, or to too many places. We at Kaname Inn Tatemachi completely understand your concerns, and we care deeply […]

Tatemachi Street Concert: Strings Along the Street


Kanazawa Music Bar will host a string duet, starring renowned musicians Zydre Ovsiukaite (violin) & Danielis Rubinas (double bass), to “re-energize Kanazawa with music.” Kanazawa Music Bar will be open with a drink menu. Please join us for an early summer evening of masterfully-made music. date: June 20, 2020 time: starting from 15:00 (3:00 p.m.) […]

More than 1,000 nights free for travelers stranded by COVID-19


The “Room for Rescue” initiative, spearheaded by Kaname Inn Tatemachi in Kanazawa, western Japan, recently released an updated press kit about the state of the program as Japan’s state of emergency was lifted. Across all participating hotels, the total number of nights covered by the program from March 24th to June 3rd totaled 1,027, the […]

“Room for Rescue”: Kaname Inn Takes in Those Stranded by COVID-19


Kaname Japan authors and concierge members ready to welcome stranded travelers to Kanazawa. EMAIL US NOW UPDATE: The deadline to apply has been extended to May 15th and the last day to check out to May 31st. The current novel coronavirus pandemic is affecting many people across the world, including here in Japan. Many visitors […]

Breakfast for the 2020 Spring and Summer Season


Beginning March 1, 2020, Kaname Inn Tatemachi will be offering a new breakfast to its guests in the morning. As with all dishes from Kanazawa Music Bar, this meal is made with local ingredients from Kanazawa and the surrounding areas in Ishikawa Prefecture. Our goal is to offer you, our guest, a morning meal that […]

Count Down to 2020 with Us at Kanazawa Music Bar!


The decade ends in just a few days. Will you celebrate Japanese style or in a more western way? Why not both? Kanazawa Music Bar will be serving gratis toshi-koshi soba to guests beginning at 10:00 p.m. Dining on these buckwheat noodles is a New Year’s superstition for inviting luck and good health into your […]

Paysan Hearbal Tea: Hand Picked & Locally Grown


Kaname Inn Tatemachi is now offering herbal tea from the local herb farm Paysan, near Kahoku Lagoon, as a room amenity and as an aperitif tea at breakfast.