Convenient for Sightseeing! 5 Recommended Hotels and Hot Spring Inns Within Kanazawa
Don't you want to leisurely spend time at your lodging and prepare for the next day after enjoying a whole day's worth of sightseeing? For that reason, choosing lodging that is located at an easy-to-access place, or near a train station or tourist spots can be very convenient. Here are 5 such convenient lodgings within Kanazawa.
1. ANA Crowne Plaza Kanazawa
ANA Crowne Plaza Kanazawa is in a prime location, only a minute walk away from JR Kanazawa Station. For this reason, it is very convenient to move to sightseeing spots by public transport from this hotel. You can also walk to the hotel without getting drenched on a rainy day. When visiting the main tourist spots in Kanazawa, you can make use of the public buses that stop at the terminal just in front of the station. There are even buses here that go to the popular tourist attraction Kenroku-en. While near the train station, it is a quiet place where you can slowly relax, and the morning breakfast buffet is highly-rated, having over 100 kinds of both Japanese and Western foods to choose from. There are many different room types and deals offered at this hotel, so you should take a look and see which room type best suits your sightseeing needs before making your reservation!
2. Kanazawa New Grand Hotel
Kanazawa New Grand Hotel is located in the heart of Kanazawa, about a 7 minute bus ride away from JR Kanazawa Station. Oyama Shrine, the Shinto shrine famous for its stained-glass windows, is a convenient 5 minute walk from this hotel. Other popular attractions such as Omi-cho Market, Kenroku-en, and Higashi Chaya District, are also 10-20 minutes away by foot, making this hotel a really attractive choice. All guest rooms were renovated in 2015, so you can have a relaxing time in one of their modern and comfortable rooms at the end of the day.
3. Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel
Located in Korinbo, the center of Kanazawa, Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel is an approximate 10 minutes' bus ride away from Kanazawa Station. The Nagamachi Buke Yashiki District is a minute away on foot, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, is 5 minutes away, and other attractions such as Kenroku-en and Kanazawa Castle are within walking distance.
The guest rooms, while incorporating traditional culture of Kanazawa, are modern and chic. Guests are sure to enjoy spending some rest time in the tranquil environment of the rooms. Not only can you have a breakfast buffet in the morning, or try some authentic French cuisine during dinnertime, Kincharyo, the restaurant probably most representative of Kanazawa, is also located within the facility. Kincharyo uses seasonal ingredients in their cooking, so why don't you have a taste of some traditional Kanazawa cuisine here?
4. Kanazawa Hakuchoro Hotel Sanraku
Kanazawa Hakuchoro Hotel Sanraku is a convenient 10-minute drive from Kanazawa Station, and most of the main tourist attractions are located within walking distance from the hotel. Kenroku-en is a 5 minutes' walk away, Kanazawa Castle a mere 2 minutes, and Omicho Market 10 minutes away, making this the perfect hotel for sightseeing in Kanazawa.
Also, a charm of this hotel is that it is different from most modern ones. The atmosphere at Kanazawa Hakuchoro Hotel Sanraku feels very Taisho era-like, and you cannot help but feel that you have traveled back in time. The lobby is decorated with stained glass and Kutani lamps, giving it a really Kanazawa feel. Also, you can enjoy taking a hot spring bath at this hotel, whose spring origin is 807 meters below the earth's surface, or Japanese Kaiseki meals using local-produced ingredients like seafood from the Japan Sea and Kaga-yasai, vegetables cultivated in Kanazawa. Cure your tiredness from the day with a hot spring bath and some delicious food!
5. Hotel Pacific
Hotel Pacific is located 15 minutes away by foot from JR Kanazawa Station, and a minute away from the popular sightseeing spot said to be the kitchen of Kanazawa, Omi-cho Market. The main attractions in Kanazawa, such as Kenroku-en and Kanazawa Castle, are also within walking distance from this hotel, making it a really convenient place to stay. Hotel Pacific is popular for its excellent design and tasteful interior. There are both western and Japanese-type rooms available, and there is a cafe on the 1st floor which transforms to a bar where you can enjoy wine or beer come night. Rental bicycles are also available (200 JPY for first 3 hours, 100 JPY for every subsequent hour or part thereof).
Did you like these lodgings? It is very important to be picky when it comes to choosing your hotel because your time for sightseeing is limited. Please consider these hotels the next time you stay in Kanazawa.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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