2-22, Rokumai-machi, Kanazawa IshikawaOutstanding 97%
sacha.vana The owner is a very nice Buddhist ex-monk who gives a percentage of the profits to charity for Asian children. This is the cheapest place we stayed at during three weeks in Japan, and it was very good value for money. The owner values the small scale, so that he has the opportunity to talk to each of his guests personally. There is a small reception room with a cosy heated table, where we played a game with Hiragana characters (made easier for us foreigners) with the owner and some of his friends. We stayed in the private room, but there are also even cheaper dorm beds available. There is a small living room with internet facilities. There is no room service, and you are expected to make your bed yourself, but that really didn't matter to us. The place is only a short way from the station - great if you walk in the right direction, unlike us! So make sure you follow the directions that come with the booking confirmation.
kprokhov We loved our stay at Kikunoya. Two little hassles - firstly, maybe some information when we arrived (maybe a written note) to explain about using the bathroom. Secondly, we weren't aware that we could only pay by cash, which created some awkwardness as we were leaving. Otherwise, everything was wonderful.
6-14 Kasaichi IshikawaExcellent 92%
Mberry Top notch facility. Excellent location -very easy to get to from the station. Great character - the tatami rooms were very comfortable and good atmosphere, impeccably clean, excellent facilities and as a bonus the host was extremely hospitable. I got in late, after all the local restaurants were shut and even got offered dinner by the host.
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