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Stay in Kanazawa City

Create your own custom trip

3 days 2 nights stay

at a designer hotel

Indulge in the uniqueness of Kanazawa from a selection of activities and dinner restaurants

From JPY39,940!  

(For 2 adults per room)

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Travel to Kanazawa on your own on the first day. Upon arrival in Kanazawa, we recommend that you take a bus from Kanazawa Station. A Kanazawa City 1 Day Pass is included to make your trip convenient. Dinner will be at a restaurant carefully selected by MYU Japan. You can choose from crab dishes, sushi, Noto beef, and enjoy Kanazawa-style meals.

Stay at eph KANAWAZA. Enjoy a stay in a sophisticated design hotel which was inspired by the traditional culture of Kanazawa.

​​The next day, you can enjoy Kanazawa with your choice of activities. We offer a variety of activities that are unique in Kanazawa, such as the Instagrammable sushi making and dining experience, gold leaf experience, Kaga Yuzen face mask dyeing experience, and Kimono wearing experience.

On the last day, you can choose between having your own free time or travel to Shirakawa-go. In the World Heritage Site Shirakawa-go, you can deeply feel the rural culture and lifestyle of gassho style housing, and admire the original landscape of Japan.

 

ACCOMMODATION

eph KANAZAWA

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Walking down the corridor decorated with the motif of stone pavement of the former samurai residence, and you will find your room of stay. The rooms are decorated with the motifs of snow hanging, where some rooms are decorated in noble blue color, while others are in Bengal red which will remind you of the Higashi Chaya District. The gorgeous suite rooms are decorated with gold leaf which is part of the essential Kanazawa craft, and have a private bathroom with cypress ceiling. All rooms have private bathrooms, complimentary original amenities, and other facilities and items to ensure a comfortable stay.

​Rooms

eph KANAZAWA offers a variety of room types. Here are some of the room types which are recommended by MYU Japan.

Japanese Twin Room

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Two sets of futon are laid out on the tatami mat space for you to rest. The room is spacious with a sofa, low table, and private bathroom.

Size: 26.5~28.8m² / Capacity: 1~2 persons Facilities: Air conditioner, TV, refridgerator, electric kettle, safe box, free WiFi

Amenities: Hand soap, bath towel, face towel, hair dryer, toothbrush, toothpaste, cotton bud, razor, shaving cream, hair brush, yukata, MACHIYA coffee, mineral water, green tea, black tea Note: Floor map is for reference only.

Deluxe Twin Room

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A Deluxe Twin Room is equipped with two single beds, a kitchen, a washing machine, a sofa and low table, and a dining table. Enjoy a relaxing time in a room inspired by Kanazawa’s machiya architecture.

Size: 36.5m² / Capacity: 1~2 persons

Facilities: Air conditioner, TV, refridgerator, electric kettle, washing machine & dryer, IH stove, sink, microwave oven, cooking utensils, dishes, safe box, free WiFi

Amenities: Hand soap, bath towel, face towel, hair dryer, toothbrush, toothpaste, cotton bud, razor, shaving cream, hair brush, yukata, MACHIYA coffee, mineral water, green tea, black tea Note: Floor map is for reference only.

Superior Suite

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Deluxe Suite

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The top floor suite with two bedrooms and a living room with kitchen is equipped with a spacious sofa, a washing machine, wash basin with large mirror, and a private bathroom with a cypress ceiling.

Size: 59.14~61.42m² / Capacity: 1~4 persons

Facilities: Air conditioner, TV, refridgerator, electric kettle, washing machine & dryer, IH stove, sink, microwave oven, cooking utensils, dishes, safe box, free WiFi

Amenities: Hand soap, bath towel, face towel, hair dryer, toothbrush, toothpaste, cotton bud, razor, shaving cream, hair brush, yukata, MACHIYA coffee, mineral water, green tea, black tea Note: Floor map is for reference only.

The top floor suite, which has two bedrooms and a living room with kitchen and dining table, is equipped with a spacious sofa, a washing machine, wash basin with large mirror, and a private bathroom with a cypress ceiling.

Size: 61.5m² / Capacity: 1~4 persons Facilities: Air conditioner, TV, refridgerator, electric kettle, washing machine & dryer, IH stove, sink, microwave oven, cooking utensils, dishes, safe box, free WiFi

Amenities: Hand soap, bath towel, face towel, hair dryer, toothbrush, toothpaste, cotton bud, razor, shaving cream, hair brush, yukata, MACHIYA coffee, mineral water, green tea, black tea Note: Floor map is for reference only.

Dining

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At eph Kanazawa, a colorful and hearty breakfast filled with fresh local ingredients are created in collaboration with Hirami Pan, a popular bakery loved by Kanazawa city locals. The breakfast plate includes Hirami Pan's freshly made seasonal quiche and a variety of side dishes made from local Kanazawa vegetables. Enjoy it together with yogurt and homemade granola, and their original coffee with beans roasted by local roaster Sunny Bell Coffee to start off your morning.

  • Breakfast is served for two hours from 07:30 to 09:30, with time slots every 30 minutes. You can choose your preferred breakfast time at the time of reservation. If you are planning to travel to Shirakawa-go on the last day of your stay, we recommend that you have an early breakfast. We may not be able to accommodate you at your requested time depending on availability.

  • The photos shown are for illustration purpose only.

  • The menu at each restaurant is subject to change without prior notice due to seasonal and stocking conditions.

Facilities

Lounge

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Relax in the 1F lounge area. Grab a book from the library to learn about Kanazawa’s rich culture & history, or map out the best places to visit in Kanazawa.

Front desk

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Friendly English & Japanese speaking staffs are available at the front desk 24 hours. They will be on hand to assist you with your check-in, recommend sightseeing attractions throughout Kanazawa city, make reservations at the local favorite spots and taxis, and answer any questions you may have during your stay. You can also connect to the front desk via your in-room telephone. The front desk also offers a variety of items available for rent: hair curler/straightener, iron & ironing board, phone charger, and more.

 

Schedule & Price List

Day 1

Kanazawa Station ~ eph KANAZAWA

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Morning or afternoon arrival at Kanazawa Station. Transfer to eph KANAZAWA on your own.

Kanazawa City 1 Day Pass is included.

Upon arrival at the hotel, check in on your own.

Free time until dinner.

 

19:00 Choose from the following restaurants for dinner;

A: Course meal including crab dishes at Ichinokura

B. Course meal including sushi at Cho-hachi

C. Course meal including Nodoguro (Blackthroat Seaperch) and Noto beef at Kappo Takeshi

 

After dinner, overnight stay at eph KANAZAWA.

【Meals: Breakfast ✗ | Lunch ✗ | Dinner ✓】

Ichinokura

We offer a variety of fresh fish of the day, such as live, grilled, boiled, and steamed dishes, from bold fisherman's cuisine to traditional Kaga cuisine. At lunchtime, we offer a variety of set menus such as Kaisen-don (rice topped with seafood) and Tendon (rice topped with tempura), taking advantage of the appeal of Kanazawa and Ohmi-cho market where all kinds of ingredients are available, especially seafood. In the evening, the market offers dynamic fisherman's cuisine and fresh seafood dishes, including a la carte dishes using seasonal ingredients. In this tour, you will enjoy a course meal of grilled crab with miso shells.

 

  • The menu at each restaurant is subject to change without prior notice due to seasonal and stocking conditions. The photos shown are for illustration purpose only.

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Cho-hachi Kanazawa Ekimae

The restaurant specializes in fish dishes and sushi, serving fresh fishes from the Sea of Japan. They offer a wide variety of sushi, including nigiri sushi and Bo-zushi (rod-shaped sushi) made with seasonal fish. Enjoy a relaxing and luxurious time while sipping some local sake in a relaxing atmosphere. In this tour plan, you will be served with a course meal of sushi and Kaga Jibu-ni (Duck Meat Stew).

 

  • Please be careful not to go to the Katamachi branch.

  • The menu at each restaurant is subject to change without prior notice due to seasonal and stocking conditions. The photos shown are for illustration purpose only.

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Kappo Takeshi

A variety of dishes with modern and stylish twist are created while respecting the traditions of Kanazawa and Kaga cuisine. Each of the signature dishes are carefully prepared based on innovative ideas, and all of them are excellent. The restaurant's bright and stylish interior is made into a comfortable space for the diners. Enjoy a delicious and luxurious time to your heart's content in this stylish modern kappou restaurant. In this tour plan, you will enjoy a course meal of Nodoguro (Blackthroat Seaperch) and Noto beef.

 

  • The menu at each restaurant is subject to change without prior notice due to seasonal and stocking conditions. The photos shown are for illustration purpose only.

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Notes

1. Please read and acknowledge the following about the Kanazawa City 1 Day Pass.  

  • As of March 2021, the Kenrokuen Shuttle is currently out of service.  

  • You can also ride on the Hokutetsu route buses (JPY250 fare zone) and JR West route buses (JPY230 fare zone).

2. It is also possible to request for the 2nd day activities to be changed to the 1st day. Please let us know if you prefer this option.

Day 2

eph KANAZAWA ~ Full day activity ~ eph KANAZAWA

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Full day : Choose one activity of your choice from A to E. Any one of them includes the Kanazawa City 1 Day Pass!

A Gourmet experience: Kanazawa Oshi-sushi making experience + Golden kuzukiri at Kaikaro (entrance fee included)

B Gourmet experience: Modern and creative Japanese cuisine at COIL + Candy-packing experience at Tawaraya Main Store

C Traditional cultural experience: Chopstick gilding experience at Gold Leaf Sakuda Main Store + Mug cup painting experience at Kutani Kosen Kiln

D Modern cultural experience: Mizuhiki brooch making experience at Hiraoka Yuinou-ho + Kaga Yuzen mask dyeing experience at Kaga-Yuzen Kimono Center

E Walking around in Kimono: Kimono wearing experience and rental by KOKOYUI

Overnight at eph KANAZAWA

【Meals: Breakfast ✓ | Lunch △ (Depending on the activity) | Dinner △ (Depending on the activity )】

A: Kanazawa Oshi-sushi

Oshi-sushi in Kanazawa is a dish that has been passed down from generation to generation as an indispensable dish for festivals. Kanazawa sushi is a variation of Oshi-sushi made with local ingredients, and Matsuri-sushi made using traditional wooden frames. There's also Sasa sushi which is made wrapped in bamboo grass. You can actually make them yourself at Kanazawa Oshi-sushi.

Business hours: 11:00~15:00

Closed day : Wednesdays 

Date and time: Wednesday-Sunday, from 11:00

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A: Kaikaro

Kaikaro which is designated as a Kanazawa City Preservation Architecture is the largest teahouse building in Kanazawa located in the Higashi Chaya district. It is open to the general public during the daytime, and offers a special performance by the Geishas in the evening for only one group. This tour plan includes entrance fee and golden kuzukiri during the daytime.

  • Please enter 5 minutes before your reserved time. If you fail to do so, you may not be allowed to enter. In that case, there will be no refund.

Business hours: 10:00~17:00

Closed day : Tuesdays (subject to change depending on the season)

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B: COIL

This is a modern creative Japanese restaurant where you can experience the traditional Japanese dishes of Hosomakizushi (thin roll sushi), Tempura, and Japanese Tea with your sense of sight, taste, and smell by incorporating them into modern visuals. It is a interactive restaurant where you can enjoy the act of making and eating the Hosomakizushi which has been popular in Kanazawa for centuries. The menu of 6 dishes+tempura+self tea ceremony set is arranged for this tour plan.

  • Any additional order made at the restaurant should be paid on site.

Business hours: 11:00~22:00

Closed day : None

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B: Tawaraya Main Store

Jiro-ame is a thick-syrup type traditional soft candy made from Japanese rice and barley. The clear subsoil water from the sacred mountain of Hakusan is used to make the candy, which has a nostalgic flavor among the people of Kanazawa. Tawaraya candy shop has been loved by the people of Kanazawa since the Edo period (1603-1868), and the jiro-ame candy has beenfed to babies and help expectant mothers and the sick to recover their strength. In recent years, Tawaraya candy has been widely used to improve health as a purely natural, healthy food. In this tour plan, you will pack your own candy by transferring it from a tub to a jar.

 Business hours: 09:00~18:00

Closed day: Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays (and depending on the situation of COVID-19 and other conditions) Date and time: Monday to Friday, between 10:00 and 12:00 or 14:00 and 16:00

Duration: Approximately 30 minutes

Number of participants: 1 to 4 people per session; if there are more than 5 participants, the session will be divided.

  • Please follow the store's infection prevention measures (wearing masks, washing hands, etc.).

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C: Gold Leaf Sakuda Main Store

The main store is located nearby Higashi Chaya District, a famous tourist attraction in Kanazawa. The store offers services and attractions such as gold leaf production guided tour, gold leaf pasting experience, gold leaf mini museum, gold leaf craft store, and golden toilet made of gold leaf and platinum leaf, allowing customers to fully enjoy the charm of gold leaf. The store has a homely atmosphere and warmly welcomes all visitors. In this tour, you will experience gilding chopsticks. Enjoy the experience of using 1/10,000th of a millimeter of gold leaf to make your own original gold leaf crafts.

Business hours: 09:00~18:00

Closed day: None Date and time:

Daily 09:00~/10:30~/13:00~/15:00~

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

C: Kutani Kosen Kiln

Established in 1898, Kutani Kosen Kiln creates ceramics through all processes from shaping with a potter's wheel to painting by hand. The museum exhibits traditional Kutani-ware and guides visitors through the production process. In this tour plan, you will participate in the ceramic panting experience. You will be asked to draw the outline of the design on the white base, and the craftsman will finish the colors and bake it. It will be posted to you in approximately 2 months (delivery fee should be paid on site).

Business hours: 09:00~17:00

Closed day: 1 January

Date and time: Applications accepted between 09:00 and 15:30, except 1 January.

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

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D: Hiraoka Yuinou-ho

The staff at Hiraoka Yuinou-ho is well experienced in Yuinou (traditional Japanese engagement ceremony) from all over Japan, and provides easy to understand and sincere support in preparing a Yuinou for their clients. Hiraoka Yuinou-ho's new product Kawa Yuinou is a simple and elegant Yuinou gift that preserves the tradition of wedding events while also including modern trends. Using original fine mizuhiki (decorative Japanese cord made from twisted paper), gorgeous and sophisticated Yuinou gifts are created. In this tour plan, you will be making a mizuhiki brooch.

Business hours: 10:00~16:00

Closed day: Tuesday

Date and time: 10:00~/12:00~/14:00~, except Tuesday

  • This experience will be conducted from two people and together with other guests.

D: Kaga-Yuzen Kimono Center

Kaga-Yuzen Kimono Center is a center for Kaga Yuzen dyeing technique and a place where people can easily become familiar with the art. In addition to the Kaga Yuzen demonstration zone, try-on zone, and handcraft experience zone; there is a special exhibition room with new Kaga Yuzen exhibits, a multi-purpose hall, and Yuzen accessories shop area. In this tour plan, you will experience the Kaga Yuzen dyeing technique on face mask.

Business hours: 09:00~17:00

Closed day: Wednesday

  • This experience may be conducted together with other guests.

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E: KOKOYUI

The kimono rental store is located approximately 10 minutes walk from eph KANAZAWA. Choose from over 300 unique and pretty colourful kimonos. Kimono rental is very popular among friends, couples, and mothers and daughters traveling together.

Business hours: 09:00~18:00 (please return the rental items to KOKOYUI by 17:30)

Closed day: None

  • There is no need to prepare anything on the day. Kimono, obi, innerwear, accessories, socks, geta sandals, bag, etc. are all included in the price.

  • In the event of irreparable damage or loss such as stains, tears, or dark stains that cannot be removed by cleaning, the customer will be charged a predetermined amount of compensation (to be paid on site). Please inform the staff when you return the item.

Notes

  1.  If any of the activities are unavailable for reservation due to holidays or full bookings, we will provide you with an alternative plan, and may ask you to consider rescheduling to the first or last day.

  2. Please read and acknowledge the following about the Kanazawa City 1 Day Pass.  

  • As of March 2021, the Kenrokuen Shuttle is currently out of service.  

  • You can also ride on the Hokutetsu route buses (JPY250 fare zone) and JR West route buses (JPY230 fare zone).

Day 3

Free time OR eph KANAZAWA ~ Shirakawa-go ~ Takayama Nohi Bus Center (or Kanazawa Station or Shin-Takaoka Station)

<Sample itinerary>

Walking tour of Shirakawa-go and Takayama 07:30 Breakfast    

After checking out, go to Kanazawa Station East Exit

09:10 Take the Nohi Bus from Kanazawa Station East Exit to Shirakawa-go

10:35 Arrive at Shirakawa-go (Ogimachi Bus Terminal)    

Free time to explore Shirakawa-go on your own 15:15 Leave Shirakawa-go (Ogimachi Bus Terminal) and take the Nohi Bus to Takayama Nohi Bus Center

16:05 Arrive at Takayama Nohi Bus Center

【Meals: Breakfast ✓ | Lunch ✗ | Dinner ✗】

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Notes

1. On the third day, you can choose one of the following.  

a. Full day free in Kanazawa (tour ends after checking out of the hotel)  

b. After exploring Shirakawa-go, return to Kanazawa Station by Nohi Bus and tour ends after arriving at Kanazawa Station.  

c. After exploring Shirakawa-go, take the Nohi Bus to Shin-Takaoka Station, and tour ends upon arrival at Shin-Takaoka Station.  

d. Tour ends upon arrival at Takayama Nohi Bus Center (direct bus to Takayama without stopover at Shirakawa-go)

2. The Nohi Bus schedule is the latest as of 8 March 2021. Please check the website for the latest schedule.

3. The following is an example of the bus schedule for each direction. Please check the website for the latest schedule.  

Shirakawa-go 15:55 ⇒ Kanazawa Station 17:20  

Shirakawa-go 16:15 ⇒ Shin-Takaoka Station 17:15  

Kanazawa Station 11:10 ⇒ Takayama Nohi Bus Center 13:25 (no stopover at Shirakawa-go)

Number of participants 1 to 4 people

  • Please contact us if there are more than 5 people.

  • This tour is open to elementary age and above.

 

Departure dates

Daily from April to December (except 31 December)

  • Please note that the departure dates are subject to change depending on the COVID-19 situation.

 

Access

  • By train
    Take a bus from Kanazawa Station and get off at Musashigatsuji/Omi-cho Ichiba bus stop, then walk 3 minutes.

  • By car
    About 15 minutes after getting off the Hokuriku Expressway at the Kanazawa Higashi IC exit.

 

Reservation

Please read the following before you proceed to the reservation.

<Additional information>

  • The rates do not include the transportation fee prior to arrival at Kanazawa Station on the first day and beyond arrival at Takayama Nohi Bus Center (or eph KANAZAWA, Kanazawa Station, or Shin Takaoka Station) on the last day.

  • Check-in time is at 15:00, and check-out time is at 11:00.

  • Breakfast starts at 07:30.

  • Beverages are not included in the meal. Payment for drinks or additional orders should be made on site.

  • Your booking confirmation will be sent within 1-2 business days.

  • We will ask you to complete the payment after the booking has been confirmed.

  • You may be asked to present your residence card as proof of identification upon check-in.

  • Please be sure to check "the Go to Travel compliance policy" in advance.

<Cancellation policy>

  • Until 11 business days prior to the reserved date: Free of charge

  • From 10 business days prior to the reserved date: 25% of the total amount

  • From 7 business days prior to the reserved date: 50% of the total amount

  • From 4 business days prior to the reserved date: 100% of the total amount