So you love the Japanese art and culture and heard that Kanazawa is the best-preserved Edo Period city in Japan? If you can’t wait to fly to the “Little Kyoto” of Japan to explore its charmingly preserved traditional neighborhoods, but wonder how much budget you should set aside for the trip, particularly your accommodation? Don’t worry! This article will provide you with a list of the best hotels & Airbnb apartments that offer great value at under 70 USD per night!
5 best-value Airbnb in Kanazawa
Create a one-of-a-kind holiday experience by booking a stay inside the temple, just a short walk away from the famous Kenrokuen Garden (兼六園). Buddhism is one of the main religions in Japan, and nothing beats learning about the Buddhist way of life than experiencing it yourself in the temple! Every morning in the Main Hall, you can join in a reading session of Buddhist scriptures, or you can also try your hand at copying sutras. Relax and escape from your hectic city life with a stay in this peaceful temple in a scenic neighbourhood!
[Mizuasagi]TempleNearByKenrokuen兼六園徒歩圏内。初日朝食・駐車場有Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
Top guest reviewsthe room is basic but has a nice view to a little garden with beautiful roseswe were warm and comfortable in our quiet and cosy room overlooking a courtyardshe brought delicious breakfast over and my friend had a great time copying over sutrasthe room has a good view of the japanese garden and it's located just beside the ceremony roomi was also offered breakfast which tested quite goodroom was very clean and spaciousexcept for some dog droppings sometimes it is very cleanclean comfortable suburban style home with modern temple attachedwonderful state in this temple experience clean room n hood foodi enjoyed the place very clean and comfortable
Host:host was considerate and helpfulvery nice hosts and a splendid sutra experiencewelcoming and friendly hostfelt at home with kumi wonderful hostour host was out of this world wonderfulRead more reviewsterrific location walking distance to kenruokenvery comfortable and central location to kenrokuengreat location in kanazawaeasy location and simple check inpeaceful location and good public transportation is a reason to stay
Located in the Katamachi neighbourhood about 15 minutes by foot from the city centre, you will find Yukari’s private apartment so cosy, it feels like home. Relax in this fully-equipped apartment with free Wi-Fi and a designated paid parking lot for your use. If you love shopping, you will be pleased to know that the popular Tatemachi-shopping street is just 2 minutes away by foot. For creative buffs, the great 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art is just 700 metres (2296 feet) away.
Yukari’s cosy apartment
Address: Sugiura-machi, Kanazawa (see map)
Price: from 42 USD
Access: 10-minute bus ride to Kanazawa Station
Located in the countryside of the Kanazawa Prefecture is Takahiro’s traditional Japanese house that can accommodate up to 5 guests. Although the house is more than 35 years old, it is very clean and well maintained. Enjoy a true homestay with the friendly host who will provide you insider tips for an enjoyable holiday. If you love Japanese comics just like Takahiro, join him in reading all the wonderful comic books in his special comics library in the house! There are also 4 parking lots that you can use for free if you stay with him, great for all the travelling in the prefecture.
Takahiro’s traditional Japanese house in the suburbs
Address: Kubo, Kanazawa (see map)
Price: from 36 USD
Access: From Kanazawa Station East entrance, go to bus stop no. 8 to take bus no. 30, 31 or 33 to Kubo-Minami bus stop.
Tsukane’s 90-year-old reformed wooden townhouse is great for guests who love to experience living in a traditional Japanese house while still being able to have convenient access to the city. It is just a short walk to the largest and most interesting Higashi Chaya District where you can explore the ancient Japanese culture. Or you can take a 15-minute stroll to the beautiful Kenrokuen Garden and immerse in its amazing beauty. Fancy a traditional bath? The hot spring is just a stone’s throw away from the house!
築１００年の町家をリモデル 金澤町家Share House GAOoo １ 朝食(￥300)有り。Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken, Japan
Top guest reviewsthe room was extremely spacious and quiet it has a good acthe rooms are large and comfortable with wonderful amenitiesi highly recommend getting the daily breakfast for a small additional fee -- it's deliciousthe bedding provided is comfortable and warm and the room is spaciousthe room i stayed at was a traditional japanese tatami room - comfortable and beautifulsuper clean room and common areasthe house is very clean and amiableit’s sparkling clean and very cozythe room is as described clean and spaciousvery clean place and amazing hosts also cute dog
Host:domo arigato to my wonderful hostsvery nice home and friendly hostthe host is nice and helpfulthe host treated me good as wellthe host are very helpful and fast responseRead more reviewsthe location is very goodenjoy the location that's just a 2min walk from the geisha districtreally great place within walking distance of most attractionsthe location was perfect to access to tourist sites and restaurants both by bus and on footquite and well located
Ideal for a group of 4, this traditional Japanese house located in the Old Town, just 5 minutes away from Higashi Chaya District is hosted by the awesome Mr. Masakatsu and his mother. Not only is the dormitory house kept in a tip-top condition, they treat every guest like an old friend. Feel free to chat with them to gain a better understanding about the Japanese culture. They will even bring you to the Japanese public bathhouse nearby if you wish!
大正ロマンの町家 金澤ゲストハウス イーストマウンテン女性ドミトリーFemale Dormitory金沢市, 石川県, Japan
Top guest reviewsreally clean pintoresc and comfortableaffordable clean worth to stayit is very clean comfortable and beautiful hostelthe room was super clean and very convenient placethey house was very clean and the bed is very comfortable
Host:the host is very nicestaff are very nice and speak english wellthe host and his employees are very welcoming and relaxedthe house owner and staff are kind and nicevery caring helpful and lovely hostsRead more reviewswonderful location great to walk to chaya district and beyondmasakatsu's guesthouse is in a great location for seeing all the central sights of kanazawait is a walking distance to the beautiful old district yet in a quiet residential areagreat price for an excellent location as welllovely traditional house the location is great
5 best-value hotels in Kanazawa
As Kanazawa’s first urban hotel, Kanazawa Miyako Hotel has a perfect location with direct access to the JR Kanazawa Station linked by an underpass. Within an hour from Haneda Airport, you will be able to check into your comfortable and modern guest room. Not only is free wired internet provided in the room, you can also borrow a Wi-Fi router for free! There are also many shops and restaurants in the area, and famous attractions like Kenrokuen Garden is just a 20-minute bus ride away.
Kanazawa Miyako Hotel
Address: Konohana-machi 6-10
Price: from 58 USD
Hotel Mystays Kanazawa Castle has been one of the favourite hotels to stay in Kanazawa city because of its accessible location and its clean and well-equipped guest rooms. Experience true Japanese hospitality in the heart of the city. Feel welcomed the moment you step into the airy lobby with the warmth and sincerity of its staff. There is a Japanese traditional public bath right in the hotel so you can enjoy this rejuvenating experience at your convenience!
HOTEL MYSTAYS Kanazawa Castle
Address: Konohana 10-17
Price: from 36 USD
Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Air conditioning First aid kit available Non-smoking rooms Parking All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Trouser press Fax/photocopying
Located in the Korinbo shopping area, Toyoko Inn Kanazawa Kenrokuen Korimbo is a value hotel ideal for guests who want to experience the vibrant city vibes as well as traditional Japanese culture. The ancient Kanazawa Castle and Kenrokuen Garden are just 800 metres (2625 feet) away, while the Bukeyashiki Samurai Houses are only 300 metres away (984 feet), allowing you to explore the well-preserved Edo Period attractions easily. If you wish to go to the city centre, JR Kanazawa Station is a mere 10-minute bus ride away. The best part of the stay? Free breakfast is served at the lobby every morning, so wake up early for an energising breakfast to kickstart your day!
Toyoko Inn Kanazawa Kenrokuen Korimbo
Address: 2-4-28, Korimbo Kanazawa-city, Ishikawa (see map)
Price: from 67 USD
Access: 1-minute walk to Korinbo bus stop (Gate 7/8/9)
Contact: +81 76-232-1045
APA Hotel Kanazawa Ekimae is strategically located such that the bus stop from where the Komatsu Airport Express Bus departs is conveniently located right in front of the hotel, and JR Kanazawa Station is also just next to it. The guest rooms may be compact, but they have all the essentials you need, from a flat screen TV, refrigerator, electric kettle and an ensuite bathroom with toiletries and hairdryer. The breakfast buffet serves a nice Japanese and Western mix of dishes to perk you up every morning. Furthermore, the spacious traditional public bath is reputed to be one of the best in the city!
As part of the trusted APA Hotel group of hotels, APA Hotel Kanazawa Chuo is located in the Katamachi district where you will find yourself surrounded with popular art and heritage attractions. You can walk to the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art and the Ninja-Dera Temple in 8 minutes, as well as the Kanazawa Castle and Kenrokuen Garden in 12 minutes. Furthermore, the hotel also boasts an open-air hot spring bath on its highest floor, so you can enjoy the view while soaking in the refreshing hot spring water.
APA Hotel Kanazawa Chuo
Address: Katamachi 1-5-24
Price: from 45 USD
Security alarm Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Free WiFi Internet services Laundry Luggage storage Vending machine (drinks)
Noteworthy accommodations that give you bang for your buck
Do your research and planning for the trip carefully, and you will surely find affordable Airbnb apartments and hotels worth your attention, just like the top 10 value accommodations listed in this article! With your accommodation costs in control, you can now have a bigger budget to spend on other parts of the trip. Happy planning and enjoy your stay in Kanazawa!
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