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Where To Stay In Kanazawa, Japan: Top 10 Hotels & Airbnb Under 70 USD - Updated 2020

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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!

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5 best-value Airbnb in Kanazawa

1. Special temple stay

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
235 reviews
Private room in house 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is basic but has a nice view to a little garden with beautiful roses
we were warm and comfortable in our quiet and cosy room overlooking a courtyard
she brought delicious breakfast over and my friend had a great time copying over sutras
the room has a good view of the japanese garden and it's located just beside the ceremony room
i was also offered breakfast which tested quite good
Cleanliness:
room was very clean and spacious
except for some dog droppings sometimes it is very clean
clean comfortable suburban style home with modern temple attached
wonderful state in this temple experience clean room n hood food
i enjoyed the place very clean and comfortable
Host:
host was considerate and helpful
very nice hosts and a splendid sutra experience
welcoming and friendly host
felt at home with kumi wonderful host
our host was out of this world wonderful
Location:
terrific location walking distance to kenruoken
very comfortable and central location to kenrokuen
great location in kanazawa
easy location and simple check in
peaceful location and good public transportation is a reason to stay
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2. Yukari’s cosy apartment (from 42 USD)

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

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3. Takahiro’s traditional Japanese house in the suburbs (from 36 USD)

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.

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4. Tsukane’s 90-year-old reformed wooden townhouse (from USD 34)

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
368 reviews
Private room in house 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was extremely spacious and quiet it has a good ac
the rooms are large and comfortable with wonderful amenities
i highly recommend getting the daily breakfast for a small additional fee -- it's delicious
the bedding provided is comfortable and warm and the room is spacious
the room i stayed at was a traditional japanese tatami room - comfortable and beautiful
Cleanliness:
super clean room and common areas
the house is very clean and amiable
it’s sparkling clean and very cozy
the room is as described clean and spacious
very clean place and amazing hosts also cute dog
Host:
domo arigato to my wonderful hosts
very nice home and friendly host
the host is nice and helpful
the host treated me good as well
the host are very helpful and fast response
Location:
the location is very good
enjoy the location that's just a 2min walk from the geisha district
really great place within walking distance of most attractions
the location was perfect to access to tourist sites and restaurants both by bus and on foot
quite and well located
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5. Masakatsu’s traditional Japanese dormitory house (from USD 25)

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
175 reviews
Shared room in house 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
really clean pintoresc and comfortable
affordable clean worth to stay
it is very clean comfortable and beautiful hostel
the room was super clean and very convenient place
they house was very clean and the bed is very comfortable
Host:
the host is very nice
staff are very nice and speak english well
the host and his employees are very welcoming and relaxed
the house owner and staff are kind and nice
very caring helpful and lovely hosts
Location:
wonderful location great to walk to chaya district and beyond
masakatsu's guesthouse is in a great location for seeing all the central sights of kanazawa
it is a walking distance to the beautiful old district yet in a quiet residential area
great price for an excellent location as well
lovely traditional house the location is great
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5 best-value hotels in Kanazawa

1. Kanazawa Miyako Hotel (from USD 58)

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.

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2. Hotel Mystays Kanazawa Castle (from USD 36)

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

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3. Toyoko Inn Kanazawa Kenrokuen Korimbo (from 67 USD)

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

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4. APA Hotel Kanazawa Ekimae (from USD 42)

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!


APA Hotel Kanazawa Ekimae

Address: Hirooka 1-9-28
Price: from 42 USD

Physical distancing in dining areas Newspapers Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Lift Laundry Sauna Heating Air conditioning

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5. APA Hotel Kanazawa Chuo (from USD 45)

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)

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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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