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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent a few nights here on a recent Kanazawa visit, and really enjoyed it. Enthusiastic and friendly service. Delicious, gut-busting kaiseki meals (which even accommodated my dietary preferences). And a quiet, comfortable room. Plus, the on-sen is amazing -- hot, healing waters -- and was uncrowded for most of our stay. The only downside is that...

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The hotel is really cool and the onsen is amazing, if you want to experiment traditional Japanese style this is the perfect place. Be careful to the location because is far from the central station, you need to take a taxi that cost 33 dollars. Enjoy!!!!

2Thank Natalí L
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Whilst set in a beautiful setting, the Ryokan is very old and musty. Our first time sleeping on futons and bathing in a public onset was a highlight and our hosts were lovely. However we found the language barrier really came into play when our bill was disputed on our departure. Getting to and from the ryokan was also costly...

2Thank Terri J
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Fabulous gardens, 200 plus year history,really makes you feel like you're in the old Japan.Very tranquil and relaxing. Our room was large, looking over a garden. We had western style pillows which made my sleep peaceful, the onsen is spacious, but the outside one is very basic and no garden view. Our dinner was typically huge kaiseki style, with lots...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 June 2016

If you want a true Japanese Ryokan then this is the place to stay. You feel like you have been transported back in time to old Japan. It is a distance out of town, but that adds to the feel of the place. The lady gave us a tour of the place and tried to use Google translator to tell...

2Thank Jujitsudee13
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We checked in on a Thursday and stayed 2 nights. We had to pay for a taxi - 2,800 yen from Kanazawa station as the next bus was not leaving until 17:40 and the wait was too long. There are only 2 buses a day from Kanazawa Station (14:00 & 17:40), from bus stop 4 at the MAIN entrance with...

2Thank Larresha F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Gorgeous, traditional ryokan in a peaceful rural location just outside Kanazawa (the main sights are an easy 20-25 minute bus ride away). Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Good onsen and superb food for breakfast and dinner. One of our party is vegetarian and the kitchen did an excellent job of adapting to this, with no fuss. Staff are friendly and...

1Thank Felicity G
The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Excellent staff, very focused and doing everything to help you enjoy you stay. Also a very nice onsen with lovely Shiseido products. We had an amazing dinner -the food just kept coming. Best ryokan experience! Note: Kanazawa is not very close, you have to take the bus or a cab to get there.

3Thank Hiske H
Kuching, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Spacious room, great amenities, hearty breakfast, homely ambience, easy accessibility. The public bath is another highlight, there's no shower in my room so no choice had to go for it but indeed a great experience.

2Thank Michellelys88
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Motoyu Ishiya is a beautiful, traditional Japanese Ryokan just outside of Kanazawa. While Ishiya is nestled in the woods, it is a 15 minute drive from all of the sites in Kanazawa. The food was excellent, very traditional Japanese fare. The staff, although limited in English, was extremely attentive and super-helpful. The rooms are spacious, with comfy futons on tatami...

2Thank robert240

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Address: 95- Chi, Fukatanimachi, Kanazawa 920-0165, Ishikawa Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Ishikawa Prefecture > Kanazawa
Price Range: $258 - $865 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ishiya 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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