Kanazawa is the capital of Japan's Ishikawa Prefecture, along the Japan Seacoast. Because of its rich cultural history and preserved art and architecture, it is often called the Jewel of the Hokuriku - Central Honshu - region.
Historically, Kanazawa was the headquarters of the Kaga Domain during the Edo Period (1603-1868). The Kaga Domain was Japan’s second most powerful, after the Tokugawa Shogunate, located in Eastern Honshu.
The Maeda Clan, headquartered in Kanazawa, were the Kaga Domain's feudal lords. The Maedas were wary that their wealth could be seen as a threat to the shogun, so they intentionally directed their resources into cultural, rather than military, pursuits. With the promise of generous salaries, the lords enticed some of Japan’s leading artisans to resettle in Kanazawa, igniting the city’s rich cultural heritage, which lives on today. Tourists especially appreciate the fine wood craft, lacquerware and makie gold leaf inlay, along with the Castle gardens, machiya-style wooden architecture, fresh Kaga seafood dishes, and the overall omotenashi hospitality.
The Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel
The Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel is located in Korinbo, the city’s downtown shopping district, a 6-minute drive from JR Kanazawa Station. Major tourist spots, such as Kenrokuen Garden, Nagamachi Samurai Residence and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art are within walking distance, making it an ideal base for sightseeing. Traditional Japanese style and tastes are evidenced everywhere, from the entrance to the guest rooms. Visitors can immerse themselves in the tranquil atmosphere reflective of Kanazawa City itself. Watch the video.
The Aesthetics of Kanazawa Throughout the Hotel
The Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel is a sixteen-story, 227-room property that was completely renovated in 2014, at the time of Hokuriku Shinkansen Bullet Train extension into Kanazawa. The 6th to 9th floors are designed with the theme of "spring and summer," and the 10th to 15th floors are designed with the theme of "autumn and winter." Floors 13 to 15 are Luxury Floors, offering upgraded bathroom amenities -- Maison Margiela, Argan, and Bigelow products -- and Tempur pillows. Luxury floor guests can also have access to the 2nd Floor Club Lounge. In addition to a Bar and Western-style restaurant “Marais D’or,” the long-established restaurant “Kincharyo” serves sophisticated Kaga Cuisine with seasonal ingredients.
•Kincharyo is temporarily closed due to COVID-19.
Book via the website www.tokyuhotelsjapan.com and via GDS (Chain Code: BC). Amadeus: KMQKTH, Sabre: 287722, Galileo/Apollo: E0019, Worldspan: KMQKT. 10% agent commission. Rates for Singles start at ¥14,000 (excluding breakfast) per night plus taxes and service charge. Twins start at ¥16,000 (excluding breakfast) per night plus taxes and service charge.
Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel More Information
2-1-1, Korinbo, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa 920-0961
Tel: +81(0)76-231-2411 / Fax: +81(0) 76-263-0154