Nestled in a quiet corner by the Castle Park, Hakuchoro is very convenient for exploring the Higashi Chaya-gai area and Kenrokuen Garden. The hotel interior is decorated throughout in a vintage Taisho era style with colorful stained glass windows and beautiful furnishings.
The friendly staff are also extremely courteous and eager to please. The highlight of this hotel though is its natural hot spring bath and sauna which is perfect for soothing tired travelers’ limbs.
This hotel has elegant, comfortable guest rooms featuring vintage decor typical of the early 20th century. Rooms are divided between those on the Standard floors and those on the Premier floors, but all rooms are spacious and have large twin beds fitted with Airweave mattresses. There are also some Japanese style rooms with tatami matting on the floor and futons instead of beds. All rooms are non-smoking.
All guest rooms have internet access, and are equipped with an air conditioner, a TV, a refrigerator, a coffee maker, a hot water pot, coffee and tea, slippers and nightwear. Bathrooms come with a set of towels, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, a hair brush, a hair dryer, shaving razors, and dental kits. Guest rooms are also supplied with some bonus goodies of local origin such as colorful Kutani-yaki ceramic coffee cups, a lacquerware jewelry box containing traditional sweets, carbonated soft drinks, and Kanazawa mineral water.
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Breakfast & Dining Facilities
The all-you-can eat buffet style breakfast is a blend of local dishes and typical Western style breakfast foods. From March to the end of November breakfast is served from 6.30 – 10.00 with last entry at 9.30. From December to the end of February breakfast is served from 7.00 – 10.00 with last entry at 9.30. Breakfast is 2,200 yen for adults, 1,100 yen for children aged 6 – 11, and free for children aged 5 or younger.
Hakuchoro also has a Japanese style restaurant overlooking a traditional garden and a stylish tea lounge. The Japanese restaurant, Mahoroba, serves the local Kaga style cuisine of beautifully presented fresh seafood and savory vegetables. Lunch here will cost around 2000 yen and is served between 12.00 and 14.00. Dinner starts at around 4,000 yen and is served between 17.30 and 21.30 with last orders at 20.30.
At the red carpet tea lounge, Partie, you can relax in plush armchairs whilst listening to classical music. Here you can order coffee with flecks of gold leaf for 600 yen, or a cup of green tea with traditional confectionary for 850 yen. Located at the far end of the hotel lobby, Partie is open from 8.00 – 19.00 with last orders at 18.30.
The Hot Spring Spa & Sauna
Hakuchoro has its own onsen style hot spring spa with bathing areas separated by gender. The baths are filled with natural mineral waters pumped from 2,650 feet underground and are said to be good for the skin. These bathing areas also feature jacuzzis and saunas which are fitted with TVs. The onsen is open from 5.00 – 10.30 in the morning and then from 14.00 – 24.00.
Services & Facilities
Beside the hotel reception desk is a concierge desk where you can leave your luggage before you check in. You can also make enquiries here about local sightseeing options, and ask them to call a taxi or book a restaurant for you. There is a computer area in the lobby which can be used by hotel guests and free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel. A trouser press, iron, reading lamp, humidifier, wheelchair and umbrellas can be borrowed from reception. To use the hotel laundry service you should also ask at reception. In-room massages can be booked for 4,200 yen for 40 minutes or 6,300 yen for one hour.
Kanazawa Hakuchoro Hotel Sanraku is located in the north east corner of Kanazawa Castle Park. From the east exit of Kanazawa Station it is a 10 minute taxi ride. A bus will get you there in 15 – 20 minutes. From the east exit bus terminal take the Kanazawa Left Loop Bus from bus stop #7 to the Kenroku Motomachi bus stop and then walk for 5 minutes.
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Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.