Ryokan Yamamuro is a traditional Japanese style family run inn offering simple accommodation at very reasonable rates. While the exterior appearance is that of a modern building, interior rooms all have traditional furnishings with tatami matted floors, and sliding shoji paper screen doors. The owners of the ryokan are very friendly and hospitable and happy to advise guests on the best local restaurants, museums and attractions.
Ryokan Yamamuro has 9 rooms and can accommodate up to 30 guests. All rooms are tatami matted and guests sleep in futons on the floor. All rooms are non-smoking. Most rooms do not have a private bathroom or toilet but there are some rooms that do have bathrooms on the ground floor. If you would like a private bathroom and toilet you should specify that when you make a booking. All guests are supplied with a tea set, kettle, bath towel, face towel, toothbrush, yukata style nightwear, and a hair dryer. Some rooms have refrigerators and there is also a shared refrigerator by the front desk.
Room fees are as follows:
Fee per person: from 5,500 yen
Fee for single travelers: from 6,200 yen
Fee for children 7-12 years old: from 4,500 yen per child
Fee for children 3-6 years old: from 3900 yen per child (1,700 yen if they don’t require a separate futon)
Children under 3 years old can stay for free.
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There are two shared bathrooms on the 1st floor and in the basement which are available to use between 17.00 – 11.00. One bathroom has 5 showers and a large bath tub and the other has 2 showers and a small bath tub. These bathrooms can be used privately if you book it with the front desk. There is also a shower on the 1st floor which can be used at any time.
Breakfast is served between 7.00 and 8.30 and is a typical Japanese style breakfast of fish, miso soup, rice, pickles and other side dishes. The fee for adults is 1,100 yen and for children 800 yen. Breakfast should be booked at the front desk on the previous day.
Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in all the rooms and the lobby. There is also a personal computer which guests can use beside the front desk.
Ryokan Yamamuro has 4 bicycles for guests which are free to borrow, but as there are only 4 it is a good idea to book them in advance.
This ryokan does not have laundry facilities but there is a coin laundromat nearby.
Parking is available for 3 cars at a cost of 500 yen per night.
Ryokan Yamamuro is located in the Owaricho area north of Kanazawa Castle Park. It is a short walk from here to Omicho Ichiba Market in the west, and the Higashi Chaya-gai geisha district to the east. From Kanazawa Station’s east exit it is a 6 minute bus ride to the Owaricho bus stop and then a 1 minute walk to the ryokan.
Ryokan Yamamuro Location Map
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.