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Murataya Ryokan

1-5-2 Kata-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture 920-0981, Japan
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Ranked #12 of 36 Kanazawa B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014
J T Burlington, Vermont
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Burlington, Vermont
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Our family visited this inn as a couple and adult child, and the accommodation and location were perfect for our visit to Kanazawa to see the Kenroku-en Gardens, the Castle, and the Old Town. The service was very good, and the room with traditional furnishings was perfect for us. Tea was served at the low table, and our bedding was... More

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ryokanmurataya, マネージャー at Murataya Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting our inn. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay in our inn. We are looking forward to seeing you again in Kanazawa. More

13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Kanazawa is one the mistake we made during our holidays in Japan: the garden/park is certainly nice, but that's the only thing whish seems nice in this very touristic city. The ryokan was located in a street with many dodgy bars (which looked like hookers place). The ryokan in itself looks kind of old and rusty, the rooms are smelly... More

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ryokanmurataya, マネージャー at Murataya Ryokan, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you sincerely for your comment--We are sorry for the late response. We must apologize most deeply for any inconvenience or discomfort during your stay in Kanazawa. Thank you for letting us know. For our part, we have cleaned our AC units. We suppose that you had a bad impression about the pictures in which young girls are... More

Berkeley, California
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219 reviews 219 reviews
31 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

A little mom and pop ryokan a block down the street from a lively shopping and restaurant district. A nice little oasis of calm. The rooms are a bit dated and the amenities are spare but the service was friendly (although not quite as friendly as what we encountered elsewhere), the location is nice, and the space is comfortable. We... More

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Berkeley, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Earlier reviews were helpful in lowering my expectations but, still, this place was on the edge for me. Our ground floor room smelled damp and the whole place was cramped, stuffy, smelly and dilapidated. on the plus side, the location was excellent. It is off a street that is the Harajuku of Kanazawa so our 17 year old son was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Murataya’s advertisements lead us to believe that we would find traditional Japanese hospitality there, the sort we found elsewhere in Japan, based on cleanliness and good manners. We did not. It was disappointing from the start: the man who showed us to our room seemed hostile and preoccupied with our luggage (though we only had a cabin bag each), which... More

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ryokanmurataya, マネージャー at Murataya Ryokan, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you sincerely for your comments, we must apologize most deeply to you for your dissapointment. Now the restroom( include ladies' toilet & gentlemens' toilet) is reconstructing , so we will have a new comfortable restroom in March ,2014. We have managed our inn for about 60 years. Unfotunately our facilities are not the newest ones in fact... More

Los Angeles, California
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276 reviews 276 reviews
101 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

It was raining, but the room was really small. I stayed at other Ryokans and they had a toilet in the room. This had nothing other than a thermos. The woman who runs it seems very, very nice. The location cannot be better. Easy walking to the castle and garden, shopping and restarurants.

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Tokyo, Japan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights and found it a perfect spot for launching our exploration of Kanazawa. Bathrooms are shared, but perfectly clean. The very restricted time for breakfast availability was a shame, but there were decent places very nearby to grab a breakfast if you slept through. The instruction we got on how to use the local shared... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

this is the only ryokan that my mom (65years old) and my sis (37 years old) stays in our trip to japan. the whole experience is very authentic. however, my mom and sis were pretty uneasy about sharing bathroom, and the corridor of basins.Some people do not flush the toilet after they are done with the business, and it's pretty... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 hotel reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at Murataya. It's very "homey" and the owner/manager(?) was extremely helpful. She booked the "ninja temple" tour for us and gave us our favorite Izakaya recommendation - Itaru (wonderful food, very friendly staff, welcoming atmosphere - the jazz club next door to Itaru was a lot of fun as well). Our room was fairly large... More

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Zanka, Hungary
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

during our 2 weeks trip around japan, this was the first and only ryokan we stayed at, and we did not regret it at all, it was a very nice experience. the staff was very friendly and helpful, our room was of course quite small but comforable with a nice view to the small garden inside. the location is excellent,... More

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Address: 1-5-2 Kata-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture 920-0981, Japan
Location: Japan > Chubu > Ishikawa Prefecture > Kanazawa
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