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Murataya Ryokan

1-5-2 Kata-machi, Kanazawa 920-0981, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Ranked #21 of 99 Hotels / Ryokan in Kanazawa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little ryokan with friendly staff. Depending on your room, you might need crampons to get up the staircase, and our room was indeed small, but very comfortable ...and let's face it; If you're looking for huge rooms and rolling plains, you're in the wrong country. If you're a first timer in Japan, don't forget to read... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After you like dry fish and miso soup for breakfast you can make next step and tray this traditional Japanese ryokan. There are some specialities Take shoes off (no problem for me) One bathroom for men and one for women for all property (have to get used to) Noise, this because no isolation between the rooms (only for very strong... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think my wife got a little sick of me booking ryokans in Japan (with futon beds), but I liked the fact they often had large rooms that could fit our family of five, and the Murataya Ryokan was no exception (at a good price!) It also had a shared onsen (though we had no-one else in there when we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place if you have a short trip to Kanazawa. Pluses (++): Great location--in walking distance from the main attractions (the castle, 21st century art museum and the garden). Friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable room Clean toilet and shower areas Negatives (-) The air conditioner units in the room should be cleaned more often.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Murataya ryokan is straight forward to find, in a good location within walking distance of key sights, staff are helpful and their English is good. The hotel is a little 70s which makes it even more charming, the room was nice, the wifi was a bit patchy though, and toilets are shared. They were clean though, and the toilet slipper... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Every non-Japanese should try a Ryokan such as the Murataya. It is a great experience and very different from a regular hotel which are much the same world over. The shared bathrooms can take getting used to but we're very good. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Operating at floor level can also be a challenge for older people.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Murataya is a lovely family run ryokan. They are very welcoming and helpful. It is small but the rooms are large. The onsen is also small but very clean and well equipped. Nothing is too much trouble and they will be very happy to help recommend places to eat or places to visit. The location is excellent. It is much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had a very comfortable stay here during golden week 2015. The facilities are very good, especially the new toilets. We enjoyed our room, the (very hot!) onsen and the breakfast (Japanese and western both available). The location couldn't be better, we walked everywhere including to and from the station, the castle, garden, market and chaya districts. There is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had a pleasant stay in this ryokan. The family that runs the place is very friendly. We had to share the toilet and bathroom but we never had to wait in the morning. The alleyways around the ryokan are full of good restaurants and izakayas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Very nice cozy ryokan with good service at reasonable price. Speaks English and they serve nice traditional Japanese breakfast. Loop bus stops just 3 minutes away. Plenty of local restaurants nearby too. Look for Unichi San for local restaurant recommendations.

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