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Murataya Ryokan

1-5-2 Kata-machi, Kanazawa 920-0981, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Ranked #24 of 99 Hotels / Ryokan in Kanazawa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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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Perth, Australia
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The staff are kind and helpful. The rooms were clean and gorgeous. The Japanese breakfast was delicious and cheap. Bedding was very comfortable. The bath/ onsen/ shower is perfect for foreigners with times scheduled for showers available and the bath open from 3 till 11pm. You can also lock the door if you want privacy. Also the location is amazing.... More 

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ryokanmurataya, お客様担当マネージャー at Murataya Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you for your staying with us. And thank you for your kind letter. . We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay in our inn. We hope that you will come again to Kanazawa and Japan . More 

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at Murataya Ryokan. The hosts were very kind and accommodating, and offered tips and ideas for places to visit in Kanazawa. We had the Japanese breakfast each morning, and found it to be delicious and good value. The location is great, and we enjoyed our time in Kanazawa. It was the surprise hit of our... More 

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ryokanmurataya, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Murataya Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you for your staying with us. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Sincerely Yuichi.Murata More 

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