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  |   1-13-22 Higashiyama, Kanazawa 920-0831, Ishikawa Prefecture
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We had a charming experience when we stayed at this three room Japanese ryokan in one of the most picturesque areas in Kanazawa, the Higashi-Jyaya district. To make a reservation you may need help from your Japanese speaking friends but its well worth the stay to sleep in this very unique, wooden, historic home. Our bedroom was large and comfortable,... More 

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San Francisco, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Staying at Yogetsu was wonderful! I stayed there for 3 nights in June, in a beautiful traditional tatami-style room. The whole building glows with a warm lacquered finish; the toilet is of the future! Everything is clean and quiet and calm, and there's a small garden you can contemplate while sipping tea. The breakfast was nice, but nothing to write... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is one of our highlights visiting Japan. There are only us staying in June for two nights and the hosts were so lovely. Although no English was spoken there,all basic needs were met. We also had breakfast there- traditional Japanese style. It was a little too small for someone who needs big breakfast but we didn't mind experiencing something... More 

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San Francisco
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I basically agree with the other reviews. This is small gem. It is located in the old "Geisha district" with oldish "tea houses", Higashi-Chaya. However, this is a 30-minute walk to the main business district/downtown. Quite a number of tourist buses come to the street during day-time, but it is very nice towards the evening when the (other) tourists are... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Yougetsu (民宿 陽月 minshuku yougetsu) has got to be the best place I've stayed at when in Japan. Plonked in the middle of the picturesque Higashi Chaya district, it is the ideal base to soak up old Japan when in Kanazawa. Geisha houses Shima and Kaikarou are on the same street, and restaurants are a literal stone's throw away. Fukushima Sangenten,... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is a wonderful family run B&B. I'm not sure what the maximum number of rooms is because in typical Japanese fashion walls are rolled back or closed as needed. When we stayed there were two couple and a singleton. We had two interconnecting rooms on the front with a lovely gallery looking onto the street. The room was so... More 

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Munich, Germany
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed one night here, and even though there are three rooms in total, we were alone in Yogetsu. The place itself is fantastic, charming, beautiful and peaceful. The house is in the middle of the Eastern Geisha district, a tranquil but picturesque spot that you should not miss during your visit to Kanazawa, a balanced counterpart to the Samurai... More 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Located in the heart of the Geisha district, this small minshuku was a delight. The surrounding area was so picturesque that we spent quite a lot of time walking around at night and in the morning, just exploring. The minshuku itself is a great find! The building is reputed to be an old Geisha house, and it was so charming... More 

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Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We stayed 2 nigths there. The couple who own this place is very kind and helpful. The minshuku is well located in kanazawa (in the geisha street). The house was just restaured and is very clean, beautiful, and has big rooms. To recommend to everyone !

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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123 reviews 123 reviews
25 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We found this ryokan through our Lonely Planet guide and arranged our stay at the tourist info desk at Kanazawa Railway Station. The cost was Y4,500 per person (there were 5 of us) and we received two of the three rooms of this small B&B. Breakfast was included (Y500 per person) but very zen-like in its minimalism. The rooms were... More 

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Address: 1-13-22 Higashiyama, Kanazawa 920-0831, Ishikawa Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Ishikawa Prefecture > Kanazawa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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