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Yogetsu

1-13-22 Higashiyama, Kanazawa 920-0831, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Malaysia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Can't agree more with the reviews here. Yogetsu is one of a kind experience for my family. The minute you enter Yogetsu, you will feel the tranquility and serenity of a very special ryokan. The facilities indeed are modern, yet the owners maintain the incredible atmosphere of an old geisha house. The owners don't speak a lot of English but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Totally agree with other reviewers. Yogetsu blends the best of old style building with modern technology. My husband very impress with the toilet lid automatically opens when the toilet door is opened. The room is so spacious, clean and comfortable. We like this place so much that we looked forward returning to Yogetsu after a day of sightseeing. The owners... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

This was my second time in Japan having spent an overall of 4 months here, and this was the best place I've stayed at! The location is perfect - right in the middle of Higashi Chaya district (the historical Geisha district) but still somehow quiet! There is no sign in the front, which would be the only reason why we... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Located right in the heart of the old geisha district, Yogetsu blends the best of an old style ryokan with modern technology (the latter included the top of the line Toto Washlet toilet seat, which opens for you automatically when you enter the water closet!) The host couple was incredibly nice and helpful (the husband took us around the neighborhood... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We asked our Japanese speaking friend to book this for us as the owners don't speak English. We arrived to kanazawa in the evening, after the last bus, so took a taxi. The owners were very friendly and were able to communicate the important things we needed to know, such as when and where breakfast was, using gestures. There's a... More 

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1 Thank PurpleHazeUK
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 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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3 Thank csaba10
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 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... More 

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