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54 Jitsukenmachi, Kanazawa 920-0906 Ishikawa Prefecture
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Sumiyoshiya Ryokan is located Kanazawa City of Japan. Close to the Kenroku-en Garden, Omi-cho fish Market. Our Ryokan has the longest history of 300 years among all the Ryokans in such Kanazawa.We are simple and small Inn though, all through the ages we find customer's smile encouraging and will continue to our Ryokan business in future as well. Please relax at Sumiyoshiya Ryokan and have a pleasant day!
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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We had a wonderful stay at Sumiyoshiya. The property itself is older but very well taken care of and our room was clean and comfortable. We booked late and the only room available was one with shared bath. So that meant we had a toilet in the room but had to go to a shared, single sex bathroom for showers. There was one open space for showers and a hot bath so it can be slightly comfortable if you're not used to the open concept. Thankfully I had the whole place to myself on a Tues night and I was able to have some peace and quiet in the hot tub/bath. The owners were extremely friendly and the entire stay (check-in, check-out, etc) was very pleasant. But the best part was the kaiseki dinner that was available as an additional option (approx. $50-60/person). It was a seafood feast featuring all the fresh daily catch from the fish market next door. It was so delicious and amazing that I'd stay here again just for the dinner! The location was great; an easy walk from the main station, right next to the famous Omicho Market and a short walk to the Kenrokuen Garden. I highly recommend Sumiyoshiya for the hospitality and the amazing dinner!
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My husband, Mum and 7mo baby stayed 3 nights and fell in love with Sumiyoshiya Ryokan. Mie Sumi who runs the accomodation was thoughtful and attentive. Rooms are very beautiful, and the Onsen was so relaxing. We had room type 1,3 and 4 which all had private toilets and bathrooms with type 3 having an actual private bath. The dinner was a lovely experience enjoyed in our room and the continental breakfast was generous.
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We stayed for two nights as this ryokan and it was the best choice. First of all, Mie Sumi is the most efficient person to deal with - she always responded to any queries I had on time and accommodated requests as best as she could. The ryokan is centrally located - very close to the market and the main attractions (the castle, the gardens, Higashi-Chaya). We walked everywhere. The service is excellent-we had a room with a private shower and toilet the first night but we had to change rooms the next. They took care of everything - from taking your luggage up to the room and getting it ready for sleep. There was always tea and sweets for us when we got in. Also, on our last night we had dinner at the ryokan and it was the best meal - they are so close to the market so we had the freshest sashimi, fish and tempura. The place itself was spotless. And when I took a shower at the shared bathroom, it was impeccable. I am so glad we chose this place and would stay there again when I go back. It’s the very best of Japanese hospitality. Mie Sumi also gave us restaurant recommendations, made reservations for us and suggested we reserve our JR train to Tokyo. No request went unnoticed and they really do their very best to please their guests.
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We stayed here as two couples in Rooms 1 & 2 (with private bathroom and toilet) and we cannot say enough good things about it. Mie, the owner, was extremely helpful, informing us in advance about train disruptions due to the typhoon, she booked restaurants for us in advance, organised for our luggage to go to Tokyo in advance, in short she did everything. The rooms were very comfortable and spacious, there was a small sitting area outside our rooms where you could sit of an evening, breakfast was excellent, the location is perfect for all things downtown. We stayed for 4 nights and I was a bit worried that might be too long but not at all - we would have happily stayed another four days. And... the 4 nights cost us less than one night in our Tokyo hotel!!
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We stayed 2 nights at Sumiyoshiya (11-12 Aug) and it was a completely positive experience. The ryokan is in a traditional building and you have to remove your shoes before entering in the hall. Our room was clean and well arranged. A thermos with hot green tea was always available in the room. On the first evening we had dinner served in our room and we liked a lot both the food and the way it was presented. Traditional Japanese breakfast was served in the dining room and it was very good as well, and so abundant that we could have just an ice cream for lunch! We also enjoyed the public bath on both evenings of our stay. The ryokan is located at 10 minutes’ walk from the castle and 15 minutes from the garden; also the typical food market is very close and worth a visit. One final word on the landlady, Ms Mie: we greatly appreciated her discrete kindness and availability, as well as her useful recommendations; on the day of our arrival she suggested us to have dinner a bit earlier so that we could enjoy the lighting event that evening at the wonderful Kenrokuen garden, closing at 21:00. Definitely a stunning experience. She also recommended us a nice sushi restaurant for the second evening and she directed us to some shops where we could buy some pottery. Ms Mie speaks a good English which is of help in communication. In summary, it was a very good experience in a traditional Ryokan and we hope we can visit the Sumiyoshiya again in the future.
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$104 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanChubuHokurikuIshikawa PrefectureKanazawa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sumiyoshiya
Which popular attractions are close to Sumiyoshiya?
Nearby attractions include Kanazawa Phonograph Museum (0.3 miles), Omicho Market (0.1 miles), and Kanazawa Castle Ishikawa Gate (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sumiyoshiya?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Sumiyoshiya?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sumiyoshiya?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sumiyoshiya?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sumiyoshiya?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kourin Sushi, Plat Home Kanazawa Kitchen, and Curio Espresso and Vintage Design Cafe.
Is Sumiyoshiya located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Kanazawa.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sumiyoshiya?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sumiyoshiya?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Sumiyoshiya?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Nomura Family Samurai House (0.6 miles), Oyama Shrine (0.4 miles), and Higashichaya Old Town (0.5 miles).