Kanazawa, also called “Little Kyoto,” fully maintains traditional Japanese culture and tourist must-sees like Kenroku-en garden, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Omi-cho Market. Kanazawa Tokyu offers guestrooms styled with a fine balance of traditional and modern aesthetics, reception hall sized for international conferences and parties, and Kaga cuisine restaurant. And access to Kanazawa is easier than ever with the Hokuriku Shinkansen.
Twin room is functional and comfortable. You can spend relaxing time with city view of Kanazawa from the big window.
Double room is simple and functional. It is recommended for both staying with your partner or by yourself.
Complimentary Japanese green tea and black tea, Tea set(Japanese green tea,Coffee,tea)slippers, bath towels, face towels, hand towels, body wash, facial soap & hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush set, razor, shower cap, hair brush, body towel, q-tips, cotton balls, nightwear (yukata)
Restaurants and Bars
Marais D'or, restaurant
This restaurant offers you relaxing time as a dining of traditional and curtural city.
In the open space with a high ceiling, please have comfortable time for both eating some dishes and having a teatime.
Please enjoy luxurious moments while retreating from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Kincharyo, Kaga cuisine
This restaurant serves authentic Kaga Kaiseki-ryori. Traditional and seasonal dishes give you luxurious time with your family or friends.
Japanese and Western Buffet Breakfast
This restaurant serves more than 100 kinds of dishes for breakfast including some local foods of Ishikawa.
Buffet breakfast (J/W)
Junior meal JPY1,188
Up to 6 years old complimentary
A garden in Kanazawa
Kenrokuen Garden is considered one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan, alongside Korakuen (Okayama) and Kairakuen (Ibaraki). This garden is located in Kanazawa City, next to Kanazawa Castle. Kenrokuen has just about everything that a garden should have and features ponds, a teahouse, trees, waterfalls and bridges. This is one of those gardens that you will happily want to visit just to pass the time, escape the real world or just relax your mind a bit.
Kenrokuen means “garden of six sublimities”, which refers to the huge spaces, views, water, seclusion, antiquity and artificiality which, according to some theories, are the 6 necessary attributes to make the perfect garden. Kenrokuen is a pretty huge garden by itself, and you can easily spend an hour to two to fully explore the garden grounds.
As you walk around the garden, you will be greeted with different views, including several vantage points overlooking the city. Another view will be of the beautiful Kasumi Pond, and the stillness of it will let you appreciate the reflections of the trees and buildings. You will also appreciate the myriad streams flowing through the garden, with their clear water adding to the tranquility of this place.
As you further explore the garden, you will come across the Yūgao-tei teahouse that you can enter. Inside, you will be able to sit down and gaze out into the garden. You can spend hours here just gazing out and losing yourself in your own world. The good thing about this teahouse is that it is fully air-conditioned so you will be able to escape the summer heat (if you are visiting during the summer) and at the same time fully enjoye the garden from a very comfortable place.
This is a very popular garden among the locals as well, so do not be surprised if you see lots of locals just taking an afternoon or early evening stroll. You might even catch a wedding photography session!
One thing to note, you need to pay ¥310 to enter the garden. This includes a map that can help you traverse the garden freely, so is well worth the admission.
about 7 minutes by walk from Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel
21st Century Contemporary Art
Modern art museum for the entire family in Kanazawa
Kanazawa is well known for its handicrafts and historic sights including Kenroku-en Garden, the Chayamachi geisha districts, and Kanazawa Castle, but amidst the traditional lies the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, a spectacular collection of international and Japanese modern art.
Open since 2004, this is one of Japan’s most popular contemporary art museums. The museum building is innovatively designed by the famed architectural firm SANAA, also responsible for international works including the Dior Omotesando and Issey Miyake stores in Tokyo, the Louvre-Lens in France and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. The low set circular building, surrounded by glass on all sides, was designed to have no specific entrance or exit. Exhibitions on the outside and the inside of the museum seem to flow seamlessly into one another given the transparency of the walls. For a contemporary art museum, the space is remarkably child friendly, with many of the exhibits interactive and playful in theme.
There is a permanent collection of art by a variety of international contemporary artists. Notable permanent exhibitions include the Swimming Pool, a unique visual experience by Argentinian Artist Leandro Erlich and Olafur Eliasson’s Colour Activity House, an outdoor exhibit consisting of colored panels that allow for viewing the world in different shades of color. The permanent exhibitions are located in the outer perimeter of the circular building. There are also temporary exhibitions that rotate periodically and are situated in the interior of the building. In addition, there is a children’s art workshop, a gift shop, a library, and a café on site with an English menu.
The museum is located near Kenroku-en Garden and is easily accessible through the Kanazawa Loop Bus. The closest stop is Hirosaka, Stop 10 on the Loop bus route. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and open until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The public spaces including the restaurant are open until 10 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays. Admission is 1000 yen for the temporary exhibitions, whereas the permanent exhibitions located in the public spaces are free of charge.
about 6 minutes by walk from Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel
Map & Directions
2-1-1, Korinbo, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa 920-0961
About 6 minutes by car from Kanazawa Station
About 10 minutes by bus from Kanazawa Station via Korinbo
45 minutes by airport bus from Komatsu Airport to Korinbo
45 minutes by car from Komatsu Airport
Nearest interchange: 15 minutes from Kanazawa west exit and Kanazawa east exit on the Hokuriku Expressway