Toho Bijin house in Kanazawa was originally built 150 years ago in the late Edo period (1603-1868). Along with traditional architecture, the house also has local antiques like Wajima lacquerware and Kutaniyaki pottery. Tastefully renovated, this house has a new shower, small western table and chairs, and a beautiful Japanese garden, so you can feel the Japan of old while relaxing comfortably.
Description of the house
The ground floor has a kitchen, shower, living room, Japanese garden, and a restroom. Upstairs, two serene rooms await you for a relaxing rest. The house has two comfortable futons. The stairs in the house are steep, and may not be suitable for small children or elders, although the futon can be placed on the ground floor as well.
The property is located right across the river from downtown Kanazawa, with hundreds of restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. The Nishi Chaya District, one of the three geisha districts in Kanazawa, it’s just down the road, perfect for a stroll while listening to the wafting sounds of the shamisen. The ninja temple and samurai districts are also a short walk away, and the famous Kenroku-en garden and Kanazawa castle are easily accessible. Directly across from the house is a famous local shrine that holds a giant zelkova tree said to be over one thousand years old.
Plans and equipments
- Coffee Machine
- Table Ware
- Kitchen Ustensil
- Electric Kettle
Location of the house
Katamachi is the main district of downtown Kanazawa. While you have all the conveniences of the big city like restaurants, shopping and live music, you are just a couple minutes away from the famous samurai district, the ninja temple, the 21st century museum of contemporary art, and the beautiful Saigawa River. Walk, take a bus, or rent a bike and easily get to all of the sights in Kanazawa like the famous Kenroku-en garden, Omicho fish market, and Higashi Chaya tea district. The food in Kanazawa is to die for, and there is no other place to get a better look at the selection of dishes than in Katamachi.
- Pluses: Convenient for eating, shopping and people watching. Very close to Naga-machi samurai distict. 20 minute walk to Kenroku-en garden
- Minuses: Not as traditional as other neighborhoods.
- Shops: Marue mini supermarket - Ceramic galleries and traditional umbrella store - Many different kinds of restaurants and cafes - Daiwa and other department stores - Daily Yamazaki convenience store
- Transports: Buses from Kata-machi stop take you anywhere in the city. Many taxis available.
- Restaurants: Bottega di Takamazzo, Italian - Zu-san, Tempura - Kappou Takeshi, Traditional Japanese - La Nene Goose, French - 8-40 Banchi, Japanese BBQ
- Attractions: Nagamachi Samurai District - Ninja Temple - Saigawa river - Downtown Kanazawa - 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
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