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house Saigawa

Machiya right on the river


Saigawa house is a two story machiya that sits right on the Saigawa river, one of two beautiful rivers running through Kanazawa. This house is a newly constructed property, however built like a traditional Japanese style machiya house.

As you enter, the first floor has the kitchen, bath, and living room with a veranda and a small garden providing a perfect place to relax. Up on the second floor, there is a tastefully done circular window at the top of the stairs, that looks out onto the river. There are two bedrooms, one with western beds and one with traditional futons. The house gets a lot natural light and has stunning views of the Saigawa river from the second floor. In the spring, the river side is lined with blooming cherry blossom trees.

As you step out of the house, not only can you relax by the river, but the house is located just minutes from downtown and the famous samurai district. Shopping, nightlife, the Nomura samurai house, and the ninja temple are all about a 5 to 10 minute walk away. As for the restaurants, this area has almost anything you could want, from delicious sushi, tasty ramen, and enough Izakayas, bars and karaoke joints to have a good time any night of the week.

Our opinion

The materials and style in which the house was built are just fantastic. Real, new, Japan. And the views from the second floor, we think are world class. Hope to have you!

House rules


Starting on April 1st 2019, Kanazawa City will impose a municipal accommodation tax on all guests staying within the city, in order to increase the attractiveness of the City as a tourism destination.

The tax rate is set per night and per guest :
- 200 yen for those who pays a room charge of less than 20.000 yen per night
- 500 yen for those paying more than 20.000 yen.

The accommodation tax will be collected by your Travel Angel during the check-in.

Floor Plan & Amenities

House plans Saigawa
  • Refrigerator
  • IH stove
  • Microwave oven
  • Toaster
  • Coffee maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Rice cooker
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Wifi
  • 2 single beds
  • 3 futons
  • TV
  • Horigotatsu



Bus: From Kanazawa station, a 10 minute bus ride and a 5 minute walk from the closest bus stop (a detailed access map is provided with the booking)
Taxi: From Kanazawa station, a 10 minute taxi ride, approximately 1300 yen ($11,50 / £9,50) from Kanazawa station


Latest review

Jan 2019

It was a clean and beautiful hotel Friendly information from the host was also helpful. I would recommend this hotel to family travelers

Jan 2019

Saigawa House is a quaint cottage in the middle of the city next to the river. It's at a very convenient location within walking distance to a lot of Kanazawa attractions, restaurants, shops, cafes, bars etc. The house is compact with everything you would need in a home. We're a family of 4 with 2 kids and it's perfect for us. Valentine is extremely helpful and explained everything to us on our first day of arrival. We would definitely love to come back to the house the next time we visit beautiful Kanazawa.

Nov 2018

We highly recommend this house in Kanazawa! The location is amazing - it’s right next to the river with peaceful grassy banks for walking and relaxing. It’s in a quiet neighbourhood with parking nearby, but only a short walk to a large selection of authentic and trendy restaurants, and also groceries, and shopping. The house has all the modern amenities, but built in the traditional style (they have taken great care with the details, and it’s very nice). We stayed three nights with our 8 month old baby, and found the space/setup very convenient and accommodating - wish we could have stayed longer! The host was very responsive, and provided really helpful local tips and a nice welcome at check in and throughout our stay. 

Gérard L.
Oct 2018

Parfait Accueil Quartier Maison Rien à redire

Bruno C.
Aug 2017

La maison était parfaite, calme, propre et pratique.

Aug 2017

Highly recommend staying at this place!

Loved the Japanese feel of the place! From the tatami lounge area, the quaint little bamboo garden, the circular window with the shoji screen to all the lovely Japanese decorations. The flower/vase arrangements were stunning! Also really appreciated the western touches to make the place more comfortable - the Japanese table has a hole underneath so that I could sit comfortably and not cross my legs and there were normal beds in one room as well as futons in the other room.

The location was excellent. Right by the riverside for a lovely view and stroll and just a few minutes walk from the samurai village and main dining/shopping district.

The host Chris was fantastic. He's a local with great tips of places to eat and sight see.

Overall much better than staying in a cramped, boring hotel room. We'll definitely be staying here again on our next visit!

Jul 2017

Merci à Chris pour son accueil et La journee passée avec lui La maison est très agréable et bien placée

Sergi C.
Jul 2017

Todo muy bien, la casa muy nueva y muy bien situada, Servicio impecable.

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house Saigawa

Price for up to 3 people

(Additional guest $18 per night)

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