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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

Jun 2019


Chris is very nice, he greeted us at the home and gave us a detailed introduction to the area around us. If you have any questions during your stay, please feel free to ask him. The house is a single-family building, the decoration is very Japanese-style, and it is spotlessly cleaned. The house is next to the Kanazawa river and you can hear the sound of the river, close to the city center, but very quiet, and there are many supermarkets around.

Jun 2019

The premise is conveniently located and is new and clean, with helpful tips from the host. 

May 2019

Superbe expérience sur Kanazawa ! Nous avons littéralement adoré la maison Saigawa et cette étape à Kanazawa, loin de la foule et de l'agitation des grandes villes ! Valentine, notre travel angel, a su nous conseiller pour visiter tous les essentiels de cette agréable petite ville en un minimum de temps, très agréable, conviviale et disponible. S'il fallait choisir, nous pensons que cette étape est celle qui nous a le plus plu -avec aussi la petite virée en voiture dans la péninsule de Noto, à l'hôtel Forest à Wajima. Merci à tous, Merci aussi à Romain qui, de Paris, nous a monté ce voyage.

Mar 2019

Great location along Saigawa River. View from front bedroom is amazing. Just steps away from the cute little Saigawa Shrine and a few minutes walk to groceries, downtown shopping, the tourist loop bus stop, and lots of bars and restaurants. House was clean, as described in photos, and very stylish. We were very comfortable here for 3 nights in early March. House is newly built, so not drafty. Kitchen / living room is warm and comfortable. Auto bath filler was fun and the kids loved the music that played when their bath was ready. Kitchen had all of the basics needed to cook a meal for 5 people. We did so twice while we were there. We used the washer twice. Has racks for drying. Notes for guests with children. - We stayed here with 3 children: 7yrs, 5yrs, and 10 months. The pit for the kotatsu dining table is a challenge to keep an infant from falling in! Our little one had several tumbles inside the pit! Anyway not a huge deal. - Be careful stepping out from the front stoop - the door opens nearly right into the street. It can be quite busy and cars drive surprisingly fast along the straightaway part of the river road. Keep a tight hold of your kids!

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

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house Saigawa

Price for up to 3 people

(Additional guest $18 per night)

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