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house Tomarigi

Spacious comfort near the geisha districts


Tomarigi house is a spacious and comfortable Kanazawa machiya located less than a 5 minute walk to the famous Higashi Chaya geisha district. The house was an old restaurant, and the large bar counter gives the house a unique and nice atmosphere. The house has lots of space for a group of up to 8 people to comfortably relax and spend time together, but also cozy enough for smaller groups.

The ground floor has a bar style kitchen, a heated kotatsu (traditional Japanese table), a large living room, 2 sofas, a restroom, and a small Japanese rock garden. Upstairs has two separate bedrooms, one with two single beds and one with futons. Upstairs also has a shower and bath, another restroom, and a washing machine with a dryer.

The Higashi Chaya tea district area is a place where you can experience the Japan of old. The traditional architecture, quiet streets, and the beautiful Asanogawa river make this area a truly special place to visit. Kenroku-en garden, Kanazawa Castle, and Omicho Market are all close as well. Tomarigi house is located on the main road right next to two bus stops, has free parking for those traveling by car, and is a great place to spend your time in Kanazawa.

Rent your own traditional machiya, and experience a truly relaxing time in Kanazawa. We look forward to having you.

Our opinion

The word “tomarigi” in Japanese is either a tree or a small piece of wood that birds use to rest outside of a bird house, but it is also the small wooden bar where you rest your feet when sitting on a high stool at the counter of a restaurant. There could not be a more poetic and accurate way to describe this house made of wood, which used to be a restaurant, and is today a perfect place to stay, relax and enjoy Kanazawa.

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 Tomarigi
  • Refrigerator (with freezer)
  • IH stove (2 burners)
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Electric Kettle
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Air conditioning and heat
  • Wifi
  • 5 single futons
  • 2 single beds
  • Free parking space



Bus: From Kanazawa station, a 10 minute bus ride and a 2 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

Linlin Ren
May 2021

The location is excellent, Higashiyama Chaya is a 3-minute walk, Kanazawa Castle (13-minute walk) and Kenrokuen (19-minute walk). The first floor was originally an izakaya, really spacious and cozy. There are 3 rooms on the 2nd floor, all with air conditioning. There are two toilets, one on the first floor and one on the second floor. The bathroom is on the 2nd floor. The washing machine has a drying function, which is very helpful.

Dec 2020

[EN] The house was close to Higashi Chaya district and can accommodate a large number of people. The managers were very kind telling us about recommended shops nearby. The inn was clean and cozy, and I would love to come back.


Feb 2020

Very nice house, convenient transportation, comfortable room, the host is very kind.

Jan 2020

Very clean and well located. The space was like a restaurant and was very nice! We would like to come again! Thank you very much!


Dec 2019

Our family of 4 had a lovely stay here. Very friendly welcome from Cedric and great info on sightseeing and restaurants. Location great. Really easy to take the 200yen bus ride to and from the train station. Traditional area with tea rooms, sake shop etc right by, other sights maximum 30 min walk away. Restaurant across the road fun, Huni bar by the river was superb. 

per night

house Tomarigi

Price for up to 4 people

(Additional guest $18 per night)

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