We arranged to stay at this Ryokan when we arrived at Kanazawa station at the tourist office. This was to be our first attempt at experiencing staying in a Japanese hotel/ryokan. We had to take off our shoes to enter our room which was 8 tatami with a broad shelf under shoji windows, a TV and cupboards containing bedding and towels.The toilet and bathroom were down the passageway.We were given a welcoming "cup" of Japanese tea but breakfast was not included.In terms of location the ryokan was very close to the main street and restaurants and we walked to Kenroku-en Gradens and Kanazawa Castle.
Cost Y9,000 for 2 persons.
Unique Quality: In terms of Ryokans the Murataya is fairly basic but it is reasonably cheap and in terms of the "Japanese experience" OK.
Directions: 12 minutes bus ride from JR Kanazawa station. Take a bus to depart from bus stop No 7,8 from Kanazawa station to Katamachi bus stop then 3 minutes walk to Ryokan. 10 minutes by taxi.
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