Historic Kanazawa temples and shops plus new shops
really contribute to the neighborhood atmosphere
At the base of the Sai River flowing through the middle of two towns
we renovated a 30-year-old Japanese inn.
We opened this hotel with the idea of “connecting the different areas”
Indulge in the sway of the flowing river
Enjoy the chance encounters with people and the town.
Sararaso creates an environment of peaceful serenity where patrons can soak up nature,
discover the history, or enjoy the life of Kanazawa.
Our guest rooms are tailored to suit your travel needs, from sightseeing to business.
Enjoy the river view from our comfortable rooms.
Two types of breakfast are available, a traditional Japanese breakfast that includes Donabe rice or delicious bread.
Donabe rice is “Cooked rice in a clay pot” using Kaga’s seasonal vegetables and organically grown rice from the local “Kanazawa Daichi”. A seasonal side dish, miso from store Tenyuin Nomachi. This is a simple breakfast that carefully prepared and served on artisanal Japanese pottery.
HAMONI COFFEE is on the first floor of sararaso, and it is used by a variety of people, from guests to those living nearby. The coffee is carefully siphoned with a flavorful aroma. Other homemade ginger ales and chai tea are also available. Enjoy the Sai River view of dust relax and let time slowly pass you by.
ISHIDERA has many famous sightseeing spots that attract many tourists,
but it also has many hidden gems tucked away that local have been using for years.
You should try a leisurely walking tour or rent a bike and explore the city with the wind at your back.
Kenrokuen garden is ranked as one of the top three gardens in Japan. It is designated as a national special scenic cultural treasure. It is a garden where you can travel while enjoying the scenery and is dotted with ponds, teahouses, and ornamental mountains. From it’s inception the park was carefully designed to have plants blooming throughout the year making every season special.
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
It is a contemporary art museum that was established for the purpose of “creating new culture” and “creating a buzz around Kanazawa”. In particular, Leandro Erlich’s Swimming Pool is a must-see. There is a free area, an attractive museum shop, and a restaurant, so it’s a good place to spend some time. (Photo courtesy of Kanazawa City)
Kaga Hyakumangoku Family Temple where you can enjoy the seasonal atmosphere. A temple of the Soto sect built in 1623 to honor the 3rd lord Toshitsune Maeda, and the lowful wife Tamahime. Yamamon is the oldest double gate in Ishikawa Prefecture, and is also a designated tangible cultural property of Ishikawa Prefecture.
It is a museum where you can feel spirit of Suzuki Daisetsu from Kanazawa, one of the foremost Buddhist philosophers enshrined in Kanazawa. Through his calligraphy, photos, and writings, you can learn and think about his thoughts and his trace his path through life. The highlights are the old camphor trees creating quiet atmosphere, and the walking path colored by the seasons. (Photo courtesy of Ishikawa Tourism Federation)
Taniguchi Yoshiro / Yoshio Memorial Kanazawa Architecture
“Taniguchi Yoshiro / Yoshio Memorial Kanazawa Architecture” with the theme of architecture and community development. Built on the residence of Yoshiro Taniguchi, an architect from Kanazawa who designed the Togu Imperial Palace and the Tokyo National Museum Toyokan. Designed by Yoshio Taniguchi, the eldest son of Yoshiro and the world-renowned architect who designed the Museum of Modern Art in New York and GINZA SIX.
A local art museum with permanent exhibitions of antique art works related to the Kaga Domain such as national treasure color paintings incense burners and Kokutani pottery masterpieces, as well as contemporary oil paintings, Japanese paintings, sculptures and crafts mainly by artists from Ishikawa.
One of the three Kanazawa chaya districts, along with the Higashi Chaya district and Kazuemachi Chaya district. One of the highlights is the Kanazawa Nishi Chaya Museum, built on the site of the tea house where the writer, Seijiro Shimada spent time. At dusk, beautifully dressed geisha walks around the town, and the shamisen plays, and you can feel the night of the art town Kanazawa.
Myoryuji in Kanazawa City, known as the Ninja Temple. It is a temple with a variety of tricks, from the main hall with the secret room to hide the lords Samurai, numerous hidden staircases, a room for committing harakiri and pitfalls. The inside looks like a maze and is said to be impossible to exit once entered, and guidance is required.
Kanazawa’s famous Zen temple “Korinji”. If you pray at this temple, your wish will come true! This idea has spread on the Internet and is now attracting attention as a power spot in Kanazawa. In particular, it is effective for love and marriage.
The Sai River flows gently along the west side of Kanazawa Castle. There are promenades on both banks that provide a place for many citizens and tourists to relax. The riverbed with green grass is recommended for walking and jogging. In spring, when the cherry blossom trees along the riverside are in full bloom, it is crowded with people enjoying the Hanami season.
Fukumitsuya was founded in 1625. This sake brewery with the longest history in Kanazawa. Applying a wide range of rice fermentation techniques cultivated over many years, it also sells products that will please the modern lifestyle. In the bar corner, you can also enjoy seasonal sake, sweet sake and sweets.
When Atsuhime or Kurofune came, it was a townhouse shop founded in 1848. Over 170 years of handmade goodness, it has contributed to the usual confectionery culture in Kanazawa, and now husband and wife make sweet bean paste, steamed bun (manju) and sell that. The store is a fine townhouse that is also designated as a cultural asset of the city.
Founded in 1923 (Taisho Era 12). A vinegar shop that is made by the natural brewing method (stationary fermentation method) that slowly ferments in a tank, which is rare in Japan. By making vinegar after making sake (boiled rice cake, unrefined sake), the brewing process is rich in extract, and it has a mild taste.
Founded in 1896 (Meiji 29). A brewer of “Tenyu” soy sauce and miso which famous Kanazawa restaurant chefs use. Because it is carefully made with no additives and domestic ingredients, and it takes time and fermented to mature, it has a delicious taste.
The centennial water of grace (Fukumitsu Sake Brewery)
Natural water used by the Kanazawa sake brewery Fukumitsuya to make sake. The rain and snow that falls on Hakusan soaks deeply into the ground, and slowly arrives at Fukumitsuya over the course of 100 years, while slowly melting minerals. This natural water drawn from 150 meters underground.
A shop owned by Ms.Sunahara, who has been active as a graphic designer for about 15 years in Tokyo and Kanazawa. There are about 1,600 books and magazines such as photo books. In addition to holding talk events and workshops, there is also a cafe inside.
Opened in 1972, playing world’s acoustic music with a focus on jazz in JO-HOUSE. Occasional live performances do, and in fact, a store, where many legendary musicians in the jazz and folk world, known to music fans. The specialty is Java curry.
A shop based on the concept of home-roasted coffee, which is more delicious in everyday life. Instead of large-scale single farms, they are preferentially purchasing raw beans made from small farmers’ associations.
Legendary steak restaurant “Hiyoko”. Founded more than 50 years. A menu of steaks using only Japanese Wagyu beef fillet, only one dish. It’s a legendary restaurant that has been visited by famous celebrities and its style that hasn’t changed for over 50 years.
Popular sweet natto specialty store in Nishi Chaya district. Since it is sold only at basic stores (part of sweet natto is sold at the 21st Century Museum of Art), it is highly recommended as a souvenir. There are various types of sweet natto in the store, so why not try to find your favorite taste while tasting?
Kanazawa is a town with many rising and falling roads.
There are the Sai River and Asano River flowing through the city of Kanazawa, and on both sides of these two rivers are the Teramachi Plateau, Kodatsuno Plateau, and Utatsuyama. Therefore, rising and falling roads are scattered everywhere. In addition, there are many old slopes because there are so few changes in the town that old maps from the Edo period can be used. The winding roads create a attractive landscape. Why do not you try to find your favorite hill among such many hills?