Hisago UMA | 瓢 午の間
A name befitting of the town’s history and culture – the origin of this town’s name is said to derive from the plethora of Japanese gourds (hyoutan) that was once bought and sold within this thriving castle city.
The hyotan gourd is a motif that has been incorporated into countless artwork, proverbs, and has also been used in everyday life. Their humorous and memorable shape is representative of good fortune within Japanese culture, and is still relevant in current culture.
This traditional Kanazawa machiya house has witnessed history since the beginning of the Showa Period. Only a short 10-minute walk from the main Kanazawa Station, “Hisago UMA” machiya house sits quietly within a neighborhood steeped in history.
・Japanese-style Futon Bedding x 3 (1F)
・Japanese-style Futon Bedding x 3 (2F)
・Air Conditioning Unit (Heat/Cool) x 1 (Each Room)
During the colder months:
・Hot Carpet x 1 (Each Room)
・Humidifier x 1 (Each Room)
**No floor heating available**
・Separate Toilet Space (1F)
・Washing Machine (1F)
Enter the private entrance of “Hisago UMA” to find yourself in a warm and inviting atmosphere. This house features 2 floors, and can accommodate up to 6 guests.
The shower/bath area of this house features modern facilities, to help you relax after a day of exploring the city. Unwind as you soak in a bath, and look out towards the lush greenery of the tsubinowa garden.
Japanese Room (1st Floor)
A tatami-lined room with playful touches of the hyoutan motif. The rich red hue of the walls, paired with wooden accents found in the furnishing, ceiling, and doors provides a calming atmosphere for you to retreat to.
Head towards the 2nd floor to find a compact, and fully functional kitchen. Find everything you need: cookware, dishes, microwave, rice cooker, toaster, and more.
Japanese-style Room (2nd Floor)
This traditional-style room is perfect to relax in as you enjoy a cup of tea, catch up on some reading, or to reminisce about your day. When more than 3 guests stay in this house, up to 3 futon bedding can be set here.
Dining Room & Living Room (2nd Floor)
The most spacious room of the house features sofa seating, and a large wooden table with seating for 6.
Here you can watch TV, enjoy a meal you prepared, or simply relax in the tranquil atmosphere this machiya provides.
|Complimentary WIFI Internet|
|Washing Machine & Dryer, Detergent|
|Air Conditioning Unit (heat/cool)|
|Induction Cooking Heater|
|Plates, Cups & Cutlery (enough for 6 guests)|
|Refrigerator & Freezer|
|Kettle, Toaster, Microwave, Rice Cooker|
|Kitchen Cloth & Sponge, Detergent|
|Iron & Ironing Board|
|Bathroom (Shower & Bathtub) x 1|
|Japanese-style Futon Bedding x 6|
|Toilet x 1 (1F)|
|Green Tea Leaves, Black Tea Leaves, Coffee|
|Bath Towel & Face Towel|
|Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Soap|
|*No pajamas/yukata will be provided. Please bring your own sleepwear for a pleasant night’s sleep|
From the textured, clay walls, to the wooden frameworks that give warmth to the house – each detail has been painstakingly restored to its original beauty. With the addition of modern facilities, your time in Kanazawa will be transformed with your stay at “Hisago UMA” machiya house. When reserved with the adjoining house, up to 9 guests can experience staying in a traditional machiya house.
|From Kanazawa Station to “Hisago UMA” by Bus|
*Bus Fare 200 yen/per person)
|From Kanazawa Station to “Hisago UMA” by Taxi|
20-5 Hyōtanmachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken 920-0845
|050 3786 2009 (10:00am~19:00pm)
+81 50 3786 2009 (10:00am~19:00pm)
|Operating hours||Check in: 15:00-20:00
Check out: -10:00
Guest service time: 10:00-19:00
Please inform us in advance if you are due to arrive after 8pm.
Stop by the Omicho Market (近江町市場), a lively outdoor market in which locals sell freshly caught seafood, locally-grown vegetables, souvenirs, restaurants, and more. This market is bustling with locals and travelers alike – vying to purchase the seasonal ingredients, and unique produce that can only be found in Kanazawa.
① だるま小僧 / Daruma Kozo
Fresh seafood dishes, sushi, and sashimi platters, and more. A local favorite, not known amongst tourists, we recommend stopping by to taste some of Ishikawa Prefecture’s best cuisine.
OPEN 17:00~23:00 (LO 22:30)
② 寿し駒 / Sushikoma
A local sushi favorite that has been serving sushi for more than 40 years. In addition to sushi, they offer traditional Japanese side dishes using seasonal ingredients and Kanazawa-grown vegetables & produce.
CLOSED Monday & Tuesday
③ 大衆焼肉すずや / Yakiniku-Suzuya
Located within the neighborhood shopping arcade (Betsuin-dori), savor the various cuts of meat grilled right before your eyes. Reservations MUST be made in advance.
OPEN 11:00～14:00 / 17:00～23:00
OPEN all year round
④ 福わ家 / Fukuwauchi
From udon noodles to kamameshi rice bowls (rice cooked in a traditional iron pot), each meal set comes with matcha tea, seasonal dish, soup, and dessert. Only fresh & local ingredients are used!
OPEN Weekdays 11:30~15:00 & 17:30~21:00
Weekends & Holidays: 11:00~21:00
⑤ いなばや / Inabaya
A casual dining restaurant loved by the locals. Well known for the “dashi” (stock), they offer shogayaki (grilled ginger & pork), katsudon (fried pork cutlet), to Ramen noodle set meals, and more.
⑥ パティスリー バー セー / Patisserie Bar C
A unique twist on sweets & alcohol. This bar offers handmade sweets and alcohol that go hand-in-hand.
OPEN 18:30 ~ 24:00
⑦ 小橋カフェ / OTABACafe
This cafe offers breakfast sets, which include: an oven roasted potato & cheese concoction, salad, and freshly brewed coffee. Start your day off with a cup of coffee, and view of the Asano River.
⑧ ロスタル / L’OSTAL
A unique French cuisine cafe, with dishes that focus on wild game. They also offer a wide variety of wine.
CLOSED Sundays (Open on Holidays)
*Last updated on 2017/03/10
|Per Night||Per Guest|
|2 guests||30,000 yen～||15,000 yen～|
|３guests||33,000 yen～||11,000 yen～|
|４guests||36,000 yen～||9,000 yen～|
|５guests||39,000 yen～||7,800 yen～|
|６guests||42,000 yen～||7,000 yen～|
The rate can vary depending on season and length of stay.
(Children who do not require bedding will not be included within the total number of guests.)
*Certain restrictions will apply. Please ask our staff members for more details.