Hisago Usagi | 瓢 卯の間
瓢簞町、金沢 (Hyoutan-machi, Kanazawa)
This traditional Japanese house is located in an area of Kanazawa known as Hyoutan-machi. The hyoutan, a Japanese gourd, is a motif that is prevalent throughout Japanese culture. A garden plant that was once used as a container for water, alcohol, and seeds (after having been dried out), has long been considered to be an auspicious motif known to bring about good fortune.
USAGI machiya incorporates this detail throughout the house in hopes of bestowing good fortune to all who stay here.
Within a traditional wooden house are modern facilities & modern comforts designed to become your house in Kanazawa.
Hisago USAGI machiya house embraces its unique machiya design, with three separate floors — cleverly utilizing the original architecture to provide you with a comfortable & private space.
When reserved with the adjoining house, up to 9 guests can experience staying in a traditional machiya house.
・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, & 2F)
・Washing Machine (1F)
To your right is the entranceway of the Usagi (rabbit) machiya house. Slide open the door to be welcomed by a color, and vibrant artwork depicting the ume plum blossom tree.
An updated bathroom space can be found on the first floor, complete with a large mirror to help you get ready for a day of exploring the city.
Living Room (2nd Floor)
Venture your way up the 2F towards the sitting room, fitted with sofa seating and a television. Unwind in this space after a day of exploring the city.
Adjacent to the sitting room is a fully functional kitchen with all of the necessities: From counter-top IH cookers, microwave, toaster, and more – we suggest stopping by the outdoor Omicho Market (近江町市場) to pick up fresh local produce and ingredients to make meals during your stay.
Western-style Bedroom (3rd Floor)
At the top of the stairs is a bedroom that has been comfortably furnished with 3 twin-sized beds. Utilizing the wood framework of the house, you will not only be able to appreciate the design of the house, but the history that permeates this machiya.
|Complimentary WIFI Internet|
|Washing Machine & Dryer, Detergent|
|Air Conditioning Unit (heat/cool)|
|Induction Cooking Heater|
|Plates, Cups & Cutlery (enough for 3 guests)|
|Refrigerator & Freezer|
|Kettle, Toaster, Microwave, Rice Cooker|
|Kitchen Cloth & Sponge, Detergent|
|Iron & Ironing Board|
|Bathroom (Shower & Bathtub) x 1|
|Twin-size Beds x 3|
|Toilet x 2 (1F; 2F)|
|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|
Located a short walk away from Kanazawa Station, this quaint machiya house allows you to easily access Kanazawa’s sightseeing attractions. Whether you decide to take a stroll around the neighborhood, or utilize the city bus, you’ll discover another unique character with every corner you turn.
From the neighborhood shopping arcade frequented by locals, historical streets of Higashi Chaya district, the beautiful Kenroku-an garden, to the mysterious Myoruji Temple (Ninja Temple), and more– Hisago USAGI is the perfect place to stay during your travels.
|From Kanazawa Station to “Hisago USAGI” by Bus|
*Bus Fare 200 yen/per person)
|From Kanazawa Station to “Hisago Usagi” 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.
別院通り 商店街Betsuin-dori Shoutengai
An outdoor shopping promenade that radiates a retro atmosphere representative of this quaint local neighborhood. From local eateries, izakaya bars, to little shops and bakeries. This shoutengai is located a 7 minute walk away from you house, we recommend exploring this local neighborhood, and discover the hidden gems frequented by the locals, and taste the delicious cuisine 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||24,000 yen～||12,000 yen～|
|３guests||27,000 yen～||9,000 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.