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We have begun accepting reservations after February, 2020!

We’ve finished putting together the room details, lodging rates, and envisioned layouts for our new guest rooms. With this, we have begun accepting reservations for February*, March, and April 2020.

*February reservations will be available for February 21st onward.

After you’ve read through the description of our new guest rooms in this blog post and checked the availability calendar on our website, you can make your reservation using the website’s Booking and Contact Form. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask.

We’ll be updating the Guest Room section of the website at a later date, so make sure to refer to the content posted below first. That said, following our renovations, there won’t be any major changes to the information in other sections on the website (Facilities, Access, etc.), so feel free to consult it for any other information.

Note: At present (as of January 2020), the guest rooms are still being renovated, so there may be some changes to how the rooms will look and other details. We thank you for your understanding. After the renovations are finished, we’ll upload photos of the completed guest rooms.

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Tsuchi private room (10.7 m²)
A private room for up to two guests

What greets you⁠ is this: traditional earthen plasterwork walls that speak to the natural texture of soil and straw; the silky feel of virgin Japanese cedar flooring; light softly diffused by a ceiling done in local Echizen Washi handmade paper; a spacious king-sized bed on raised tatami straw mat flooring; and a vintage sofa with table. Tempered by the season and the changing weather, let the light of dawn wake you naturally as it gently cascades through the paper screen at the head of your bed. From the window at the bed’s head, you are presented with lustrous black tiling and the ample greenery of the courtyard—from the opposite window, you look down past the sturdy beams of the open ceiling into the rustic ground floor entranceway below.

In a space defined by its expertly-layered earthen plasterwork, we welcome you to experience for yourself life in a traditional renovated machiya townhouse.

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Ki private room (12 m²)
A private room for up to three guests (the third on an extra bed)

Entering this room, you step upon floorboards of virgin hiba cypress sourced from the Noto Peninsula with its softly-figured wood grain and delicate, natural scent. You see posts in a wood-framed window with antique latches and frosted glass panes looking down to the courtyard below—all encompassed by natural and white colors of the room’s walls. The two-level bunk bed is built into the wall and features privacy curtains* and night lights. It’s a place for time alone or with a friend (or two), for chatting while sipping tea or losing yourself in a project at the window-side desk. We have made this a space rich in the natural beauty of wood. 

Our hope is for you to pass many pleasant hours here, whatever you choose to do.

*The extra bed does not come with a curtain.

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Hari private room (13.2 m²)
A private room for up to four guests 

This guest room features floorboards of virgin hiba cypress sourced from the Noto Peninsula with its softly-figured wood grain and delicate, natural scent. Encompassed by the gentle greys of the room’s walls, the light here softly diffuses against a ceiling done in local Echizen Washi handmade paper. The two-section bunk beds are built into the wall and feature privacy curtains and night lights. Open wide with a clatter the antique wood-framed windows and drink in the seasonal scenery of Kuromon-mae Ryokuchi Park—cherry blossoms in spring, rich greenery in summer, red and yellow foliage in fall, or snowy landscapes in winter.

In this room, rich with accumulated history, take a seat on the rattan sofa or on the floor, open the window, and allow yourself to feel the breeze, the perfume of the seasons, and the gentle flow of time.

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Kumo private room (6.6 m²)
A private room for up to two guests

A queen-sized mattress, filling the straw tatami flooring of the room; the deep, summer sky blue of teahouse-style handmade paper wainscotting; traditional earthen plasterwork walls that speak to the natural texture of soil and straw; light softly diffused by a ceiling done in local Echizen Washi handmade paper—the compact size of this room complements this teahouse-inspired minimalist arrangement. Open the antique wood-framed windows with a clatter and drink in the seasonal scenery of Kuromon-mae Ryokuchi Park: spring’s cherry blossoms, summer’s rich greenery, fall’s red and yellow foliage, and the snowy landscape of winter.

Or slide open the paper screen window and stretch out on the mattress to feel the gentle breeze and watch the clouds roll by.

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We hope you will find your favorite from our rooms.

【 IMPORTANT 】All of our gust rooms will be renovated to private rooms from February, 2020.

We will renovate our guest rooms from two private rooms and two dormitories to “four private rooms”in February,2020. 

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All of guest rooms will be renovated to private rooms and all of them will be designed deferent interiors.

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Shared spaces (open kitchen, tatami lounge area, bath rooms and shower room) are not changed in this renovation project, so you will share these spaces with other guests as a same with before renovation.

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We will close the guest house from around first of January to end of January in 2020 for those renovations.

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We will announce about new rooms of designs, capacities and rates in around early December in this blog.

We hope you will stay more comfortable and cozy after renovation.

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We look forward to seeing you soon!

【 IMPORTANT 】Starting April 1st, 2019, Kanazawa city will introduce an Accommodation tax.


According to Kanazawa city ordinance, we will charge the accommodation tax 200yen in cash per person per night when you check-in from April 1st, 2019. 

Please refer to this Kanazawa city’s announce.

https://www4.city.kanazawa.lg.jp/data/open/cnt/3/25603/1/chirashi_japan.pdf

Please note: On our website, Accommodation tax is “not included” in room/bed rates.


Update hostel policy; We can accept children from 7-years-old and group booking up to 5 persons!

We have updated our hostel policy for children and group booking as follow!

・About children’s staying

Before: From 10-years-old

After: From 7-years-old

 

・About group bookings

Before: up to 4 persons

After: up to 5 persons

 

We already updated these changes from August 8th, 2017.

It is more flexible to book if your group/family has children or some members.

We hope we will support and share your wonderful trip in Japan!

We are waiting your arrival in Kanazawa-city.

Booking and Contact with us

You will be more comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable in Guest House Shiro after August the 1st, 2016!

We change a check-in hours, Check-out time, closed hours and keeping the luggage hours from 1st August, 20016.

You will be more comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable in Shiro guest house.

FROM 1st August, 2016
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Check-in:14:00〜20:30

Check-out:〜11:30

Dropping off the luggage before check-in:9:00〜11:50

Closed hours (Cleaning and Maintenance):12:00〜14:00

Picking up the luggage after check-out: 〜12:00 / 14:00〜22:00

※ We can keep the luggage until 11:30AM if your check-out day is our day off.

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We hope you will enjoy Kanazawa and Shiro!

Please feel free to ask us if you have any questions.

We can recommend you many place of sightseeing spots and Kanazawa’s local store and restaurants after you check-in.

Please also check our room availability and room types.

ENJOY!

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