It is said that the characteristic of Japanese garden is a condensation of natural beauty. A style of Japanese garden with a path around a central pond, one of typical Japanese gardens, is elaborately designed to give a pleasure to strollers when they walk through a microcosm of nature. Ponds, trees, mounds and paths are all arranged following natural settings. Unlike western gardens, from this point of view, there are no fountains...Read More
There is “Nagamachi-bukeyashiki-ato”, remains of a samurai’s residential district, in the heart of Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture.
Within walking distance of “Korinbo”, leading busy streets of Kanazawa, an old residential area dating back to the Edo era from the 17th to 19th century unexpectedly appears. You will feel as if you were a time-traveler in the feudal days. As shown in the first picture, the yellow earthen walls with shingle or tile roofs will remind you of the times when many samurai warriors came and went. The second picture shows the...Read More
“Seison-kaku” built at the end of the Edo period in 1863, which was humbly given by the 13th lord of the “Kaga” domain to his mother, is a unique mansion with elegant decor.
The “Kaga” or “Maeda” domain boasted of the runway financial power among 266 feudal domains across Japan. As Kanazawa is located near Kyoto, these feudal lords in successive reigns had spent considerable effort to the development of local arts and crafts to be rated very highly following the Emperor’s capital. “Seison-kaku” in famous daimyo-garden “Kenroku-en” thoroughly shows...Read More
“Yugao-tei” tea house in the first picture, standing by “Hisago-ike” pond in “Kenroku-en” garden, was built in 1774. It was originally standing on a small island in the pond, however it is now found near the pond, because a part of the pond was reclaimed together with the small island and the tea house on it. The name of “Yugao-tei” comes from the openwork, whose subject matter is...Read More
There are many old wooden houses in “chaya” style dating back to the Edo period from the 18th to 19th century in “Higashiyama Higashi”, also known as “Higashi-chayagai,in Kanazawa City.
“Ochaya” or “chaya” means a traditional Japanese restaurant, where the guests enjoy lavish meals together with “geisha” or “geiko” in Kyoto, Kanazawa and its vicinity. In Tokyo and Eastern Japan, it is called “machiai”. The “Kaga” domain ruled by the “Maeda” family in the Edo period, which is one of the strongest feudal clans after the House of...Read More
Situated in Yamanaka Hot Spring in Kaga, Kayotei offers all relaxation to recover from this civilized world with joy of life and vitality for tomorrow. Air, water, hot spring are not only natural, but all dishes are natural excluding any addictives. Find yourself living in natural environments. Japanese Style Room (41.25sqm: Main Room 12.5 tatami mats room + Adjoining 4.5 tatami mats + Approach 3 tatami mats) Kayotei 4nights 5days...Read More