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“The meaning of hospitality” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kayotei

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Kayotei
Ranked #6 of 63 Hotels / Ryokan in Kaga
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“The meaning of hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2009

We were lucky to find Kayotei on our way to Kanazawa, and it's difficult to explain in a way how wonderful it is: both eminently traditional, yet completely welcoming. This is an inn that has been doing things in their own special way for a long time (the ikebana is exquisite, the omelette at breakfast is justly famous), and yet you feel as if they can't wait to see how you will experience it and how they can make sure you have a good time.

I love poetry so we had to hike up the river to see "where Basho stopped." We ended up at the local museum looking at Basho relics and admiring the astounding lacquerware. Next think we knew the docent had called a friend and my nephew was receiving a crash course in wood turning at the local school for artisans. Upon our return, our hosts couldn't wait to hear all about it. It was journeying at it's most perfect.

One night we had shabu shabu (incredible feast) and the founder/director came in and chatted with us for a while. It was just delightful

Really this is a special place.

You don't need to speak Japanese, but if you have someone in your party who does, it will make it even nicer.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2009

Just returned from Kayotei where we spent 3 blissful days.
The beauty of this inn and its natural surrounding is almost indescribable.
I've been to many luxury ryokans in Japan but this is the most beautiful place with the best food.
It's not very well-known to foreigners yet--truly a hidden gem.
It's a easy 40 minute flight from Haneda airport to Komatsu, then 30 minute taxi ride to Yamanaka where Kayotei is.
It's a heaven on earth. Don't miss it.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Kayotei

Property: Kayotei
Address: 1-Ho 20 Yamanaka Onsen Higashi-machi, Kaga 922-0114, Ishikawa Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Ishikawa Prefecture > Kaga > Yamanaka Onsen
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Ranked #6 of 63 Hotels / Ryokan in Kaga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 10

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