Ryokan SHIBAYA in Kanazawa - Japanese Style Hostel

at home at Ryokan Shibaya (3 minutes walk from the JR Kanazawa Station)

Jeppe Hein

8:00AM 11th May rainny

Please hurry up! First come, first served!

We offer a free ticket of "Jeppe Hein 360° " to the first 25 people reserved with Kanazawa Yado Time.
When you don't get chosen, We will offer a free ticket of Kenrokuen Garden.
(Only for accommodation until end of June.)
For more information, please don't hesitate to ask us.


Special Event "Hanami de Mochituki"

2:00PM 8th April rain

We (Kanazawa Ryokan & Hotel Cooperative Association) will hold a special event.
The purpose is to support reconstruction of the areas hit by the great East Japan earthquake and get a new lease on life.
Let's enjoy making Mochi with HANAMI! With us!

*Making rice cakes
*Japanese Traditional Guitar(Japanese lute music performance)
*picture-card show
*Japanese Traditional Dance Exercise(NOSS)

Dates of the event: Apr 17th

Time: 11:00am-2:00pm

Place: Matsugae Ryokuchi Park

Entry fee: free of charge

Where to apply: ryokan shibaya


30th August  shine  day of real summer heat


In order to keep the accommodation fees 5% low, we currently don`t accept any credit cards.
We would like to give 5% card commission back to our guests instead of paying it to the card companies.
Thank you for your understanding.

Eiheiji (about 90 minutes from Kanazawa city)

20th July  fine   extreme heat
An increasing number of cases of heat stroke have been reported due to the extremely hot weather.

Eiheiji is one of Soto Zen's two head temples, and it is located on Fukui prefecture.


 Eiheiji time table 

Shirakawago・Kanazawa-bus Line

19th July  fine  extremely hot day    

This is timetables of the bus to Shirakawa(and Takayama).
予約制mark is that advanced reservations required.

This bus will run only three per day.
The fare will be 1800yen one-way, and 3200yen round-trip.
If there's anything I can do to make your trip more pleasant, don't hesitate to let me know.


We started free service of the yukata for everybody who wants to wear kimono for the first time.




Because I will support you even if you have never tried Yukata before, It's okay.
You can wear it anywhere you like, for example going out, for a walk, on fireworks, festivals, etc.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. It will be a pleasure to help you out with any questions you might have.  
Please have fun and enjoy the wonderful yukata!
Please experience Japan unique and fascinating culture!

                 Yukata inquiries Mail form    



Kanazawa photos

18th May  shine  becoming partly cloudy in the evening


     http://Kanazawa photos

     Dear bill, Nicely done.
     Only you could have done it!
     Thank you so much

Accommodation plan to "Hyakumanngoku matsuri"

Accommodation plan to experience the whole world of "Hyakumangoku matsuri".

As for this plan, the pavilion ticket(2500yen) is included in the price.

check-in date: 4th June 2010
Semi-double bed room(for 2 persons) + pavilion ticket
6800yen (perperson/2nights)

check-in date: 5th June 2010
Semi-double bed room(for 2 persons) + pavilion ticket
4800yen (perperson/1night)


*Those who make reservation for hyakumanngoku Matsuri Plan through this Mail Form will be offered FREE Rental ladies'Yukata. (only three Yukata)
And of course, We will help you dress.

  Hyakumangoku matsuri Mail form    




26th April  shine  nice warm day

"First International Triennale of KOGEI in Kanazawa"

"Kanazawa Tourist Information Guide"

Hyakumangoku Matsuri

The Hyakumangoku Matsuri is the main annual festival taking place in Kanazawa city.
The festival commemorates the entry of Lord Maeda Toshiie into Kanazawa Castle in 1583.
It begins with Kaga Yuzen Toro-Nagashi,other events include public tea ceremonies staged in Kenrokuen and around the city center, performances of traditional arts, folk dancing in the streets, a Miss Hyakumangoku beauty contest, and a children's dram and lantern parade at night through the city center.

Date: 4th-6th June in 2010    "Hyakumangoku_Matsuri"

'Kaga-yuzen Toro Nagasi'

The first event of the Hyakumangoku Festival in Kanazawa is the Lantern Festival (Kaga-yuzen Toro-nagashi).
The Asanogawa is one of the beautiful rivers that flows through Kanazawa. (20minutes on foot from Shibaya)
Lanterns made of Kaga-yuzen silk and also rice-paper and bamboo are lit up with candles and flated down the river.
It is create a fantastic sight!
Date: 4th June in 2010   19:00~21:00    "Tōrō nagashi"

'Hyakumangoku Parade'

The highlight of the festival is the Hyakumangoku Parade.
The parade reenacts the triumphal entrance of Lord Maeda and his entourage into Kanazawa.
At major intersections, parade spectators are treated to performances such as shishimai(lion dances)and the famous ladder-top acrobatics of the Kaga firemen.

Date: 5th June in 2010   14:00~18:10

'Hyakumangoku Odori-nagashi'

12,000 people dance on the main street in Korinbo district.
Date: 5th June in 2010   18:30~21:00

'Hyakumangoku Takigi Noh'

The traditional Noh play is performed outdoors with lights supplied by bonfires in Kanazawa Castle Park.
Date: 6th June in 2010   18:30-21:00

"Hyakumangoku.net"    Why don't you join us?

Japanese bathrobe "Yukata"

31st March  cloudiness  It is falling sky.

Shibaya have started selling Japanese bathrobe(Yukata).
new - The price is 2500yen.
(made in Japan, 100% cotton)

These are yukatas used at Shibaya now, and it is still possible to use.
used - The price is 500yen, including obi.

These make popular souvenirs!! 



Kanazawa Shibaya

Author:Kanazawa Shibaya
Please feel free to ask us if you have any questions.


2-19-7, Honmachi Kanazawa city, Ishikawa 920-0853
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