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The result of lottery  has been officially announced on Thu.8th Jun 2016.  The winning rate was 2.3 times with the capacity of  13,000 runners of  over 28,000 applications for 2016 the 2nd year of Kanzawa Marathon. 

So I bet you are lucky one if you got the right of running this pretty popular marathon… or hope this article helps someone who is thinking attend the marathon next year ! 

Anyway, I strongly recommend you to book accommodation as soon as possible if you visit/stay in Kanazawa during this time, especially between 21st Fri and 23rd of Oct. 2016  as apparently there are only few hotels left on the reservation page from the official Kanazawa marathon website in Japanese and there is deadline of hotel reservation for participants who are not residing in Japan. 

 

 When is the deadline ? 

 Firstly, the hotel reservation accepting for the participants have been opened at 12:00 pm on Thu. 9th. June. 2016.

According to the Hotel reservation page on Kanazawa marathon official site, the candidates who are not resident in Japan should reserve accommodations by

Friday, September 16, 2016 (JST)

*You can jump and make a reservation via online from here click 

However, after the deadline, you can make a reservation by yourself so don’t feel disappointed,  you could still find accommodations for your Kanazawa Marathon.

 

Which hotels are located in city center and high standard ?

To make your first Kanazawa Marathon without any stress, you may prefer to stay in a hotel in good location such as near the goal/start points and high standard. Another point is that the weather in Kanazawa is very fructuate. Last year, even though the organizer changed the date of marathon few days earlier, the weather was quite miserable, pouring rain and runners were shivered. So I made a list of hotels which are all located in/ close to city center and have hot springs/ SPA !

 

Highly recommended hotels: Great location, service, food with SPA !

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1「 Kanazawa Sainoniwa Hotel 」★★★★★ 

This hotel opened on March, 2015. It is a very new and already listed in “Michelin guide book – Hokuriku special edition -2016” also got some good prizes and reviews from some Japanese hotel booking websites.  One of the main feature of this hotel is “Japanese Garden” which express beautiful scenery of Japanese four seasons. 

 

img via official website [ confort deluxe room]
img via official website [ confort deluxe room]

《 Hotel information 》

Hotel name:Kanazawa Sainoniwa Hotel

address:〒920-0043  Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa city, Nagata 2-4-8

TEL: +81 (0) 76-235- 3128          Email : info@sainoniwa-hotel.jp

Number of rooms : 64(All bed rooms are twin or Double Up to 7people in a room )

Facilities: Hot Springs /  traning gym /  rounge/ dining room/  library /  free bycicle(10) /  parking space / Free Wi-Fi/LAN /

*all room are non-smoking but there is smoking area in the hotel

 

2「 Kanazawa APA Hotel 」★★★★

This is a famous franchised business hotel in Japan. There are two APA hotels with hot springs in Kanazawa. One is “EKIMAE”where is located in just next to Kanazawa station and another one is “CHUO” where is located in the city center, Kata-machi. Both have natural hot springs/ SPA and great services. They guarantee minimum rates if you book through their official website.  

 

img via official website [APA kanazawa EKIMAE]
img via official website [APA kanazawa EKIMAE]

《Hotel information》

Hotel name: APA Hotel Kanazawa [EKIMAE]

Address:〒920-0031 Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa-city, Hirooka 1-9-28

TEL: +81 (0)76- 231-8111

Number of rooms: 456 

Check In/ Out : 15:00〜/ 11:00 

Parking space: 80 ( order of arival )

Room prices * : JPN ¥15,000 〜(single )/JPN ¥22,000〜(double )/JPN ¥36,000〜 ( DX ・triple use )/JPN ¥50,000〜 (sweet)

Facilities: Hot Springs /  traning gym /  rounge/ dining room/  library /  free bycicle(10) /  parking space / Free Wi-Fi/LAN /

img via official website APA Kanazawa [CHUO]
img via official website APA Kanazawa [CHUO]

Hotel name: APA Hotel Kanazawa [CHUO]

Address:〒920-0981 Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa-city,Katamachi 1-5-24

TEL: +81 (0)76-235-2111 

Number of rooms: 513 

Check In/ Out : 15:00〜/ 11:00 

Parking space: 66 ( order of arival )

Room prices * : JPN ¥15,000 〜(single )/JPN ¥24,000〜(double )/JPN ¥27,000〜 ( twin)/JPN ¥38,000〜 (DX ・triple use)includes tax ・services charge 

 *They have smoking / non-smoking rooms

 

 

3.「Kanazawa Yumenoyu(金沢 ゆめのゆ) 」★★★★

img via official website [ Kanazawa Yumenoyu ]
img via official website [ Kanazawa Yumenoyu ]

Originally, It is a large public hotspring /SPA but they opened the hotel next to the onsen. It is located a bit far from Kanazawa station though it is closer from goal point where is Kanazawa Seibu ryokuchi park. However, you could not book any accommodation, they have a big lounge and relaxation room where you can stay at free if you paid the entry fee of hot spring. They have many kinds of restaurants and also Karaoke too so it is good for group of people as well.  Also there is a very popular Kaiten Sushi restaurant called ” Mori mori Sushi (もりもり寿司)” in front of  Yumenoyu. It might be crowded but it definitely worth to try  fresh and delicious Sushi in Kanazawa.

 

[ Hotel information ]

Hotel name: Kanazawa Yumenoyu 

Address:〒920-0346 Ishikawa prefecture, Kanazawa city, Fujie minami 3-26 

TEL +81(0)76-204-5489 * for reservarion room

Room Type : There are two types. The all Hotel’ s room has private onsen/bath with room and Washitsu (Japanese Tatami room )has praivate outside bath. The Economic hotel doesn’t have private bath but only TV and separated with only male / female rooms. 

Check In/ Out : 15:00〜/ 10:00 

Parking space: 1,400

Room prices * : JPN ¥4,500 〜(single /without bath/ weekend )/JPN ¥9,000〜(twin/ Tatami / with private bath/weekend )/JPN ¥18,000〜 ( triple/ Tatami / weekend )includes tax ・services ・entrance of public bath/SPA charge 

Only hot spring/ SPA fee :  JPN ¥1,050 for adult *included towel and SPA wear, shampoo, conditionaer, dryer, cosmetics 

* All room is non -smoking but there is smoking area. 

* In the economic hotel does not have key on the door so you can keep your belongings at the front desk.

 

4.「Dormy Inn Kanazawa」★★★★

Dormy Inn Kanzawa
Dormy Inn Kanzawa

 This business hotel has natural hot spring/ SPA and just 3 minutes walk  from Kanazawa station. The quality of onsen, a free noodle “Yonaki- Soba “service after 9:30 pm and breakfast are pretty good reputation at this hotel.

 

[ Hotel information ]

Hotel name: Dormy Inn Kanazawa

Address:〒920-0849 Kanazawa-city, Horikawa shin-machi, 2-25

TEL +81(0)76-263-9888

Room Type : Washitsu/ Japanese 12, bed room 279 ,  Washitsu& Bed room 12

Check In/ Out : 15:00〜/ 11:00 

Parking space: 74 ( JPY ¥1,000 per night )

Room prices * : JPN ¥8,450 〜(single )/JPN ¥9,990〜(double) they have discount plan when you book 28 days before you stay.

*They have smoking and non-smoking rooms

 

4.「 Kanazawa Hakuchoro Hotel Sanraku (金沢 白鳥路 ホテル山楽)」★★★★

img via official website
img via official website

 The hotel located in the center of Kanazawa city. Just 5 mints walk from “Kenroku-en (garden)” and thier natural hot spring is good for your skin. The atmosphere of hotel is retro and modern as you can see full of  furnishing like wooden chair and staind glass windows,  “Kutani-yaki(九谷焼き)/ Ishikawa special pottery ” lamps and Gold leaf art crafts … free ice-cream service after onsen/ SPA is a good fame at this hotel.

 

[ Hotel information ]

Hotel name: Kanazawa Hakuchoro Hotel Sanraku

Address:〒920-0937,  Kanazawa-shi, Marunouchi, 6-3

TEL +81(0)76-222-1212  E-MAIL:hakuchoro@hakuchoro.com

Room Type : Washitsu/Japanese Tatami  room (for 3〜8 ppl )/two semi double beds / standard twin / Deluxe twin 

Check In/ Out : 14:00〜/ 12:00 

Parking space:  50( JPY ¥1,000 per night )

Room prices * : JPN ¥7,700〜 ( booking with Rakuten price )

* All rooms are non-smoking

 

*All rooms of each hotels have WiFi 

*All hotel room prices are changable and just for your refarences from each official websites.

 

 

If it is passed the deadline/all hotels were fully booked, what you should do !?

 These hotels are pretty popular so they could be fully booked right after even if it is weekends or Holiday season.

If none of the hotels were available during the marathon, don’t feel so bad although you might have to stay a bit far away like  Noto- peninsula or Komatu, Kaga-city area or next prefecture like Toyama or Fukui.

There are 4 hotel booking websites, you can still find a good one ..Hope this help somehow you make your Kanazawa Marathon perfectly organize. 

 

Highly recommended TOP 4 web sites. 

 I introduce useful web sites which cover English language… Hope you can find the best one !! 

1「airbnb … You may find a good one however there are quite few lists due to Japanese strickt rule. 

2「trivago: This site cover 33 languages and compare over 250 travel agencies includes  booking.com, expedia and official hotel price ! Great tool to find the cheapest price in mints. 

3「agoda: This one of most useful website especially when you are looking for a hotel with a great deal in Asia. You should be membership as they offer extra 30% off deal.

4「couchsurfing: However hosts showing ” not accepting ” on their profile,  you can still send personal message and might able to get a great local host ! 

 

Conclusion 

 Kanazawa city is still not so popular destination for tourist from overseas. It is still a medium urban city however Kanazawa get way more famous than before, especially after new Shinkansen line have connected from Tokyo. So, it is a problem there are not enough accommodations in Kanazawa although they have a new city- planning coming recent in few years. 

Personally, I feel happy if this city is loved by a lot of people but an issue is keep this peaceful and traditional atmosphere of this city with encouraging development.  

Anyway, I really hope this article helps you to find the best accommodation when you visit Kanazawa and a great weather for this Kanazawa Marathon 😀 

 

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