Boasting a 200-year history, Motoyu Ishiya features classic architecture, an original Noh stage and a garden. Surrounded by tranquil mountains, it offers luxurious Japanese accommodations with outdoor and indoor hot-spring baths. Free WiFi is available at the lobby, and guests can shop at the souvenir store on site. Rooms have a tatami (woven-straw) floor and low furniture. Some offer beds, while other rooms come with traditional futon bedding. All rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a fridge. Yukata robes are provided. Twice a year, Ishiya Motoyu hosts a genuine Noh play on their stage. The inn also houses drinks vending machines and free parking. Guests here can indulge on seasonal Japanese dishes featuring colorful Kaga vegetables and fresh seafood gathered from Nanao Bay each morning. The meal also includes local delicacies like Jibuni, a hot pot dish featuring duck and flavorful stock. Motoyu Ishiya is around a 20-minute drive from Kanazawa Castle’s Ishikawa gate, Higashi-Chaya Town and Omi-cho Market. Morimoto Train Station is a 7-minute drive or taxi ride.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

Motoyu Ishiya has been welcoming guests since Sep 11, 2014

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info


Free Private Parking Available On Site

Public Bath, ​Hot spring bath


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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Kanazawa
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  • William
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff was excellent from start to finish. Onsen facilities and meals were exceptional.
  • Pato
    Everything. Staff was so gentle and dedicated. Meals, my room, the hotel in itself and the baths are all great.
  • Yin
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    clean, great food, great service, great facilities
  • Chung
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    I booked with a half-board booking which included breakfast and dinner. Dinner and breakfast are excellent. The Onsen is good but the open-air part of the onsen is out of order.
  • Teo
    The room was well equipped and had a pleasant light and view, and the public interiors were well furnished. It was very quiet.
  • Dutton
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great kaiseki and a wonderful bath. We enjoyed our stay.
  • A
    This is a 200 year old ryokan, I loved my whole stay there, food was glorious too . If you’re looking for quiet, away from a bustling city then this place is perfect. It roughly takes like 30 minutes from Kanazawa station by taxi.
  • Tracey
    The location was lovely, outside the city. The Ryokan was amazing , so much history inside and outside, it would take days to appreciate it all. The staff were exceptionally welcoming and very professional. The food exceeded our expectations, ...
  • Mike_dxb
    United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    The room was spacious and with a nice view, the half board was generous and with authentic food, and the onsen was very cosy and clean. The staff were very pleasant and helpful, the overall experience was excellent. Communicating with the team was...
  • C
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The food was most definitely a highlight—both dinner and breakfast were exceptional kaiseki-style meals, using local ingredients from the Kanazawa region. The staff were incredibly kind, patient, and helpful all throughout—even despite my limited...

Property questions and answers
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  • I have one small tattoo. Can it be covered with a bandage for access to the hot springs?

    The hotel also accepts guests with tattoos. However, we would appreciate it if you could consider other customers.
    Answered on 2 September 2023
  • Is breakfast and dinner included in the price?

    The hotel's plan includes one night and two meals. The price at the time of booking includes 2 meals.
    Answered on 2 September 2023
  • What time are the communal baths available?

    Thank you for your question. The public bath is open until 23:00 after check-in. The next morning it is available from 6:00 to 9:30.
    Answered on 2 September 2023
  • What time do I have to arrive for dinner?

    Dinner is served at 18:00, 18:30 and 19:00. The last dinner time is 19:00, so please check in by 18:30.
    Answered on 2 September 2023
  • Do you cater for any allergy or food preferences?

    Sorry about that. The hotel is a small ryokan operated by a small number of staff, so we cannot accommodate vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, egg, wheat..
    Answered on 2 September 2023
  • Is there a vegetarian meal option?

    Sorry. The hotel does not serve vegetarian cuisine.
    Answered on 12 September 2022
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Managed by Seiichi Ishiya

Company review score: 9.6Based on 181 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

I will be the 9th generation of this inn. My hotel's employees, including the English do not speak only a little. However, it will be my best correspondence is not as you are able to satisfied with everyone in the hospitality subsequent 226 years.

Property info

'79 Ago, Prime Minister of Japan has stayed. That this hot spring liked to when I was writing the hanging scroll and "霊泉".

Neighborhood info

The Onsen water is characteristic of its amber-color and mild to the skin. It is also known as “Bihada-no-yu”, the hot spring for smooth skin.

Languages Spoken


Area info *

Amenities of Motoyu Ishiya
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Hot spring bath
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Garden
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Public Bath
  • Hot spring bath
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

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From 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM


From 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.


The entrance to the property is closed between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa NICOS JCB Diners Club American Express Cash Motoyu Ishiya accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please be informed that nearby dining options are limited.

The property has a strict curfew at 23:00. Guests cannot enter or leave the property after this time.

Guests with a tattoo may not be permitted to enter public bathing areas and other public facilities.
Hot-spring opening times: 06:00 – 09:00 and 11:00 – 23:00

For the schedule and tickets of the twice-yearly Noh play, please contact the property directly. Contact details can be found in the booking confirmation.
If you would like a guided tour of the Noh stage, please check in before 4.30pm and ask at the front desk. The tour starts at 5pm and lasts for 30 minutes.

For guests traveling with children, please inform their number and ages to the property at the time of booking. Children’s rates apply.

<On-site Dining Information>
-To eat dinner at the property, a reservation must be made at least 2 days in advance.
-You must check in by 19:00 to eat dinner at the property. Guests who check in after this time may not be served dinner, and no refund will be given.
-Starting times for dinner are 18:00, 18:30 and 19:00.
-Guests with a breakfast-included plan must check in by 21:00.

<Public Transportation Information>
- Guests can take JR bus from Kanazawa Station free of charge if the guests have JR Japan Rail Pass
- Get off at Rukaya Motoyu Mae bus stop

Guests must check in by 7:00 PM to eat dinner at this property. Guests who check in after this time may not be served dinner, and no refund will be given.

An accommodation tax per person, per night is not included in the price and must be paid at the property.

FAQs about Motoyu Ishiya

  • The prices at Motoyu Ishiya may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, Motoyu Ishiya is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Room options at Motoyu Ishiya include:

    • Suite
    • Twin
    • Quad
    • Triple

  • Motoyu Ishiya is 5 miles from the center of Kanazawa. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at Motoyu Ishiya can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Asian

  • Motoyu Ishiya offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot spring bath
    • Public Bath

  • Check-in at Motoyu Ishiya is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.