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.

This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

Motoyu Ishiya has been welcoming guests since Sep 11, 2014

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.6)

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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Property questions and answers
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  • Is there a vegetarian meal option?
    Sorry. The hotel does not serve vegetarian cuisine.
    Answered on September 12, 2022

Managed by Seiichi Ishiya

Company review score: 9.5Based on 74 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
  • 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)
  • Private check-in/out
  • 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
  • Neck massage
  • Public Bath
  • Hot spring bath
  • Massage Additional charge
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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3:00 PM - 7:00 PM


6:30 AM - 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 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.

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.

  • Motoyu Ishiya is 5 miles from the center of Kanazawa.

  • Room options at Motoyu Ishiya include:

    • Suite
    • Twin
    • Quad
    • Triple

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

  • Guests staying at Motoyu Ishiya can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Asian

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

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

    • Massage
    • Hot spring bath
    • Public Bath
    • Neck massage