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4.4

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Nearby landmarks
Awazu Onsen Public Bath 150 m
Yunokuni no Mori Traditional Handicrafts Village 1.3 km
Motorcar Museum of Japan 1.6 km
Natadera 3.21 km
Kiba Lagoon 3.86 km
Roadside Station Komatsu Kibagata 4.44 km
Aramata Gorge 4.5 km
Gyomu 5.86 km
Higashi Hospital 6.15 km
Shibayama Lagoon 6.72 km
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Houshi

Wa-46 Awazu-machi, Komatsu-shi, Komatsu, Kaga, Japan, 923-0326 - View map
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  • Bar

  • Vending machine

  • Coffee shop

  • Massage

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Japanese-style Room (Aki-no-Yakata Special Wing)
Japanese-style Room (Aki-no-Yakata Special Wing)
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  • Room size: 12 m²
  • Garden
  • 4 futons
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  • Room size: 10 m²
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  • Room size: 28 m²
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  • Room size: 12 m²
  • Garden
  • 6 futons
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  • Room size: 36 m²
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  • Room size: 13 m²
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4.4
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More about Houshi

- Founded in 718, continuing for 46 generations from 1,300 years ago, this is Hokuriku’s oldest Japanese-style hot spring ryokan.
- In the past, it has even been registered in the Guinness Book of World Records as a hot spring ryokan with the oldest history in the world.
- Those that stay at Houshi will be able to experience the traditional scenery of Japan.
- The genuine hot spring atmosphere of this quiet seasonal lodging will help to ease guests’ travel fatigue.

- To express their gratitude and happiness for guests’ stay, ryokan staff will serve guests matcha green tea and tea cakes.

- The hot spring is a clear and colorless sodium sulfate spring. The spring water is also good for drinking.
- Both the men’s and women’s large communal baths have open-air baths.
- In the open-air baths, guests can also enjoy the natural scenery as its appearance changes via the seasons and weather.
- The large communal baths are equipped with shampoo, hair rinse, conditioner, and face shaving foam.
- The men’s dressing room is equipped with hair dryers, cotton swabs, combs, skin gel, razors, hair mousse, hair tonic, hair liquid, and hair-styling water.
- The women’s dressing room is equipped with hair dryers, cotton swabs, combs, hand mirrors, shower caps, and skin care products (cleansing items, face lotion, all-in-one gels).
- The ryokan also has 2 private baths. (Reservations taken after check-in at the front desk, on a first come, first served basis. Advance reservation cannot be done by phone, email, etc.)

- Guestrooms are located in 4 connected wings that surround a Japanese garden.
- In the spacious garden, guests can enjoy the four seasons of Japan with colored leaves in the fall, winter scenery, cherry blossoms in the spring, and cool clear streams in the summer.

- For cuisine, guests can savor kaiseki course meals prepared with natural bounties from the ocean, mountains, countryside, and rivers in the Hokuriku and Kaga regions.
- Hot dishes are served while they are still hot, and cold dishes are served cold.

- From Kanazawa, it is about 30 minutes by train. From Komatsu Airport, it is about 25 minutes by car, making for a very convenient location.
- There is also a free shuttle service from Awazu Station (closest station) and Kagaonsen Station. (For details, please refer to Access Info)

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Reviews of Houshi from verified guests

4.4
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5
Excellent
Location4.4
Room comfort and quality4.5
Service4.7
Access4.1
High score for Kaga
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Showing 35 comments from actual guests
12
5.0
MarieJosee from Canada
Group

Exceptional”

We had high hopes for our stay at the Houshi ryokan: our actual stay was even better than what we expected. Would recommend to anybody.

Reviewed April 16, 2019
4.9
z@konsciousdreams.net from Japan
Group

Exceptional”

Incredible to feel history of the ryokan. Room, food, and service were impeccable. Also, very nice surprise to have the temple and forest walk next to it.

Reviewed May 24, 2018
4.2
MSA from United States
Group

Excellent”

A very old ryokan and we were not expecting much as it's the oldest ryokan in Japan, however were pleasantly surprised by the warmth, genuine care for the guests and charm of this hidden gem. It's like an old inn, room was traditional Japanese with tatami

Reviewed June 29, 2017
4.7
MonikaBxl from Belgium
Group

Exceptional”

Very nice traditional ryokan. Excellent service, food and onsen.

Reviewed May 03, 2017
3.7
Suran from United States
Group

Very good”

It's just OK for a single night ryokan experience!

Reviewed April 17, 2017
4.0
Rui from Malaysia
Group

Very good”

Staff & services are highly rated. Room allocated was a bit old. Overall a good experience staying in the Ryoken

Reviewed November 23, 2016
4.9
Japan from Spain
Couple

Exceptional”

Absolutely fantastic!!! We could taste the real traditional Japan. The service, the food, the hot springs... all exceeded positively our expectations. The family owner were lovely and we had a charmy welcome. We are a spanish couple and we think it is perf

Reviewed March 05, 2016
4.7
Rex from Germany
Solo traveler

Exceptional”

History everywhere, but also contemporary in many ways! Top service and best Keiseki Food.Lifetime expierence!

Reviewed November 07, 2015
4.0
kak from United States
Couple

Very good”

Houshi Ryokan gets a lot of press and acclaim because of its age. I was really excited to visit and my experience was good, but I wasn't blown away. Everything was good bordering on great, but aside from staying in a special blue room, I can't say anything

Reviewed October 14, 2015
4.9
Mikey2608 from Australia
Group

Exceptional”

Fantastic - so glad we stayed there. Such a warm welcome and great hospitality. Will recommend widely

Reviewed March 08, 2014
4.4
cmjets from Japan
Solo traveler

Excellent”

Very nice stay - the service is impeccable, the staff is very friendly and kind and the history of the ryokan makes for a unique Japan onsen experience.

Reviewed January 20, 2014
5.0
Gan from Australia
Group

Exceptional”

Houshi has been run by the same family for 46 generations and they know service. The staff are helpful and friendly and the current owner is a delightful man to talk with. The food, garden and baths are all superb.

Reviewed October 29, 2013
4.7
Fern from Thailand
Group

Exceptional”

Staffs at this hotel were very nice, their hospitality is exceptional!! I was impressed by them as soon as I get to the hotel, all the staffs welcome us at hotel entrance. I highly recommend this hotel >_<

Reviewed August 14, 2013
4.3
Chen from Singapore
Couple

Excellent”

Charming ryokan steeped in tradition. Service was excellent. It assigned a service staff to take care of all our need during our stay from serving dinner to arranging for transfer to the train station. It is an excellent idea to have one contact point wit

Reviewed November 21, 2012
5.0
Gan from Australia
Group

Exceptional”

Houshi is a contemporary style ryokan with all the modern conveniences but with a sense of style, food and service that comes with nearly 1300 years of being run by the same family. Houshi is located in the center of Awazu Onsen which doesn't have its own

Reviewed August 24, 2012
3.5
K from Hong Kong
Group

Good”

晚餐菜單沒有烤能登牛,與訂房時描述不乎,很失望,其他整體滿意

Reviewed November 25, 2018
4.2
基基 from Hong Kong
Group

Excellent”

整體算中上, 溫泉一流

Reviewed November 16, 2018
5.0
bubu from Hong Kong
Group

Exceptional”

The decoration and the ambience is hugely marvellous. The hot spring facilities are good. The staff is very friendly and would like to visit this historic place once again.

Reviewed February 16, 2018
4.7
Eleanor0531 from Taiwan
Group

Exceptional”

人員服務誠懇熱心,雖然彼此語言不通,但仍是盡量互動溝通。餐食美味豐富且極富地方風味,令人印象深刻。旅館佔地廣大,許多轉角處設有休憩區及大面玻璃窗,可讓人充分欣賞庭園景色。擁有1300年歷史的旅館有濃濃的日式傳統氛圍,我很享受在這裡停留的時間。

Reviewed February 07, 2018
4.5
dMark from Taiwan
Couple

Excellent”

服務滿分,餐點也都很好

Reviewed November 01, 2017
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