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Kanazawa has been surrounded by rich nature and has developed its traditional craft, art and cuisine in the history.
Kenrokuen garden and Kanazawa castle park show its different beauty seasonally.
Also you can always enjoy and experience our Japanese cultural activities in Chaya district and Nagamachi Samurai district.

Sumiyoshiya Ryokan has the longest history of 300 years among all the Ryokans in such Kanazawa.
We are simple and small Inn though, all through the ages we find customer's smile encouraging and will continue to our Ryokan business in future as well.
Please relax at Sumiyoshiya Ryokan and have a pleasant day!


We are sorry,we will take three days off. (August 29th to 31st)
If we have received your inquiry, we will answer after 1st September.
Please, we kindly ask for your understanding.
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We are very happy to inform you about the special event," Spring Geisha Evening in Kanazawa " 
(English speech on Geisha culture).

This event would be the best opportunity to see the geisha performance in the historical tea house at night with very reasonable prices.

Date : Mar.18 (Wed) - May.8 (Fri)  Every Wednesday and Friday  2015 
Time : 18:00~19:30    *Reception from 17:30
Place : ' Kaikaro ' in the Higashi Chaya District.
Fee : 4,800 yen (Tax Included) 
Reservation:  http://yadotime.excursions.jp/english_reservation.html
50 seats are available per day.
Reservations are recommended, but not required.

Omi-cho market

Let me show you event.
Ohmicho Market will held "Ohmicho Nabe-taika" (hot pot festa).

Date: 7th of February 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m  ~ stock has run out .
You can eat miso soup with pork ,crabe soup and fish soup.
There is no charge for this service !
It will warm you up.


3rd February is a Setsubun festival!
On February 3rd , a traditional event called "Setsubun" is practiced in Japan. 
"Setsubun" means the day before the beginning of spring according to the lunar calendar. 
On this day Japanese participate in traditional ceremony called "Mamemaki" to drive away evil spirits and bring in good fortune.

So, "Udasu shrine " will held Setsubun Festival.
This traditional event features dances (Geiko dance) dedicated to the god of the shrine.
Geiko will scatter roasted soybeans to drive demons away.

Udasu shrine is near Higashi Geisya district.
It will take 25min on foot from our ryokan.

"Udasu shrine " Setsubun Festival.
Day : 3rd of February 2015.
Time : 1:00 p.m 
I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your continued business and support.

Our ryokan will be close for the New Year holiday.
We will not be here between Dec 31 and Jan 5.
So, we can not answer your inquiry this period.
Please be forewarned.

We wish you a most successful New Year.

Best regards,
Sumiyoshiya Ryokan


Acrobatic performance of Kanazawa firefighters will held conducted in Kanazawa Castle Park on 11th January 2015
Acrobatic stunts are performed on the tall ladders by firemen.
Also firemen got together and flushed out water towards sky.

Day: 11th January 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m -
Place:Kanzawa Castle Park "Shinmaru Hiroba" (It will take 3 min on foot from our ryokan)

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