Nikko Kanazawa

Location: Japanese Alps & Northern Honshu | Japan

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Befitting its historic surroundings, the Hotel Nikko Kanazawa is a step back in time, from the colonial grandeur of the lobby to the lavish collection of rooms and suites. Kanazawa’s most exclusive hotel , and peering over the city at a height of 130m, Hotel Nikko Kanazawa offers glorious panoramic city views and a range of sumptuous dining spots to choose from.
Perfect forVisitors itching for a little Western comfort infused with distinctive Japanese flavours.
In the knowA few of the rooms on the Superior and Luxe floors might be a tight squeeze for some; we’d recommend the Deluxe floor, if budget allows.

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Hotel Overview


Central Kanazawa, connected by an underground passage to the JR Kanazawa train station.

Rooms at Hotel Nikko Kanazawa

Room views of the cityscape (and beyond) are the undisputed triumph at Hotel Nikko Kanazawa. Towering from the 17th floor and above, the immaculate rooms are elegantly decorated in clean lines and soft furnishings, providing a luxurious oasis from the bustling city. Pushing the boat out? Opt for the expansive Imperial Suite, with a lavish bathroom and drawing room to boot.

Food and facilities

Hotel Nikko Kanazawa is a gourmand’s delight: the difficult part is settling for which of the eight restaurants to make for. Benkay is your go-to for delicious  Japanese cuisine, rustled up using fresh, seasonal ingredients (naturally). Head to the top floor for the sleek, candlelit Sky Lounge, which attracts a well-heeled clientele with its unbeatable views and cocktails. The hotel serves up an award-winning breakfast to write home about: traditional Japanese for the intrepid traveller, as well as Western options for those less so.

Activities at Hotel Nikko Kanazawa

Meander through Kanazawa’s streets with a rental bike from the hotel; you can easily reach the area’s top attractions this way. Discover Kanazawa Castle, an impressive monochromic abode rich in history, which you can learn about from one of the local guides here. Oyama Shrine is also well worth a visit, with its mystical ambience, charming ponds and majestic samurai statue.

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