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The Ryokan Collection Welcomes a New Member -
Auberge Maki no Oto Kanazawa
Century-Old Urban Atmosphere in Kanazawa's “Little Kyoto”
The Ryokan Collection is delighted to welcome a new member to its group of fine ryokan - Auberge Maki no Oto Kanazawa in central Kanazawa. Located in the center of the historic neighborhood of Kanazawa's Higashi Chaya district, the beautiful Auberge Maki no Oto Kanazawa fits seamlessly into the streetscape of the famous historic town. This thoroughly Japanese ryokan draws its concept from satoyama inspired auberge. Satoyama is an ancient rural Japanese landscape of small farms growing rice and vegetables, where the people have lived in a close and sustainable relationship with nature for untold generations.

Inside, it expresses a modern version of the ryokan. Combined with auberge style sensibility, Maki no Oto's guests can experience a fusion of machiya - traditional residential townhouse style stay and satoyama inspirations in a small, friendly, family-style atmosphere.
Machiya Architecture
Maki no Oto Kanazawa is a machiya - a traditional townhouse style ryokan with satoyama inspiration. The building has won an award for architecture and design that enhanced the beauty and authenticity of the town. This small but luxurious establishment has earned a reputation as a perfect place to relax and enjoy a tranquil pace of life and an authentic taste of old Japan. One typical feature of these buildings is the tiny garden, a carefully tended sliver of nature reflecting the satoyama landscape surrounding its cousin ryokan, Maki no Oto Toyama.
Kaiseki with a Modern Twist
The ryokan's restaurant newly opened in March 2018, Wakon, serves kaiseki (traditional Japanese haute cuisine) presented Kappo-style, with diners sitting at the counter and the chef working in an open kitchen in front of them. All 10 seats at the counter have a clear view of the chef doing his work - frying fish, cutting sashimi, grilling various things - a fascinating scene.
Hokuriku Crafts & Design
Affiliated with Maki no Oto is the Edge Gallery, a kura - traditional warehouse style gallery shop also located in Higashi Chaya district co-founded by owner Mr. Seiichi Yamamoto devoted to showcase and support selected works of artists and craftspeople in the Hokuriku region including Toyama, Ishikawa and Fukui Prefecture. The gallery offers fine glassware and pottery, as well as silk creations, special foods, leather goods, eyeglasses and premium umbrellas made in Fukui. The second floor is devoted to young and upcoming artists in the area.
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