Araya Totoan

Araya Totoan is a traditional Japanese inn located in the city of the Ishikawa Prefecture known as Kaga.

It is a small accommodation that has more than 800 years of history. It also features a traditional landscaped garden and is surrounded by trees and sounds coming from its tranquil environment.

The ryokan continues to operate even today, but due to the Coronavirus, guests who intend to travel are encouraged to take precautionary measures for their safety.

The rooms of Araya Totoan are based on traditional Japanese design and feature a relaxing ambiance. They have a total of 18 rooms, which cost around 25,000 to 80,000 JPY per night, with some including a terrace where guests can view the charming garden. They also have available hot springs where guests can take a dip and relax in the warmth of the water.
Communal baths at Araya Totoan are its main spotlight, especially their own “Ruriko”, which is a cypress bath flowing with scents and enhanced by a wooden ceiling. The inn gets its hot spring source from Yamashiro, bringing benefits that ease back pain, skin irritations and problems, and other weak conditions a person might have.
The ryokan features its Kutaniyaki Kiln Pavilion, which shows an incredible display of pottery exhibitions and opportunities to learn how to make one. The location of Araya Totoan is near to other public baths in the town like the Meiji-style and Edo-style public baths.
After taking a dip, guests can go back to the inn to enjoy meals made with local Japanese pride. The ryokan can be reached by train coming from Tokyo and Kyoto.

Japanese ryokan food, dinner and breakfast – a ryokan providing local foodstuff

Local seafood from Hashitate Harbor. Famous local Kaga vegetables. Dishes are served on famous Japanese pottery "Kaga-yaki" and famous Japanese lacquerware "Yamanaka-nuri."

A ryokan particularly good for health and beauty

This hot spring won first prize at the International Mineral Spring Exhibition held in Germany 100 years ago. It has garnered strong praise even on a global level. The water is good for back pain, neuralgia, skin beautification, etc.

A ryokan appearing in various media

The rooms where the Imperial Family spent an extended stay 100 years ago were renovated and still remain.

"No. 1" ryokan in Japan

Ryokan with a 800 year history. The Imperial Family stayed here about 100 years ago. Also, this ryokan supported the lifestyle of Rosanjin (a famous Japanese style calligraphy artist, ceramics artist, painter, and connoisseur) for about one year.

Traditional ryokan - historical architecture

Ryokan with a 800 year history. Japanese architecture of the annex where the Imperial Family stayed some 100 years ago has been renovated and still remains today. Also, this ryokan supported the lifestyle of Rosanjin (a famous Japanese style calligraphy artist, ceramics artist, painter, and connoisseur) for about one year.

Year of establishment



Rooms with open-air baths Available

Onsen Area Kaga

Is this place ryokan only or ryokan with an onsen? Onsen Ryokan

Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)? Yes

Is there a communal shared public bath? Yes

Are there additional rental options? With open-air tubs 0 With indoor tubs 0 With both indoor and outdoor tubs 0

Price range (yen) 25,000-80,000

The price includes one dinner and one breakfast