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Keep in mind that some accommodations may add a surcharge to the prices below during peak season -- New Year's, Golden Week (Apr 29-May 5), and mid-July through mid-November.

Directions are from Kanazawa Station; minutes in parentheses indicate the walking time required from the bus stop.

Inexpensive -- There's the Toyoko Inn Kanazawa Korinbo, 2-4-28 Korinbo (tel. 076/232-1045; www.toyoko-inn.com), offering singles from ¥4,700 and doubles from ¥7,560, including breakfast.

Live Like a Local -- For a unique experience, consider spending the night in your own machiya, a traditional wooden town house common during the Edo Period. You'll have the entire home, complete with kitchen, futon, and bathroom, plus extras like Japanese umbrellas and yukata (not to mention TVs and Internet connection). Homes rent for ¥54,000 for two to three people and ¥72,000 for four to five, including breakfast. Contact Kikunoya Machiya Kanazawa, 3-22 Kazue-machi (tel. 076/287-0834; www.machiya-kanazawa.jp).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.