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This Japanese hotel in Kanazawa offers free accommodation for tourists stranded in Japan


The Covid-19 coronavirus has wreaked havoc around the world, causing flight cancellations and entry bans, blocking tourists abroad. Unable to return home, travelers find themselves stranded in a foreign country for an unforeseeable period of time.

Kaname Inn Tatemachi, a family-run hotel located in Kanazawa in western Japan, offers free accommodation to international tourists stranded in Japan. The Room for Rescue project provides a temporary home for tourists whose flights have been canceled and cannot return to their country of origin. To request accommodation, email Kaname Inn Tatemachi ([email protected]) with the subject line “Room for Rescue” and include the details of your stay: your name, your nationality, number of adults and children, requested check-in and departure dates and canceled flight number.

Photo: Kaname Inn

Interested in helping? The Room for Rescue project is crowdfunded, so donate here and support Kaname Inn in their act of kindness. Donations of 20,000 or more will receive a voucher for an overnight stay, including meals and a private tour, redeemable once the world reopens.

Kanazawa is known for its tradition chaya (tea rooms) and Kenrokuen Garden, one of the three most beautiful landscaped gardens in Japan. Especially popular during the cherry blossom season, Kanazawa was recently added to the tourist radar after receiving its own high-speed train line in 2015. Located in the city center, Kaname Inn Tatemachi has 38 guest rooms in addition to a separate hostel and a music bar.

The hotel accepts requests until May 15 at 5 p.m., for stays until May 31. Only confirmed reservations will be accepted – no appointment. For more information on requesting accommodation or how to donate, see the official website.

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