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Hot Spring / Hot Spring Bath Spots in Ishikawa Area

  • Yamanaka Onsen Soyu Kiku-no-yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Yamanakaonsenyunodemachi Le 1
    The Yamanaka Onsen, located in Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture, is a hot springs area with a history going back 1,300 years. The poet Matsuo Basho, who visited the hot springs during the journey that he described in “Oku no Hosomichi (The Narrow Road to the Deep North),” was so impressed by the smooth-feeling water of the springs, which is warm without being excessively hot, that he wrote a Haiku poem in praise of them, in which he suggested that “Bathing in these waters should in itself be sufficient to ensure long life.” The Souyu Kiku-no-yu baths take their Japanese name from this poem; these baths have remained consistently popular since they were first developed. The men’s baths and women’s baths are located in separate, matching buildings.
  • Kaga Yamashiro Onsen Ko-Soyu (Old Public Bathhouse)
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Yamashironsen 18-128
    Located in Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Kaga Yamashiro Onsen Ko-Soyu (Old Public Bathhouse) is an experiential-type museum where visitors can experience and enjoy the history and culture of Japan’s onsen (hot springs) tradition. It recreates an example of the “Soyu” public baths that were common in onsen areas in Japan during the Edo period. Besides admiring the authentic external and internal decor, visitors can also experience the traditional “Yuami” method of hot springs bathing, which involved simply soaking in the waters of the hot springs. The stained glass inside the bathhouse and the Kutani-ware wall- and floor-tiles faithfully recreate what this type of public bathhouse looked like in the past. Let’s enjoy the onsen tradition along with the historical atmosphere of the nearby streets with their shops and Ryokan inns known as the “Yu-no-gawa.”
  • Yamashiro Onsen Tourism Association
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Yamashironsen 18-28
    Located on Kita Odori-street, it not only gives directions but also information about local attractions, recommended stores and food. It also provides umbrellas for free. Besides introducing hot spring inns that meet certain schedules and budgets, it also can make sudden reservations for lodging. It holds events such as the Omoshiro Yamashiro Summer Festival and the Kuizome Crab Festival when bans on crab fishing are lifted, and releases tourist information unique to that time period. In addition, you can reserve a guided tour.
  • Yuttari Park (Tsumakoibune-no-yu Bath)
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Pref. Nanaoshi Wakuramachihibari 1-1
    Beginning about 1200 years ago, the Wakura Onsen is a rare hot spring, where the ocean water springs up as the hot spring. The Tsumakoibune-no-yu is a popular Wakura hot spring where you can soak your feet for free and gaze over Nanao Bay. The mildly warm hot spring will warm your whole body.
  • Ashiyu Yurari
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi 4-169-1
    A free footbath located close to the Wajima Kobo Nagaya facility a 10 minute walk from Roadside Station Wajima Furatto-homu. Consisting of a wooden footbath inside a structure built like an old-fashioned Japanese home, 12 seats painted with Wajima lacquer surround the bath. There's also a hot spring bath just for pets right outside. The hot spring's sodium and calcium chloride waters come from a high temperature, hypertonic, weakly alkaline source spring and are said to east nerve and muscle pain, aid sensitivity to cold, and assist in recovery from fatigue. You can bring your own towel or buy one in Wajima Kobo Nagaya.
  • Kaga Katayamazu City Spa
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Katayamaduonsen Otsu 65-2
    "A day trip hot spring facility located in the Katayamazu Onsen hot spring district, one of Hokuriku's ""Kaga Hot Spring Villages."" The spa building, completely enclosed in floor to ceiling windows, was designed by world-class architect Yoshio Taniguchi. The facility has two bathing rooms-the Kata no Yu, an open and airy bathing area where you can soak while taking in a view of Shibayama Lagoon sprawling just beyond the windows; and the Mori no Yu, a soothing space with a view of lush forest. Which is the men's and which is the women's switches daily. The spa's waters come from a sodium and calcium chloride spring which are said to prevent post-bath chills and aid sensitivity to cold. Spa goers can also enjoy a ""Kaga Parfait"" in the cafe on the second floor."
  • Terume Kanazawa
    43 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Matsushimamachi 17
    A hotel with a bathhouse using only water for a natural hot spring source located a one minute drive from the Kanazawa-nishi Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway. The hotel's baths are filled with water from a sodium chloride spring which is gentle on and beautifies, and smooths the skin. The hotel has 10 different bath varieties, including a lie down bath, medicinal bath, and waterfall shower bath, in addition to a large group bath and outdoor bath. The bathhouse area also has a women's only rest area and offers a full array of spa treatments. Floors four through seven of the hotel are occupied by the 114 guest rooms, which range from single rooms to Japanese-style rooms; hotel guests can use the bathhouse for free. Wi-Fi is offered throughout the entire hotel facility.

    宿泊のみでの利用です。(入浴施設は利用していません) 宿泊料金に変動がないのは良いと思いました。また、開業から随分経っている割には綺麗に管理されていると思います。しかし!客室の清掃はかなり程度が低く、床は掃除機かけたのか疑問なレベルのゴミが落ちていたり、風呂場には目に付く場所に髪の毛が残っていたり、便器ももう少し気にして清掃しては?と思うような状態でした。 価格を差し置いても許されるレベルではない...

  • Wakura Onsen Soyu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Prefecture Nanao City Wakura Onsen
    A public bathhouse where you can enjoy natural hot spring bathing at an affordable price. The bathhouse is a five minute bus ride on the Nanao Bus headed to Wakura Onsen from JR Wakura-Onsen Station. The bathhouse' waters come from a sodium and calcium chloride spring which is hypotonic and mildly alkaline, said to help alleviate rheumatism, nerve pain, and menstrual pain. When diluted with two parts regular water and drunk, they are also said to be good for gastrointestinal disorders and anemia. The facility was recently remodeled and reopened in April 2011. In addition to large and small baths and an outdoor bath, the facility also has an outdoor footbath, and visitors can enjoy a variety of bathing as suits their tastes.
  • Royal Hotel Yamanaka Onsen Kajikaso
    101 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Yamanakaonsenkajikamachi Ho -100
    A hotel located in Yamanaka Onsen, one of the many hot spring villages in the Kaga area. The hotel is a 25 minute drive from the Kaga Interchange. A free scheduled shuttlebus also connects JR Kagaonsen Station to the hotel. Built along the river running through the Kakusen-kei Valley, one of the hotel's charms is that you can bath in an outdoor bath while listening to the burble of the river and taking in the lush surrounding scenery. The hotel has a bar and restaurant where you can eat seasonal kaiseki course cuisine and sip local liquors. The hotels buffet-style breakfast includes a variety of distinctive Ishikawa morning choices like Kanazawa-style curry. The Ayatori Bridge, a one minute walk from the hotel, is the starting point of a walking course which follows picturesque Kakusen-kei Valley.

    This place is full of Showa period style and atmosphere, a gold age of Japanese prosperity in the 80s. Clean yet some signs of aging are inevitable. Stiff but friendly service. Nice Japanese...

  • Hyokkori Onsen Shima-no-Yu
    19 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Pref. Nanaoshi Notojimasanamimachi La part 29 - 1
    "A day trip hot spring bath facility located in the center of Notojima. The bathhouse' waters began gushing forth in 1999 in Notojima Town and are said to alleviate nerve and muscle pain as well as ease sensitivity to cold. The bathhouse takes particular pride in its Japanese style and Western style outdoor baths which provide bathers with two different bathing atmospheres. The bathhouse also has a large bubble and jacuzzi baths and bathers can choose between baths that are hot or just warm as they prefer. In addition, there's a sauna and reservable private family baths. On Fridays, the lay down bath's waters are switched to a carbonated spring. In the bathhouse' restaurant, you can enjoy dishes like the ""Notojima Burger,"" an oval squid cream croquette sandwiched between a black squid ink bun."


  • Awazu Onsen Soyu
    13 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Pref. Komatsushi Awadumachi A) 79-1
    A public bathhouse located in the Awazu Onsen hot spring district which was established in 718 by the monk Taicho. Located in the center of the district, the bathhouse is cozy, and many people come from around the prefecture and beyond to enjoy its casual, Japanese-style atmosphere. The bathhouse' transparent waters come from a sodium sulfate chloride spring. Characterized by their smooth feel, these waters are said to help alleviate nerve and muscle pain. The bathhouse also sells special hot spring slow boiled eggs which are a popular snack to enjoy after taking a bath here.


  • Shiramine-Spa Public Bath
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Pref. Hakusanshi Shiramine 9
    "A hot spring bath facility located in the center of the Shiramine region with a view of Mt. Hakusan. The bathhouse' waters come entirely from a natural sodium hydrocarbonate spring. These waters are famous for giving bathers smooth ""silk skin"" and are also said to help alleviate nerve and muscle pain. The facility's large group bath is made of wood and is notable for providing a view of the surrounding seasonal mountain scenery. The bathhouse has two outdoor baths, a stone bath and a hinoki cypress bath, and which is the men's and which is the women's is changed on a weekly basis. The bathhouse sells a discount 11 visit ticket; Hakusan City residents can use the bathhouse at a discounted rate."
  • Yamanaka Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Kaga-shi Yamanaka Onsen
    A hot spring district situated along the Kakusen-kei Valley considered one of the three most renowned in Japan. Boasting some 1,300 years of history since its discovery and considered one of the Three Great Hot Springs of Fuso (Japan), records show that this hot spring district was a favorite of the famous haiku poet Matsuo Basho as well as many other writers and artists. The area's sulfate springs contain an abundance of potassium, sodium, and other minerals, and are said to aid recovery from fatigue and promote health in addition to easing muscle soreness, frozen shoulders, sensitivity to cold, chronic digestive diseases, chronic skin diseases, and other conditions. Some facilities also offer hot spring waters that can be drunk, and these are said to help relieve constipation, gout, and obesity.
  • Yamashiro Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Kaga-shi Yamashiro Onsen
  • Matto Kaihin Onsen CCZ
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Pref. Hakusanshi Tokumitsumachi 2665-1
    This day-use hot spring bathhouse located just walking distance from the Tokumitsu Parking Area off the Hokuriku Expressway is a bathhouse with many local repeat customers, but is also recommended for drivers passing through because it can be visited without getting off the expressway. One of its most inviting features is that one can bathe at 5 a.m. on any day excluding Mondays. The source waters flow from a high sodium-chloride spring and are said to be beneficial for nerve pain and muscle soreness, as well as minor cuts and burns. From the completely glassed in main bath, one can enjoy a view of the Japan Sea, the sea air wafting around the outside stone bath is relaxing. Osteopathy treatments and light dining fare is also offered.
  • Aqua Park Shi·on
    6 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Pref. Hakuigunshikamachi Sueyoshi 22-1 Shinhomu
    A hot spring bathhouse and pool attached to Roadside Station Korogaki no Satoshika on National Route 249 in Shinbomukai, Sueyoshi, Shika Town, Sueyoshi, Hakui County. The baths are fed by the Shiga Chiko Hot Spring, a natural sodium chloride spring that helps with nerve pains, muscle soreness, joint paint, sensitivity to cold, post-illness recovery, recovery from fatigue, and promoting health. They offer a Japanese style bath and western style bath and which is the men's bath and which is the women's bath changes weekly. They also have an outdoor bath, saunas, and other baths that change daily. The indoor heated pool is open year-round and they have a restaurant on site.

    道の駅に併設された温泉です 大人470円とリーズナブルな価格ですが、浴場にはリンスインシャンプー、ボディーソープが有ります 又、化粧台にはドライヤー(風量大です)や、化粧水・乳液・メイク落としなど一通りが揃っています BBクリームまで有りました バスタオルのレンタルもあるようなので、気が向いて手ぶらで入浴も可能です お風呂は露天もありますが、景色が見られるということではありませんでした

  • Yamashiro Onsen Spa
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Yamashironsen Banshouendori 2-1
    A public bathhouse located next to Yakuoin Onsenji Temple in Banshoendori, Yamashiro Onsen, Kaga City. The baths are fed by a simple mixed undiluted sodium calcium sulfate chloride spring. The spa operates out of the former Yoshinoya Ryokan Inn and with the nearby Kosoyu Public Bathhouse form the heart of the hot spring village.
  • Shio Sakura no Sato Onsen Kofun no Yu
    5 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Hakui-gun Hodatsushimizucho Ishisaka Ri 16-1
    This daytrip-use hot spring is at the entrance to Sakura no Sato Kofun Park, which contains a group of round kofun burial mounds built in the late 6th century. It's on a rise, so you can enjoy a soak in the weak alkaline simple spring waters while you take in the view of the Shiogawa river and SandenKanaya kofun. The area is planted with 1,000 cherry trees of 36 varieties, and the rest area and terrace both offer views of the scenery. The floors, ceiling, and baths are made with irregular stones, and the building is designed to be barrier-free so anyone can enjoy a bath with ease. Located about ten minutes' drive from JR Shikinami Station, it's full stock of shampoo and other amenities is a real draw.


  • Euphoria Chirihama
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Hakui-shi Chirihamamachi Ta 1-67
    A large leisure complex standing next to Chirihama Beach, the only beach in the country on which you can drive your car. The complex’ vast grounds encompass a natural hot spring bathhouse, restaurant, heated pool, and more. The amber waters of the bathhouse’ vaunted hot spring are drawn from more than 1,000 meters underground. Containing an abundance of minerals, these waters are said to warm both body and soul right to the core. In the clean and hygienic outdoor bath, customers can enjoy a relaxing soak while listing to the sea breeze and waves of Chirihama. In the high-ceilinged heated pool area, you can swim to your heart’s content. There’s also a water slide, and huge windows from which you can watch the sun setting into the Sea of Japan in the evening.
  • Roadside Station Yamanaka Onsen Yukemuri Kenko-mura Yuyukan
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Kaga-shi
    This large leisure complex adjoins Roadside Station Yamanaka Onsen Yukemuri Kenko-Mura in southeastern Ishikawa Prefecture close to the border with Fukui Prefecture. Facilities include a bathhouse supplied from one of the springs of Yamanaka Onsen, a hot spring district whose history stretches back over 1,300 years; as well as a heated pool, fitness center, gym, tennis courts, and other sports facilities. The bathhouse is replete with a clean and hygienic outdoor bath, spacious indoor bath area, and family bath where the whole family can relax, and customers rave that here one can truly enjoy a relaxed and relaxing time. The heated pool, open year round, has a water slide, and it bustles with families on weekends and during the summer vacation period.

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Long, thin Ishikawa prefecture runs along the Sea of Japan up into Noto Peninsula. Highlights of the seaside towns lining the west coast include Kanazawa, often described as a "Little Kyoto" thanks to its old wooden tea houses and geisha culture as well as its picturesque Japanese garden, Kenroku-en.

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