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  • Yamanaka Onsen
    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.
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  • Wakura Onsen
    Ishikawa Nanao-shi Wakuramachi
    A hot spring district located on the sea, a rarity in Japan, which according to records was discovered in the Daido era (806-810). Many hot spring hotels stand side by side along Nanao Bay, and in these facilities visitors can take a relaxing bath in hot spring waters while taking in the view of the vast ocean beyond. The area's chloride springs are rich in minerals and are said to aid recovery from fatigue and promote health as well as easing muscle soreness, skin diseases, and sensitivity to cold. The area is renowned for the beauty of its sunsets and is a highly popular driving destination. The Wakura Onsen Summer Fireworks display is also held each summer, and during this event the area bustles with many visitors come to enjoy the show.
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  • Awazu Onsen
    Ishikawa Komatsu-shi Awazumachi
    This hot spring district is the oldest in the Hokuriku region and boasts a history stretching back more than 1,300 years. The waters of the pure, 100% saline bitter springs found here possess a variety of qualities but are particularly known for their vasodilation effect. These waters are said to treat chronic illnesses caused by poor blood circulation, such as nerve pain, high blood pressure, and muscle soreness due to hardening of the arteries. The area generates an astounding volume of piping hot water, and every hotel here has its own privately dug source spring. The district combines both showy brilliance and mature elegance, and the literary master Katai Tayama once noted, I found Awazu Onsen to be the most quiet and comfortable. Today, the district is also gaining attention as a mecca for sweethearts, and all of the inns in the area offer unique, romantic plans for couples.
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  • Yuwaku Onsen
    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Yuwakumachi
    Known as the retreat of Kanazawa, this quiet hot spring village consisting of nine inns situated among the mountains. During the feudal government in Edo period, the curative hot springs were used by generations of the lords of Kaga Domain; the poet Yumeji Takehisa also famously spent one month of bliss in this romantic hot spring town with Hikono Kasai. First developed 1,300 years ago, the waters of the area's sodium chloride and sulfate saline springs are said to be effective for general indication, cuts, peripheral circulatory failure, sensitivity to cold, depression, and xerosis cutis. One unique local souvenir is Yuwaku kabura turnip pickles-a recreation of a food described Edo period texts, these pickles are sold at every inn, shop, and public bathhouse in the area and come in two varieties, yuzu ponzu citrus sauce and classic tsukemono Japanese pickle flavor.
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  • Tatsunokuchi Onsen
    Ishikawa Nomi-shi Tatsunokuchimachi
    A hot spring district which was discovered some 1,400 years ago and which serves as the retreat of Kanazawa. Located a 30 to 40 minute drive from Kanazawa, this district is also a convenient destination from which to explore Kanazawa. The area's sodium springs are gentle on the skin and said to treat physical fatigue and sensitivity to cold. The Tatsunokuchi Onsen Soyu Satoyama no Yu public bathhouse and Tatsunokuchi Onsen Ashiyu footbath can be used for a day trip hot spring bath experience and are popular facilities among travelers passing through the area to soothe away the fatigue of their journey. The district is also situated in an excellent location close to the Sea of Japan, Mt. Hakusan, and the Kaga Plain , and one of the most popular things about Tatsunokuchi Onsen is the delicious food you can enjoy here, including black throat seaperch, snow crab, northern shrimp, and other seafood; edible wild plants, sweetfish, and char raised on the pure mountain stream waters flowing at the foot of Mt. Hakusan; and Kaga vegetables and rice grown on the Kaga Plain .
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  • Wajima Hot spring village
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    Ishikawa Wajima-shi Kawaimachi
    A hot spring area popular due to its delicious food from Wajima Port as well as its excellent location close to sightseeing destinations such as Sodegahama Beach and Ryugasaki Lighthouse. The area’s hot spring waters, transported from the No. 2 Source Spring chloride spring in Wajima City, are said to treat such ailments as rheumatism, muscle soreness, lower back pain, joint pain, sprains, women’s diseases, sensitivity to cold, and skin diseases. At night, visitors can watch traditional isaribi firelight lure fishing in Wajima Bay. The Wajima Morning consists of over 200 stalls; it is considered one of Japan’s three greatest morning markets. Its history stretches back more than 1,200 years. After a day of relaxing bathing, be sure to wake up early the following morning so you can see the market for yourself. Visitors can also try chinkin gold inlaid lacquering and maki-e gold and silver lacquering in one of the area’s Wajima lacquerware studios. The Wajima Museum of Urushi Art, the world’s only dedicated lacquerware art museum, is also a recommended destination.