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魯山人寓居跡いろは草庵 Rosanjin's Hut Iroha

  • Culture / Art / History
  • Around Kagaonsen
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Around Kagaonsen
18-5, Yamashironsen, Kaga-shi, Ishikawa 922-0242, Japan
  • Culture / Art / History
Opening Hours
Wednesday(A holiday opens)、New Year's Day
Date of post:2016/03/15

Indulging in a truly unique hot spring spa and traditional culture experience.

  • Historical Building

Yamashiro Onsen is one of the largest hot spring resorts in Kaga, about one hour from Kanazawa by train, where is located between the Sea of Japan and Mount Haku in western Japan.

If you're keen to experience a wonderful hot spring spa culture that perhaps can’t be found anywhere else, just go to Yamashiro Onsen, wander around there and soak in the hot spring spa (and also stay at least one night) feeling rejuvenated, relaxed and refreshed.

There are 2 public bathhouses with the fantastic spa facilities called Soyu and Ko-Soyu. Both of them are open between 6:00-22:00, closed only between 6:00-12:00 on the fourth Wednesday every month. Admission is Soyu; Adult ¥420, 6-11 years ¥130, 3-5 years ¥50, Ko-Soyu; Adult ¥500, 6-11 years ¥200, 3-5 years ¥100. If you would like to go both, you should get the combined ticket; Adult ¥700, 6-11 years ¥250, 3-5 years ¥120.

Kaga is renowned for the birthplace of Kutani ware. In Yamashiro Onsen there are galleries and museums and you can experience paintings and shape pots on a wheel in the museum of Kutani ware kiln remains, if you like.

Yamashiro Onsen has been favored by penmen and calligraphy/painting artists since ancient times and is especially related to Rosanjin KITAOJI, who was multi-talented, being a Tenkoku artist (a maker of carved stone seals), a painter, a potter, a calligrapher, a lacquer artist, a cook and an epicure.

Rosanjin was born in Kyoto and moved from place to place as a guest of wealthy families after he had grown up. This life style enriched his knowledge of gourmet food and dinnerware.

He stayed at the cosy cottage, which is a museum now, "Iroha-souan" in Yamashiro Onsen for 7 months and it was a memorable place for him throughout his life. You'll be able to know about him and his prominent work at the beautiful latticed house with a lovely garden.

Address: 3-70 Hokubu, Yamashiro-onsen, Kaga 922-0243
Tel: +81 (0)761 77 1144

Getting there
By Train
- Limited express train: About 25 min from Kanazawa station to Kaga-onsen station. The fare is ¥1510.
- Local train: About 60 min from Kanazawa station to Kaga-onsen station. The fare is ¥760.

By Bus
- Route Bus: About 12 min from Kaga-onsen Station. Get off at "Yamashiro-onsen ". The fare is ¥250.
- Kaga Yunosato Express Bus: About 60 min (the bus that go around the sea course) or 85 min (the bus that go around the mountain course) from Kanazawa Station. Get off at "Yamashiro-onsen". The fare is ¥1240.

By Taxi
- About 15 min from Kaga-onsen Station. The fare is about ¥1600.
- About 25 min from Komatsu Airport. The fare is about ¥6000.

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