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山中温泉 ゆげ街道 Yamanaka Onsen Yuge Way

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  • Around Kagaonsen
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Santyuuonsenyunodemachi, Yamanakaonsen Minamimachi, Kaga-shi, Ishikawa 922-0129, Japan
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Date of post:2015/07/24

Enjoy and relax in a back room of Kanazawa

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Yamanaka Onsen is a kind of back room of Kanazawa. Not only tourists but also people of Kanazawa have enjoyed the hot springs since long time ago.
Yamanaka Onsen is one of hot springs in Kaga Onsen Kyo. Kaga is an old name of this region including Ishikawa prefecture.
Other hot springs are Yamashiro Onsen, Katayamazu Onsen and Awazu Onsen.

Yamanaka Onsen has more than 1300 year history. We can find some descriptions about Yamanaka Onsen in books of Heian period, the 8th century.

One of the most famous haiku poets, Matsuo Basho loved Yamanaka Onsen very much. And, we can find some spots connected with Matsuo Basho. There is a small house, Basho-do on a walkway near the river, Kakusenkei. And also, there is a small hall, Basho No Yakata where we can see data about Basho, Yamanaka lacquerware and enjoy some drink.

As for hot springs, Kikunoyu is famous as one of public hot springs. It has a long history. People call a public hot spring Souyu in this region.
Near Kikunoyu, there is a civic center, Yamanakaza. Some performances and conferences take place there. The inner of Ymamanakaza was created with Ymanaka lacquerware. So, it is also one of features of Yamanakaza.

There are many hotels and Japanese style inns along the river. Off course, it is nice to stay and relax there. It might be better for tourists. We can enjoy the view of a river and a famous walkway, Kakusenkei.
And also, we can use some hotels as one day onsen. Even if we do not stay there, we can enjoy the hot spring and food.

After enjoying onsen, we can walk around the onsen town. Along with a road, Yugekaido, there are some survenir shops, sake and liquor stores, restaunts Kutani ware shops and Ymanaka lacquerware shops. And, there are Hasebe shrine and Yakuouji temple.
And, off course, we should visit a famous walkway, Kakusenkei and famous beautiful bridges, Kurotani bridge, Ayatori bridge and Koorogi bridge. But, it is better to go before enjoying hot springs.
And, from Spring, we can enjoy some drink and food by the river near Ayatori bridge. It is very popular among tourists.
And, there are some experience spots where we can create porcelain and painting for them. If you have time, please try them.

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