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Kaga Onsen
# 117   of 178 destinations
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The public baths of Yamashiro Onsen

Kaga Onsen (ꉷ) is a collection of four hot spring towns south of Kanazawa, not far from Mount Hakusan, one of Japan's "three holiest mountains" (alongside Mount Fuji and Mount Tateyama). The hot springs were discovered over 1300 years ago by monks visiting Hakusan, and have been popular, highly rated onsen destinations ever since.

A characteristic of Kaga Onsen's hot spring towns are their public baths (soyu), which are found in the center of each town. In the past, when not every ryokan had its own baths, staying guests would visit the soyu instead. These communal baths remain popular among visitors and residents alike, and can present tourists with a unique, local bathing experience.

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Attractions
Around Kaga Onsen
 1  Natadera Temple
Temple for the worship of holy Mount Hakusan.
User rating: 87/100 (9 votes)
Visited by: 21 users
 2  Yamashiro Onsen
Hot spring town with a unique public bath house.
User rating: 69/100 (9 votes)
Visited by: 31 users
 3  Yamanaka Onsen
Hot spring town with a pretty town center.
User rating: 82/100 (9 votes)
Visited by: 42 users
 4  Awazu Onsen
Hot spring town with the world's oldest hotel.
User rating: 63/100 (7 votes)
Visited by: 24 users
 5  Katayamazu Onsen
Hot spring resort with many lakeside baths.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 24 users
 
Around Hakusan
 1  Mount Hakusan
One of the highest mountains in Western Japan.
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Visited by: 17 users
 2  Super Rindo
Spectacular toll road through the high mountains.
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Visited by: 14 users
 3  Hakusan City
City at the base of Mount Hakusan.
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Visited by: 13 users
Special Interest Guides
  Kaga Museum Guide
  A list of some of the museums around Kaga Onsen.

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User Ratings
Ratings for Kaga Onsen:
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User Rating (by 33 users):
77/100
  recommended

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117.  Kaga Onsen   128
118.  Kurokawa Onsen   121
119.  Mount Daisen   121
120.  Shosenkyo Gorge   119
121.  Rusutsu   117

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English Links
Kaga and Hakusan
Official website of the Kaga Hakusan Inbound Tourism Association.
Kaga City
Official English website.
Hakusan City
Official English website.

Japanese Links
Kaga City
Official website.
Komatsu City
Official website.
Hakusan City
Official website.

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