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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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    • Tachibana Shikitei
      Established in 1868, Tachibana Shikitei in the center of Yamashiro Onsen offers authentic Japanese hospitality. A spacious room with private onsen available.
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    • Yoshidaya Sannoukaku
      A traditional ryokan on a tranquil hill in Yamashiro. Enjoy in-room private onsen bath and local fresh specialties. Free shuttle provided to/from JR Kaga Sta.
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    • Araya Totoan
      Genuine traditional ryokan in the heart of Yamashiro Onsen. Enjoy the refined cuisine with its esthetic tranquility. Complementary shuttle from JR Kaga Onsen Sta.
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