About Yamashiro Onsen
Yamashiro Onsen is one of the largest hot spring resorts in Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture, an area in the Hokuriku region facing the Sea of Japan.
Yamashiro Onsen has a history of over 1,300 years and has retained much of the traditional culture. The “soyu” (public bathhouses) in the town center of the area called “Yunogawa” was built in the Edo period (1603-1867). “Ko-soyu,” also in Yunogawa, is a reproduction of a century-old soyu. The region is also the home of world-renowned Kutani-yaki (Kutani ware porcelain) of which fine examples are exhibited in the museum. The old ryokans with red latticework and the traditional houses give the area its authentic feel of historical Japan with an artistic atmosphere.
Lady Kaga Awaits You
In addition to the splendid hot springs and local history, Yamashiro Onsen boasts the hospitality of “Lady Kaga,” a group of women from Kaga (present-day Ishikawa Prefecture). The Ladies of Kaga can be seen awaiting your visit at many of the hotels.