Yamanaka Onsen
Yamanaka Onsen
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GIT
Melbourne, Australia447 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We came here originally for the onsen and loved the surroundings. There is the gorge, the nature walks, and the bridges. Then there are the lacquer wares where one can get the best make in Japan from Kaga. There is factory down the road from the bus station and you can see lots of wares and they are relatively cheaper than Tokyo. When here, do also visit Yamanaka-za (Theatre) and watch The Japanese Geisha dance. The 2 ladies were amazing and will impress you. Dance only on Sat,Sun,PH: 3.30-4.30pm, and weekdays 11-11.30am.
Written 18 April 2019
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Sara M
Hong Kong, China168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
This Onsen resort is very traditional and with long history. Room is clean and tidy. Service is very good. Their shuttle bus is on time and driver greet well at the Kaga Onsen station. Their out door Onsen is not very big but atmosphere is very good. Dinner and breakfast arrangements are also nice. An additional treat is the little walk along the river from the back of the hotel. Overall the Onsen resort is worth to try.
Written 1 May 2018
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Anonymous
Singapore, Singapore23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Was recommended to stay in Yamanaka Onsen instead of staying in Kanazawa . The autumn colours were awesome even though it was raining for the 2 days , as expected of autumn weather . The highlight photo-spot is the bridge behind the Kagari Kisshotel ryokan . We stayed 1 nite and another ryokan Ohanami Kyubei for another nite. Both were nice ryokans with good rooms , service and good kaiseki dinners . The village Main Street has interesting handicrafts shops . We took about 2 hrs to drive from Shirakawago in the raining weather in mid nov . Easy drive to see Tojinbo Cliffs along the coast . Would recommend tis beautiful onsen town .
Written 30 November 2017
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Lawrence2300
Toronto2,107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
For those who have never done it this is one ritual hay is recommended. So relaxing you can forget everything
Written 8 November 2017
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia296 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Bus trip took half an hour from Kagaonsen station. Spend the whole day here, delighting in the greens of the gorge, souvenir shopping and admiring the craftsmanship, having an onsen in the women's public bath (an experience) and hanging out at cafe Bau which is slightly funky and has good coffee and a nice owner. Make sure you visit the 2500 year old cedar. Stunning!
Written 30 May 2017
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Atq
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
Go try the public bath. Its a real experience plus many locals also go there.

200yen for towels. 100yen for soap. Entry is 440yen.

Or if you are short of time, there is a free foot onsen outside the bathouse. Also there is a mechanical clock outside the bathhouse. Everyhour little dolls will give a small performance.

A lot of restaurants around the area.
Easily accessible from Kagaonsen Station by CAN Bus. Yama(Mountian) route. 1day pass 1000yen.
Written 5 March 2017
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Sheila
Cologne, Germany349 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
Lovely Japanese onsen town with beautiful river trail for walking as well as nice old streets for shopping. Definitely worth to spend 1-2 days to enjoy the scenery and excellent onsen.
Written 5 November 2016
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Will424
Brisbane, Australia47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016
Though we didn't plan it, the day we went it was incredibly quiet, with not one other tourist in sight. It was drizzling, but we undertook the walking track and do not regret it. Our two teenagers found plenty to keep them amazed and interested and cannot wait to to re-visit this piece of paradise. We caught a JR train to Kaga Onsen and hopped straight onto a local bus to Yamanaka Onsen just outside the station.
Written 28 June 2016
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kobekeith
Kyoto, Japan7,584 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
The river gorge walk was beautiful & there were almost no people walking along the river on the day when we were there. If you get the "Yamanaka Onsen Walking Map" it gets less beautiful beyond the gorge and after the 2nd bridge and then it gets desolate & depressing so you should walk into town after that second bridge. There were abandoned hotels and homes and apartment buildings at the end of the walking tour. I'm not sure why it's on the map and we kept going further and further waiting for it to get beautiful again but it didn't.

The public onsen in the town centre isn't expensive at all if you are paying to enter. It was actually free for people who were staying in a hotel in one of the onsen towns which we were in Kaga Onsen. Our hotel baths were much much much nicer and the floor in the locker room wasn't very reassuring without any socks on so if you are picky about cleanliness, this might not be the experience you are looking for. It was very crowded too so that made it less comfortable as well.

The cake shop on the main shopping street that looks fairly new and high-end has a seating area on the second floor and it was a great place for a cakey-set break! Delicious cake.
Written 10 April 2016
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Takuya h
43 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
Was here just now for 1 hour. Very busy at 8pm. Can find cheaper onsen near by. Shoe cabinet is not sufficient for mine. Best to bring own shampoo and soap and towel.
Written 24 March 2016
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