Jan 10, 2017
The Yamanaka Onsen district is one of the three onsen districts in Kaga, boasting a vibrant and beautiful blend of nature and traditional culture steeped with a history dating back over 1,300 years before.
All year round, the streets bustle with tourists visiting the many shops and ryokans (Japanese-style inn) clustered around this district.
Located in the central area of the district, Kiku-no-Yu is a communal bathhouse that has remained in the same location since its founding 1,300 years ago. The bathhouse features separate baths for men and women, as well as a foot spa (ashiyu), and a hall where one can enjoy "Yamanaka-za", a local traditional performance art by Geishas of Kaga.
Yuge-Kaido Street, the main street of the onsen district, starts from the bath house, "Kiku-no-Yu". Shops and galleries featuring local traditional arts and crafts like Yamanaka Lacquerware and Kutaniyaki Pottery are complemented by a wide range of cafes and restaurants, making for a very enjoyable and relaxing day trip.
Further down the street, the Kohrogi Bridge is a scenic, historic landmark of the Yamanaka Onsen district. The view from this elegant cypress bridge changes dramatically with the passing of the seasons. This is a must-see spot for visitors to Yamanaka Onsen.
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