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Review of Yamanaka Onsen

Yamanaka Onsen
Ranked #2 of 12 Spas & Wellness in Kaga
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

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.

Thank kobekeith
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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank Takuya h
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Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Great hospitality, great Onsen, the real Japanese experience. The spas are good and the full board is great. The rooms are truly convenient and inviting.

1  Thank AmiDotan
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

I've been here multiple times, in the fall and winter. This is an amazing fall or winter retreat, perfect to refresh yourself over a weekend. In the fall, the autumn leaves are beautiful. The town itself is quaint, and has a very Japanese feel to it. In the town, there are free outdoor foot baths that you can soak your feet in (but bring your own towel).

In the fall, I highly recommend walking through the park down to the river. There are picnic tables, if you want to bring your own meal.

4  Thank Jocelyn E
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

Even though the temprature reached 35 or more, Kakusenkei green path way is comfortable for walking time. Just to pay about 500 hundred Japanese yen and people could enjoy the green tea or dessert under the red seat. Don't like Kyoto, fewer people here and much peace time I got.

Thank YuWeixing
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