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“Great experience for nature lovers and shoppers alike”
Review of Yamanaka Onsen

Yamanaka Onsen
Ranked #2 of 12 Spas & Wellness in Kaga
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

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.

3  Thank Noor A
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 28 June 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.

1  Thank Will424
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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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