Kanazawa: Kaga Onsen Area
The hot spring area of Kaga Onsen is made-up of four towns: Yamashiro, Yamanaka, Amazu and Katayamazu. Each of the four towns be reached from Kaga Onsen Station, using the Canbus shuttle service. The overall area boasts a large number of guesthouses and hotels to choose from – ranging from budget to luxury accommodation. As an ‘onsen’ area, almost all guesthouses will have their own in-house hot springs with many serving traditional ‘kaiseki’ (multi-course) meals services. Each town also has a ‘soyu’ (large public bathhouse) centrally located and open to the public. Each town has its own ‘soyu’ (public bathhouse) located near the centre. Typical of most hot spring towns in Japan, each is also home to many guesthouses – with their own in-house hot springs – ranging in price from budget to luxury.