Yamashiro Onsen – An Onsen Town Where Kutani Ware Revived

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Yamashiro Onsen, the biggest onsen town in Kaga, is a popular hot spring destination for onsen aficianados. With facilities providing different types of onsen, tourists often spend the majority of their stay in Yamashiro Onsen, indulging themselves in one onsen pool after another.

The town is also where Kutani-ware was revived. Museums and galleries are scattered throughout the town for all the pottery lovers to explore the history and the beauty of this local specialty.

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Yamanaka Onsen – Where Hot Spring Meets Elegant Lacquerware

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Just like its name, Yamanaka Onsen (山中温泉) in Kaga City is located deep in the mountains next to a beautiful hidden valley. First discovered 1,300 years ago by an eminent monk of the time, Gyōki (行基), the place was developed into an onsen district in the late 12th century. Apart from the onsen with great medical benefits and stunning nature, Yamanaka Onsen is also known for Yamanaka lacquerware, making it a perfect spot to enjoy the beauty of both nature and Japanese culture and traditional craft.

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