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Public Bath "Shirasagi-no-yu"

Yuwaku Onsen, a secluded hot spring in Kanazawa with a history of 1,300 years

It is said that in 718, a farmer from the nearby area discovered this hot spring when he saw an egret healing itself in the spring. During the period of feudal rule, successive lords of the Kaga Clan and their families used the hot spring regularly, and its efficacy often cured and restored people's health. It is said that in recognition of this, the owner of the bathhouse was given special permission to assume the family name and carry a sword, a privilege granted to samurai.

At the beginning of the Taisho era (1912-1926), it was exhibited as one of the best springs in Japan at the Universal Exhibition of Fountains held in Germany, based on the recommendation of the Ministry of Home Affairs at that time, and the quality of the spring was recognized. Since then, the spa has been visited by many writers and artists, and is also known as the "hot spring of romance" where Yumeji Takehisa, a Taisho era poet known for his unique paintings of beautiful women, spent his days in bliss with his favorite woman, Hikono.

Information

Address
〒920-1123139-2 Yuwaku, Kanazawa, Ishikawa
Price
Person of junior high-school age or over: 420 yen, schoolchild: 130 yen, children under 6 years old: 50 yen
Business Hours
7 am to 10 pm
Regular Holidays
The third Thursday of the month
Duration
Approx. 1 hour
By Car
Approx. 40 minutes from Kanazawa Station
Approx. 30 minutes from Kanazawa-Higashi IC or Kanazawa-Morimoto IC, approx. 40 minutes from Kanazawa-Nishi IC
By Public Transportation
Approx. 3 minutes' walk from the "Yuwaku Onsen" bus stop on the Hokutetsu bus.
Parking
Available
Parking: Capacity
15 units
Parking: Large Vehicle
None
Phone
076-235-1380
Official Website
Yuwaku Onsen Tourism Association

Map

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