Welcome to Kaga Onsen
This broad area consisting of three hot-spring villages – Katayamazu Onsen, Yamashiro Onsen and Yamanaka Onsen – centres on Kaga Onsen (加賀温泉) and Daishōji Stations along the JR Hokuriku line and is famed for its onsen ryokan (traditional hot-spring inns), lacquerware and porcelain. The area is popular with local tourists, who spend most of their time relaxing in the onsen, enjoying kaiseki (Japanese haute cuisine) and getting to bed early. Kaga Onsen is not a party area.
Of the three villages, Yamanaka Onsen is the most scenic, straddling the Kakusenkei Gorge, through which the Daishoji-gawa flows.