In March 2021, Kyoritsu Resort Hokuriku’s first hot spring inn, Shirasagi no Yu Noto Kaifune, opened in Wakura Onsen, a traditional and prestigious hot spring resort with 1,200 years of history.
The inn features rooms with an ocean view overlooking Nanao Bay and an open-air natural hot spring bath.
In this article, I will introduce in detail the charm, location, room features, and cuisine of this luxurious hot spring inn in Ishikawa Prefecture, Shirasagi no Yu Noto Kaifune.
Location of Shirasagi no Yu Noto Kaifune
Shirasagi no Yu Noto Kaifune is located in Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture.
Located in the middle of the Noto Peninsula jutting out into the Sea of Japan, Nanao City is famous for being a “just right town” where the city and the countryside coexist with the sea and the mountains.
Nanao Port, which has flourished as a good natural port, is the gateway to the sea, and the city has been developing as the political, economic, and cultural center of Noto since ancient times.
There are many recommended sightseeing spots to visit when you come to Nanao City, such as the Notojima Aquarium, a participatory aquarium full of vents, Wakura Onsen, where you can enjoy fresh seafood and a source of water that has been bubbling up for 1,200 years, Michi no Eki Noto Shokusai Ichiba, a convenient market for souvenir shopping and eating, and a wonderful museum where you can see the sparkling sea and glass. The Notojima Glass Museum is a wonderful museum where you can encounter the sparkling sea and glass, the Wakura Showa Museum and Toy Museum where you can enjoy the nostalgic Showa era scenery, and the Notojima Bridge, the longest bridge in the prefecture, where you can enjoy the spectacular view of the sea and the island.
Shirasagi no Yu Noto Kaifune is a superb inn located in the best location to explore these tourist spots.
Attractions of Shirasagi no Yu Noto Kaifune
Shirasagi no Yu Noto Kaifune is an inn located facing the sea, which gives the feeling that the inn itself is a boat traveling on the sea.
There are two hot spring baths where you can enjoy a full bath as if drifting on the sea, the “pure Japanese style bath” for enjoying the morning sun and the “new Japanese style bath” for enjoying the evening sun, as well as three types of private open-air baths.
In the new open-air bath, you can enjoy the morning sunrise, and in the pure open-air bath, you can watch the sunset while Nanao Bay spreads out before your eyes.
There are also three private open-air baths named “Kinoon,” “Ishinoon,” and “Tsuchinoon,” which can be used whenever they are available.
The open-air baths are made of ceramic, which has a high heat retention effect, and you can enjoy the hot water of Wakura Onsen, which is known for its beautiful skin.
Shirasagi no Yu Noto Kaifune Room
Shirasagi no Yu Noto Kaifune has a total of 100 rooms, all with ocean views.
You can choose from Japanese-Western twin rooms, Japanese-Western deluxe twin rooms, Japanese-Western force rooms, Japanese-Western double rooms, and special rooms.
Even the most standard twin-type room at Kaifune is a spacious 31 square meters, and is elegantly furnished with Western comfort in a space full of Japanese warmth.
In addition, there are only three special rooms on the first floor facing the sea, where you can enjoy bathing in the open-air bath that seems to unite Nanao Bay with the surface of the water.
This is a very special room that you will want to use on your anniversary or special day with your loved one.
Shirasagi no Yu Noto Kaifune Cuisine
At Shirasagi no Yu Noto Kaifune, you can enjoy the rich delicacies of Noto’s mountains and sea in the ocean view dining room.
The kaiseki cuisine is based on Kaga Gosai (five colors of Kaga) and incorporates a sense of seasonality. The gorgeous dishes are accompanied by the sounds of Noto music, allowing you to fully enjoy the blessings of the mountains and the sea.
All the dishes are not only delicious, but also enjoyable to look at, and will surely satisfy your body and soul.
Wouldn’t you like to stay at a hot spring inn with all these luxuries in Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture?
Basic information about Shirasagi no Yu Noto Kaifune
|Facility Name||Shirasagi no Yu Noto Kaifune|
|Address||31 Wabe, Wakura-cho, Nanao City, Ishikawa, Japan|
|Budget||Approx. 15,000 yen for 2 persons (tax included)|
In this article, I introduced the charms of Shirasagi no Yu Noto Kaifune, a luxurious hot spring inn in Ishikawa Prefecture.
Located in Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Shirasagi no Yu Noto Kaifune is an inn full of attractions, including a great location to enjoy sightseeing in the surrounding area, relaxing rooms, luxurious meals, and hot springs to heal your body and soul.
Once you stay here, you will want to stay again, and it is full of mysterious charms.