Enjoy the stone-built open-air hot spring baths at the elegant bathhouse “Kissho Yamanaka”⁉︎︎.
Enjoy the vivid performances from the open kitchen, three different types of private baths, and the highest level of hospitality!
In this issue, we will introduce in detail the charm, location, room features, and cuisine of the Kissho Yamanaka in Ishikawa Prefecture.
Kichijo Yamanaka Location
Kissho Yamanaka is an elegant bathhouse along the scenic Tsurusenkei River, located 30 minutes from the Kaga IC on the Hokuriku Expressway and 20 minutes by courtesy bus from Kaga Onsen Station on the JR Hokuriku Line.
Bashodoh, a 3-minute walk away, was built in October 1910, and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010, along with the Tsurusenkei Trail.
It is said that Basho clapped his hands and said, “Herein lies the joy of my walking” at the splendor of the nearby view!
Craftour, located a four-minute walk away, offers hands-on tours where visitors can enjoy the charm of Yamanaka Pottery.
You can see how the materials themselves are transformed by the hands of craftsmen right before your eyes and experience the craftsmanship of Yamanaka Pottery.
You can make reservations through the dedicated website, so be sure to join the tour to make your trip a memorable one.
In addition, Yamanaka Onsen main street “Yuge Kaido” is lined with many galleries of Yamanaka Pottery and Hisaya Pottery. In particular, handmade accessories made by local artists are very popular!
You can also enjoy a leisurely stroll along the street, where you will find hand-baked rice crackers, delicious croquettes, cafes, and restaurants.
Attraction of Kichijo Yamanaka
Kissho Yamanaka is full of hospitality to make your trip a memorable one.
As soon as you arrive, you can enjoy fluffy pancakes made by the chef right in front of you, drink service after taking a bath, and KAGA pudding for a moment before going to sleep.
You can also enjoy daily performances of songs and dances by geiko who perform at the Yamanakaza Theater. You will be fascinated by the wonderful dances!
In addition, the chef has prepared a Kissho bento box lunch, which can be picked up at the front desk between 9:30 and 10:30. There’s also a drink service with teahouse juice you can take out, a most generous gesture of hospitality!
And there is a large hot spring bath overlooking the mountain stream, an open-air bath, and a footbath. The private spa offers three different types of baths: cypress, rock, and stone.
The top-class Kissho Spa offers thalassotherapy and gold and silver treatments to relax your body and mind, and you can enjoy a wide variety of colored yukata, obi, and flower decorations in the style of your choice, only at Kissho Yamanaka!
Kichijo Yamanaka Room
There are 10 types of guest rooms at Kissho Yamanaka, including Japanese-style rooms, Western-style rooms, and rooms with an open-air bath.
The special “Miyabi” Japanese/Western-style room with a stone open-air hot spring bath has a great view from the room window, and the murmuring of the Daishoji River reaches your ears comfortably.
The Western-style room has a Simmons king bed to promote comfortable sleep.
The “Hana” Japanese-style room with an open-air bath offers a panoramic view of the Daishoji River, and the hot spring bath provides a luxurious experience to enjoy the view of the four seasons.
The rooms with open-air baths have a free mini-bar as well as L’Occitane amenities!
A private car will also be provided to take you to and from the hotel, making for a very special and wonderful trip!
Other rooms include “Iki” Japanese-style room with a tsuboniwa garden, “Kan” Japanese-style room with a ceramic bath, “Raku” standard Japanese-style room, “Shu” quiet Japanese-style room with a mountain view, “Wa” Japanese-style room with a soothing mountain view, “Yu” corner twin Western-style room, “Shin” barrier-free Western-style room, and “Beni” single Western-style room perfect for business or solo travel. Please choose according to your travel style.
Kichijo Yamanaka’s Cuisine
Kichijo Yamanaka is a unique restaurant featuring Kaga cuisine and teppanyaki, offering seasonal delicacies that can only be enjoyed at this time of the year.
Kaga Cuisine Benihana offers a variety of Kaga kaiseki dishes with a kappo (Japanese cooking) theme.
You can see the tempura being fried in the open kitchen, creating a realistic sensory experience for all five senses!
In addition, with a reservation made three days prior to your stay, you can order additional delicacies to add to your dinner, such as char-grilled frozen Pacific bluefin tuna, live abalone, and Kissho kara-sumi daikon radish.
At Teppan-yaki Aotake, you can enjoy Kaga’s marine and mountain delicacies, such as Japanese black beef and seasonal fish, accompanied by the chef’s brilliant performance.
The performance that unfolds in front of your eyes is sure to enliven your conversation!
At Chihiro, a ryotei restaurant exclusively for guests staying in guest rooms with open-air baths, traditional Hare cuisine handed down from the Maeda clan is served with attention to detail, not only in terms of the food but also in terms of the dishes, dishes, and decorations.
Please enjoy a luxurious time with the highest level of hospitality.
Breakfast is also prepared at each restaurant, with each one offering unique Kaga cuisine that focuses on locally produced, locally consumed food.
Please enjoy a variety of dishes suitable for the start of a wonderful day.
Basic Information on Kichijo Yamanaka
|Facility Name||Kichijo Yamanaka|
|Address||1-14-3, Yamanakaonsen Higashi-machi, Kaga, Ishikawa, Japan|
|Budget||Approx. 40,000 yen for 2 persons (tax included)|
In this article, we have introduced you to Kissho Yamanaka.
Enjoy the open-air baths overlooking the mountain stream, and savor the thoughtful and attentive service!
Please visit Kissho Yamanaka for its hospitality that will add a touch of class to your travel memories.