Wakura hot spring resort is
positioned at the middle part of Noto Peninsula, and is located about
60 km north-northeast of Kanazawa city.
The resort is in Nanao city, and faces Nanao South Bay.
There are high-class hotels and ryokans along the coast.
The resort offers many tourists a base to tour Noto Peninsula.
This hot spring began to spring out in the early 9th century in a
After that, the springing place had moved under the sea by crustal movement.
In the 1050s, a fisher couple found an egret curing its own wound in the steaming sea, then the hot spring was found again.
In 1611, when Toshinaga Maeda, the 1st lord of Kaga Clan, had a
swelling, he ordered the Wakura's hot water and the swelling had been
It created a sensation, then Toshitsune Maeda, the 3rd lord, constucted an island around the hot spring to use the water conveniently.
Since that, Wakura became the popular hou spring resort.
The spring water contains very thick salt.
From Kanazawa to Wakura-onsen on
JR Nanao Line, about 1 hour by limited express.
All limited expresses are from Osaka, Nagoya or Echigo-Yuzawa.
Run on the Noto Yuryo Road, and exit at Tatsuruhama Exit. About 70 km from central Kanazawa city.
Kanazawa Castle Park
Kaga Yuzen Center
Kanazawa Noh Museum
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