Kaga Onsen: Relaxation, Kaiseki, Sake, & Gold Leaf Workshop

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Experience Details
Experience Location
2 days
Number of Guests
2 - 5 guests
Soak in the benefits of Kaga Onsen’s mineral-rich hot spring water at an upscale onsen resort in Ishikawa! Enjoy gold-leaf crafting, sake tasting, & high-end kaiseki dining using local ingredients.
Enjoy nature’s bounty with a seasonal kaiseki dinner using locally sourced ingredients, served directly to your room.
Relax and rejuvenate with a private onsen bath in your room–ideal for guests who may be too shy for a public bathhouse.
Get up close and personal with one of Ishikawa’s most stunning traditional crafts with a kinpaku gold leaf painting workshop, a Kanazawa specialty!
Discover your favorite Japanese rice wine with a sake tasting of 3 to 5 sake varieties from around the region.
The resort is located a 10-minute walk away from central Yamashiro Onsen and its historic Kosoyu public bathhouse, with plenty of quaint Japanese-style izakaya pubs on the way.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Spend a night in luxury at this sprawling onsen resort in Kaga’s Yamashiro Onsen in Ishikawa. Yamashiro’s hot springs are famous for their restorative properties. And with good reason! The legendary founding of Yamashiro Onsen tells the story of a Buddhist monk coming across a mythical three-legged crow (the Yatagarasu) easing its pain with a soak in the mineral-rich waters over a thousand years ago. The town is also well known for its Kosoyu public bathhouse, a restored Meiji-period building that features stained glass windows and a second-floor tatami relaxation space. To fully enjoy the luxury of Kaga Onsen and its proximity to the Sea of Japan and Kanazawa, your hosts have curated a top-to-bottom Ishikawa experience. Upon arriving at the resort, you’ll be free to explore the facilities–including an arcade with retro and modern games, four different onsen spaces, and an almost five-acre spanning traditional Japanese garden. Not to mention, your own private hot spring bath in your room! The star treatment doesn’t stop at the private bath, though. A multi-course kaiseki dinner packed full of local delicacies will also be served in your room. Expect freshly caught succulent kano-gani snow crab in the wintertime, various grilled fish and sushi dishes throughout the year, and all the seasonal vegetables you could dream of. On top of an upscale dining experience, you’ll be privy to a sake tasting of 3 to 5 different types of sake from the region! And don’t forget breakfast, which features local fish, fruit, and rice. If you look carefully at the plates used to serve your dinner, you might notice intricate designs in red, blue, green, or gold - the local pottery style of Yamashiro is Kutani Porcelain, which often features gold elements. To round off your mini tour of Ishikawa, learn how to work with Kanazawa’s claim to fame, kinpaku gold leaf, in an exclusive workshop. You’ll learn to apply gold leaf to a design, essentially painting with gold.
Accommodation: 1 night, 2 days
Meals (dinner and breakfast)
Sake tasting
Gold-leaf painting experience
Transportation to the meeting point
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
11-2-1 Yamashiroonsen, Kaga, Ishikawa 922-0242
The hotel restaurant cannot accommodate dietary restrictions.
All rooms in the hotel are non-smoking.
The hotel is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 1 week before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

Stretching alongside the Sea of Japan, the coastal prefecture of Ishikawa boasts some dramatically diverse scenery ranging from rugged coastlines to untouched mountain backdrops, offering the freshest seafood and colorful locally-grown produce, harvested from rural areas.
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Earliest available date: May 31, 2024
¥ 9,460
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (1 week notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals