A famous onsen of Kaga, renowned as the home of Kutaniyaki pottery
Yamashiro Onsen can be reached in ten minutes by taxi from Kaga Onsen Station on the Hokuriku Main Line. It was first opened in the year 1300, and the onsen village has proven to be popular with such cultural icons as Akiko Yosano, Kyoka Izumi, and Kitaoji Rosanjin. You can really feel this history at the ruins of the Iroha Soan which artist and cook Kitaoji Rosanjin made his temporary residence, or through the pottery connected to it, and this adds to the feel of the town.
Yamashiro Onsen has two public baths, the Soyu and the Old Soyu. The area of the town surrounding Soyu is known as the Yunogawa (The Ring of Springs).
Yamashiro Onsen is also the hometown of Kutaniyaki pottery, and there are a number of shops specializing in Kutaniyaki within the onsen town. In the community square known as the “Hazuchiwo Gakudo”, you can find a town reimagined in the traditional “Bengara” lattice style.