Some boats are lining on Hashitate fish port

Discover KAGA

Stretching from the Sea of Japan’s curving coastline up into rugged, mountainous terrain, impossibly picturesque Kaga enjoys the best of all worlds. Flourishes of the area’s rich historical, cultural and artistic heritage are everywhere to be seen. From relaxing hot springs and magnificent vistas, to natural wonders and the freshest seafood around, Kaga offers it all.

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The region has so much to offer, whatever your desires and whatever the season! Let’s get inspired by Kaga!


Where is the Kaga City area?

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Kaga City are is located in the centre of Japan Kaga City are is located in the centre of Japan

Outline of the Area

A well-trodden tourist route in Japan is the one between Tokyo, Shirakawa-go and Kyoto. Conveniently set midway along the 'Golden Route' is the Kaga City area, famous mainly among the Japanese for its wealth of onsen (hot springs). Never far from a mountain or the sea, it is blessed equally with a great diversity of natural landscapes and culture that has recently started to draw more and more visitors each year.

The Kaga City area is comprised of five regions: Yamanaka Onsen, Yamashiro Onsen, Katayamazu Onsen, Hashitate and Daishoji.

Characteristics of Each Region

The Kaga City area is comprised of five regions: Yamanaka Onsen, Yamashiro Onsen, Katayamazu Onsen, Hashitate and Daishoji. Steeped in nature and history, the three onsen towns receive many tourists from home and abroad. Hashitate and Daishoji are peaceful residential areas. The former is a small port town once home to a group of seafaring merchants known as the Kitamaebune shipowners, and the latter is a charming castle town dotted with temples.

PLAN YOUR TRIP

Let’s get inspired by the 5 regions of Kaga using the TRIP NAVIGATOR in KAGA, with our recommended routes, and custom your own tour!