Designed by a World-Renowned Architect
The Kaga City area has three hot spring towns, and the nature of each hot spring, and atmosphere of each onsen town differs. Located on the shores of Lake Shibayama, Katayamazu Onsen’s soyu (public bathhouse) has an open and welcoming atmosphere. Although most onsen facilities are traditional and Japanese in their style, this bathhouse is strikingly modern and was designed by TANIGUCHI Yoshio, a world-renowned architect known for his work in the redesign of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The two baths, one overlooking the lake and distant mountains (Kata no yu), the other overlooking the woodland (Mori no yu), are switched between genders every day. You can enjoy a relaxing bath while gazing out at the view, as well as getting to know the locals.