Stay Warm and Enjoy Winter
Dancing snowfall and crisp chilly air drifts through the Kakusenkei Gorge – winter in Kaga is beautiful. What’s more, this is the best time to feast on freshly-caught seafood. There are a variety of winter specialties that can be enjoyed, but no one can deny that the snow crab (zuwai-gani), caught in the Sea of Japan, is the king of winter delicacies. When the fishing season opens in mid-November, local fish markets near Hashitate’s Fishing Port come alive with shoppers, and ryokans in Yamanaka, Yamashiro and Katayamazu Onsen see crowds of visitors searching for crab and hot springs. Taking a dip in an onsen is a wonderfully relaxing experience at any time of the year, but it’s in winter that you’ll really learn to appreciate a steamy soak.