Wakura Onsen

Wakura Onsen

A 1,200-year-old hot spring.
Steadily bubbling on,
The ocean onsen steeped in history

Wakura Onsen

Wakura Onsen has amassed a history of 1,200 years since it first opened. The history of Wakura Onsen is that of continuing to protect and nurture this well-known Wakura hot spring. The allure of Wakura Onsen, which has been patronized by many people from all over Japan as the only ocean hot spring in Hokuriku, is that of a top class hot spring boasting an abundance of steaming hot water. Wakura Onsen has been caring about the hot spring waters for many years to provide the highest quality, abundant spring water for guests to enjoy.

Wakura Hot Spring

Wakura Onsen

The hot spring waters of Wakura Onsen which typify the area of Hokuriku have brought forth great benefits from the heart of nature. Kagaya has provided an array of onsens to enjoy such as outdoor hot spring baths so that guests may take advantage of this natural wonder. Enjoy the moment filled with emotion while breathing in the scent of the hot spring and tide.

About Wakura hot spring

Women’s Public Bath

The water’s surface of the outdoor bath is a view of the sky blending with the sea, as if it were floating in the calm Nanao Bay. Enjoy the breathtaking views while soaking in the hot spring waters.

Women’s Public Bath mizukagami no yu

Indoor bath

Views of the sea stretching out from the window. Lose your inhibitions and enjoy a relaxing time warming the body in the ocean onsen.

Women’s Public Bath mizukagami no yu Indoor bath

Men’s Public Bath

Look out over Nanao Bay while immersing yourself in the rock bath filled with good feelings. Feel free and enjoy the views of Notojima Ohashi Bridge in the distance. Enjoy the smooth onsen waters on the skin.

Men’s Public Bath iwaburo no yu

Indoor Bath

With views of the calm Nanao bay from the large windows. Feel the smooth onsen waters on the skin

Men’s Public Bath iwaburo no yu Indoor Bath

After Bath Salon

After Bath Salon

In the space where thoughts are transported back to day gone by Spend, only here, those special times.

After enjoying a hot spring bath treat yourself to a drink or ice-cream in the after bath salon. In the courtyard is a tree fern, mokuseishida, a type of fern which has been around for over 100 million years. The lounge area is dotted with traditional crafts on display which connect the past to the present day. Relax, and enjoy the surroundings after your hot spring bath.

Wakura Onsen
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Clear spring water forced through crystallized rock

With over 1,200 years of history since its opening, Wakura Onsen is the hot spring which typifies Hokuriku and Ishikawa. The clear, hot spring waters gush forth unceasingly, forced through crystals contained within the granite deep underground. Because of the high levels of salt contained within the water, we recommend people with sensitive skin enter the bath gradually until their bodies become accustomed to the water.

How to enjoy a hot spring bath

Rinse your body with hot water before getting into the bath. Bathe in the water for about 3–10 minutes at a time, and as your body gets accustomed to the heat you can bathe for longer. You are less likely to catch a chill after a bath if you don’t wash off the spring water. However, if you are the type of person whose skin gets easily irritated from the substances contained within the hot spring water, then it is better to wash it all off with fresh water or wipe yourself carefully. It’s also a good idea to stay warm, rest for a while, and take on some fluid to stop dehydrating.
* We regretfully decline entry to people with tattoos.


Opening Hours

Times 05:00 - 11:00, 15:00 - 01:00

Amenities & Facilities

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body soap
  • Hair dryer
  • Brush
  • Razor
  • Cotton pads
  • Cotton buds
  • Cleansing cream
  • Face wash
  • Skin lotion
  • Skin cream
  • Shaving foam
  • Toothbrush set
  • Massage salts
  • Geta clip
  • Facial massager
  • Body towels
  • Water server
  • Electric fans
  • Bathroom scales
  • Blood pressure gauge
  • Bath towels


Water Quality & Effects

Source Wakura Onsen (Source No.5, No.8, No.10, No.13)
Spout Site 79-1 Yo-bu, Wakura-machi, Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture
Water Quality Sodium-Calcium Chloride Spring
(hypertonic, weak alkaline, hyperthermal springs)
Water Quality 82.7℃(air temp. 22.0℃)
Yield 990 liters/min (Power)
pH 7.6 (glass electrode method)
Evaporation Residue 24.3g/kg(180℃)
Electric Conductivity 26.4mS/cm(25℃)
Effects Said to be good for rheumatism, neuralgia, gout, female disorders, atopy, and if twice diluted and drunk, good also for stomach disorders and anemia.

Kagaya Group Hot Spring Tour

Kagaya Group Hot Spring Tour

Guests may also use the baths at Kagaya’s sister ryokan, Aenokaze.

* Please don’t hesitate to inquire at the front desk should you wish to use these facilities.

* Please note that the Kagaya and Aenokaze facilities are not available for use when fully booked. We thank you for your understanding.