Discovering Japanese traditional culture

Kaga prides itself on having successfully managed to preserve an authentically traditional culture inherited from its glorious past. Rather unique and ubiquitous, this thorough traditional heritage can be seen everywhere here and there but remains most spectacularly in refined crafts, remarkably preserved historical townscapes as well as in lively performing arts and colorful festivals. So rather than just eye-witnessing it, why not taking advantage of your stay in Kaga to experience a few truly authentic elements of Japan’s traditional culture?

Kimono wearing

Taniguchi Kimono shop

Wouldn’t strolling around town dressed in a fancy kimono constitute an unforgettable memory of your trip to traditional Japan? After choosing one outfit to your liking from a comprehensive collection, our staff will help you put on the kimono.
Confectionery making hands-on and Koto playing experience are also available here.

Price
Kimono wearing ¥5,400 (30 min.), Kimono wearing +Japanese confectionery +Tea Ceremony ¥7,400 (60 min.), Kimono wearing +Koto playing ¥7,400 (60 min.)
Open
10:00 - 17:00
Closed
Thursdays and 3rd Sundays of every month
Access
15 minutes by local bus from JR Kaga Onsen Station. Get off at “Yamashiro Onsen Higashi-guchi”, 2 minutes on foot.
Tel
0761-77-1810
Website
https://kagayui.amebaownd.com/

Geisha performances and entertainment

Yamanaka-za

In this elegant building with lattice walls and lacquered pillars located in the center of Yamanaka Onsen, take a chance to watch traditional geisha music and dance performances before getting on stage to enjoy traditional entertainment games with the geishas.

Price
Traditional dance performance, Adults ¥700, Children ¥350, Sat.-Sun. 15:30 - 16:30, Traditional entertainment games, Adults ¥1,000, Children ¥500, Mon.-Fri. 11:00 - 11:30
Open
8:30 - 22:00
Access
30 minutes from the JR Kaga Onsen Station by local bus. Get off at “Yamanaka Onsen Bus Terminal”, 6 minutes on foot.
Tel
0761-78-5523
Address
Mu-1 Yamanakaonsen Yakushimachi
Website
https://www.yamanaka-spa.or.jp/yamanakaza/