Kanazawa City - 金沢市

APA Hotel Kanazawa Chuo - Sauna Katamachi

Japanese Name: APA金沢中央ーサウナ片町Prefecture: IshikawaCity: KanazawaAddress: 石川県金沢市片町1-5-24Type: Hot Spring FacilityWebpage: https://www.apahotel.com/hotel/hokuriku/07_kanazawa-chuou/spa.htmlPrice: ¥1500Holiday: NoneHours: 6:00-24:00
ReviewRoof top bath connected to the APA hotel in downtown Kanazawa. I was quite surprised about the quality of the onsen which is piped from underground all the way too the roof of this 14 story tall building. The view from the roof is amazing as expected. Free use for guests of the hotel otherwise it's 1,500 for 3 hours use. Coupons available on the website
Hot Spring DataType: Sodium chloride spring - ナトリウム-塩化物Type: Weak alkaline - 弱アリカリ性Type: Extra hot spring - 高温泉Osmotic Pressure: Low - 低張性

Kinjyo Onsen

Japanese Name: 金城温泉元湯Prefecture: IshikawaCity: KanazawaAddress: 石川県金沢市赤土町ト100−2Closest Station: Category: Sento w/ natural hot springWebpage: https://kinjo-onsen.jp/Price: Ishikawa Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: TuesdayHours: 6:00-24:00 (Sunday: 5:00-24:00)Review:This is an amazing sento in Kanazawa with two springs. As it is well signed, you can compare both springs here and get an idea of how different springs feel different on the skin. The outdoor bath is up a long set of stairs on the roof of the building. There are also family baths on the second floor that we did not get the chance to try. Highly recommended.Visit Date: August 2019 *Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: 1) Chloride spring - 塩化物泉2) Bicarbonate spring - 炭酸水素塩泉Well Temperature: 1) 362) 39.3°CpH: 1) 8.182) 7.82pH Type: 1) Weak alkaline - 弱アルカリ性2) Weak alkaline - 弱アルカリ性Osmotic Pressure: 1) Low - 低張性2) Low - 低張性Well Name: 1) Kinjyo Onsen #1 -金城温泉(1号源泉)2) Kinjyo Onsen #2 -金城温泉(2号源泉)


Japanese Name: こばし湯Prefecture: IshikawaCity: KanazawaAddress: 920-0831 石川県金沢市東山3丁目16−3Access: Bus from JR West Kanazawa Station / JR西日本 金沢駅Category: SentoWebpage: https://ishikawa1010.com/bath/13/Price: Ishikawa Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: 5th, 15th, 25thHours: 14:00-22:00 (Sundays 12:00-22:00)
Review: This is a small sento on the first floor of a bigger building. Because it is located on the first floor, this sento has a lower roof. Lots of unique features here. A marine exhaust fan is built into the glass between the changing room and baths. A small steam sauna is in the back and seats three. Also, a shallow, treated bath is in the back. Everything was indoors, but there was a glass pane for the back wall with a lovely garden, including a small fishpond. The small, main deep bath had the floor divided into three textures: plastic mats, a piece of stone, and some black river rock. Lovely options to bring some variety to a simple deep bath. There were also push-down faucets to add cold water to the baths. Love the old-school 70's fan and the water cooler in the changing room. Overall, this is a small local sento that is very clean and well used. Highly recommended.
Visit Date: March 2022

Matsu no Yu

Japanese Name: 松の湯Prefecture: IshikawaCity: KanazawaAddress: 金沢市長町1丁目5-56Type: SentoWebpage: https://ishikawa1010.com/bath/12/Price: Ishikawa Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: The 6th, 16th, 26th of the month (If those dates fall on a Sunday or holiday, the following day is off)Hours: 12:00-22:30
ReviewA basic sento in Kanazawa city near some of the old style neighborhoods. This sento is built into the first floor of an apartment building.

Yamato Onsen

Japanese Name: 大和温泉Prefecture: IshikawaCity: KanazawaAddress: 920-0831 石川県金沢市東山3丁目25−17 村上ビルAccess: Bus from JR West Kanazawa Station / JR西日本 金沢駅Category: Sento w/ natural hot springWebpage: https://ishikawa1010.com/bath/14/Price: Ishikawa Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: FridayHours: 14:00-23:00
Review: This is a natural hot spring with a fantastic smell and body feel. Since I did not see any signs advertising the spring, I first thought it was artificial. Given the signage and overbuilt feeling, I also felt this bath had a solid municipal feel. On the other hand, it also looked privately run just by the little bit of dirt and icky stuff growing here and there, especially in the side shower room. There is one main bath along the back wall, a body shower and a ceiling-mounted shower in an alcove to the side, a cold-water bath, and a dry sauna. The sauna has a strong woody smell that I found inviting. Locals seemed to take the bath chairs into the sauna, which was interesting. As was the wild boar or alligator mascot character filling the fountain for the cold-water bath. Typically, they are lions, so it was unique to see something different. Being a Kanazawa sento, there was a lot of local art and a neon light sculpture throughout the building. Lovely place with great water and very inviting. I recommend you check it out.
Visit Date: March 2022
*Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Simple spring - 単純温泉Well Temperature: 27.5°CTemperature Type: Warm spring - 低温泉pH: 8.4pH Type: Weak alkaline - 弱アルカリ性Osmotic Pressure: Low - 低張性Well Name: Yamato Onsen #1 Well - 大和温泉1号源泉