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KAI Hosino Resorts KAI Kaga

KAI Hosino Resorts KAI Kaga

Located 3 hours by train from Tokyo, KAI Kaga is a hot spring ryokan built on top of Yamashiro Hot Spring in Kaga. Guests are offered a genuine Kaga experience, from the classic architectural elements that have been preserved from the four-century-old ryokan building to the traditional Kaga craft artworks that decorate each room.

  • 35 min. From Kanazawa
  • English-speaking staff
  • Best Rate Guarantee
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Outdoor bath
  • Half-board

What is KAI?

What is KAI?

Japan’s hidden luxuries—at your fingertips

KAI is a leading brand of luxury boutique hot spring ryokans. Every establishment offers a contemporary take on the traditional Japanese inn, providing unique, location-specific experiences—from exclusive activities to specialty suites—designed to immerse guests in the lavish world of Japanese regional craftsmanship.

Rooms

Rooms feature low beds and sofas that provide plenty of comfort, giving guests a relaxing environment in which to appreciate the stunning decor composed of paper, dyed fabric, ceramics, and urushi lacquer—all crafted through techniques developed in Kaga.

KAI Signature Rooms

KAI Signature Rooms incorporate elements of regional craft cultures in their design. All 48 rooms at KAI Kaga feature tea sets, wall hangings, and other furnishings that showcase the exquisite beauty of Kaga craft arts—and add a note of regional luxury.

Room types (3)

KAI Amenities

100% flax yukata

These casual kimono have been meticulously woven to provide cooling in the summer and heat in the winter.

Wrapping cloth

In Japan, objects are traditionally carried around in a makeshift bag formed from a sheet of cloth. Guests are invited to use these cloths to carry their belongings around the premises.

Luxury mattresses

Our own brand mattresses have been designed to provide proper support to the body while also being soft enough to sink into, allowing for undisturbed sleep.

Other amenities

Shower booth / TV / phone / electric kettle / fridge / safe box / hair dryer / toilet with bidet functions / air purifier with humidifying function

Dining

The inn that was converted into KAI Kaga was a favorite of renowned ceramicist Rosanjin, who was also a noted gourmand. His culinary philosophy—that dishware are the clothes worn by the food—informs the aesthetic of each dish laid out before the guest.

Dinner

Dinners consist of multi-course kaiseki meals that include visually pleasing dishes made with seasonal ingredients. Guests may choose between standard and special.

Breakfast

Mornings begin with a set meal that includes a traditional regional dish featuring wheat gluten croutons that soften nicely in a sweet-and-sour soup, with just a hint of wasabi, that also contains chicken and vegetables.

  • No Western meals are served, either at dinner or breakfast.
  • Standard prices include half board.
  • Allergy Information

Hot spring

Yamashiro Hot Spring produces low-alkaline waters that have a pleasing density and are known for their skin rejuvenating effects. Baths look out onto gardens with ornamental pines; when it snows, branches are held aloft with white cords that form elegant cones.

Yuagari Lounge

Guests are invited to cool off here after a long soak in the baths, where they are served complimentary beverages from or inspired by Kaga, such as an aromatic twig tea.

Massages

Same day reservations available at the front desk.

KAI Activities

Every KAI establishment offers a selection of free activities designed to introduce guests to Japan's regional cultures. At KAI Kaga, guests are invited to watch an energetic traditional dance in which the performers act out a samurai combatting a shishi—a mythical lion that is performed using a large, colorful wooden shishi head.

Kaga shishi dance

This traditional regional dance, first performed in the 16th century, is given a new interpretation with original choreography, outfits, and music arranged by KAI Kaga.

Sightseeing

Directions

Information

Check-in 15:00
Check-out 12:00
Rooms 48
30 Japanese-style Rooms / 18 Japanese-style Rooms with outdoor bath
Parking 35
Facilities Shared bath halls / Yuagari Lounge / Restaurant / Travel Library / Tearoom / Gallery/Shop

Travel Library

Every KAI establishment features a library consisting of books on the area's history, culture, crafts, and geography. Complimentary refreshments are also served.

The Three Gardens

Each garden offers a different aesthetic delight, from stone lanterns to Kutani-yaki ceramic tiles and a teahouse. Complimentary green tea and snacks are served at the teahouse, which is open from 3 to 6 p.m. daily.

KAI Kaga

18-47 Yamashiroonsen, Kaga-shi,
Ishikawa 922-0242