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KAI Hoshino Resorts KAI Kaga

KAI Hoshino 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 upscale 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, KAI is an invitation to immerse yourself in the rich diversity of Japanese culture.


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 (4)

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, known as furoshiki. 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


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.


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


Mornings begin with a set meal including a regional hot pot 'Ishiru Nabe' with fine local seafoods as the main dish. Enjoy the 'Ishiru' ingredient which is one of the major fish sauces in Japan produced from Okunoto, Ishikawa.

  • 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.


Same day reservations available at the front desk.

KAI Cultural Discovery

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.

Lion 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.



  • From Tokyo area

  • From Osaka area

  • Complimentary shuttle service (Seasonally Limited)

    Free shuttle service is available for only the guests for KAI Kaga travelling from / to JR Kanazawa station from March 11.2020 until July 31.2020.

    Waiting area: Tour bus drop-off point outside Kanazawa Port Exit (West Exit) of Kanazawa Station

    From Kanazawa Station: Departs at 14:30 and arrives at 15:30.
    From KAI Kaga: Departs at 10:30 and arrives at 11:30.

    • Reserve in advance (reservations are accepted until 8:00 pm 1 day before your arrival date). Please call our reservation center at +81-50-3786-1144 or send an email to the address written on the confirmation email of your booking.
    Free shuttle Reservations


    KAI Reservation Center
    10:00~19:00 GMT+9


Check-in 15:00
Check-out 12:00
Rooms 48
30 Japanese-style Rooms / 18 Japanese-style Rooms with outdoor bath
Parking 35
Facilities Front Desk / 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