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Yamanaka Onsen Foot Bath Central

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Hidden : 05/03/2016
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Yamanaka Onsen is a wonderful hot spring resort town in Kaga , Ishikawa Prefecture. I recommend coming to this town for a holiday. You can see nature. Take a bath. Wash your feet. Eat Onsen tamago. See many traditional craft stores as you walk through the town. And now there are more than just one geocache to discover in this town! The cache is micro. Please bring a pen.

開湯から1300年とされる。奈良時代行基による開湯伝説も存在する。しかしながら広く知られる開湯伝説は平安時代の開湯とされ、鎌倉武士、長谷部信連は傷を負った白鷺が傷を癒しているところから発見し、あらためて掘ってみたところ温泉が湧き出たと言われる。この開湯伝説は後に名古屋駅・米原駅発着の北陸本線エル特急や北陸鉄道6010系電車の愛称の由来の1つともなっている。室町時代には蓮如が湯治のため滞在したこともある。山代、山中、片山津と言われ、山代温泉に次いで加賀国の代表的2番目の温泉地である。 山中温泉ではやることが沢山あります。もちろん観光。無料足湯(キャッシュはそこに近い)。温泉玉夫を食べる。景色を見る。山中漆器を買う。美味しい料理を食べる。温泉に入る。等。 キャッシュはMICRO. ペンを持ってきてください。 According to a scroll (a Yamanaka Designated Cultural Artificat which is stored in Ioji Temple) depicting the origin of Yamanaka Onsen, about 1,300 years ago, there was a monk named Gyoki who was traveling through the Kaga area when he encountered the Medicine Buddha who told him, "Here there is a hot spring of just the right temperature that will cure people's illnesses. You should dig it up." Gyoki dug and discovered a hot spring which became Yamanaka Onsen. However, due to multiple wars and conflicts, people forgot about Yamanaka Onsen until several hundred years later, when Nobutsuru Hasebe visited the mountain and helped revitalize the onsen town. Since then, countless visitors, including the famous Japanese poet Matsuo Basho, have come to this number one onsen in the Hokuriku Region, seeking to cure their ailments in its healing waters. Yamanaka Onsen is highly regarded nationwide as one of the frontrunners of lacquerware. The art originated some 400 years ago in the Manago-machi area of Yamanaka Onsen, close to the border of Fukui Prefecture. The area was abundant in high-quality chestnut and keyaki trees that produced durable and beautiful plates and bowls. These wares became popular as souvenirs for visitors to the area and soon became famous throughout the country.Yamanaka Lacquerware's main feature is an artful and skillful technique of carving on a woodturning lathe. In order to highlight the natural beauty of the wood grain, craftsmen use blocks of wood cut horizontally from timber, which is much more difficult to carve than vertically-cut blocks. However, using a woodturning lathe and hand-made metal tools, craftsmen are able to carve very intricate and delicate patterns into the wood in a matter of seconds. The absolute accuracy of these patterns evince the high-caliber and unmatched skill of these craftsmen. Their craft is recognized by lacquerware makers throughout the country, and has also received designation as a Nationally Designated TraDitionak craft.

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