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Mawaki Onsen Review
Artifacts found at this open-air hot spring include pottery from the Jomon (straw-rope pattern) archaeological period (13,000 BC–300 BC). Mawaki Onsen is well known for its wonderful hilltop view, which overlooks the rice fields and fishing villages along the edge of Toyama Bay. One bath-and-sauna complex is made of stone, the other of wood; on alternate weeks they open to men and women. A hotel is connected to the bath complex. To get here, hike up the hill or take a short taxi ride from Jomon Station on the Noto Line. Mawaki can also be reached in 2¼ hours by car from Kanazawa along a scenic toll road, or in 2½ hours by train (with a change in Wakura).
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