Celebrated Meiji Era novelist Izumi Kyōka sets his stage in the long-established ryokan outside of Hokuriku Kanazawa
We feel there are important distinctions to separate Kanazawa Tatsunokuchi Onsen Matsusaki and the Hokuriku Kaga Onsen located in the suburbs of Kanazawa (Yamashiro, Yamanaka, Katayamazu and Awazu Onsens) and Wakura hot spring in Noto Peninsula. Matsusaki is characterized by its long traditions of elegence, understatement and natural wonder. Matsusaki in the Edo Period serves as the setting for Meiji era writer Izumi Kyoka's novel. More recently, the onsen has undergone two major reforms with the addition of the large bathhouse by the new building, new open-air baths, and enhanced facilities such as the addition of open-air baths to some rooms. Matsusaki is also the closest hot spring to Komatsu Airport, providing convenient access to tourist destinations in Kanazawa, Tokyo, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Okinawa. The source of the onsen is under the garden; a smooth-type hot spring which is most effective for the promotion of good health.