Wakura onsen, Japan

Wakura Onsen is a hot spring resort located beside Nanao Bay on the Noto Peninsula. The resort town is dominated by massive ryokan complexes along the water’s edge. The most famous of them is the Kagaya, which consistently ranks among Japan’s best ryokan for its excellent service and facilities.Across from the Kagaya ryokan, there is a public square (hiroba) with a hot spring water fountain and a small park around a shrine and a hot spring source with water pipes.

there is a dedicated paid public bath house, the Soyu Public Bath in the town center. A few free foot baths (ashiyu) are also found around town.