RYOKANS providing rooms with private open-air/Onsen baths
Book Miyamaso Takamiya in Zao Onsen— One of the most popular Japanese hot spring inns. The nine hot spring baths are open 24 hours a day. 10 min. by walk to the ropeway station bound for the peak of Mount Zao. 160 min by JR Shinkansen from Tokyo Station (Yamagata Sta.)
Japanese ryokan food, dinner and breakfast – a ryokan providing local foodstuff
Famous local Yamagata beef.
A ryokan particularly good for health and beauty
This hot spring has 1900 years of history, and is filled with spring water bubbling up naturally. The water is good for the gastrointestinal tract, eye trouble, skin beautification, etc.
A ryokan appearing in various media
The Emperor of Japan and the Imperial Family stayed here.
“No. 1” ryokan in Japan
The hot spring has 1,900 years of history, and the ryokan itself has been in use for 290 years.
Traditional ryokan – historical architecture
This long standing ryokan was built with traditional Japanese architecture. The interior also includes areas that have been renovated with modern elements.
Top hot spring and ski resort – Zao, Tohoku
Zao is famous for its snow monsters (December to March, and its current peak is mid-February). Enjoy the view while skiing, snowboarding, or riding the ropeway. Also famous for its fine snow.
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