RYOKANS providing rooms with private open-air baths
Book Kosekiya Bekkan in Ginzan Onsen (Yamagata)— An old folk house-style inn built with traditional construction methods. Located at the center of the old townscape in Ginzan. The guests of this inn can also use the big public hot spring baths in the modern affiliated building for free (Ginzanso)
*Please note the room fittings as there are rooms with no baths (but include sinks and toilets).
Access: 3h 50 min by JR Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Oishida Station, then 35 min by shuttle bus
Spring quality/qualities (Please refer to this page for the health merits)
Chloride spring, Sulfate spring
Tourist spots nearby
Ginzan Onsen, Okama Crater and Mount Zao, Zao Snow Monsters (late January to early March)
Appearance in famous works
Used in the NHK television drama “Oshin” (1983-4, Japan).
Top hot spring resort – Ginzan Onsen
Famous as a town of hot springs that is pleasant for strolling through. The structure was built with traditional Japanese construction methods so you can feel as if you have gone back in time as you explore the hot spring resort. Silver mining flourished in this area during the Edo period (over a five hundred years ago).
Year of establishment
1831 – 1845
Number of rooms