RYOKANS providing rooms with private open-air baths
Book Miyamaso Takamiya in Zao Onsen (Yamagata)— One of the most popular Japanese hot spring inns. This hot spring has 1900 years of history, and is filled with spring water bubbling up naturally. 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.
Access: Two hours 45 minutes by JR Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Yamagata Station, then 35 minutes by bus to Zao Onsen Bus Terminal and 3-min shuttle bus ride from there
Private Onsens (For couples, families, tattoo wearers)
(1) Rooms with open-air hot spring baths available
(2) Rooms with hot-water open-air spa available
(3) Rental hot spring baths for private use (outside guest rooms): 1 bath
Spring quality/qualities (Please refer to this page for the health merits)
Acid spring, Sulfur spring, Sulfate spring, Chloride spring
Tourist spots nearby
Okama Crater and Mount Zao, Zao Snow Monsters (late January to early March), Ginzan Onsen, Yamadera Temple
Stayed in by famous persons
The Emperor of Japan and the Imperial Family stayed here.
This long standing ryokan was built with traditional Japanese architecture. The interior also includes areas that have been renovated with modern elements. The ryokan itself has been in use for 290 years.
Top hot spring and ski resort – Zao
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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*Smoking is prohibited in all rooms