RYOKANS providing rooms with private open-air baths
Book Notoya Ryokan in Ginzan Onsen (Yamagata)— With a private-use hot spring baths. An old folk house-style inn built with traditional construction methods and specified as a tangible cultural property. Located at the center of the old townscape in Ginzan.
Access: Three hours 20 minutes by JR Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Oishida Station, then 35 minutes by shuttle bus (Advance booking required)
Private Onsens (For couples, families, tattoo wearers)
Rental hot spring baths for private use (outside guest rooms): 1 bath
Spring quality/qualities (Please refer to this page for the health merits)
Chloride spring, Sulfur 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).
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