RYOKANS providing rooms with private open-air baths
Book Tsukioka Hotel in Zao-Kaminoyama Onsen (Niigata) — The staff’s specialty is hospitality. We’re especially proud of our skin beautification baths and fresh ingredients from our hand tended garden. 25 minutes by taxi to Zao. 160 min by JR Shinkansen from Tokyo Station (Kaminoyama-Onsen Sta.)
Japanese ryokan food, dinner and breakfast – a ryokan providing local foodstuff
Famous local Shonai pork,Yamagata beef, and vegetables.
A ryokan particularly good for health and beauty
Medicinal usage of this hot spring traces back some 500 years ago when a crane was seen dipping its wounded leg in the spring bubbling up in this bog and then flying away, healed. The water is good for neuralgia, muscle pain, rheumatism, etc.
A ryokan appearing in various media
Hot spring area used in the movie “Okuribito” (2008, Japan).
“No. 1” ryokan in Japan
Ryokan with a 360 year history. It stands in a Japanese garden in the Tsukioka Castle ruins.
Modern hotel-style ryokan
This ryokan combines a traditional Japanese ambiance with strong resort hotel 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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