Hot Spring / Hot Spring Ryokan Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Ubayu Onsen Masugataya
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    4.0
    50 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Osawa Yu Yu 1
    This hot spring resort is deep in the mountains at Osawaubayu, Yonezawa City. Boasting 450-years history, you can take a bath at the stand-alone Masugataya inn that's been in the same family for 17 generations. The simple acidic sulfur hot spring water is a bluish milky white. Located about 1,300 meters above sea level in the Azuma Mountain Range, people love its open-air bath where you can absorb the beauty of the quiet valley deep in the mountains.

    This is about the most remote onsen we have visited. The train service to Toge where the ryokan has a pickup service at 1340hrs is infrequent. From Toge it is a 35+mins mini-bus ride up a steep and...

  • Yupia
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Pref. Tendoushi Tounaishinden 1620-1
    This day use hot spring facility has a view of Mt. Gassan and the Asahi mountain range from its outdoor baths, the largest in the prefecture. The hypotonic high temperature springs are said to be effective at treating muscle soreness and nerve pain. There are two different source springs, high temperature and low, for the large baths, full body bath with jets, saunas, and cold water baths. There is a physically challenged bath available by reservation as well.

    I had never been in a Japanese public bath before and this was a great first experience. The facility is spacious and clean and items to rent (towels etc). The bathing area includes smaller sit...

  • Genshichi Roten no Yu
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    4.5
    22 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Zaouonsen Arashiki 862-1
    This day use bath center pipes natural hot spring water “kakenagashi” style into the tubs. The water quality is acidic sulfur-containing aluminum sulfate chloride spring, and it is said to be effective in treating joint pain and skin diseases, as well as having beautifying effects on skin. The wide open outdoor baths are lit up at night to offer a magical night view of the natural scenery. The indoor baths are filled with the relaxing scent of hinoki cypress, and are popular with people coming to soak away their fatigue.

    This hot spring is in the Mt. Zao hot spring area in Yamagata prefecture. One of my favorite hot spring. There are indoor bath and outdoor bath. Indoor bath is made of and vary traditional bath...

  • Ringo Hot Springs
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Pref. Nishimurayamagunasahimachi Miyajuku 1353-1
    This is a hot springs bathing facility in Miyajuku, Asahi Town. Famous for bath waters abundantly afloat with apples, which is the town's main produce, this hot springs has an indoor bath, and an outdoor bath (closed in the winter) with distinctive alkaline spring water. In the restaurant, Apple noodles, an original creation, made with apples and Mt. Gassan spring water is served together with local fresh vegetables and products.

    湯船に浮かぶリンゴが特徴的な温泉です。露天風呂もありますが、屋内のお風呂にしました。夜でも地元客で賑わっています。独特な香りがし、しばらく匂いは消えません。

  • Mahoroba Onsen Takahata-machi Taiyokan
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Higashiokitama-gun Takahatamachi Yamazaki 200-1
    Mahoroba Onsen Takahata-machi Taiyokan is a community hot spring facility that doubles as the JR Takahata Station. Its distinctive pointed roofs are inspired by the hometown of fairy tale author Hirosuke Hamada, and is illuminated in the evening. The alkaline simple spring is said to be effective against nerve pain and exhaustion. In addition to the host spring facility, the building contains a restaurant and a shop that is a convenient place for buying souvenirs. Other convenient services for visitors as a base for tourism include a free parking lot, a tourist information center, and bicycle rental.

    The Takahata Train Station has a HOT spa in the station, which you will not see often in Japan, but we have one in our small town. This is a public bath and separated male and female. You purchase...

  • Sagae Hanasaka Onsen Yu-cherry
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Pref. Sagaeshi Sagae Kubo 15
    This day-use hot spring bathhouse is just a one-minute drive from the Sagae Interchange off of the Yamagata Highway. Both the women's and the men’s facilities have two indoor baths and an outdoor bath. Each bath having a differing water quality with its own spring of constant source water. One bath, called the Bihada-no-Yu, for beautiful skin has, waters high in sulfur, sodium, calcium and chloride. Another bath called Kenko-no-Yu's waters are high in sodium, calcium chloride and is a simple alkaline spring water. Finally, the Attamari-no-Yu's bath waters are rich in sodium, calcium, and chloride. The facility also has eateries, shops, and a relaxation lounge.

    1人350円で入浴できます。温泉は屋内に2つと、露天風呂ひとつです。地元の方が多い印象ですが、ゆっくりのんびりできます。朝6時からやっているので、朝風呂に最適です。朝日を浴びながら気持ちよく入浴することができます。

  • Zao Onsen Dai Rotenburo
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    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Zaouonsen Arai-ku 853-3
    A famous big open-air bath at the highest point in Zao Onsen town. An open-air bath for men and women made alongside the mountain stream, with capacity for 200 people. An open construction surrounded by Zao’s nature, it is a popular spot for enjoying the hot spring or peaceful walk through the woods. The hot spring water is of the highly acidic sulfur variety, also called the “beauty maker.” It is closed from December to the following March. Take the Yamako Bus to its last stop in the “Zao Onsen” direction.
  • Nanohana Onsen Denden
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Higashitagawa-gun Mikawamachi Yokoyama Tsutsumi 172-1
    Nanohana Onsen Denden is a day-use hot spring facility located along the Akagawa River, about a ten-minute drive from the Shonai Airport Interchange on the Yamagata Expressway. The Shonai-style building in a bucolic setting is an affecting sight. Both a rock bath and a stone bath are available, and men and women use them on alternate days. The rock bath is filled with water from colorless, clear salt spring, while the stone bath is filled with cloudy, tea-colored water, so visitors can enjoy a different kind of bath every day, depending on their mood. Lodging facilities are also available, which makes this Nanohana Onsen Denden a great base for sightseeing activities in Yamagata Prefecture, such as touring Shonai or participating in events at the neighboring Nanahana Hall Cultural Center..

    菜の花温泉 田田は、温泉施設に併設されたリーズナブルな温泉宿です。一般の人が入る温泉や宿泊者専用の温泉施設が有ります。食事処も一般用と宿泊者用にわかれています。こには3泊しました。値段も安くて、温泉に入れて、食事も出来る所です。

  • Shinzaemon no Yu
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Zaouonsen Kawamae 905
    A day-trip bathing facility in Kawamae, Zao Onsen, Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture, with four types of baths available for men and women to enjoy including the 100% source water “Mogami Takayu” and “Shiroku (4/6) no Yu” a blend of source water for people with weaker disposition. Both open-air and indoor baths are spacious with an open construction. There is also an attached restaurant where one can enjoy local specialties including Yamagata beef shabu-shabu and soba noodles. There is also a free rest room in which to spend the whole day relaxing.

    雪見露天風呂最高でした。 スキーの後や樹氷鑑賞のあとに入浴するとさっぱりして帰れます。 お土産も多数揃ってました。

  • Gokurakuyu Group Yozannoyu
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Nakadamachi Wakamiya 491-1
    This day use hot spring facility is in Yonezawa City. Part of the chain Gokurakuyu, the largest by number in Japan, this location lets you enjoy a luxurious bath while gazing at the sky from stone outdoor baths, or look out the wide windows of the indoor baths. There are also jet baths, vibra-baths, and two types of sauna. They hold events like Bath Day and Morning Bath Day when the fees are highly discounted.

    GWなので、アパートのシャワーではなく温泉に入りたく訪問しました。 極楽の湯グループとはしりませんでしたがのぼりが沢山立っていました。 GWなので、土日休日料金で大人530円でした。 帰省なのか、年配の方と親子のかたがたが結構いました。 脱衣所は少々混雑してましたが、洗い場は混雑してませんでした。 サウナやヌルめの浴槽や露天風呂が良かったです。

  • Oitama Onsen Tama no Yu
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Kaminida 2300-1
    This day use facility is in Yonezawa City, Yamagata Prefecture. It uses two sources of different water types: alkaline simple spring and sodium chloride spring, constantly supplied 100% “kakenagashi” style. It is equipped with a variety of baths, including wide indoor baths offer a view of natural scenery you can enjoy lying down, and black granite outdoor baths. Their steam sand bath, using extremely pure crystal sand, is quite popular.

    入浴料は非常に手頃。とてもきれいな温泉で、とにかく露天風呂から見える田園風景と山々が最高。休憩場所は広くない。地元の方との交流も楽しめる。とてもおすすめしたい!

  • Yamabushi Onsen Yupoka
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Haguromachiushiroda Yachida 188
    This day use hot spring facility is in the plains at the foot of Mt. Haguro. The large baths feel wide open, with high ceilings and spacious construction, and there are saunas, traditional Japanese style stone outdoor baths with a view, and more facilities. The water type is sodium calcium chloride spring, which is said to be effective in recovery from fatigue and in promoting health. It's popular with tourists visiting Mt. Haguro as well as local residents on their days off.

    赤川花火の翌日に訪問。 朝風呂、6時からやっている。 サウナあり、JAF会員はポイント二倍 朝定は500円で格安。 駐車場もたくさんある

  • Hijiori Ideyukan
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Pref. Mogamigunokuramura Minamiyama 451-2
    This day use hot spring facility is in Hijiori Onsen village. The sodium chloride carbonated spring water is said to be effective in relieving muscle soreness and joint pain. They have a high-ceilinged, large-windowed stone tub bath and the observation deck wooden tub bath, both of which offer brilliant views of the seasonal surroundings. The facility also offers health promotion and maintenance plans with advice on hot spring use and health management through hot springs.

    入浴料450円を券売機で購入して入館しました。 驚いたのは大浴場が3階にあることでした。初めは2階だろうと何も考えずに階段で上がるも2階には休憩室しかなく、もしかしてと思い3階に上がったらありました。エレベーターを使えばと後悔です。 お湯は茶褐色で若干温めの長湯可能な最高の泉質です。2つの浴槽があり、1つは寝湯タイプでリラックスできます。ジワジワ体が温まります。 残念なことに2階の休憩室は有料です...

  • Namegawa Hot Springs Fukushimaya
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    Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Osawa 15
    This is a secreted hot spring in Oaza Osawa, Yonezawa City. Since the discovery of this spring 250 years ago, the Fukushimaya has been the sole protector of these springs. These waters are famous for their milky white spring water boiling out of three sources. Located at an elevation of 850 meters within the mountains, this lodging is surrounded by lush nature including one of Japan's top 100 waterfalls, the Namegawa Great Falls.
  • Chokai Onsen Rest Center Apon Nishihama
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Pref. Akumigunyuzamachi Fukura Nishinohama 2-70
    This day use hot spring facility is in Akumi County, Yamagata Prefecture. The indoor baths use sodium chloride spring water, said to have high heat retention properties, and the cloudy yellow iodide ion water for their baths, constantly supplied “kakenagashi” style. There are accommodations on the grounds, and the Nishihama Beach, and campground nearby, so these guests often stop by for a bath.

    「道の駅 鳥海 ふらっと」から1キロもない温泉施設。本日の宿泊地と温泉が近くて大変便利でした。 山形県遊佐町吹浦という場所ですぐ近所には吹浦川の海の河口があります。ごく普通の温泉ですね。私は些細なことには気にならないんで無難な温泉だと思いました。値段が400円と安くて助かります。シャンプーやボディソープもありました。館内にはご当地の写真家、渋谷永一氏の写真が飾られていました。

  • Tokurako Onsen Hanagasa no Yu
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Obanazawa Obanazawa 5151-67
    About a 15-minute drive from the JR Oishida Station, this day-use hot spring is near Lake Tokura, known as the home of the Hanagasa-odori dance. The spa is built in a disabled friendly, spacious, universal design, using copious natural wood. The grand bath area has an open-air bath, a sauna as well as western and Japanese style baths. Every Thursday, the use of the grand bath area is alternately designated for men or women. Family baths are also available (by reservation). The waters are simple hot springs and cold mineral spring water, which are said to be beneficial for neuralgia, muscle pain, and fatigue. Having a good relaxing soak after an active day by the lakeside is highly refreshing.

    徳良湖にある花笠の湯、とても無色透明で温まるお湯です。受付の人も非常優しく対応してくれますし、地元のお土産や特産品、漬物とか売ってます。 中に小さい食事処の蕎麦ほ意外と美味しいです。

  • Benihana Onsen Hina no Yu
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Pref. Nishimurayamagunkahokuchou Yachi Shitano 269
    This day use hot spring facility is in Nishimurayama County, Yamagata Prefecture. The large indoor baths, with enormous windows offering views of the garden, have equipment like high temperature and cold water baths, saunas, lie-down baths, and more. The water type is sodium chloride spring water, which is said to be effective in treating cuts, sensitivity to cold, recovery from fatigue, and more. The grounds also have a separate accommodation area, Hina-no-Yado, and many guests there use these baths.

    今日は河北での業務終了後、ひなの湯で、一風呂浴びて来ました。 入湯料280円は激安です。 近くに産直やプールもあり、いいエリアです。‼️

  • Terume-Hakuryou Kenko Onsen-kan
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Pref. Nishimurayamagunoemachi Fujita 831-40
    This day-trip hot spring facility, the largest in town, is located next to Roadside Station Ooe along National Route 287. It features changing water colors, from emerald green to milky white to clear, depending on the day. The neutral hypertonic high-temperature spring is known to be effective for neuralgia and muscle soreness. There is also a rotenburo (open-air bath) with organic LED lighting and a spacious indoor bathing area with large windows.
  • Shirogane-yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Pref. Obanazawashi Ginzanshimbata In the ground
    Located in the middle of the Ginzan Hot Spring area, Shirogane-yu is a communal bathhouse in which visitors can still sense some of the atmosphere of this establishment’s days as a therapeutic spa. The modern exterior was designed by the architect Kengo Kuma. The second floor is characterized by large windows, which create a subdued light, while the first floor has an eerie, cave-like quality. The bathtubs are small with a capacity of four persons. Due to its sulfur content, the water is cloudy, and it is extremely hot as it flows out of the spring, so people who do not like very hot baths need some time to adjust to the temperature.
  • Kurosawa Onsen Kisaburo
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Kurosawa 319-1

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Although often overlooked, Yamagata prefecture by no means lacks appeal: the Yamadera temple trail through the mountains, deliciously tender Yonezawa wagyu, and over 100 steaming hot springs, most notably Zao Onsen, await visitors. When winter comes, the snowcapped peaks become dotted with skiers by day and onsen-goers by night, while summer brings the celebration of juicy Yamagata cherries.

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