Other Bathing Facility Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Yamagata Uwa no Onsen Tenjin no Yu
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    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Zaouwano 313-1
    This onsen is in Zao Ueno, Yamagata City. The source spring is gypsum sodium sulfate spring, a rarity even in Japan. It offers powerful skin beautifying properties, and can help with weight loss and chronic constipation when drunk. They have an outdoor bath a view of the woods, and wooden indoor baths as well, along with a snack bar, open hall, and private rental rooms. The shop sells “onsen tamago” eggs boiled in the hot spring, and local produce.


  • Funagata Wakaayu Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Pref. Mogamigunfunagatamachi Nagasawa 8067
    This outdoor experience center is built on a small hillside overlooking the Mogamioguni River. The day use hot spring “Funagata Waka Ayu Onsen” has outdoor baths with a view of Mt. Gassan and Mt. Hayama, and a large indoor bath with wide windows. The grounds also house cottages and a campground in natural surroundings, where you can enjoy barbecues and more. There is also a Fureai Plaza with baseball ground and tennis courts, and a children's play area.
  • Warashi-yu Foot Bath
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Pref. Obanazawashi Ginzanshimbata In the ground
    Warashi-yu is a free public foot bath located in the Ginzan Hot Spring area in the city of Obanazawa, Yamagata Prefecture. It is located along the Ginzan River at the entrance to the hot spring area, and as visitors soak their feet, they can take a look at the seasonal changes on the surrounding mountains and see the multistory wooden inns built in a Western style redolent of the Taisho period (1912–1926). The water, which is said to be effective against neuralgia, rheumatism, and skin diseases, flows directly from a spring, so it can be a bit on the hot side. The benches are placed with consideration for height and position, so that visitors can sit and chat leisurely with one another. The view of the illuminated townscape at night is especially recommended.
  • Takase-no-Yu Footbath
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Pref. Sagaeshi Kubo 11 in the ground
    This free footbath is near Mogamigawafurusato Park in Sagaekubo, Sagae City. Located in the immediate vicinity of the Mogami River, you can enjoy a footbath with free-flowing hot spring water while gazing at Mt. Gassan and the Zao and Asahi Mountain ranges. It's just one minute from Sagae Service Area on the Yamagata Expressway, so if your car has ETC (electronic toll collection) capability, this is the best way to get there.
  • Gensen Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Mogami-gun Okuramura Minamiyama
    This park is located in Minamiyama, Okura VIllage, Mogami County. It can be found next to the Hijiori Dam, which is designated a Tangible Cultural Oroperty. The park has facilities such as the “Gensen Dome,” where you can see hot spring water coming from the ground, and the “First Love Footbath” where you can warm yourself up while taking in views of the dam.
  • Shirasagi no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi Yutagawa Otsu 48
    This foot bath is in Yutagawa-otsu, Tsuruoka City. It is located across from Yutagawa Onsen public bath Shomenyu. It uses the location of the former Shichinai Ryokan, and has repurposed the building's materials to build its charming shelter, which will protect you while you warm up.
  • Kuwanomachi Pocket Park
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Tendo-shi
    This foot bath is installed in front of the Shohakutei Azumaso inn in Tendo Onsen. The long and shallow bath can seat up to about 20 people. The bath also has a Japanese-style roof that allows it to be used even when the weather is rainy. Other attractions include a hand bath and a spring water drinking fountain. Their central location makes them a great place to stop by while exploring the hot spring district.
  • Sakuranbo Higashine Onsen Pocket Park Foot Baths
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Higashine-shi Onsenmachi 1-8-14
    The foot bath is located in the Pocket Park in Sakuranbo Higashine Onsen. The long and narrow design of the bath allows it to be used by large numbers of people. The hot spring water used by the bath comes from Higashine Onsen. One third of the bath is covered by an arbor–style roof, allowing visitors to leisurely enjoy soaking their feet in the baths even on rainy days. The baths are conveniently located near facilities in Higashine Onsen and are also a great place to rest while sightseeing.
  • Yonezawa City Forest Experience Center - Shirabumori no Yakata
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Yonezawa-shi Seki Yu no Irisawa 3934-18
    This day-use hot spring facility is about 30 minutes from the Yonezawa Chuo Interchange off the Tohoku Chuo Expressway via Prefectural Route 2. It is located in Shirabu Onsen springs and is a forest themed bathing experience. One can enjoy bathing while gazing at the surrounding woods through a window. The baths, separated for men and women, are housed in a lodge style building, creating a warm atmosphere. The free-flowing spring water straight from the source is sulfur-containing calcium sulfate rich in minerals. The facility has a tatami mat rest area, Ping-Pong tables, basketball court, multi-purpose meeting rooms, a cafeteria, and also an exhibition hall for studying the nature and the culture of trees.
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    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Onogawamachi 2500
  • kangentohanyoku itadoridensetunosato suzukawa
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Suzukawamachi 3-7-51
  • Nensho body onyoku Asian Lordes
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Hamasaki 12-13

Yamagata Areas


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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