What is a Ryokan? Ryokans are the best way to experience Japanese culture and enjoy the true comforts of Japanese hospitality and service.
Hot springs have a very long history in Japan, and they are an intimate part of Japanese culture. There are over 3,000 "onsen" ,or hot springs, in Japan. Many can be found at the ryokans available on Japanese Guest Houses.
Kaminoyama Onsen is a hot spring town in Yamagata Prefecture located at the base of Mount Zao. It's about 2 and a half hour away from Tokyo. The town's origin dates back to the mid 1400s, when legend says that a traveling monk noticed a crane soaking its wounds in the area's hot spring marshes. Since then, people have come to Kaminoyama Onsen to bathe in the town's healing hot spring water, and the onsen has become one of the Tohoku Region's most famous. In addition, Kaminoyama is a good base from which to visit Mount Zao's Okama Crater.
Welcome to Hashimotoya. This ryokan offers some fantastic hot spring baths. Hashimotoya is located about 7 minutes away from Kaminoyama Onsen station by taxi. There are 16 rooms at Hashimotoya.
Welcome to Hayamakan. Guests at Hayamakan are invited to enjoy traditional multi-course meals and relax in the indoor/outdoor hot-spring baths. At Hayamakan free Wi-Fi is available at the lobby area. From JR Kaminoyama Onsen Train Station, it's a 5 minute taxi ride to Hayamakan. Both Japanese-style rooms with tatami floor or Western-style rooms with beds are available. There are 32 rooms at Hayamakan.
Welcome to Nihonnoyado Koyo. This large ryokan is waiting for you. They provide both indoor and outdoor hot spring baths. There are 138 rooms at Nihonnoyado Koyo.
Welcome to Kaminoyama Onsen Meigetsuso. Meigetsuso literally means “The inn of the harvest moon”. You can enjoy looking at the waxing and waning of the moon from the magnificent Zao mountain range. There is a total of 20 guest rooms which are spacious and comfortable. Some rooms feature a special bathtub made of a treasured Japanese cypress or a “Zao rocks”. On the night of a full moon, there is a mini-concert at KURA. KURA was built in 1920 in Takanosu-city, Akita, and was remo...
Welcome to Tsukinoike. This ryokan is well located, just 6 minutes away from Kaminoyama Onsen station by taxi. Come and have a good time. Enjoy one of its hot spring baths. There are 18 rooms at Tsukinoike.
Hyogo-ken Chijitoroku Ryokogyo 3-609
(Hyogo Prefecture Travel Agent License Number 3-609)
10-5-401-1-(2) Sakae-machi, Kawanishi-shi, Hyogo-ken Japan
Part of the Rediscover Group of Travel Companies Rediscover Japan Co., Ltd. (Japanese Guest Houses)
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