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.
Ginzan Onsen is a well-known hot spring town in the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture. Because the town is small, with only few ryokans, rooms might be fully booked more than 6 months in advance. The area originally developed around a silver mine; however, these days it is better known as one of Japan's prettiest onsen towns with historic ryokan lined up along the river.
Ginzan Onsen's traditionally styled ryokan occupy beautiful three and four story wooden buildings that, with their exposed woodwork and white plaster walls, evoke nostalgic feelings of a bygone era. There is one exception, however, in the Fujiya ryokan at the center of town, which was recently rebuilt by famous modern architect Kuma Kengo.
Welcome to Ginzanso. This 5 story Ryokan Hotel is located at the entrance to Ginzan Onsen (Ginzan Hot Spring). Ginzanso has 46 Japanese-style guest rooms, and each guest room has its own private bath and toilet. There are indoor and outdoor hot spring baths for both women and men (same sex only) at Ginzanso, and from the baths guests have views of the nearby river, lake, and mountains. At night the outdoor hot spring bath is all lit up, and guests can drink Japanese sake in floating woode...
Welcome to Notoya-Ginzan. This wooden, 4 story Traditional Ryokan is gorgeous with plenty of character and history for guests looking to experience traditional Japanese accommodation. There are 15 Japanese-style guest rooms in both wings of Notoya-Ginzan, and each guest room has its own private toilet. There are 3 indoor and outdoor wooden and rock hot spring baths for both women and men (same gender only) but the outdoor bath is closed during the winter season. There is also a “family ...
Welcome to Showakan. This wooden Traditional Ryokan is located in the heart of Ginzan Onsen and it has 11 Japanese-style guest rooms. There are indoor hot spring baths for both women and men (same gender only). Traditional, local Japanese cuisine is served to the guests at Showakan. Parking is available.
Welcome to Ginzan Fujiya Ryokan. Ginzan Fujiya Ryokan is a three-storied wooden building with an interior beautifully crafted with stained glass, fine bamboo screens, and handmade Echizen-style Japanese paper. Soothe your tired body in one of its 5 natural hot spring baths. Quiet your mind in our serene surroundings. You will leave Ginzan Fujiya Ryokan feeling completely refreshed!
Welcome to Kosekiya Bekkan. This beautiful inn is located in the center of Ginzan Onsen. It provides rooms on the river or mountain side.
Welcome to Takimikan. This ryokan stands on the hills surrounding Ginzan Onsen. Takimikan in Ginzan Onsen combines excellent food and amazing hot spring baths.
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
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