Yamagata, Japan Hotels & Ryokan

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Yamagata Hotels & Ryokan

Arimakan
The chef serves elegant Japanese kaiseki dishes, choosing mainly local, seasonal ingredients. There are panoramic open-air baths on the seventh floor and large communal baths and private baths on the first floor and basement level.
How to get there?
From Kaminoyama-onsen Station (JR Yamagata Shinkansen): About 10 minutes on foot, or 3 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Tohoku-Chuo Expressway at Yamagata-Kaminoyama IC and continue along National Route 13 for about 2 minutes (1 km), then Prefectural Route 169 for about 5 minutes (3 km).
Miyamaso Takamiya
Opened in 1716, this long-standing ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) situated in Zao Onsen is reaching 300 years of operation. Guests can enjoy a blissful time in 7 different types of bathtubs filled with hot spring water constantly flowing directly from the source and savor delicious Zao cuisine using fresh, seasonable ingredients.
How to get there?
From Yamagata Station (JR Yamagata Shinkansen) East Exit: Take a Yamagata Kotsu Bus bound for Zao Onsen to the Zao Onsen Bus Terminal (about 40 minutes). It is about 5 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Yamagata Expressway at Yamagata-Zao IC and continue along Route 13. Please phone from Zao Onsen Bus Terminal.
Yamagata Nanokamachi Washington Hotel
Located in the Nanoka-machi area in the heart of Yamagata City, all guest rooms in this hotel feature high-speed Internet/Wi-Fi access and hi-tech bidet toilets, and a men's and women's baths are located on the first floor. There is also a convenience store on the first floor, and a wide range of restaurants are conveniently situated within a 1-minute walk from the hotel.

Large Communal Bath Information
The first floor of the lodging has the gender-segregated Meguri-no-Yu communal baths.
There are relaxing baths that carry the fragrance of cypress. The hot water, which is drawn up from underground waters in the Zao water system 100 meters below ground, is gentle on the body.
Guests can use it to comfortably relieve their travel fatigue.
It is free of charge for staying guests.

Available Hours: Morning - 6:00 - 10:00, Evening - 16:00 - 0:00.
To use it, please receive the bath entrance key from the front desk.
How to get there?
From Yamagata Station (JR Yamagata Shinkansen), East Exit: About 20 minutes on foot or 5 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Yamagata Expressway at Yamagata-Zao IC and continue on Route 112 for about 4 km (about 10 minutes), then continue on Route 13 for about 3 km (about 8 minutes) toward Yamagata City Office.
Hotel Route-Inn Yamagata Ekimae
We provide guests with excellent access, located just one minute from the West Exit of JR Yamagata Station on foot. All rooms have Internet access and the hotel is equipped with large shared baths. Also close to Zao Onsen and Yama-dera sightseeing. The Route Inn is looking forward to serving you.
How to get there?
From JR Yamagata Station West Exit: About 1 min on foot.
Le Vert Zao
A quiet Japanese-style hotel which tailors its service to each individual customer. Guests can enjoy staying here all year round — skiing in winter, hiking amongst beautiful alpine plants in summer, or gazing at the changing colors in fall.
How to get there?
From Yamagata Station (JR Yamagata Shinkansen) East Exit: Take the Yamako Bus bound for Zao Onsen and get off at Zao Onsen Bus Terminal (about 40 minutes). About 7 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Yamagata Expressway at Yamagata-Zao IC and continue along National Route 13 for about 40 minutes (15 km), then the Nishi-Zao Kogen Line for about 20 minutes (10 km).
Yamagata Kokusai Hotel
Just a 5-minute walk from JR Yamagata Station! One of the best aspects of this hotel is its morning breakfast buffet featuring egg dishes prepared by the chef right in front of guests' eyes, as well as local cuisine, such as Imoni, and breakfast curry. Free Internet available and Chinese Daifu TV channel is available for free in all the guest rooms.
How to get there?
From JR Yamagata Station East Exit: About 5 minutes on foot. Head towards Yamako Bus Terminal.
By car: Exit the Yamagata Expressway at Yamagata-Zao IC and continue along Route 286 for about 10 minutes (4 km). Head towards Yamako Bus Terminal.
Yamagata Eki Nishiguchi Washington Hotel
No getting soaked in the rain! Directly connected (2 minutes' walk) from Yamagata Station. All rooms feature Wi-Fi! Wired LAN available too. Single rooms feature larger beds. Convenient for both business and leisure!
How to get there?
From Yamagata Station (JR Yamagata Shinkansen): About 2 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Yamagata Expressway at Yamagata-Zao IC and continue along Prefectural Routes 16 and 18 toward Yamagata Station.
Hotel Castle Yamagata
Located in the center of Yamagata City, this hotel suites both sightseeing and business visitors. You can enjoy delicious cuisine in Japanese and Chinese restaurants.
How to get there?
From Yamagata Airport: 40 min by car.
From Yamagata Station (JR Yamagata Shinkansen): 7 min on foot.
By car: 10 min from Yamagata Expressway Yamagata-Zao IC.
Yamagata Grand Hotel
This hotel is convenient for business and tourists located in the center of the city. Inside, they have many Japanese art pieces on display to welcome guests.
How to get there?
From Yamagata Station (JR Yamagata Shinkansen): 5 min by car.
By car: 5 km (10 min) from Yamagata Expressway Yamagata-Zao IC.
From Yamagata Airport: 40 min by bus.
Richmond Hotel Yamagata Ekimae
Just a 5-minute walk from the West Exit of Yamagata Station. Also features convenient access to Yama-dera Temple, Zao, Aeon Mall, and department stores.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. All guestrooms are equipped with smartphones that allow for domestic calls and free Internet connection. The delicious, daily changing breakfast buffet offers brand rice.
Guests can enjoy free drinks (coffee, tea, non-alcoholic drinks, etc.) until midnight. All guestrooms are equipped with air cleaners with humidifiers.
There is a charger that even iPhones can use. There are spacious beds with electrical outlets at the head of the bed. The spacious guestrooms where guests can spread out their luggage are quite popular!
How to get there?
From JR Yamagata Station (JR Yamagata Shinkansen) West Exit: about 2 min on foot.
Hotel Route-Inn Tendo
Tendo City is famous for hot springs and producing Japanese chess pieces, and has good access to Yamagata and Sendai. The hotel offers a suitable base for business and sightseeing. Relax in large communal hot spring baths and enjoy complimentary breakfast. Free parking available.
How to get there?
From Tendo Station (JR Yamagata Shinkansen) East Exit: About 20 min on foot or 5 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Yamagata Expressway at Yamagata-Kita IC and continue on Route 13 for about 8 km (about 10 min).
Apa Hotel Yamagata Ekimae-dori
Only 7 minutes' walk from JR Yamagata Station's East Exit and 2 minutes' from the Yamako Building Bus Terminal, this hotel offers an excellent location with nearby restaurants and convenience stores. Complimentary breakfast is sent brought in fresh directly from a local bakery.
How to get there?
From JR Yamagata Station East Exit: About 7 minutes on foot. Walk down Odori for about 500 m. There is an off-site parking (Yamako Yamazawa Building Parking Lot 1, along the one-way street next to GS Mobile). Rate: 600 JPY for 20 hours from the time of parking / Current as of Jan. 1, 2013).
From Yamagata Airport: About 45 minutes by taxi, or take the shuttle bus bound for Yamagata Station and get off at Tokamachikado. 3 minutes on foot from there. Refer to the shuttle bus schedule on the Yamagata Airport official website.
By bus (Yamako Bus / Miyagi Kotsu): Take the Yamagata <-> Sendai Station route and get off at the stop before last Yamako Building Bus Terminal.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway or Yamagata Expressway at Yamagata-Zao IC and continue for about 15 minutes (2 km).
Hotel Crown Hills Yamagata
Conveniently located near the station and downtown area. Pillows are selectable at this hotel! Start the day with about 30 kinds of Japanese and Western-style dishes, including Yamagata specialty imoni (meat and potato stew), in a breakfast buffet. Coffee service available at the lobby.
How to get there?
From Yamagata Airport: about 35 min by taxi at around JPY 7,600 or 35 min by bus at around JPY 980 (as of Apr. 2016).
From Yamagata Station (JR Ou Main Line, Yamagata Shinkansen) East Exit: about 3 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Yamagata Expressway at Yamagata-Zao IC. Landmark: Yamagata Station.
Comfort Hotel Yamagata
Only two minutes on foot from the east exit of JR Yamagata Station, this hotel offers complimentary breakfast, coffee welcome service and free wired / wireless LAN Internet connection in all guest rooms. A convenience store open 24 hours a day is located nearby, along with bars and restaurants.
How to get there?
From JR Yamagata Station East Exit: About 2 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Yamagata Expressway at Yamagata-Zao IC and continue on National Route 286 for about 3 minutes (1 km), then Prefectural Routes 267 and 16 for about 5 minutes (3 km). Head towards Jujiya Yamagata Station Store.
Hotel Route Inn Yamagata Minami
This hotel is located about 5 minutes by car from Yamagata-Kaminoyama Interchange on the Tohoku-Chuo Expressway, and about 7 minutes by car from Zao Station on the Ou Main Line, making it convenient for both business and sightseeing. 
How to get there?
From Zao Station (JR Ou Main Line): 30 min on foot; 7 min by taxi
By car: About 4 km (about 5 min) from Tohoku-Chuo Expressway Yamagata-Kaminoyama IC.
Hotel Metropolitan Yamagata
This hotel is located next to the Metro Plaza shopping area, just 1 minute on foot from Yamagata Station. The hotel offers guests a comfortable space.
How to get there?
From Yamagata Station (JR Yamagata Shinkansen): Less than 1 min on foot.
By car: 5 km from Yamagata Expressway Yamagata-Zao IC.
Comfort Hotel Tendo
This hotel is just a one-minute walk from Tendo Station. All guest rooms have free wireless LAN internet access and stays includes a complementary breakfast of onigiri (rice balls), bread, drinks, fruits, and other delights.
How to get there?
From Yamagata Airport: About 15 min by taxi.
Sakaeya Hotel
With a natural spring located right in front of the entrance, guests can enjoy the view of the Japanese garden from the comfort of the large communal bath. There is also an open-air bath on the sixth floor where guests can gaze out from the soothing steam at the surrounding area, including Gassan and the Asahi and Zao mountain ranges.
How to get there?
From Tendo Station (JR Ou Line) East Exit: About 25 minutes on foot, or 5 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Yamagata Expressway at Yamagata-kita IC and continue along Route 13 for about 10 minutes. Head towards Tendo Onsen Michinoeki (roadside station).
Hotel Ohsho
All guest rooms at this hotel are in traditional Japanese style. Its shared baths, Tendo's largest, are decorated with pieces from the game of shogi (Japanese chess), for which the town is well known. Guests can also enjoy local Yamagata dishes in a private room at the Roman-tei Restaurant.
How to get there?
From Tendo Station (JR Yamagata Shinkansen): About 10 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Yamagata Expressway at Yamagata-kita IC and continue along Route 13 for about 15 minutes (8 km).
Ichiraku
Located in Tendo, a town known for shogi (Japanese chess) and onsen (hot springs), this inn features three large baths in the shape of shogi pieces, rotenburo (open-air baths) with pink blossom in spring, and three open-air baths that can be reserved for private use. Guests can also enjoy cherry beer specially brewed at the inn.
How to get there?
From Tendo Station (JR Yamagata Shinkansen) East Exit: About 15 minutes on foot, or 5 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Yamagata Expressway at Yamagata-kita IC and continue along Route 13 for about 10 minutes (8 km).
Tendo Grand Hotel Maizuruso
The hotel is located at Tendo Onsen, in the heart of Yamagata Prefecture. It boasts the highest amount of water springing from Tendo Onsen, at 45 liters per minute. Special grade Yamagata beef and seasonal ingredients are personally purchased by the hotel's proprietor to create delicious cuisine for guests to enjoy.
How to get there?
From Tendo Station (JR Ou Main Line) East Exit: About 15 min on foot or 5 min by taxi.
Hohoemino Kuyufu Tsuruya
This authentic ryokan is encircled by a Japanese-style garden. Guests can enjoy a semi-buffet of scrumptious food made with local Yamagata ingredients. Also, be sure to enjoy the large communal bath which is filled with the scent of cypress. All guest rooms and the restaurant are non-smoking.
How to get there?
From Tendo Station (JR Ou Main Line): About 15 min on foot or 5 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Yamagata Expressway at Yamagata-kita IC. and continue along Route 13 for about 15 min.
Tendo Hotel
Guests at this hotel can relax in the open-air bath underneath the waterfall. Look forward to cuisine using fresh, seasonal Yamagata ingredients and breakfast buffet with freshly-cooked steak.
How to get there?
From Tendo Station (JR Yamagata Shinkansen): About 15 minutes on foot, or 3 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Yamagata Expressway at Yamagata-kita IC and continue along Route 13 for about 10 minutes (9 km).
Tsukioka Hotel Senkeien
This inn has a skin beautifying spa which is 370 years old. Guests can choose what they like from the homemade "Seasonal choice buffet" made from seasonable Yamagata ingredients.
How to get there?
From Kaminoyama-onsen Station (JR Yamagata Shinkansen): About 13 minutes on foot, or 3 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Yamagata Expressway at Yamagata-Zao IC and continue along Route 13 for about 25 minutes (18 km).
Takinoyu Hotel
This traditional Japanese inn has a spacious and light-filled lobby. Guests can relax in the Japanese-style garden with an authentic tea-ceremony house.

Lodging's 2 Hospitality Perks
- Luxurious onsen tamago (hot spring egg) made with hot water from Tendo Onsen
This is a bit of a surprise from the lodging to staying guests.
Each guest will be able to freely make 1 onsen tamago using hot water from Tendo Onsen in the hot water basin along the courtyard walkway.
Enjoy the taste of a delicious onsen tamago that is melty and piping hot.


- Guests are provided 1 complimentary serving of draft beer in the after-bath lounge. (16:00-19:00)


Hot Spring Information
Thanks to a sanitation system that uses silver ions, there is no unpleasant chlorine smell, and the baths are naturally gentle for bathers.
Bathing Hours: 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM, 5:00 AM - 10:00 AM
How to get there?
From Tendo Station (JR Yamagata Shinkansen), East Exit: About 20 minutes on foot, or 5 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Yamagata Expressway at Yamagata-kita IC and continue along Route 13 for about 7 km (about 10 minutes).
Sakaiya Morino-Hotel Wald Berg
Located on a cool plateau, this hotel serves homemade cuisine featuring seasonal ingredients. Guests can enjoy the outdoor bath in summer and the open-air bath in winter - the temperatures of the abundantly flowing hot springs are always perfect for each season.
How to get there?
From Yamagata Station (JR Yamagata Shinkansen), East Exit: Take a Yamako Bus bound for Zao Onsen and get off at Zao Onsen Bus Terminal (about 40 min). It is about 15 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Yamagata Expressway at Yamagata-Zao IC and continue along Prefectural Route Nishi-Zao Kogen Line for about 18 km (about 25 min).
Mogami Takayu Zenshichi no Yu
Located on a hill surrounded by larch trees, this is a quiet Japanese-style resort hotel with a 600 tsubo (1,980 square meters) Japanese garden. The hotel offers splendid views. On site are two open-air hot spring baths using 100% natural spring water, a heated water bath, and a private open-air bath.
How to get there?
From Yamagata Station (JR Yamagata Shinkansen) East Exit: Take the Yamagata Kotsu bus bound for Zao Onsen and get off at the Zao Onsen Terminal (45 min). About 15 min on foot or 5 min by taxi from there.
Hotel Lucent Takamiya
This hotel prides itself on its original cuisine which uses the season's wild vegetables. The large baths are named as Hinoki no Yu (a cypress wood bath ), Komorebi no Yu (bath of sunlight), Hagakure no Yu, and sauna. In all there are 4 types to enjoy.
How to get there?
From Yamagata Station (JR Yamagata Shinkansen), East Exit: Take a Yamako Bus bound for Zao Onsen and get off at Zao Onsen Bus Terminal (about 40 min). It is about 5 min on foot from there.
Kisaburo
Guests' eyes can marvel at the majesty of the Zao Mountain Range while their ears enjoy the relaxing sound of the Sukawa River babbling by. Surrounded by natural splendor, each season brings its own particular beauty to Kisaburo.
How to get there?
From Kaminoyama-onsen Station (JR Ou Line): About 15 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Yamagata Expressway at Yamagata-Zao IC and continue along Route 13 for about 20 minutes (15 km).
Zao Kokusai Hotel
Relax in "Hachiemon no Yu," built from all wood and with a dynamic high ceiling, including a large communal bath, open-air bath, footbath and reservable private baths. The baths use milky white hot water, constantly flowing directly from the hot spring source, and guests can enjoy to its fullest the great nature of Zao.
How to get there?
From Yamagata Station (JR Yamagata Shinkansen) East Exit: Take the Yamako Bus bound for Zao Onsen and get off at Zao Onsen Bus Terminal (about 40 minutes). About 10 minutes on foot, or 3 minutes by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Yamagata Expressway at Yamagata-Zao IC and continue along Route 13, then the Nishi-Zao Kogen Line for about 30 minutes (20 km). Head towards the Zao Ropeway.
Hayamakan
This long-running inn stands as if embraced by Mt. Hayama. All guestrooms feature their own indoor hot spring bath. Enjoy hot spring water straight from its very source, and seasonal food from the area. Breakfast is until 10 am for those who like a lie-in. Dishes such as rice porridge and freshly baked bread are popular with guests.
How to get there?
From Kaminoyama-onsen Station (JR Yamagata Shinkansen Line): About 20 minutes on foot, or 5 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Yamagata Expressway at Yamagata-Zao IC and continue along Route 13 for about 30 minutes (20 km).
Zao Shiki no Hotel
A fashionable hotel with sunbeams streaming through leaves, and an open-air bath newly opened in autumn, 2004. The walking course around the lake is popular too. In winter, only 3 minutes to the ski site.

Zao Shiki no Hotel Perks!
1. Surrounded by rich nature, this hotel offers guests scenic views every season.
2. Experience bathing in the Hanareyu Hyakuhappo, a natural hot spring bath featuring 100% all-natural flowing hot spring waters.
3. Free access to hot springs in Zao Shiki no Hotel's 2 sister hotels!
4. Guests can soak in hot spring baths even before check-in and after check-out!
How to get there?
From Yamagata Station (JR Yamagata Shinkansen): 45 min by bus bound for Zao Onsen.
By car: About 20 km from Yamagata Expressway Yamagata-Zao IC.
Tendo Central Hotel
Conveniently located 1 minute on foot from Tendo Station, this hotel is suitable for sightseeing and business trips, even long-stays. Their satisfying breakfast and dinner meals change daily, so long-staying guests will surely be pleased.
How to get there?
From Yamagata Airport: about 10 min by taxi.
From Tendo Station (Ou Main Line): about 1 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Yamagata Expressway at Yamagata Kita IC and continue along Route 13 for about 10 min.

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