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Stay at This Unique New Yamagata Concept Hotel


Rediscover a countryside landscape you never knew existed


Shonai Hotel Suiden Terrace opened in 2018 as a hotel providing a refined experience.


Shigeru Ban, an award-winning architect, designed the building carefully and in tune with local surroundings as a two-story wooden construction; apparently floating on rice fields that reflect the sky both day and night. As well as comfortable rooms—many of which boast views of the mountains and fields beyond—the Shonai Hotel also has a restaurant serving locally sourced ingredients, a spa and fitness suite, and a library.



And look no further than the Kids Dome Sorai for your younger family members—the facility has both a playground and an extensive area devoted to crafts and other activities.


Access: Take the Shinkansen bullet train to Niigata Station (2 hrs.), then take the local train to Tsuruoka Station (2 hrs.), then walk for about 25 mins. From Yamagata Station, take the bus Tsuruoka S Mall (about 1 hr. 50 mins.), then walk for about 20 mins. 



Contribution to Sustainability

Dishes at the Shonai Hotel Suiden Terrasse use fresh vegetables from Yamagata Prefecture and the hotel’s farms, paired with local sake to compliment your meals. The Shonai area has long operated on sustainable concepts, including support within the community and reusing organic resources.




23-1 Shimotorinosu, Kitakyoden, Tsuruoka-shi, Yamagata-ken




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