YAMAGATA: Ginzan Onsen 'Notoya'

The streets of Ginzan Onsen are lined with stunning traditional Ryokan inns. A stay at any of these inns is sure to be a magical experience.This wooden, four-storey inn boasts plenty of character and history for guests looking to experience traditional Japanese hot-spring accommodation. There are 17 Japanese-style guest rooms in both wings of Notoya-Ginzan, and each guest room has its own private bath and toilet. There are 5 indoor and outdoor wooden and rock hot-spring baths for both women and men (separated). (However, the outdoor bath is closed during the winter season). Every morning and evening fresh, delicious local traditional Japanese cuisine is served to staying guests.

Rooms: 17 Japanese style


It is a 30 minute taxi ride from JR Oishida train station to Notoya-Ginzan.

There is a shuttle bus service provided as well (reservations are required).

Address: 〒999-4333  Ginzan Onsen, Obanazawa-shi, Yamagata-ken



◎ Walk gas-lamp lit streets in the evening

By far the best time to visit Ginzan Onsen is in the late afternoon/ evening when the old-fashioned gas lamps are lit and the surrounding buildings filled with energy, reflected in the water of the Ginzan River!


◎ Walk the streets in traditional 'Hakama'

Call in to Cafe I'rasgayana' at the entrance to Ginzan Onsen town area to rent a traditional 'Hakama' kimono. Travel back in time to the Taisho Era and capture the moment with some atmospheric photos!


◎ Experience the Hanagasa Festival

Every Saturday evening between May ~ October, the streets of Ginzan Onsen come to life with an interactive performance of the 'Hanagasa' dance. Of course, guests are also welcome to join in the fun!



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