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4 Best Onsen Ryokan in Ginzan Onsen for Your Special Vacation

Relaxing in Ginzan onsen, eating local food, and walking down the streets of this historical town will surely make you feel special. Don't forget stay at Ryokan.

Ginzan Onsen

Ginzan Onsen is an onsen town located in Yamagata prefecture. The street of Ginzan onsen  has remarkable Taisho-roman style buildings which are characterized by the unique yet gorgeous mixture of the traditional Japanese elements and the Western elements.

Relaxing in onsen, eating great food, and walking down the streets of this historical town will surely make you feel special. Here is our list of Ginzan onsen inns to help you have the best experience in this dreamy onsen town.

 

#1. Notoya Ryokan

Notoya Ryokan

Standing tall and proud right in the middle of Ginzan onsen is Notoya-ryokan, one of the most famous ryokan at the Ginzan onsen. This gorgeous building is listed as a cultural asset in Japan and has maintained the Taisho-roman style inside out.

Although the building is old, it is well maintained and polished. The original building still has the vintage look from the early days of the inn while the new building has a more modern and simple look.

Notoya Ryokan
Photo Credit: notoyaryokan.com

Aside from this beautiful open-air onsen, they also have a public bath, cave bath, and private bath.
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Notoya Ryokan

Address: 446 Ginzanshinhata, Obanazawa City, Yamagata Prefecture

Access: free shuttle form Oishida station to Notoya Ryokan

Check-in: 2:00 PM ~

Cheack-out: ~ 10:30 AM

Fee: Depend on the season

Phone: 0237-28-2327

Website: Notoya Ryokan  (Japanese)

 

#2. Ginzan So

Ginzan So
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This is a fancy ryokan with a clean modern charm. Ginzan So offers a room with a private onsen bath where you can relax with the nice view as well as TV and music if you’d like. Can there be a better treat for yourself than this? Even from other rooms, you can enjoy the gorgeous view of a near by river and the surrounding nature.

Ginzan So
Photo Credit: ginzanso.jp

Their huge open-air onsen is just another reason to stay at this ryokan. The wonderful view of the mountains provides you with relaxing time for your body and heart. They also have an in-door onsen and open-air bed onsen tubs.

Ginzan So
Photog Credit: ginzanso.jp

Their delicious meals are served in a tatami room with a table and chairs. So don’t worry if you cant kneel down to eat. The entries are always cooked with fresh products produced locally.
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Ginzan So

Address: 85 Ginzanshinhata Obanazawa City, Yamagata Prefecture

Access: free shuttle form Oishida station to Ginzan So

Check-in:  3:00 PM ~

Check-out: ~10:00 AM

Fee: Depend on the plan

Phone: 0237-28-2959

Website: Ginzan So

 

#3. Fujiya

Fujiya
Photo Credit: fujiya-ginzan.com

This stylish onsen ryokan leaves an unforgettable impression in one’s heart with beautiful curtains of delicate bamboo strings. Inside this quiet beautiful building, experiences Fujiya offers are completely in another universe from our busy everyday life.

Fujiya
Photo Credit: fujiya-ginzan.com

All five of their onsen are only available by reservation. You can have this serene and peaceful place just for yourself. Just relax and take it all in.
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Fujiya

Address: 443 Ginzanshinhata Obanazawa City, Yamagata Prefecture

Access: free shuttle from Oishida station to Fujiya

Check-in: 3:00 PM ~

Check-out: ~10:00 AM

Fee: from 27,800 yen/per person

Phone: 0237-28-2141

Website: Fujiya

 

#4. Kozankaku

Kozankaku
Photo Credit; kozankaku.com

Kozankaku is another ryokan that was built during the Taisho-era.  Kozankaku is a unique onsen experience due to the authentic feel of being in an old fashioned Japanese onsen. Kozankaku is a traditional Japanese styled onsen with Taisho-roman elements. To some extent, Taisho-roman was Japan meets Art Deco. You can see some evidence here in this room. Although, the building is old, it is well-maintained and very clean.

Kozankaku
Photo Credit: kozankaku.com

As you walk through the building, you will fall in love with the unique architecture and it will take you back to the old days of Japan. Kozankaku offers a variety of onsen tubs, including private baths that can be reserved.
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Kozankaku

Address: 423 Ginzanshinhata Obanazawa City, Yamagata Prefecture

Access: free shuttle from Oishida station to Kozankaku

Check-in:  2:30 PM ~

Check-out: ~10:00am

Fee: from 10,000 yen/per person

Phone: 0237-28-2039

Website: Kozankaku (Japanese)

 

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