Atsushiokano-machi(Atsushio Onsen Hot Spring)of Kitakata,where our Yamagata is located,
is a tiny town locked in time with a population of about 3,200 people.
Enjoy an authentic onsen hot spring experience and tradiyional Japanese country food in the countryside, full of nostalgia for the bygone days of Japan.
Here we have mountains, rivers, fields of rice and various vegetables, and the vast sky. This is a tiny town, so take a walk around! We believe you will have your own discoveries. Folks here are all friendly. Say hello to them and enjoy conversation!
A view of entire Atsushiokano-machi from the Sannokura Ski Slope.
One early summer’s day in an extensive field of white soba (buckwheat) flowers.
The Oshikirigawa River flowing through Atsushiokano-machi ? unchanged scenery.
Flowers of himesayuri, or maiden lily, can only be seen for a short while in early summer.
Are there farm fields beside houses? No, not quite. There are houses beside farm fields.
Former Atsushio Station has now been reopened as a museum called “Nicchusen Memorial Museum”.
In the outskirt of a town, we found a beautiful warehouse whose lower half was made of bricks.
A beautiful scenery of water-filled rice fields reflecting the summer sky and clouds.
The scenery of the countryside fills you with peace and lures you into a country life.
Our specialty is ever-changing views of the countryside from our rooms. We offer three types of rooms. We promise you that all of them are clean and comfortable. Enjoy a pleasant flow of your time in the rustic countryside of Japan.
A one-room suite in the Annex “Sayuri-tei”. A classic high-grade Japanese traditional style (tatami) room.
A two-room suite in the Annex “Sayuri-tei”. A modern large room.
Kitakata, where Yamagataya is located, has long been known for organic farming. Yamagataya uses safe and traceable farm and mountain vegetables grown only by the farms we know. We use local beef and locally caught fish to prepare the traditional native cuisine and our unique innovative dishes.
Here in Kitakata, delicious food ingredients are locally harvested every season throughout the year: asparagus and mountain vegetables in spring, various summer vegetables throughout the summer, rice and mushrooms in autumn, hakusai (napa cabbage) and radish in winter.
Fresh materials, straight from the fields in the neighborhood, make a difference. Enjoy a taste of the countryside.
We proudly present our delicious breakfast. You can find the menu of the day at the entrance of our breakfast room.
The name Atsushio Onsen was derived from the characteristic “atsui” (lit. hot) and “shoppai” (lit. salty) spring water. The temperature of the fountainhead water is about 65 degree C. The water is salty because this area used to be the bottom of the ocean. This hot spring has been popular for 600 years.
An indoor bath of the Communal Bath Oshikirigawa use plenty of hinoki (Japanese cypress) materials, offering you a popular hideout-like atmosphere in the mountain.
An open-air bath of the Communal Bath Oshikirigawa. It is a small bath yet offers you fuzei, or a sense of ever-changing scenery.
An open-air bath of the Communal Bath Himesayuri offers you a large space with the magnificent view of nature.
An indoor bath of the Communal Bath Himesayuri. The wall is decorated by brick-style tiles, which is characteristic to Kitakata, a town of plenty of traditional warehouses.
Three unique facilities of Yamagataya, when combined with our hot springs, will give you a tremendously relaxing effect on your body and spirit. Do not forget to try them!
Charcoal Baden is a low-temperature charcoal sauna. Hotel guests can use this facility for JPY600.
Ashiyu, or a foot spa, surrounded by trees on a hilltop with birds twittering, offers you a relaxing environment. Free of charge.
JPY1,000 for a 10-minuite relaxing after-bath massage. Reservation necessary.