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966-0101 Fukushima, Kitakata, Atsushio Kanomachi Atsushio Kitatairatako 347-2, Japan – Show map
Yamagataya features free bikes, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Kitakata. This 3-star ryokan offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. The property provides free private parking and free WiFi.
The ryokan will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a closet, an electric tea pot, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a terrace and a shared bathroom with a bidet. At Yamagataya all rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels.
Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental or a à la carte breakfast.
Yamagataya offers a hot spring bath. Guests at the ryokan will be able to enjoy activities in and around Kitakata, like hiking, cycling and fishing.
Aizuwakamatsu is 20 miles from Yamagataya, while Yonezawa is 17 miles away. The nearest airport is Fukushima Airport, 59 miles from the accommodation.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What's a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature bathhouses, multicourse dinners, communal spaces where guests can relax, and rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon mats. Like hotels, a range of ryokans (from budget to luxury) is available. What originated centuries ago as a free rest house for long-distance travelers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation surrounded by therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the big differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is just a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just a place to sleep. In Japan, many travelers journey long distances to relax in a hot spring bath and feast on a traditional multicourse dinner – staying in a ryokan is an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw floors and futon beds (no Western beds and carpeting). You should also remove your shoes at the entrance of the room, or before you enter it. Modern ryokans might serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while more traditional ryokans tend to serve in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms have a private bathroom, and others might just have a shared bathroom.
- What's a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodying beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Every one of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multicourse Japanese dinner is prepared in a way that highlights the unique textures, colors, and flavors of featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Most commonly served at special restaurants and ryokans, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-size appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish, like sushi), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot-pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What's a yukata?
- A yukata is a casual summer kimono or robe, typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans provide guests with yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it's common to see guests strolling through the neighborhood in their yukatas. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for sleeping and relaxing in.
- How should I wear a yukata?
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a robe. Take the right side of the yukata and wrap it across your body. Then, take the left side and wrap it over the right, making sure that the robe is level at your ankles. Pinning the yukata closed on the right side, wrap the sash around your waist a couple of times and then tie a bow. Generally, the bow is tied around the waist for women, and the hips for men.
- What's a Japanese hot spring (onsen)?
- Onsen (literally "hot spring") is a term often used to refer to both the mineral-rich hot springs and the bathing facilities that house them. Whether the bath is public or private, gender-segregated or mixed, indoor or outdoor, soaking and unwinding in the soothing geothermal waters at an onsen is a millennia-old custom deeply embedded in Japanese culture.
- What's standard bathing etiquette?
- At a bathhouse—onsen or not—guests are expected to remove all clothing in their respective changing rooms before entering the bathing area. As a common courtesy, once inside the bathing area, guests should wash and rinse their bodies thoroughly before quietly stepping into the hot water. Whether you relax in solitude or converse softly with others is up to you, but guests should always be mindful of others. Wash towels are often used to cover one’s private areas while walking around. However, note that you should not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among Japan's youth, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you might still be refused admission to bathhouses and swimming pools. Small tattoos can be covered up using waterproof bandaids, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
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Most popular amenities
3 reasons to choose Yamagataya
Restaurant ほまれ食堂1.2 miles
Lake 猪苗代湖21.7 miles
Mountain 護法山0 miles
Niigata Airport44.5 miles
Fukushima Airport46 miles
Yamagata Airport54 miles
Most popular amenities
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
The entrance to the property is closed between 12:00 AM and 5:00 AM
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.
To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.
Crib and extra bed policies
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Yamagataya accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.
Pets are not allowed.
FAQs about Yamagataya
Guests staying at Yamagataya can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).
Breakfast option(s) include:
- À la carte
Yamagataya is 5.6 miles from the center of Kitakata.
Room options at Yamagataya include:
From the nearest airport, you can get to Yamagataya by:
- Car 2h 30min
Yamagataya offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Hot spring bath
- Massage chair
- Open-air bath
- Bikes available (free)
Check-in at Yamagataya is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.
The following parking options are available to guests staying at Yamagataya (subject to availability):
- Parking on site
- Private Parking
- Free parking
The prices at Yamagataya may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.