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999-4333 Yamagata, Obanazawa, Ginzanshinhata 85, Japan – Great location - show map
Situated in Obanazawa, Ginzanso provides a bar. Located in the Ginzan Onsen district, the property provides guests with access to a hot spring bath. Free WiFi is provided. Free shuttle service from Obanazawa Station to the property is available upon prior reservation.
Guest rooms in the ryokan are equipped with a flat-screen TV. With a private bathroom, rooms at Ginzanso also feature a mountain view. At the accommodation each room has bed linen and towels.
An Asian breakfast is served daily at the property.
Obanazawa Station is a 40-minute drive away. Sendai is 28.6 miles from Ginzanso, while Yamagata is 24.2 miles away. Yamagata Airport is 14.3 miles from the property or an hour ride away on paid airport limousine service.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What is a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature public baths, multi-course 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 travellers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation in therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the major differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is simply a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just an accommodation place to sleep. In Japan, many travellers journey long distances solely for the purpose of relaxing in a hot spring bath and feasting on a traditional multi-course dinner – thus making staying at a ryokan an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon beds, instead of Western beds and carpeting. In addition, you remove your shoes at the entrance of the accommodation, or before you enter the room. Modern ryokan may serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while a more traditional ryokan serves in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms may come with a private bathroom, while others will only have a shared public bathroom.
- What is a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodied in beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Each of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multi-course Japanese dinner is prepared in such a way that highlights the unique textures, colours, and flavours of the featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Served most commonly at special restaurants and ryokan, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-sized appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What is a yukata?
- Yukata is a casual summer kimono typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans offer guests yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it is common to see guests strolling through the neighbourhood in their yukata. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for relaxing and sleeping in.
- How to wear a yukata
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a shirt. 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 levelled at your ankle. 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 is 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.
- Bathing procedures and etiquette
- At a public bath – onsen or not – guests are expected to shed all their clothes 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 must not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among the youth of Japan, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you may still be refused admission to public baths and swimming pools. Small tattoos may be covered up using waterproof plasters, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.
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3 reasons to choose Ginzanso
Train Oishida Station8.5 miles
Train Murayama Station10.1 miles
Yamagata Airport14 miles
Sendai Airport36.5 miles
Shonai Airport43.4 miles
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15:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 10:00
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and beds
Children of any age are welcome.
Children aged 7 years and above are considered adults at this property.
To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.
Cot and extra bed policies
There is no capacity for cots at this property.
There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.
No age restriction
There is no age requirement for check-in
Ginzanso accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
In order to prepare special amenities for men and women, guests are kindly requested to indicate the gender of each guest staying in the room in the Special Requests box when booking.
Please inform the property in advance if guests have any food allergies or dietary needs. Additional fees may apply.
When booking half board, please note that drinks are not included.
Please inform Ginzanso in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
FAQs about Ginzanso
Room options at Ginzanso include:
From the nearest airport, you can get to Ginzanso by:
- Bus 50min
Check-in at Ginzanso is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.
Ginzanso is 6.8 miles from the centre of Obanazawa.
The following parking options are available to guests staying at Ginzanso (subject to availability):
- Private parking
- Electric vehicle charging station
- Free parking
Ginzanso offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):
- Foot massage
- Hot spring bath
- Full body massage
- Open-air bath
- Public Bath
The prices at Ginzanso may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.
Guests staying at Ginzanso can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).
Breakfast option(s) include: