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Located in Zao Onsen, Matukaneya Annex offers 3-star accommodation with hot spring baths including a free-flowing natural hot spring bath. The property features a restaurant serving unique cuisine. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Free private parking is available on site. All units at the ryokan are fitted with a seating area. Guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge. The accommodation is equipped with a terrace and a shared lounge. At Matukaneya Annex guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot spring bath. Skiing is among the activities that guests can enjoy near the accommodation. The reception can offer helpful tips for getting around the area. This property is set a short distance from attractions such as Zao Hotsprings Ski Resort. The nearest airport is Yamagata (Junmachi), 28 km from Matukaneya Annex, and the property offers a free shuttle service.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

Matsukaneya Annex has been welcoming guests since 2 Mar 2015.

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Zao Onsen, this property has an excellent location score of 8.5

Breakfast info


Free private parking available on-site


Open-air bath, ​Public Bath, ​Hot spring bath

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Room type
3 single beds
2 futon beds
3 single beds
2 futon beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Zao Onsen
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Clemence
    Hong KongHong Kong
    A very comfortable lounge with fire place that makes me feel relaxed
  • Chun
    Convenient location; onsen facilities; helpful staff; very clean accommodation.
  • Han
    it’s nice place to spend Christmas in Japan. the in-house onsen pools are marvelous. food is aplenty at dinner and breakfast. maybe 2 nights should be good enough for the food indulgence
  • Man
    I stayed with this hotel on full-board services. The breakfast and dinner are very good and too much for me. The dishes are mainly selected from local farm products. The vegetables and local beef are very good. So don't expect too much on...
  • Eugenia
    I loved the kindness of the staff, the room and the breakfast. Women at the front desk are absolutely lovely. The onsen was great, only the indoor onsen was working, though. They also have a sulphur water onsen with an open window to colorful...
  • Adriana
    It was our second time in this wonderful hotel. the staff and the food are excellent.
  • Temperance
    The hotel stay was very pleasant and comfortable. The staff was very polite and helpful, the location was very convenient for getting around and many activities. If we travel there again, we would definitely love to stay at this hotel again!
  • Claforet
    The breakfast and dinner meals are perfect! Absolutely delicious food and service! The hotel management and the restaurant staff are very caring and attentive, we felt so welcomed and comfortable! The indoor natural hot spring is very cozy, a...
  • Vanessa
    Logo que vi o hotel na rua, pensei que tivesse feito uma escolha ruim, mas foi uma grata surpresa em Yamagata. Se voltarmos, ficaremos lá sem nenhuma dúvida. O hotel é antigo, mas muito bem cuidado. O quarto de tatame é espaçoso e é uma...
  • Lorenzo
    The location and bus access was extremely convenient and one of the primary reasons in choosing the place. The hotel also offers their own shuttle service to get you around faster if your in a pinch.

Property questions and answers
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  • Do you cater for any allergy or food preferences?

    Our hotel can cater for allergies . Please let us know your requirement in advance . If there is no reservation in advance ,we unable to cater for you .
    Answered on 24 December 2019
  • What time are the communal baths available?

    We have two kinds of bath, the natural sulfur hot spring is open 24 hours a day. The other bath is available from 6 am until midnight 12 am.
    Answered on 24 December 2019

Property surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • レストラン #1

    No additional info available

Facilities of Matsukaneya Annex
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
  • Linen
  • Terrace
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
  • Ski-to-door access
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Ski equipment hire on site
  • Ski school
    Additional charge
  • Ski storage
  • Hiking
  • Karaoke
    Additional charge
  • Table tennis
    Additional charge
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    • Luggage storage
    • 24-hour front desk
    Entertainment and family services
    • Board games/puzzles
    Cleaning services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Ironing service
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Business facilities
    • Fax/photocopying
      Additional charge
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • Key access
    • 24-hour security
    • Safety deposit box
    • Shuttle service
    • Grocery deliveries
      Additional charge
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Vending machine (drinks)
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Heating
    • Lift
    • Family rooms
    • Massage chair
    • Public Bath
    • Open-air bath
    • Hot spring bath
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    Languages spoken
    • Japanese

    House rules

    Matsukaneya Annex takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00 to 18:30


    From 07:00 to 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.


    Entry to the property will be closed between the hours of 00:00 and 06:00

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children 6 years and above will be charged as 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

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in

    Mastercard Visa NICOS JCB Diners Club American Express Cash Matsukaneya Annex accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    FAQs about Matsukaneya Annex

    • Matsukaneya Annex has 1 restaurant:

      • レストラン #1

    • The prices at Matsukaneya Annex may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Matsukaneya Annex is 550 yards from the centre of Zao Onsen. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Check-in at Matsukaneya Annex is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • Yes, Matsukaneya Annex is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Matsukaneya Annex offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Massage
      • Hiking
      • Skiing
      • Table tennis
      • Fishing
      • Karaoke
      • Public Bath
      • Massage chair
      • Hot spring bath
      • Open-air bath

    • Room options at Matsukaneya Annex include:

      • Family
      • Tent