Yutagawa Onsen [Yamagata Prefecture]


Yutagawa hot spring town is a small village in Yamagata Prefecture with an atmosphere reminiscent of bygone days of old Japan. Discerning guests from far away urban cities like Tokyo travel by airs or trains all the way, in order to stay in a small boutique ryokan Yudonoan, though there is nothing around particular to sightsee. Yudonoan nicely blends western comfort and Japanese atmosphere, recreating refined lifestyle repeating guests admire. As you step into Yudonoan, you will be impressed by the elegant design with an underlying tone of black wooden decor. The ryokan serves fine cuisine utilizing local ingredients. Enjoy your stay at a sophisticated space at Yudonoan surrounded by changing four seasons.

Accommodation Type Ryokan
Access 4 hrs. 30 min. from Tokyo (train)
2 hrs. from Tokyo (air)
Price Range* From 15,960 yen/person
Environment Small unspoiled village
Room 14
Private Bath 2 rooms with private bath
*Prices vary depending on room types. Per person, per night for double occupancy, weekdays on regular seasons. Please check when booking.

Basic Information


  • Contemporary interior integrating modern comfort and Japanese traditional design.
  • The rooms have beds, instead of futon placed on tatami mats.


  • Public bath with outdoor bath.


  • Dinner is served in dining room (18:00-21:00).


  • Check in 14:00 / Check out 11:00
  • Internet connection: No
  • English: Easy conversation
  • Children are not allowed

Room type and prices

  • Twin bed room with toilet: 10 rooms
  • Double bed room with toilet: 2 rooms
  • Twin bed room with toilet and bath: 2 rooms

Prices differ depending on room types and seasons. Please check when booking. Basic rates including dinner and breakfast are from 15,960 JPY / per person, in case of double occupancy



By train (from Tokyo)

  • Tokyo station -[JR: Joetsu Shinkansen 2 hrs] - Niigata - [JR express train: 2 hrs] - Tsuruoka station- [Taxi: 20 min] - Yudonoan

By Air (from Tokyo)*

  • Haneda Airport -[ANA:60 min.] - Shonai Airport - [Taxi: 25 min] - Yudonoan
    * There are only a few flights from Tokyo to Shonai airport.

Recommended activities

Dewa Sanzan (sacred mountains), sightseeing in Yamagata, visits to local restaurants

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