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Hot Spring Accommodation Yamadaryokan

A secluded thermal bath: A spring rich in health benefits and wood constructed buildings registered as cultural properties.

This Japanese inn is situated in the foothills of Mt. Amakazari, on the mountainside 850 m above sea level. It has been popular as a thermal bath since its discovery in 1555 by a retainer of the warlord Takeda Shingen. The hot spring that naturally flows from immediately behind the bath boasts abundant, fresh hot water at the right temperature. The inn spans six buildings registered as Tangible Cultural Properties all of which are still in use to this day. They include a main building constructed in the Edo Period (around 1603-1868), and an annex and temple building over 100 years old.

As a result of its location deep into the mountains, the area surrounding the inn features a wide array of mushrooms and wild plants, making for a health-promoting hot spring area that offers natural foods along with the health benefits of its potable hot water.

Facility Outline

Closed:Open daily throughout the year
Usage Fee:Requires a Fee
Day Tickets for Bathing Facilities:Available 10:00 - 15:00
Water Types:Sodium hydrogen carbonate spring
Foreign Languages Accommodated:None
Address:Nakatsuchi 8836, Otari Village, Kitaazumi County, Nagano Prefecture
A popular hot spring thermal bath
A popular hot spring thermal bath
A wooden structure that is a registered cultural property
A wooden structure that is a registered cultural property
Message from the Facility
21st-Generation Innkeeper of the YamadaryokanSeiji Yamada
In winter, this area is covered in heavy snow over 3 m deep. Due to its harsh natural environment, the land is a wonderful place where the rich bounty of the mountains and untouched nature remain. Coming to this area and staying in this facility makes it possible for visitors to appreciate and maintain, for just a short time, the things that get lost in our overly convenient and comfortable lifestyles. The hot spring has been preserved in the same high-quality condition of olden days, and awaits your arrival.

21st-Generation Innkeeper of the Yamadaryokan
Seiji Yamada