Onsen Atractions

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 is located in Yamagata prefecture in Japan where every city,town and village has at the least one onsen(hot spring).Throughout the O-u Mountain Ranges,slicing the region from north to south.The hot spring experience in Yamagata is a synthesis of breathtaking scenery,historical townscapes,and the seasonal of beauty of nature.

After a 45-minute drive from the JR Yonezawa Station,you are deep in the Azuma Mountains.The last 20 minutes of the drive take you through a series of hairpin curves leading to parking lot at the top of the mountain.From there ,walk down a steep mountain path for 15~20 minutes.as you cross a suspension bridge,you'll see the red roof of TAKIMIYA appear finally.To reach here must be especially gratifying after such a trip.

Takimiya lies on the banks of the Mogami River.and it stands besides the Kaen Waterfall,headwaters of the Mogami River.The origin of the hot spring dates back over ten hundred years With a total of 3 springs,the spa is blessed with bountiful amounts of mineral water.The hot springs mineral content is primarily pure sulfur,and the water is colorless and clear,and has a faint sulfur smell.It contains elements that soften Karatin proteins,and is said to be good for skin diseases.
Furthermore,the hot spring water is soft on the skin,and gives a moist,relvety feel to the skin.In addition,sulfur springs act to widen the capilaries and thus improve blood circulation.It is effective for an inflammation of the stomach
 burns,skin deseases,rheumatism,neuralgia,sore neck,back pain,beriberi diseases,bronchitis,adult illnesses,sterility,anemia,hemorrhoids,cuts,etc..a wide variety of illnesses,and if drunken,acts to detoxify poisons.

Onsen Bath

autumn_14b.JPGNow you can bathe in starlight while soaking in an onsen at the Hand-built outdoor bath with rocks.The outdoor bath commands a close view of the turmbling cascade.It is so close to river that bathers can enjoy even fishing while taking a bath.As you relax in the hot spring mineral waters and feel the light breeze on your face,you can enjoy the unique natural and historical ambience of the outdoor bath.


*Onsen Bath
After immersing yourself in the ryokan ambience,it's now time to immerse your body in the natural onsen hot spring mineralbath.Four outdoor baths and two indoor baths feature mineral water flowing directly from the hot spring source all day and all night long,so feel free to bathe to your heart's,and your body's content,as many times as you wish,for as long as you wish.The hot water will relax and warm you down to your very soul.The hot-spring experience here can be a synthesis of breathtaking scenery. the intial physical sensation of entering the bath can remind you of exactly why it was the Crreator gave you a body...

Takimiya boasts a tremendous volume of hot-spring water gushing forth from the mountains:a surprising 780 liters per minute. hashi_06b.JPG

Onsen Temperature:63F at the source
Spring Type: sulfur incleded gypsum spring (sightly alkaloid)
Efficacy:Stomach problem Neuragia,Sore muscles,Worrisome-ness,Paralysis,Stiff joints,Bruises,Sprains, and intestinal problems,Chills, Quick recovery from illness,Improves health,Women's diseases.Cuts Diabetes

Onsen Bath only ( day-trip):500 yen per person (10:00am to 3:30pm)


nakami-machide_b.gifYou have throughly relaxed your mind,your soul,and your body.Now it's time to preasure your taste buds and nourish your body with a gourmet healthy dinner while wearing your cozy dish_01.JPGyukata.

 You can enjoy as we serve you local delicacies,such as Yonezawa beef,sansai wild plants and seasonal fruis,tasty rice,and buckwheat noodles ...featuring produce from the local area as well as grilled Yamame fish from the nearby Mogami River.Tasting Sake ,is offered home-brewed sake to go with local specialities , can be one of important pleasure of TAKIMIYA staying.This area is famed brewing sake.


(Note:the menu changes daily and with the seasons ,and so is likely to be different from the dishes pictured here.)

Rates and Contact Information

room_01.JPGRate Information

 Dinner and Breakfast Included  
 Adults  From14,230yen
 Children(~junior high school)  
             Adult program  80%
             KId's program  70%

*Open from the end of April until the beginning of November.                                       
*Please inquire for Weekend and Holiday(including Golden Week and O-Bon etc.) rates
*Above rates are for weekday double occupancy.
*Check-In:2PM   Check-out:10AM
* Parking available.
*Onsen Bath only(day-trip):500Yen per person.(10:00am-3:30pm)


Contact Information

*Address:12127 Sumomoyama Yonezawa City,Yamagata Pref.992-1461 Japan


*Facsimile:(0238)38-4278(24 hours)

*E-mail: takimiya@aurora.ocn.ne.jp


071web.JPG*By Car
(From Tokyo to Takimiya Parking)
Yonezawa Hachimanpara IC.a Tohoku Chuo Expressway
a Route 13 to Yonezawa city Yamagata pref. (approx.1hrs.)

Note:Access is by a trail the mountain pass.It is very steep and narrow. The last 20 minutes of drive take you through a series of hairpin curves.





*By Train
(From Tokyo to Takimiya Parking)
From Tokyo,Yamagata Shinkansen to Yonezawa Station (2hr.15 min.)
From Yonezawa Staion,by taxi(approx.8000yen)103.JPG
Pick-up service also available upon request.
Note:Bus service from Tokyo(highway bus to Yamagata)is available.




*From Parking lot at the mountain to Takimiya 

Walk down a steep mountain path for 15~20 minutes.                                     



Your Host


Proprietress :Ayako Abe
Mrs. Abe will make you feel at ease with her warm friendliness.

"Takimiya is maintained thanks to the magnificent natural abundance of the surrounding area and the copious hot spring .We are deeply grateful for the blessings of Mother Nature anytime."