Welcome to Yamagata Prefecture
The three sacred peaks of Dewa Sanzan – and much of mountainous Yamagata-ken (山形県) – have climbed into the consciousness of Japanese travellers thanks largely to the poet Matsuo Bashō. His cherished accounts of the region’s aesthetic beauty and his championing of the yamabushi’s (local priests') ascetic practice have elevated the prefecture to its current status as a place to seek tranquillity and reflection... Read More
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Overnight Stay at Takinoyu Ryokan in an Annex Special Tatami Room with Onsen and Meals
Takinoyu is a ryokan located in Tendo city in the Yamagata prefecture, the northern part of the Japanese mainland, Honshu. It is a popular ryokan with a history of over 100 years. You can choose from different room types -- traditional Japanese style, Western style, Japanese-Western style - with an open-air rotenburo onsen (outdoor hot spring). Your meals are prepared with fresh organic vegetables grown in the ryokan's own garden.