Yoshidaya Ryokan

Yoshidaya Ryokan

13 Zao Onsen, Zao, Yamagata, Japan, 990-2301
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    8.4
    Excellent
    /10
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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The hot springs everywhere here are lovely!"

    Jack

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    July 11, 2017

    9.4
    Exceptional room comfort and quality

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    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot tub

    • Air conditioning

    • Safety deposit boxes

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    8.7
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    Excellent location
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  • Sugawa Onsen Shrine200 m
  • Zao Hotspring210 m
  • Rime On Trees at Zao3.4 km
  • Shichiemon Gama7.54 km
  • Shichiuemon Gama7.55 km
  • Heisenji Temple7.55 km
  • Yamagataken Kanko Bussan Kaikan7.76 km
  • Lina World7.78 km
  • Kaminoyama Hospital8.3 km
  • Zapoteco8.38 km
  • Value for money8.5
    Location rating8.7
    Nearest airportYamagata Airport (GAJ)
    Distance to airport27.1 km
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    9.4
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    Room comfort & quality
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 3 futons
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    • 4 futons
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    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "The room is super clean and comfortable."

      Vararit

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      March 13, 2018

    • 9.7
      Exceptional

      "Had an excellent stay during my 2 nights in Yoshidaya Ryokan Hotel."

      Ren J.

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      January 3, 2016

    • 9.7
      Exceptional

      "Location is also within walking distance to the central cable car station, bus center, eateries and hot springs."

      Ren J.

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      January 3, 2016

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    8.0
    Very good

    "Great staff, great 24-hour hot spring in hotel"

    YUNGCHUAN

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    October 9, 2016

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    8.4
    Excellent

    "This ryokan is located in excellent location - close to bus..."

    Vararit

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    March 13, 2018

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    Agoda Reviews (40)Booking.com Reviews (169)
    8.4
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    Cleanliness8.3
    Facilities7.8
    Location8.7
    Room comfort and quality9.4
    Service8.9
    Value for money8.5
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    8.4
    Excellent
    Vararit from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
    Great place to stay!”
    This ryokan is located in excellent location - close to bus stop, ski rental, and ski lift. The owner speaks excellent English and can answer all your queries. There is a small onsen in the ryokan so you can use it if you do not feel like walking to public bathhouse. The room is super clean and comfortable. The only drawback is for the traveler with bad knees since the stairs are quite steep and can be challenging after a hard day on the slope!
    Reviewed March 13, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Grace from Philippines
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017
    Excellent”
    Pro - easily accesible from the bus station, give discounts and free tickets to at least 3 other onsens, staff even gives reccomendations about nearby tourist spots Note: If you arrive after 7PM, it's hard to find a nearby resto/izakaya that's open. So eat somewhere else before going to zao onsen if your reservation does not include food.
    Reviewed September 13, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jack from United States
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2016
    good town and location”
    I was an accidental tourist here, with my ski trip to northern Japan cancelled by heavy snow at the airport in Sapporo. But this was a decent secondary ski destination. The snow wasn't as abundant but it was good enough. The hot springs everywhere here are lovely! And the staff and food at this establishment are excellent.
    Reviewed July 11, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    Pui from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016
    nice stay, good onsen ”
    The ryokan locates near the upper end of the onsen street if you treat the bus stop of zao onsen station as the starting point. I think we have walked for like 6 to 8 min to get there. The room for us is big, with separate toilet and washing basin onside the room, which we don't expecte before There is some mould smells but it is still fine. Inside the ryokan, there is a nice onsen bath inside which opens for 24 hours. The onsen water is very great in quality and i love it very much, though the bath is rather small and the 2 of the showers didn't work properly. We have chosen a traditional yamagata style for the dinner and a traditional japanese style breakfast, which can be added by email order. the staff is very helpful during our communication and one of them is very good in english too. there are 3 more onsens in zao onsen street, one of them is just right next to the ryokan. This ryokan worths for its money and i will recommend people to stay there for visiting Zao area
    Reviewed November 03, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Vu from Vietnam
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016
    Very good location. Hotel with onsen. ”
    Staff is very nice that waited for us until 9pm for check in
    Reviewed October 31, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Bernadette from Switzerland
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2016
    Traditional experience”
    Great hospitality Bernadette & Peter
    Reviewed October 21, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    YUNGCHUAN from Taiwan
    Group
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016
    Great!”
    Great staff, great 24-hour hot spring in hotel
    Reviewed October 09, 2016
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Ren from Singapore
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
    Memorable Stay”
    Polite and English speaking staff, 24 hour hot spring, wi-fi in all rooms
    Had an excellent stay during my 2 nights in Yoshidaya Ryokan Hotel. Staff are approachable if you have any enquries. Location is also within walking distance to the central cable car station, bus center, eateries and hot springs. It is possible to obtain discount (or free) coupons for the various hot springs around the town. Even though the building may be a little worn out, the rooms and facilities are still pretty well maintained. Town is generally quiet despite the peak season, so travelers after a day of skiing or hot spring visits are able to enjoy the peace and quiet in their respective rooms at Yoshidaya Ryokan. Given the chance I will love to stay here again.
    Reviewed January 03, 2016
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Brenton from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2015
    Zao onsen review for english speakers”
    english speaking staff, great location, very foreigner friendly.
    I would recommend yoshidaya to anyone who would like to experience the snow in Japan without being surrounded by westerners all day long. Very traditional town with onsen and a lot of history around. The slopes are amazing and the snow monsters are worth the visit alone! Yoshidaya caters for foreigners but don't except to see many more than the ones in this particular ryokan. Great service and full of knowledge of the area, exactly what to except from quality Japanese service.
    Reviewed December 30, 2015
    6.7
    Good
    Lee from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2015
    Good hotel”
    Polite Nd helpful staff.
    Well equipped with facilities. Staff very helpful
    Reviewed November 28, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    Israel from Israel
    Family with young children
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2015
    very good stay ”
    good location, kind staff
    We had a very good stay, our Japanese style room was large enough for 3 adults and 2 .the manager was kind, attentive very informative. The hotel is a little , but everything is clean and working fine. All in all we had a great stay.
    Reviewed March 02, 2015
    7.0
    Very good
    Chang from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015
    Great service”
    As the topic, the service is great. It also has private hot spring for 24 hours. It's awesome! It is near the bus station.
    Reviewed February 25, 2015
    7.7
    Very good
    ELENA from New Zealand
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 1 night in February 2013
    short but sweet”
    location ,good english
    Reviewed March 16, 2013
    7.7
    Very good
    David from Canada
    Group
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 1 night in February 2013
    Very Friendly with Warm Service”
    Helpful, English speaking staff
    My Dad and I only stayed a night here, but were made to feel very welcome. We were given all the information we could handle including some valuable tips on where to eat, when to go up the mountain to see the snow monsters, and even a "service" coupon to use a local hotspring. The hotel itself is well maintained, be it a little on the old side. The beer in the fridge was cold and hit the spot. We would stay here again.
    Reviewed February 22, 2013
    8.0
    Excellent
    Worranuch from Thailand
    Group
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 1 night in October 2012
    Very friendly & excellent services owner ”
    services & friendly owner
    This hotel is Japanese style ryokan located about 2o min walks from the bud station. Since we visited in Oct the town is quiet. The room is nice & clean with basic Japanese matress & toilet. There are two onsens for Male & Female. The onsen is small but should be suitable for numbers of guests. Ms Yoshidaya gave us good advices on our activities the next day. She drove us to the cable car station in the morning, picked us up thereafter with towels since she know we are going to Dairotenburo Onsen immediately after. What an excellent & thoughtful services provided by Ms Yoshidaya!
    Reviewed November 28, 2012
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Alex from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2012
    Lovely friendly traditional hotel with onsen”
    Onsen, tatami rooms, friendly staff
    We stayed at Yoshidaya Ryokan for 3 nights in between travelling from Akita to Kyoto; it was a great to escape to the mountains between 2 hot busy cities and Yoshidaya Ryokan was perfect for us: no need for air conditioning with cool mountain breeze and big windows to open onto the quiet streets; a relaxing soak in the onsen each evening before making tea in our room and falling sound asleep on comfortable futons.
    Reviewed August 22, 2012
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ian from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 1 night in March 2012
    Lovely traditional Japanese Ryokan”
    Service and care
    Arrived for a couple of days snowboarding. Greeted by a lovely lady at reception who spoke good English. Very simple Japanese style.. so do not except any luxuries but if you want to experience service and a lovely small onsen hotel.. Have fun!
    Reviewed April 06, 2012
    8.7
    Excellent
    Axel from Germany
    Group
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2012
    Great location, amenities and service. ”
    wifi in all rooms, fantastic manager
    chigusa-san the manager could not do enough for us, she was always ready to help with anything we needed and has all the information you need about ski/boarding, transport, eats, etc.
    Reviewed February 18, 2012
    8.0
    Excellent
    Haley from Australia
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2012
    Great for a real Japanese Experience”
    Authenticity and Friendly Staff
    the hotel is a nice place to stay if you are looking for a real japanese experience. the rooms are big and you have a separate lounge/dining (seating on floor around low table) and bed room. the rooms arent separated by a door or walls its all open space. the staff are lovely and make up your bed for you and provide new towels and toothbrushes each day. the hotel isnt the cleanest place i stayed in but it wasnt anything too major. its a good location only a short few minutes walk to the ski lifts, shops are the same and hot springs are all around. the people in this town are lovely and tourists even get presents at some restaurants when you are leaving. there is absolutely nothing to worrying about with the radiation either. the only thing to get use to is the smell of the natural hot springs.
    Reviewed January 31, 2012
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Bruno from Canada
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2011
    Traditional and charming with personalised service”
    Amazing staff, wonderful village and surroundings for trekking
    Zao onsen has many ryokans from which to chose. Some are more modern while others have been there for a long time. This is the case of Yoshidaya, which has been run by the same family for close to 300 years. It is not the most modern of ryokans, so those who would like high end luxury type accomodations should go elsewhere. But it was for us simply divine. The rooms are spacious and clean, the ryokan is easy to access from the bus station, the people there are incredibly kind and excellent english is spoken for those whose japanese is minimal. There was a small problem with the room initially, so another one was provided without question. You can bathe in their own furo or visit many of the surrounding public baths in this charming mountain village. Ryokan staff will recommend local places to eat and provide all necessary information on the activities. They even went out of their way to provide us with a regional specialty dish we had simply mentioned we wanted to eat on the previous day!!
    Reviewed October 28, 2011
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