Onogawa Onsen in Yonezawa city, Yamagata pref. Umeya Ryokan

Onogawa Onsen surrounded with peaceful mountains, in the onsen street the atmosphere of which somehow reminds of the past, time passes slowly. Let us give you some advice on how to enjoy your time in this Onogawa Onsen street.

Ticket for visiting different hot springs

Ticket for visiting different hot springs

If you came to Onogawa Onsen with its rich powerful waters, you should also visit other hot springs in the area.
You can change into Yukata, and using a cute ticket for visiting different onsen, shaped after a traditional Yonezawa spinning top, you can freely visit 17 Onsen facilities (15 inns and 2 public bath areas) up to 3 times …Fully enjoy the healing time by immersing in the hot springs.

You will be able to enjoy all these springs for 1000 yen per person. Best deal ever!

* Tickets for visiting different hot springs can only be obtained by overnight guests.

Check Onogawa Onsen website for more information.

Public bathing area and open-air bathtub

There are 2 public bathing areas and open-air bath tub in Onogawa Onsen street. They are located within the walking distance.
Bathing fee is very reasonable! You will derive great pleasure from visiting the public hot springs.

  • Amayu public bathing area

    Amayu public bathing area

    This public bathing area has existed here for ages. The elegant Kara-Hafu(undulating gable) style is characteristic of the building, making it a symbol of the onsen street. You will be able to enjoy the hot spring water in the gender-segregated indoor bathtubs.
    Bathing fee is 200 yen. You can buy a ticket in "Tsuruya Shop" or "Yamagawaya Shop".

  • Taki no Yu public bathing area

    Taki no Yu public bathing area

    This is a new bathing area that was renewed in. It has gender-segregated bathtubs and shower which makes especially happy female guests. It is close to the common parking lot of the Onsen Association, which is why we also recommend it to those coming by cars.
    Bathing fee is 250 yen. You can buy a ticket from the facilities ticket machine.

  • Open-air bathtub Komachi no Yu

    Open-air bathtub Komachi no Yu

    Only overnight visitors of our inn can use the public hot springs "Komachi no Yu" for free.
    Bathing time in spring, summer and autumn is from 6 AM to 6 PM, but it closes during winter season (Decmber – April).
    Please, bring with you your towel.
    Bathing fee is 200 yen.

More hot springs!!!

There are other things you can enjoy in the hot springs besides bathing in the tub with hot water!

  • Footbath


    There are 3 footbaths in Onogawa Onsen. You can use them all for free.
    Why don't you refresh yourself after the trip by enjoying some time at the footbath? (Usage time from 6 to 22)

  • Spring water drinking spot

    Spring water drinking spot

    Hot water of Onogawa Onsen contains many ionized minerals. Not only you can immerse in the water, but also feel its effects, such as activation of the digestive system etc., by drinking the hot spring water.

  • Making hot spring eggs

    Making hot spring eggs

    You can make radium eggs (hot spring eggs) in Onogawa Onsen. Buy eggs from [Iwase Shop], put them into a special hot spring for 10-15 minutes, and they are ready!
    Since they can be preserved at room temperature, they can be the best souvenirs.

Walking spots of the onsen street

If you use the Information Center Kataha no Ashi as a starting point, you can reach the farthest place in less than 15 minutes by walk.

  • Kataha no Ashi

    Kataha no Ashi

    This is the Information Center of Onogawa Onsen that does not have any staff. Not only it will provide you with tourist information, but also offer a place for rest being equipped with chairs, tables and footbath.
    We recommend you to buy Tofu soft cream from the Tofu maker and Tama Konnyaku from the souvenir shop, while taking a footbath.

  • Yakushido


    According to the legend, Ono no Komachi fell sick while looking for the whereabouts of her father. And through a divine revelation of Yakushi Nyoraithere she found a hot spring.
    This "Mine no Yakushi" is worshipped in Yakushido. Here in Onogawa Onsen he is known as the god of hot water.

  • Tanbo art

    Tanbo art

    Every year huge images are created on rise fields near Onogawa Onsen using seven types of rice.
    Every year characters somehow related to Yonezawa are selected to be depicted on the field. Rice is planted in May, and the Tanbo art can be enjoyed during the period between the last decade of June and the first decade of October before rice reaping starts.

  • Fireflies park Otarugawa

    Fireflies park Otarugawa

    Many fireflies appear on the banks of the Otarugawa river during the period between mid-June and mid-July.
    Fireflies Festival is celebrated during this time in the onsen street. Open-air bathtub "Komachi no Yu" during this period is open until 9 PM. Drinks and food are offered at the tea store "Hotaru" next to the onsen.

Do you know what Yonezawa is famous for?

You might often see the Yonezawagyu(beef),
but there might be some who has not heard about the Tateyama apples and carps.

  • Apple


    The apples cultivated in the "Tateyama district" of the western Yonezawa are known for the perfect balance of sweetness and sourness.
    These are the products created by the Yonezawa’s unique climate and soil.
    They say that the cultivation of these apples started in the Meiji period, when the first apple tree was planted on the premises together with cherry seedlings.
    Although today "Fuji" is the most cultivated kind of apples, "Kogyoku" is as popular as it was long ago.

  • Beef


    Beef is the first thing associated with Yonezawa – the most famous product as you know.
    Pure water and air. Furtile ground. Yonezawagyu are raised in rich natural environment.
    In the hotel we offer "Yonezawa beef plan" which allows you to savor the taste of the best Yonezawagyu.
    You can choose your favourite main dish out of the following: Sukiyaki/ Shabushabu/steak.
    The best taste of the carefully selected… that will melt on your tong… This is a must try!

  • Carp


    The history of carp farming in Yonezawa is long and goes back to the Edo period. They say that it all started when the lord by the name "Uesugi Yozan" ordered young fishes and started to cultivate them in the canal of the Yonezawa Castle for his people who suffered from the lack of proteins.
    The Yonezawa carp stewed in sweet sauce is on the Gozen plan "Yonezawa specialities" bouquet of flavor!
    You must savor the taste of the carp dish that was traditionally eaten in the Okitama district.