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Hotel Largent Zao
Hotel Largent Zao
8.1 Excellent
877-18 Nakamori, Zao-Onsen, Yamagata, Japan
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8.1 km from city centre, Yamagata 
ExcellentBased on 16 reviews
8.1

This comfortable hotel in Yamagata offers free wireless internet, as well as a sauna and ski in/out facilities. It is located a short stroll from Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort and Zao Onsen.

Hotel Castle
Hotel Castle
8.1 Excellent
4-2-7 Tokamachi, Yamagata, Japan
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3.1 km from city centre, Yamagata 
ExcellentBased on 509 reviews
8.1

Hotel Castle provides a comfortable setting when in Yamagata. It also offers meeting rooms, a concierge and a hair salon.

Pension Puutaro
Pension Puutaro
9.1 Excellent
Zao-Onsen 934-26, Yamagata, Japan
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8.2 km from city centre, Yamagata 
ExcellentBased on 135 reviews
9.1

Pension Puutaro is situated in Yamagata and features complimentary Wi-Fi. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Hotel Route-Inn Yamagata Ekimae
Hotel Route-Inn Yamagata Ekimae
8.1 Excellent
1-3-1, Futaba-cho, Yamagata, Japan
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4.1 km from city centre, Yamagata 
ExcellentBased on 1,010 reviews
8.1

Hotel Route-Inn Yamagata Ekimae provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Yamagata. It offers free wireless internet in public areas, a 24/7 reception and massages.

Petit Resort Hotel Der Barte
Petit Resort Hotel Der Barte
7.9 Good
808-5 Zaoonsen, Yamagata, Japan
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7.6 km from city centre, Yamagata 
GoodBased on 61 reviews
7.9

Petit Resort Hotel Der Barte provides a comfortable setting when in Yamagata. It offers 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Forest Inn Sangoro
Forest Inn Sangoro
9.1 Excellent
Yamagata, Japan
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8.6 km from city centre, Yamagata 
ExcellentBased on 87 reviews
9.1

Featuring ski in/out facilities, Forest Inn Sangoro is located in Yamagata and provides comfortable accommodation. It also features bicycle rental, luggage storage and ski lockers.

Gokan No Yu Tsuruya
Gokan No Yu Tsuruya
Zao-Onsen 710, Yamagata, Japan
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7.7 km from city centre, Yamagata 

Gokan no Yu Tsuruya is located in Yamagata and provides free Wi-Fi. A short walk from Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort, it offers comfortable rooms equipped with a refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities.

Wakamatsuya
Wakamatsuya
9.1 Excellent
951-1 Zao Onsen, Yamagata, Japan
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7.8 km from city centre, Yamagata 
ExcellentBased on 75 reviews
9.1

This unique ryokan in Yamagata provides complimentary wireless internet, as well as a Jacuzzi and a mineral bath. A short walk from Zao Onsen, it offers comfortable rooms equipped with wireless internet access and a private bathroom.

Zao Kokusai Hotel
Zao Kokusai Hotel
8.6 Excellent
933 Zao Onsen, Yamagata, Japan
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8.3 km from city centre, Yamagata 
ExcellentBased on 147 reviews
8.6

Zao Kokusai Hotel provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Yamagata. It is situated a brief walk from Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort and Zao Onsen.

Lodge Christmas Rose Zao
Lodge Christmas Rose Zao
8.4 Excellent
826 Zao Onsen, Yamagata, Japan
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7.8 km from city centre, Yamagata 
ExcellentBased on 138 reviews
8.4

Lodge Christmas Rose ZAO is located in Yamagata and features free wireless internet. It is situated a short stroll from Zao Onsen and Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort.

Tips for booking a Yamagata hotel

Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:January
Average price in Yamagata:$202/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$55/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$66 - $616
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$82 - $237
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Apa Hotel Yamagata Tsuruoka Ekimae
Apa Hotel Yamagata Tsuruoka Ekimae
7.7 Good
5-20 Suehiromachi, Tsuruoka, Japan
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2.3 km from city centre, Tsuruoka 

APA Hotel Yamagata Tsuruoka Ekimae provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Tsuruoka. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi during their stay.

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Yamagata Grand Hotel
Yamagata Grand Hotel
8.0 Excellent
Honcho 1-7-42, Yamagata, Japan
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3.2 km from city centre,  

Within a 20-minute stroll from Yamagata Station, the hotel offers guests a convenient base when visiting Yamagata. It also offers free wireless internet.

$39
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Yamagata Kokusai Hotel
Yamagata Kokusai Hotel
7.9 Good
3-4-5 Kasumi-Cho, Yamagata, Japan
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3.4 km from city centre,  

This Yamagata hotel is located within a 10-minute stroll of Yamagata Station. It offers 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

$48
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Hotel Castle
Hotel Castle
8.1 Excellent
4-2-7 Tokamachi, Yamagata, Japan
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3.1 km from city centre,  

Hotel Castle provides a comfortable setting when in Yamagata. It also offers meeting rooms, a concierge and a hair salon.

$52
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Apa Hotel Yamagata Tsuruoka Ekimae
Apa Hotel Yamagata Tsuruoka Ekimae
7.7 Good
5-20 Suehiromachi, Tsuruoka, Japan
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2.3 km from city centre,  

APA Hotel Yamagata Tsuruoka Ekimae provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Tsuruoka. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi during their stay.

$53
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Hotel Route-Inn Yamagata Ekimae
Hotel Route-Inn Yamagata Ekimae
8.1 Excellent
1-3-1, Futaba-cho, Yamagata, Japan
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4.1 km from city centre,  

Hotel Route-Inn Yamagata Ekimae provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Yamagata. It offers free wireless internet in public areas, a 24/7 reception and massages.

$58
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Best Western Yamagata Airport
Best Western Yamagata Airport
8.1 Excellent
2-1-25 Sakuranboekimae, Higashine, Japan
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1.8 km from city centre,  

This hotel is situated under a five-minute walk of Sakurambo-Higashine Station and features air conditioned rooms with a refrigerator, free wireless internet access and slippers. Guests also have access to complimentary Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

$60
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Yamagata Eki Nishiguchi Washington Hotel
Yamagata Eki Nishiguchi Washington Hotel
7.9 Good
24f, 1-1-1 Kajou Central, Yamagata, Japan
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3.9 km from city centre,  

The hotel is located in Yamagata and is close to Yamagata University. It also offers a 24-hour reception, luggage storage and massage services.

$61
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Richmond Hotel Yamagata Ekimae
Richmond Hotel Yamagata Ekimae
8.8 Excellent
1-3-11, Futabacho, Yamagata, Japan
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4.1 km from city centre,  

Richmond Hotel Yamagata Ekimae provides a comfortable setting while in Yamagata. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi access throughout their stay.

$77
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Hotel prices in Yamagata

2 stars or below

$83 - $174

Zao Onsen Yamagataya Ryokan

No. 1 most popular

$132
Avg. per night
Zao Center Plaza

No. 2 most popular

$174
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Lodge Christmas Rose Zao

Best value

$83
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3 stars

$39 - $524

Takamiya Hotel Jurin

No. 1 most popular

$174
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Mogamitakayu Zenshichinoyu

No. 2 most popular

$175
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Yamagata Grand Hotel

Best value

$39
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Where to stay in Yamagata

About Yamagata

Nestled in Japan’s mountainous Yamagata Prefecture, Yamagata is an atmospheric city that incorporates the tranquil Mogami River and towering Mount Zao. Yamagata is renowned for its hot springs and winter skiing destinations, along with boasting a rural peace and abundance of natural beauty.

Things to do

If you’re looking to carve powder, head up to the Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort, the largest in the Tohoku Region. This year-round outdoor playground features a range of skiing and snowboarding slopes for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. You’ll also find popular mountain trekking routes during summer. Don’t forget to rest your weary muscles in the Zao Onsen, a hot spring dating back to 110 AD.

While exploring the city centre, visit the Mogami Yoshiaki Historical Museum to see historical items from Mogami Yoshiaki’s lifetime. Admire ancient weaponry and firearms used in 16th-century battles, before seeing old artwork and maps of castle towns. Afterwards, check out the Yamagata Museum of Science and Industry, which showcases interactive science and technology exhibits.

Don’t miss seeing the Yama-dera temple, a designated Place of Scenic Beauty and Historic Site. It sits at the foot of a steep hill and dates back to the 14th-century. The nearby Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum boasts exhibits on haiku master, Matsuo Bashō, including the poet’s writing brush and his prominent works.

Venture across to Kajo Park, a diverse parkland near the centre of Yamagata that’s surrounded by a moat. Within Kajo Park you’ll find the historic Yamagata Castle, an old Archery Hall and the Yamagata City Baseball Field. The neighbouring Yamagata Museum of Art showcases paintings and sculptures by local and international artists.

Getting around

Yamagata is on numerous railway lines that connect it to nearby cities. It’s just over one hour’s drive from Sendai Airport. The city is serviced by public buses and taxis, but you can also rent bicycles to get around.

Yamagata travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Yamagata?

    Omiya Ryokan (8.7/10 from 171 reviews), Takamiya Hotel Jurin (8.3/10 from 46 reviews), and Lodge Christmas Rose Zao (8.4/10 from 138 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Yamagata.

  • What is a good hotel near Zao Onsen?

    Omiya Ryokan is a hotel near Zao Onsen that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8.7 across 171 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Yamagata near Zao Hot Springs Ski Resort?

    Omiya Ryokan is the hotel close to Zao Hot Springs Ski Resort that is most recommended by HotelsCombined users, with 171 reviews rating it at 8.7/10.

  • Is there a good hotel near Yamagata Station?

    735 HotelsCombined reviews of Richmond Hotel Yamagata Ekimae score it 8.8/10, making it a highly recommended hotel near Yamagata Station.

  • How much do hotels in Yamagata cost?

    $143/night is the average price of a hotel in Yamagata, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Yamagata?

    HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Yamagata hotels have prices starting from as low as $52/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates.