The Yutagawa Hot Spring has long been used as a spa, and there are many as ten Japanese style inns lining the hot spring district. We are very conveniently located for sightseeing. We are 10 min by car from the center of Tsuruoka City, 40 min by car from Mt. Haguro’s Avenue of Centuries-old Cedar Trees, rated three stars in the Michelin Green Guide JAPAN and 30 min by car from the World’s Best Jellyfish Aquarium. The Yutagawa Hot Spring has been open for more than 1,300 years, and the Kuheryokan has been in business for nearly 300 years. Please enjoy our ample, free-flowing hot spring baths supplied directly from the source and highly-praised, hand-made cuisine. All of our comfortable rooms face a Japanese garden, so you can experience the changing of the seasons.
Check in: 14:00, Check out: 11:00

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Haneda Airport → ANA → Shonai Airport (4 round trip)
*From Shonai Airport, take the airport shuttle bus bound for Tsuruoka Station (25 min, \760), and change to the bus headed for Yutagawa Onsen. Train
・Tokyo Station → (Joetsu Shinkansen: 2 hours) → Niigata Station → (Limited Express Inaho: 2 hours) → Tsuruoka Station
・Tokyo Station → (Yamagata Shinkansen: 3 hours 30 min) → Shinjo Station → (local train: 40 min) → Amarume Station → (10~15 min) → Tsuruoka Station
*From Tsuruoka Station, take the Shonai Kotsu Bus bound for Yutagawa Onsen (25 min, \510) or take a taxi (15 min, approx. \3,000).


Yutagawa Onsen Kuheryokan
Yubinbango997-0752 Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture Yutagawa B 19
TEL.0235-35-2777 FAX.0235-35-3477
mail. yutagawa@kuheryokan.com


Tsuruoka City, where Yutagwa Hot Spring is located, is a gourmet capital where you can enjoy the bounty of the land and sea. The city is also a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities of Gastronomy. Kuheryokan’s menu changes approximately one a month in accordance with which local ingredients are in season. Experienced chefs of Japanese cuisine make each and every dish by hand, and serve them fresh. Please enjoy both dinner and breakfast in your private room, together with some local Yamagata sake and wine.


Large communal baths include “Yama no Yu,” which has both an indoor and an outdoor bath, and “Kawa no Yu,” which features a large aquarium with swimming goldfish as well as one chartered bath that is available for free. You can also use the 2 large public baths at the main building "Kuhe-ryokan" free of charge. Please relax and enjoy the aftertaste of your trip by soaking in a free-flowing hot spring that offers rich efficacy yet is gentle on your skin.


We offer a relaxed room which is not very large but which is genuine Japanese style
Because the hot spring is a private reservable bath, there is no bath in the room.
The toilets are Western style with washing functions.
The view differs per room, including the hot spring town, mountain greenery, etc.
You can enjoy visiting hot springs or just relaxing in your room. Please enjoy a relaxed stay in your hideaway as you please.


We are a small inn, so please spend a relaxing time in the serene atmosphere. Slippers are not used inside the facility, so you can relax while enjoying the comfort of being barefoot. Children under the age of ten are not permitted to stay. Wi-Fi is available throughout the facility.