Enjoy the view of the Zao Mountain Range from the open-air bath with a view and taste the local ingredients of Yamagata.

This time, I would like to introduce “Furugama” from Kaminoyama City, Yamagata Prefecture.

The view of the Zao mountain range from the open-air bath on the 8th floor is the perfect ending to your trip.

The location, charm, rooms, and cuisine are described in this article, so please refer to it for your reference.

Location of the Old Kiln

Old Kiln Exterior
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Kougama is an onsen ryokan with a classical atmosphere that retains a traditional Japanese flavor to the present day.

For the past 40 years, it has been selected as one of the top 10 ryokan in Japan by professionals for its high quality hospitality and service, including its guest rooms and cuisine.

By train, it takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes from Tokyo to Kaminoyama Onsen Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen, and about 50 minutes from Yamagata Airport by air.

In the surrounding area, there are a lot of great spots to enjoy nature, food, and leisure activities recommended by Yamagata Prefecture residents, making it a perfect environment for sightseeing tours.

The charm of old kilns

Old Kiln Onsen
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At Kougama, you can enjoy the historic Kaminoyama Onsen, the pride of Yamagata Prefecture, in different situations such as the large bath with a view, safflower bath, private bath, and guest room with open-air bath.

The spring contains sodium, calcium, chloride, and sulfate hot spring water, which is expected to be effective as a hot spring for beautiful women, so it is gentle on the skin of women and children.

From the large bath with a view on the 8th floor, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Zao Mountain Range and Kaminoyama at night, the stars in the sky in summer, and the snowy landscape in winter.

The Old Kiln Room

Old Kiln Room
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A variety of styles are available, including guest rooms with open-air baths for a more private space, traditional Japanese style rooms using natural materials, and Western style rooms for a more open and elegant stay.

Each guest room is fully equipped for hospitality with sealed tea that is fragrant and delicious, limited sweets that can only be enjoyed at the old kiln, and a full range of sizes of yukata that can be worn by all.

The rooms with large windows will provide you with a view of the refreshing scenery of Hayama and Zao.

Cuisine at the Old Kiln

Old Kiln Cuisine
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The restaurant offers dishes that focus on local production for local consumption, allowing diners to experience the climate, scenery, and flavors of Yamagata in a single dish.

The restaurant uses ingredients such as Yonezawa beef and Yamagata beef, as well as “Tsuya-hime” rice, which was developed over a period of 10 years and has the perfect combination of whiteness, luster, and sweetness.

For the vegetables used in the breakfast buffet and other dishes, safety and peace of mind are the top priority, and fresh vegetables from the Hyakusei Garden, which features organic and reduced pesticide cultivation, are used.

Information and summary of the old kiln

Facility Name Japanese Inn Old Kiln
Address 5-20 Hayama, Kaminoyama City, Yamagata Prefecture
Phone Number 0570-00-5454
Approximate budget Approx. 27,720 yen for 2 persons (tax included)
Official Site https://www.koyoga.com/


What did you think? In this article, I have introduced Furugama.

With a view of the Zao mountain range from the Kaminoyama hot springs, and cuisine made with local ingredients, it is a hot spring inn with all the charm of Yamagata Prefecture packed into it.

The cheapest plan starts at 20,000 yen, which is perfect for a little luxury.

Please take this opportunity to visit Furugama.