Sunoko-no-Yu Kawaraya (Zao Onsen)
Kawaraya is located next to the public bath Kawarayu at the back of the road next to Takayu-dori street.
Originally it was a historic hot spring inn called Kawaharaya Ryokan but it was renewed in 2011. It is now a facility for day trip baths.
It is a hot spring facility with the characteristic of being called the “ultimate hot spring,” which is rare in Japan, and has gained tremendous support from hot spring enthusiasts.
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- Sunoko-no-Yu Kawaraya (Zao Onsen)
43 Zao Onsen Kawara, Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture
About 35 minutes from Yamagata Station
About 30 minutes from Yamagata Zao IC
- Parking lot
May ~ September: 9:00~20:30
October ~ April: 9:00~20:00
For the time being, it will be open from 10:00 to 19:00
(As of September 1, 2020)
* Opening hours and days may be different due to COVID-19. Please inquire directly with the facility before visiting.
- Official site
- Main menu
[Light meal menu]
・ House pizza 1,000 yen
・ Zaru soba 700 yen
・ Tenzaru 1,200 yen
・ Tempura soba 1,200 yen
・ Ice cream (matcha, vanilla) 200 yen
* Since light meals use seasonal ingredients, the menu will change.
・ Non-alcoholic beer 380 yen
・ Cold sake (Tsuraragi) 850 yen
・ Oolong tea 200 yen
・ Hot coffee 300 yen
・ Ice coffee 380 yen
Name of facility
Acidic / Sulfur-Containing-Aluminum
-Sulfate / chloride
Since the hot spring temperature is high, tap water (well water) is added to control the temperature.
No heating is done
Overflow & filtration
All hot spring water is flushed (discharged)
No bath salts or disinfectant are used
It is a source that spouts from under the bathtub
Cuts, burns, chronic skin diseases, frail children, chronic women’s diseases, diabetes, hypertension, arteriosclerosis, neurosis, muscle pain, arthralgia, frozen shoulders, motor paralysis, joint stiffness, bruises, lottery, chronic digestive organs disease, hemorrhoids, coldness, post-illness recovery period, fatigue recovery, health promotion
People with skin or mucosal hypersensitivity, especially those with photosensitivity, xeroderma in the elderly, acute illness (especially when fever), active tuberculosis, malignant tumors, severe heart disease, respiratory failure, renal failure, Hemorrhagic disorders, severe anemia, and other commonly ongoing disorders, during pregnancy (especially early and late)
Adult: 500 yen
Children: 300 yen
Bathing set (ticket with beer and snacks): 1,100 yen
Sheets (12 tickets): 5,000 yen
[Rest area fees]
1 room 2 hours: 2,000 yen
Extension 1 hour: 800 yen
* Capacity is 1 to 6 people per room
* Bathing fee not included