Fodor's Expert Review Ginzan Onsen Fujiya

433 Shinpata, Obanazawa, Yamagata-ken, 994-4333, Japan

Modern luxury permeates Fujiya Ryokan, which has the ambience of an art gallery. Designed by architect Kuma Kengo, the immaculate guest rooms are equipped with state-of-art amenities, and two come with their own bathtubs. The five exquisite hot-spring pools made from different natural materials such as granite, bamboo, and Japanese cypress provide total relaxation, and each is available to all guests for private use. Because the inn does not have dining facilities, you'll receive two substantial yet sublime Japanese meals served in your room.

PROS

  • excellent service
  • fabulous food
  • perhaps the pinnacle of modern ryokan experiences
  • the pinnacle of modern ryokan experiences

CONS

  • too expensive and too contemporary for some
  • a little far from Yamagata
  • too expensive and contemporary for some
  • quite far from Yamagata
  • only two rooms have beds and they're both king-size
  • the rest are futon-only

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
QuietSophisticated
Remote
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0237-28–2141

HOTEL DETAILS

8 rooms
Rate Includes: All meals; Some meals

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