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Miyamaso Takamiya

54 Zao Onsen, Yamagata 990-2301 Yamagata Prefecture
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#9 of 89 hotels in Yamagata

Miyamaso Takamiya is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Yamagata, offering a luxury environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

While staying at Miyamaso Takamiya, visitors can check out Sugawa Onsen Shrine (0.1 mi) and Frost Covered Trees of Zao (2.1 mi), some of Yamagata's top attractions.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and you can stay connected during your stay as Miyamaso Takamiya offers guests free wifi.

The onsen ryokan features baggage storage, shops, and a gift shop. Plus, Miyamaso Takamiya offers breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While staying at Miyamaso Takamiya, you can find some great restaurants within walking distance of the onsen ryokan including Shokuji Dokoro Kikuchi (0.2 mi), Kiraku Sushi (0.2 mi), and Oto Chaya (0.4 mi).

Should time allow, Momiji Park, Kajo Park, and Nishi Zao Park are some popular parks that are relatively easy to get to.

Enjoy your stay in Yamagata!

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Fax / photocopying
Street parking
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Full body massage
Hot spring bath
Open-air bath
Ski In / Ski Out
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Mark A wrote a review Apr 2019
Saitama Prefecture, Japan18 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at the Takamiya ryokan Miyamaso in Zao during the last week of March when the ski season was winding down so it was uncrowded and quiet. The staff, including the manageress, were very helpful throughout our stay. At the time we stayed, a fluent English speaker on staff greatly eased communication for me as my Japanese ability is very weak. My wife had a ski accident which required various arrangements and the staff were very accommodating and helpful in this regard. The historic building is old but well-maintained and has a pleasant atmosphere, although the many stairs and winding hallways are not for individuals with mobility issues (this is noted on the facility website). The onsen met expectations; although they are not particularly large this was not issue for us as there were few guests at the time we stayed. Our “Japanese-Western room” was spacious and comfortable and had a great view. The included meals (breakfast and dinner) were of very high standard. We had asked ahead about providing vegetarian meals for myself, which they said they could do (uncommon in Japan). After a little miscommunication about the contents of the evening meal was cleared up, the preparation and presentation of the vegetarian meals was really excellent. The non-vegetarian meals were also wonderfully prepared and presented. The food was indeed a highlight of our stay.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Bona T wrote a review Dec 2018
265 contributions30 helpful votes
An old traditional ryokan. We had to climb long steep steps to get to the entrance. Staff helpfully carried our bags all the way. Our room was on the top floor but no view offered. Spacious and clean but a bit dim and dated. Food served at communal dining hall met expectation, not much privacy though. Four public bath offered to guests of both gender. We only tried the set of two closest to our room. An interesting way to present the onsen at three levels in one of them. A stopover at Zao Onsen out of necessity - neither the previous ryokan at Kaminoyama nor the next ryokan at Akayu could offer an extra night. Not the best overall, and relatively expensive. We made good use of their free drinks offer at Yamagata Sake Museum ran by the same group in the vicinity which could be a make-up for its blemishes.
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Date of stay: December 2018
Chin Kiat C wrote a review Oct 2018
Singapore, Singapore67 contributions24 helpful votes
This ryokan is more than 100 years old. As with all old buildings, age shows. Despite that, my stay was most pleasant. Staff are nice and meals are good. The onsen are really superb. It also happens to be located in a really nice area with stunning autumn colours. Yes, it is expensive but you get you money's worth.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
William-Stern wrote a review Mar 2018
New York City, New York6 contributions10 helpful votes
最近、深山荘高見屋旅館に止まりました。宿泊する8ヶ月も前に3泊の予約をしていました。それで着く前にもう一度メールと電話で予約を確認しました。確かに3泊の予約がありました。でも3泊目の夜に私たちが食事中に、宿の支配人が急に部屋に入って来て、私たちに他のホテルに移って欲しいと頼みました。これを聞いた時、とても困りました。あまりに失礼だと思いました。都合が悪いので、支配人は3泊目の夜の宿泊料は無料だと言いました。この問題があったけれど、部屋と料理は良かったです。しかしながら、山形の蔵王温泉にまた行く場合、この旅館には、もう泊まりたくありません。 I recently stayed at this ryokan during a visit to Zao Onsen. Even though I made a reservation for 3 nights more than 8 months before the trip and reconfirmed by phone and e-mail prior to arrival, there was a problem with the reservation. On the third night, the ryokan manager came to the room where we were eating dinner and informed me and my friend that because a group had booked the entire hotel he would like us to move to another hotel. We found this very troubling and unpleasant. Because of the inconvenience, he did not charge us for the third night. Despite this problem, the room and the food were quite good. But I would not stay at this ryokan again on my next visit to Zao Onsen.
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Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
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tinteentin wrote a review Mar 2018
Hong Kong, China82 contributions14 helpful votes
The building is beautiful and the service is excellent as well as the meal. There are several onsens (hot spring) and you can try them all. Staff are very nice, friendly and helpful. The view from the room is really nice. It is recommended to spend at least 2 nights at Miyamaso Takamiya to enjoy and relax.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
$383 - $640 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanTohokuYamagata PrefectureYamagataZao Onsen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Miyamaso Takamiya
Which popular attractions are close to Miyamaso Takamiya?
Nearby attractions include Sugawa Onsen Shrine (0.07 miles), Zao Souvenir Center Marushichi (0.2 miles), and Yamagata Sake Museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Miyamaso Takamiya?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Miyamaso Takamiya?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Miyamaso Takamiya?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Miyamaso Takamiya?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Miyamaso Takamiya?
Conveniently located restaurants include Robata, Yamaguchi Mochiya, and Shokuji Dokoro Kikuchi.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Miyamaso Takamiya?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Miyamaso Takamiya?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Daikokuten (4.4 miles), Hachiman Shrine Ishi Torii (4.8 miles), and Narisawa Hachiman shrine (4.8 miles).