Inaugurated in over 300 years ago, Yamatoya is the historical hot spring Ryokan （traditional Japanese inn） fed by Akayu-Onsen, hot spring region in Yamagata Prefecture（Onsen: hot spring）. Akayu-Onsen, reddish hot water with nice and soft skin texture. The bath tub is always filled with fresh hot water in the Kakenagashi style. (Kakenagashi : Luxurious Onsen style that always running and non-recycled water) A calm and quiet time is moving in this Museum-like Ryokan. Inside of our Ryokan, a lot of arts are exhibited. Masterpieces created by world-famous artists such as Emille Galle and Pablo Picasso make special atmosphere.Yamatoya offers a delightfully hushed escape from the bustle of the city.