Ginzan Onsen is a beautiful onsen district in Yamagata Prefecture. Kosankaku, a ryokan in Ginzan onsen, has a great view and delicious food, and nice private onsen.
Brief description of Kosankaku
Kosankaku is located at near the foot bath.
Kosankaku is one of the oldest ryokans in Ginzan Onsen. It has been operated from Edo period, which means more than 100 years. The exterior is decorated with paintings of Japanese traditional items.
Items and interior of Kosankaku have nostalgic atmosphere.
Kosankaku’s room was cozy tatami room
The room was traditional tatami room. I could look down the lovely street of Ginzan Onsen from the window.
Dinner and breakfast of Kosankaku
Dinner was traditional kaiseki course cuisine.
Breakfast was traditional Japanese style with rice and miso soup, plus many small dishes. Very healthy and nutritiously rich.
Private onsen of Kosankaku
Kosankaku had a big public bath on the ground floor, and two private baths, indoor bath and outdoor bath, on the third floor. Private bath could be used anytime without reservation. If the sign says “available”, you can use the baths freely.
Indoor bath looks like this.
And the outdoor bath.
Have a relaxing time at Ginzan Onsen!
There are about ten other ryokans in Ginzan Onsen. Kosankaku has only ten rooms, so the ryokan is very quiet and protected with privacy. Have a relaxing time.