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.

The building of ryokan Kosankaku

The building of ryokan Kosankaku

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.

The big table in the lobby.

The big table in the lobby.

Old telephone. Surprisingly, this sign says that it is still in use!

Old telephone. Surprisingly, this sign says that it is still in use!

The stairs going to the upper floor

The stairs going to the upper floor

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.

Cozy tatami room of Kosankaku.

Cozy tatami room of Kosankaku.

Pretty room key!

Pretty room key!

Dinner and breakfast of Kosankaku

Dinner was traditional kaiseki course cuisine.

Kosankaku's Kaiseki dinner

Kosankaku’s Kaiseki dinner

Sashimi dish

Sashimi dish

The plate of side dish, tempura, fried lotus root, fish cake, and shrimp.

The plate of side dish, tempura, fried lotus root, fish cake, and shrimp.

Yamagata style dumplings.

Yamagata style dumplings.

Breakfast was traditional Japanese style with rice and miso soup, plus many small dishes. Very healthy and nutritiously rich.

Many plates with traditional dish!

Many plates with traditional dish!

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.