Kozankaku
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Kozankaku

423 Ginzanshinhata, Obanazawa 999-4333 Yamagata Prefecture
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3.5
#8 of 11 onsen ryokans in Obanazawa
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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3.7 of 5 bubbles
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3.5 of 5 bubbles
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HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Mid-range
Property amenities
Hot bath
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Room features
Air conditioning

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423 Ginzanshinhata, Obanazawa 999-4333 Yamagata Prefecture
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Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 75 out of 100
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Junmachi Airport
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Sendai Airport
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61Reviews4Q+A1Room tip

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Marsha L wrote a review Jan 2020
Hong Kong, China102 contributions69 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I lived in new room for 2 nights. Everything is good here, esp they have family onsen. One thing to remind is they don’t have bath tube inside room, so u need to go to onsen area to bath. Dinner were 1 typical Japanese and 1 Italian cuisine. The Italian one is surprisingly good. Overall, I am happy to be here and recommend it.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Joseph A wrote a review Mar 2017
Toronto, Canada100 contributions111 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I decided on impulse to stay overnight at Ginzan Onsen if we could do it for under 30,000 yen. Kozankaku made this possible with their cheapest room.

The cheapest room isn't very good. The hotel knows this, and they showed it to us before taking our money, so they're an honourable business! It's tiny, with a thin door and shared bathroom. But the service was friendly, the building adorably quaint, the hot-spring baths lovely, and the included meals were absolutely gourmet.

I think this place would be amazing if you splurged for their best rooms, but if you're on a lower budget and have an open mind, their cheap room is a pleasant enough stay.
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Date of stay: February 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Anthony_Chow wrote a review Mar 2016
Hong Kong, China676 contributions166 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked the Ryokan via their website 2 months before, when we arrived the hotel, they told us that we called and cancelled the booking. They showed us the phone number but it was a Japanese number we didn't know. The day was public holiday and all hotels around were full. They offered dinner (paid) and transferred us to another small business hotel in Obanazawa which was 15mins drive and in a high price. I didn't think they are cheating but a cancellation email can prevent from such situation.
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Date of stay: February 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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NaGaQueen wrote a review Apr 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka61 contributions14 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
You should put signs for only guests house for your bar or restaurant in cranovela, so the outsider doesn’t disappointed when they want to buy n have a drink to your bar. We visited last night on the weekend n rejected by your staff. But we feel lucky cause we always spend a lot money for drinks,thanks to your staff. Even tough we stayed in the most expensive hotel in the area, we just wandering around n try to visit your charming outlook bar but rejected by your staff n feel sorry you block your way to get more income.... n I don’t see much customer in that time, only one table. Sad !!!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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wisteriagirl wrote a review Jan 2016
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom14 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have visited with my English friend and teenagers. I wanted to come to Ginzan for ages, I adore town's Taisyo era style (of 1920's). This place is so secluded and small, if you had 1 day or 2, you can enjoy town to to bottom.
Caution: NO WIFI in town, but only in the tourist info hut. Even my mobile wifi didn't work in this town. Tourist info lady speaks good English and has English literature of town guide and maps. Here you just have to enjoy the analogue life!
Although you have TV in your room at least.

Kozankaku's decor is no modern, has 1st class family run service and facilities. Walking along to admire town's other hotels, this one is the most prettiest and old fashioned! It's so authentic! It's like stepped back in time and is just lovely.

We had local precious beef cooked in hotpot as well as all sort of mini dishes like any other ryokan dinner, all served in your room floor level on tray with legs.
Breakfast was quite early like 7am-ish, and served in dining room but again, lot's of yummy traditional mini dishes as well as delicious baked fish on grill. I think breakfast time finish by 8am... This is quite normal for busy Japanese tourists anyway! NO lie-in, the day will finish unless you start early.
Two lovely hot spring tubs upstairs can be used as many times as you want, as private if not occupied by others already, and big public bath downstairs.
You have own toilet in your room. (Don't wear toilet slippers in room!)
After dinner, room service will come in to make your futon beds for you.

Lovely restaurant just opposite also, walking along with Inn's own yukata-haori kimono with Japanese sandals, is just a bliss. They lend you a warm rain-proof coat /umbrella for guests outing.

Ginzan has lovely walking foot path along the river up to the mountain, where the silver mine was.

One down side is that I have found no email address on its website.
You have to phone in to book if you can't book through Japanese travel booking site. They only take cash, no cards. No deposit taken. They wants to be in touch for your confirmation of your stay by phone, about week before. If you don't have contact, then you can phone to reconfirm.
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Date of stay: October 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: I had a river view (town view) room. Alternative is mountain view but is bear rocky mountain...
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wisteriagirl wrote a tip Jan 2016
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom14 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I had a river view (town view) room. Alternative is mountain view but is bear rocky mountain cliff I understand."
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JapanTohokuYamagata PrefectureObanazawaGinzan Onsen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kozankaku
Which popular attractions are close to Kozankaku?
Nearby attractions include Ginzan Onsen (0.05 km), Ginzan Yuhodo (0.06 km), and Shirugane Falls (0.2 km).
What are some restaurants close to Kozankaku?
Conveniently located restaurants include Izu No Hana, Nagawa Tofuya, and Haikarasan Dori.
Are there any historical sites close to Kozankaku?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Oishida Heigura (13.6 km).
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