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10 Best Hotels in Yamagata

Super Hotel Yamagataeki Nishiguchi Natural Hot Springs
3 out of 5
1-10-18 Futabamachi, Yamagata, Yamagata, Yamagata
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$113 per night
0.66 km from city centre
Super Hotel Yamagataeki Nishiguchi Natural Hot Springs
Richmond Hotel Yamagata Ekimae
3 out of 5
1-3-11, Futaba-cho, Yamagata, Yamagata
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$106 per night
0.51 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (22 reviews)

"宿泊料金とサービスを鑑みると妥当だと思います。 もう少しベットの質が良いとより高級感がでるかと"…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar. 2020

Richmond Hotel Yamagata Ekimae
Takinoyu Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1-1-30 Kamatahoncho, Tendo, Yamagata
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$319 per night
13.12 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)

"This hotel is about one hour away from Ginzan Onsen. There is only a small little pool located outdoor. The room was kind old. But the people in front desk are very nice. The hotel provided shuttle between hotel and train station."…"

Reviewed on 25 Dec. 2019

Takinoyu Hotel

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Best Western The Japonais Yonezawa
3 out of 5
2-5-22 Shimohanazawa, Yonezawa, Yamagata-ken
The price is AU$108 per night
41.44 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (258 reviews)
charming hotel near train station

"In town to visit friends; great location near the train station. Room was very comfortable, breakfast was delicious, service was amazing. I will be happy to return"…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2019

Best Western The Japonais Yonezawa
Best Western Yamagata Airport
3 out of 5
2-1-25 Sakuranboekimae, Higashine, Yamagata
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$106 per night
20.65 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (138 reviews)

"Friendly and helpful staff. Good location near the JR station and a mall down the street. Lots of choice of restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 9 May 2019

Best Western Yamagata Airport
Hotel Montoview Yonezawa
3.5 out of 5
3-3-1 Montomachi, Yonezawa, Yamagata
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$117 per night
41.93 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (21 reviews)


Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2020

Hotel Montoview Yonezawa
Hotel Metropolitan Yamagata
3.5 out of 5
Kasumi-cho 1-Chome No. 1, Yamagata, Yamagata-ken
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$118 per night
0.17 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (419 reviews)

"The room was great, much bigger than most hotel rooms we’ve stayed in in japan. The bed was not comfortable at all and we did not sleep very well, but that is also common in japan. The only real problem we had was the front desk personnel was a little unfriendly. But other than that it was a great ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020

Hotel Metropolitan Yamagata
APA Hotel Yamagata-Ekimaeodori
3 out of 5
4-1-8 Toka-machi, Yamagata, Yamagata-ken
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$103 per night
0.34 km from city centre
3.5/5Good! (202 reviews)

"staff very friendly but property is a bit too old, need to refurbish a bit"…"

Reviewed on 23 Jan. 2020

APA Hotel Yamagata-Ekimaeodori
Toyoko Inn Yonezawa Ekimae
3 out of 5
3-5-28 Higashi, Yonezawa, Yamagata
The price is AU$83 per night
41.76 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (92 reviews)

"We do not speak Japanese and the staff were very patient and helpful. They even provided umbrellas for us to use without charge. Location is close enough to the train station for an easy walk. The hotel is very clean. Free included breakfast was nice so we didn’t have to find food first thing in ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 May 2019

Toyoko Inn Yonezawa Ekimae
Hotel Select Inn Yonezawa
2.5 out of 5
Chuo 1-7-21, Yonezawa, Yamagata
The price is AU$72 per night
41.66 km from city centre
3.3/5 (48 reviews)

"I think word would be 'unassuming'. Functional space and not spectacular. Quiet. We stayed one night in midwinter with snow about. The hotel was nicely warm. Breakfast was a treat. There was rather a lot of it."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jan. 2019

Hotel Select Inn Yonezawa
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Visiting Yamagata

Visitors can enjoy all that Yamagata has to offer including the museums, temples, and art. Tourists can also enjoy the city's monuments, parks, and architecture.

  • There are 73 hotels and other accommodations in Yamagata
  • The closest major airport is in Yamagata (GAJ) 18.4 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Sendai (SDJ) 53.8 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Yamagata

Cultural venues in the city include Yamagata Museum of Science and Industry, Yamagata Manabikan, and Yamagata City Local History Museum. The city is notable for landmarks like Utakake Inari Shrine, Horetsu Shrine, and Nanukamachi Palaca Weir. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Kajo Park and Yamagata Prefectural Museum.

In Yamagata, there are 73 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Here you'll find highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Gokan no Yu Tsuruya - This 3.5-star ryokan features free WiFi, free parking, and a café. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its helpful staff and clean rooms.
  • Hotel Metropolitan Yamagata - Our customers like the helpful staff and room size at this hotel. With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and 2 bars, along with free WiFi.
  • Hotel Route-Inn Yamagata Ekimae - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free Internet. Expedia customers like its helpful staff.

Getting Around Yamagata

If you want to explore the larger area, hop aboard a train at Akayu Station. Yamagata might not have as many public transportation choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Yamagata

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 53°F and the nighttime average to be 26°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 75°F during the day and 36°F at night
  • July through September averages 83°F during the day and 56°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 71°F during the day and 29°F at night
  • About 47.44 inches of rain falls on Yamagata each year
  • Hottest months are usually August and July with an average temperature of 79°F, while the coldest months are February and January with an average of 27°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Yamagata?
Takinoyu Hotel is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 3.5-star ryokan offers 4 restaurants and free WiFi. Reviews from our site also recommend Gokan no Yu Tsuruya and Hotel Metropolitan Yamagata as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Yamagata, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to still cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to view top deals in Yamagata.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Yamagata?
Based on reviews, Yoshidaya Ryokan is a popular 3-star ryokan for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking.
What's the best hotel for a family holiday in Yamagata?
Comfort Hotel Tendo is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features free parking and free buffet breakfast. Other good choices for your family trip include Hotel Castle Yamagata and Sakaeya Hotel. Also, attractions such as Lina World and Zao Super Slider are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic getaway to Yamagata?
Pension Putaro is a favourite 3-star guesthouse for couples, and features ski-in/ski-out access and free WiFi.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Yamagata?
Lodge Scole is a top dog-friendly guesthouse, and offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge for its human guests.
Where's the best place to stay in Yamagata to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Hotel Route-Inn Yamagata Ekimae is a top 3-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features a restaurant and free WiFi. Other choices to soak up the local history include Comfort Hotel Yamagata and APA Hotel Yamagata-Ekimaeodori. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Yamagata Castle, Yamagata City Local History Museum and Nanukamachi Palaca Weir.
What's the best hotel for a trip to the slopes in Yamagata?
Based on our travel data, Yoshidaya Ryokan is a top 3-star ryokan for a winter holiday, and features a ski shuttle and free WiFi. Other good choices for your ski trip include Oohira Hotel and Le Vert Zao. Spend your days on the slopes by visiting Zao Hot Springs Ski Resort, Zao Sky Cable or Zao Chuo Ropeway.

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