If you travel to Yamagata prefecture, you can come across appealing sightseeing areas and local food such as hot spring villages like Zao Onsen, winter sports, delicious fruit and Yonezawa Wagyū beef. 

This time we will introduce 3 hotels we recommend for when you come to Yamagata that are within walking distance from Yamagata station for an easy starting point for your travels.

APA Hotel (Yamagata Ekimae Odori)

“APA Hotel” (Yamagata ekimae odori) is a high class hotel that can be stayed in at a comparatively cheap price. It has great access at 7 minutes on foot from the east exit of JR Yamagata station.

There are 56 rooms including smoking and non smoking rooms. On the non smoking floor on the 8th floor, they us APA Hotel’s original mattress for a comfortable nights sleep. You can experience a pleasant sleep that is just like sleeping on a cloud. 

The bathrooms are compactly designed with a shower only. It is the most suitable hotel if you want to to spend the nights of your trip cheaply. 

In the lounge of the first floor, you can have the free, self service, light breakfast where the bread is directly delivered from the bakery and you can choose your favourite bread and coffee. We recommend this for people who like to start their mornings with a simple breakfast. 

Spot Information

  • Spot name: APA Hotel
  • Street Address: 4-1-8 Tokamachi, Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture
  • Access: Tokyo Station → [JR Yamagata Shinkansen] About 2 hours and 44 minutes → Yamagata Station ... from there about 7 minutes on foot, Yamako Bus Terminal ... from there about 3 minutes on foot
  • Wi-Fi: Available
  • Language: Japanese only
  • Credit cards: Accepted

Comfort Hotel Yamagata

The Comfort Hotel Yamagata, that was renewed in February 2019, is a comfortable hotel with all non smoking rooms. The features of this hotel include a welcome drink and a free breakfast service. 

The hotel is a convenient hotel that is in a great location, only 2 minutes on foot from the station, and they accept not only credit cards, but also WeChat Pay and Alipay. The hotel even has a convenient coin laundry area for long stays, so you can enjoy a comfortable hotel stay. The breakfast has a good, balanced menu whose roots come from the American Comfort Inn, which includes an abundant variety of bread, soup and salad. 

We would like you to choose this hotel if you are going to travel in Yamagata. 

Spot Information

  • Spot name: Comfort Hotel Yamagata
  • Street Address: 1-3-12 Kasumi-cho, Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture
  • Access: Tokyo Station → [JR Yamagata Shinkansen] About 2 hours and 44 minutes → Yamagata Station… from there about 2 minutes on foot
  • Wi-Fi: Available
  • Language: Automatic translator available
  • Credit cards: Accepted

Hotel Castle Yamagata

Hotel Castle Yamagata has been open for over 30 years, and many guests who have stayed come back again.

The facility has various rooms from simple single rooms to spacious rooms for families and friends, and several types of twin rooms etc. it has wonderful guest rooms where you can gaze at the night view of Yamagata and Zao during your stay.

At the restaurant you can casually enjoy French cuisine, Chinese cuisine, Japanese cuisine and ramen from various restaurants.

Hotel Castle Yamagata boasts a breakfast of fresh seasonal salad, egg dishes cooked by the chef right before your eyes and local dishes such as Imoni and Tama Konyaku. If you wish to experience a higher grade stay in Yamagata, then this is the place we think you should check first.

Spot Information

  • Spot name: Hotel Castle Yamagata 
  • Street Address: 4-2-7 Tokamachi, Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture
  • Access: Tokyo Station → [JR Yamagata Shinkansen] About 2 hours and 44 minutes → Yamagata Station East Exit ... About 7 minutes on foot
  • Wi-Fi: Available
  • Language: Not supported
  • Credit cards: Accepted 

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