Arimakan / Kaminoyama Onsen

Onsen

a popular hotel for experiencing Multiple onsen, located at Kaminoyama Hot Spring, yamagata.

Thanks to our customers, we have been voted No.1 in the Tohoku region.
We would like to introduce our baths, one reason for our high rating.

Arimakan’s most popular establishment, the private outdoor bath can be enjoyed free of charge for 30 minutes, anytime from 6pm until midnight.
Please enjoy the bath amongst yourselves, undisturbed under the moon and the stars.

Enjoy a view nothing short of spectacular.
Feel and enjoy the wind and seasonal scenery of the mountains.

The Roman spa, where you can enjoy five different kinds of baths is a spa that pursues a tranquilizing atmosphere through the use of flowing blowout baths. Here you can enjoy five different kinds of baths: a jacuzzi, kihouseki or crystal bath known for its effect of promoting beautiful skin, a bedrock sauna that can be enjoyed free of charge, half bath and large bath.
Especially popular is the crystal bath, which consists of pouring crystal powder into a 100% natural hot spring. It is known to make your skin smooth!

At the Golden spa, there is a crystal bedrock sauna and normal sauna in addition to a main bath, its walls and surface constructed from Shigaraki ware, a famous stoneware from Shiga prefecture.
The Shigaraki bath is of the utmost purity, with its water flowing directly from the hot spring source.

We have 3 types of private bath, renovated at August 2010.
1,100 yen per 30 minutes for charge.
Please contact us for resavation before you came Arimakan.

Located on the 7th floor of the hotel, the outdoor viewing bath offers a spectacular view of the mountains and townscape of Kaminoyama.

Enjoy the fresh verdure in the spring, the large clouds and blue sky of summer, the bright colors of fall and the snow views during the winter. Enjoy the season’s scenery during the day and the starlit sky and lights of the town at night.
Relax and enjoy the changing seasons as well as the changing day.
During off peak hours, it is also possible to reserve the outdoor viewing bath.

Located next to the outdoor viewing bath.
At night you can gaze at the starlit sky while lying in the bath.

Open 18:00~24:00

The use is possible based on availability.
After the check-in, complete a registration usage by time.
Reservations by phone, e-mail, or fax are not accepted.
First 30 minutes is free, thereafter, the addiAonal fee is ¥1,500 for every 30 minutes.

※ Based on the reservation status during busy times, it might not be possible to accommodate your requested time, or provide use of the room.

Enjoy five different kinds of bath at the Roman spa.
The Roman spa, located underground pursues a tranquilizing atmosphere through the use of flowing blowout baths.
Here you can enjoy five different kinds of baths: a jacuzzi, crystal bath known for its effect of promoting beautiful skin, a bedrock sauna that can be enjoyed free of charge, half bath and large bath.

The American spa is a healthy spa with functions such as the jacuzzi. It is popular with our female guests.

The half bath involves dipping only your lower half of the body in the tub, the pit of the stomach and below. Doing so increases one's metabolism.
When the top half of your body feels cold, warm yourself up by pouring hot water onto your shoulders.
Once you start sweating from the upper half of your body, you should feel warm from your core.

Kihouseki is a type of mineral mainly consisting of crystals created about 3000 years ago from crustal movement, only recently discovered from geological investigation.

Because of the short time since its discovery, this crystal is not yet well known among the public. However when used for bathing purposes, studies show that it softens the water and helps keep the body warm after bathing, as well as having a positive effect on fatigue recovery and skin beautification.

Although crystal powder is settled at the bottom of the bath, its components have a positive effect on your skin so please be rest assured and enjoy your bath.

A bedrock sauna that utilizes geothermal heat and the warming effetcs of crystals.

Spread a bath towel on the floor and lie on it relaxingly for 15 to 20 minutes until you begin to sweat slightly. Make sure you consume enough water when in the bedrock sauna. If you feel excessively hot then stop use right away. Unlike a normal sauna, there is no need to endure the heat so please enjoy the bedrock sauna according to your physical condition.

 

※ Ladies only from 11am to midnight, males only from midnight to 10am. All baths are open 24 hours apart from the cleaning period (10am to 11am).

A hot spring was found at Arimakan through drilling in 1921.

At the time, the amount of water pouring from the source was a whopping 116 liters per minute. Because of the large amount of naturally flowing water, a 4.5m long pipe was built to regulate the amount of water. However vast amounts of water still kept pouring from above the pipes, hence the name Golden spa. The current large bath of the Golden spa is created on the spot of the initial discovery.

The Golden spa consists of a main large bath and two other baths

The semi outdoor bath is made of shigaraki ware and is of the utmost purity, with its water flowing directly from the hot spring source.

The crystal bedrock sauna is located in the same area as the semi outdoor bath.

※ Ladies only from 11am to midnight, males only from midnight to 10am. All baths are open 24 hours apart from the cleaning period (10am to 11am).

As of August 2010, Arimakan's private family baths have reopened following refurbishment. Please enjoy the three types of baths that are both artistic and convinient to use.

Crystals, micro bubbles and beautiful skin Highly recommended by the landlady of Arimakan as a hot spring which promotes beautiful skin.
Smooth, crystal clear, white skin is a longing for women of all ages. Enjoy the combination of the natural hot spring of Kaminoyama, the popular crystals of Arimakan, and the micro bubbles that cleanse out the pores of the skin.

The deep depth of the bath allows you to stand in the bath and feel the hydraulic pressure throughout your whole body.
A private bath as if you are soaked in luxurious skin lotion. Enjoy the micro bubbles in a private, relaxed atmosphere.
Old skin and fat in the pores will be washed away by the hot spring water and microbubbles without the need of soap, leaving your skin moisturized. The crystal bath, which is also suitable for children with sensitive skin, has been taken to new heights. Try this private bath made by the landlady.

Pamukkale means “Cotton Palace” in Turkish, and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Denizli province, western Turkey. During the 2nd century AD there existed a Roman city called Hierapolis at this spot.

Today only its ruins remain. Calcium carbonate contained in the hot water coming out from the ground precipitated on the surface and created a landscape looking like pure white terraced fields. A team of specialists who were engaged in the design of Disneyland and Disney Sea stayed at the Arimakan and designed this bath. They spent a lot of time elaborating their ideas to create this splendid bath. Please enjoy this private bath in addiAon to the other private outdoor baths as a fond memory of your stay.

Yawaragi is a private bath that is easily accessible for guests with disabilities. Fully equipped with handrails, the bath surface is flat all around and the edges of the bath are designed spaciously so that users can sit down with ease. Wheelchair users can use this bath and there is also a shower chair available. This bath is named Yawaragi, meaning peace and composure in Japanese to describe a bath that is friendly to people.

The water which flows directly from Arimakan's hot spring source is drinkable, safety accredited from the health department. Our guests say that drinking the source water has helped them with digestion and getting rid of pimples. Studies show that drinking the water also helps reduce fat. The hot spring is very effective in several ways.

Furthermore, the drinking place of the source water at Arimakan is different to other hotels. The spring flows out from a pot of the statue of a medicine Buddha, which is also the guardian of the hot spring. Combined with the Buddha's blessing, the water is sure to bring good health to those who drink it.

◎ Information about day visits to the spa

All baths at the hotel can be enjoyed by day visitors. The charge is 1,000 yen for a day visit to the spa.
※ Adults (junior high school students and above) are required to pay 75 yen as bathing tax.

The spa can be visited between 11am and 3pm.
Please contact us if you would like to use the bath at times other than the times mentioned above and if you would like to order meals.
※ The baths are cleaned between 10am and 11am each day so you may have to wait a while for the bath to be cleaned.

When booking private baths, an extra charge of 1,100 yen per 30 minutes (tax included) will be added to a day ticket.

For reservations please contact +81 023-627-2511