YAMATOYA-HONTEN is Japanese Style "Ryokan".
Ryokan are an excellent accommodations as good as hotel. The structures are made of wood or a ferroconcrete. They have a Western-style guest room but mainly composed of Japanese-style room. (Room with straw tatami mats.)
A Japanese-style room has various faces as a drawing room, living room and also a bed room.
Ryokan is built in a traditional mode of Japanese architectural style and inside, you can see and feel the Japan's beautiful culture and tradition. You can enjoy Japanese dishes and culture also.
The wooden framed roof, paving stone, and gravel produce a traditional atmosphere of warmth and eternity that Japanese enjoyed in the pass.
Guest Room (Japanese Style)
Guest rooms are designed in traditional Japanese styles with tatami mats.
When you enter your room you should remember to take your shoes at the
entrance and step up on the tatami.
Guest Room (Western Style)
Rotenburo (open-air bath)
Open-air baths are located in a scenic environment where tress, stream, dreamy melody of birds, lovely cool breeze, and others are found that make you hold communion with nature.
What Is Onsen?
Onsen in Japanese stands for 'hot spring' in English. There are a number of theories on the origin of hot springs. Some say that hot springs originate from rainwater which penetrated in the ground, warmed by magma, and then spring out of the ground surface. Other say that hot springs originate from water which was created at the birth of the earth and has circulated around with magma in the ground before it springs out of the ground surface. Anyway, hot springs are gifts from magma. The fact that Japan has many hot springs indicates that there are also many volcanic activities under the land of Japan. Hot springs consist of many ingredients absorbed from the ground before they come out of the ground. These elements, often effective for health, call back our natural healing power.
Traditional Japanese meals consist of a wide variety of small dishes. A meal at a ryokan is a wonderful chance to try a variety of food.
The ingredients used in ryokan meals reflect seasonal and local specialties. This is one of the charms of staying in a ryokan.
If you need,you can order Chinese Food or French Food.
We have Noh Stage
'Senju-Den' Noh (lyrical dram with chants) is one of the traditional performing arts in Japan. It is also the oldest musical dram in Japan. In those days, Noh gained support from the samurai (warrior) class while Kabuki and Bunraku became popular among ordinary people including merchants and peasants.
Noh is a dram on the stage where performers in slow motion play on utai (chants) and instruments. The motives dealt in Noh cover God, man, woman, farce, and devils, which are familiar subjects dealt by Buddhism. Performers, in luxurious dress and putting a nohmen (lacquered mask) on their face, appear onto the stage through the hashi-gakari leading to the stage.