Hijiori Onsen

A hot spring with a relaxing atmosphere

A hot spring town that still retains the atmosphere of a traditional hot spring resort. The high-quality hot spring that continually flows from the source, and the relaxed and simple townscape are attractive. The former post office building in the middle of the hot spring town is a high-collared building that suddenly appears in the traditional townscape. There is no doubt that the retro atmosphere will look great in the picture. The famous morning market is full of seasonal wild vegetables and vegetables! Why not wake up earlier than usual and enjoy a warm conversation with your mothers?


Hijiori Hot Spring is located deep in the mountains. It is famous as one of the most snowy areas in Japan with over 3m of snow. There are many winter events that can be held because it is a heavy snowfall area. The illusionary snow corridor where the candle light gently shines on the snow wall that is over 3m is held on weekends from late January to late February. At the end of February, they hold a competition to dig the snow with a shovel and how quickly they can get the soil out of the ground. In mid-March, there are many events such as the appearance of the giant snowman "Ohkurakun" and the winter fireworks display. There is also a campaign where the accommodation fee is discounted the more it snows. If the amount of snowfall exceeds the maximum amount of snow, the accommodation fee for 1 night will be free!


The "Edible Wild Plant Festival (mid-May to mid-June)" where you can enjoy the edible wild plants grown in the deep mountains of Hijiori at each inn. The "Hijiori no To (mid-July to early October)" that decorates the fantastic night with lanterns made by local artists installed in front of the entrance of each inn is also a popular event. Let's feel the four seasons of Japan fully and be healed in the good old hot spring town.

General Information

Address
山形県大蔵村肘折温泉
Website
Word-of-mouth
Website
Okura-mura Tourist Association
Telephone Number
0233-34-6106

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