Yamagata Guesthouse

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Stay at our inn, in a renovated former prefectural high school, and experience life in our town

Our guesthouse is in the Murayama Nigiwai Souzou Kasseika facility Link MURAYAMA (former Prefectural Tateoka Senior High School).
Our concept is based on a guesthouse that is convenient, casual to stay at, and has ample shared spaces, similar to those found overseas. The facilities include an office, cafe, and co-working space, which local residents and office workers also use.
At Yamagata Guesthouse, we “share” everything with the townspeople as if we were local residents.

Yamagata Guesthouse

Murayama City in Yamagata Prefecture is a peaceful town with great access to the prefecture’s tourist attractions.
Link MURAYAMA is also used for events such as markets.

“Share” everything! Stay at the Yamagata Guesthouse, where we all get along and share everything.
You can even experience farming!
the shared space
In the shared space, you can relax freely, play nostalgic games, etc.
Rice Paddy Trails
Rice Paddy Trails
Enjoy the changing seasons as you walk through the rice paddies: mizu-kagami water mirrors in the spring, luscious green in the summer, golden hues in the fall, and white, snow-covered fields in the winter.
Farming work
Farming work is so fun and exciting. Try it out with your cheerful friends.
Welcoming people who have fun “sharing”!
Yamagata Guesthouse
Yamagata Guesthouse  Nao Sakai & Sam, Yoichiro

Our guesthouse is recommended for those who enjoy sharing with others and want to relax in the tranquil atmosphere of Murayama City.
Please stay with us when you come to Yamagata.

Yamagata Guesthouse

Rates and Hours
Basic Rates Basic Rates
One person for one night
\3,300 (tax inclusive)

[Special discount for farming helpers]
This discount is limited to people staying at our guesthouse to support our local farmers as farming helpers. Please tell us when you make your reservation.

People staying for three nights or longer
Lodging fee
One person for one night
\2,200 (tax inclusive)
Options Rental towel (\100), Breakfast (\550), Rental bicycle (\800) * Rented out by Murayama City
Payment Cash (Credit cards, e-money, travel prepaid IC cards also accepted)
Hours Check-in: 16:00-20:00
Check-out: 9:00
Other information The main entrance closes at 8:00 p.m. To enter or exit after 8:00 p.m., please use the emergency exit door at the guesthouse area on the 3rd floor of Building C. (A password-coded key box is provided.)
Cancellation Policy Date of arrival: 100% of lodging fees
1 days prior to arrival: 50% of lodging fees
2-3 days prior to arrival: 30% of lodging fees
* Rates are subject to change.
Max. 11 people
There are two 4-person spaces with partitioning doors and three 1-person beds.
If you have a preference, please let us know when making your reservation.

* Please note that these are not private rooms, and sounds may carry over.
* We do not recommend our guesthouse for people who prefer privacy.
Amenities towel(extra fee),bath towel(extra fee),body soap, shampoo (including 2-in-1 shampoo),conditioner,hair dryer,Hot water bottles, rice, seasonings
Facilities Hot water wash toilet,toilet,shower,kitchen,refrigerator,dishes,locker,A/C,washing machine(extra fee),clothes line,Internet (wireless LAN),,games (FamiCom),Bed light (each bed), power outlet (each bed), electric kettle
Bathing Facilities Shower room
A hot spring facility is located nearby.
Komatsunoyu, approx. 7 minutes by bicycle
Others Pets not allowed
Smoking is permitted at the designated outdoor smoking area.

Other information

Rental bicycles Murara-go are available at Link MURAYAMA, where our guesthouse is located, and at Murayama Station. (\800 for one night/two days)
* Yamagata Guesthouse is located on the 3rd floor of Building C.
* There is no elevator.
* The toilets, showers, and kitchen are located only on the 1st floor.


[Breakfast/Separate charge]
Enjoy a bagel set at “Yama Bagel” in the facility.
* Bagel set \550 (tax inclusive)
Set of today’s bagel, salad, and soup
Toast your bagel in the shared kitchen, and enjoy the bagel’s crispy outside and chewy inside.

[Lunch and dinner/Separate charge] If reserved in advance, there are some days that the “Shokudo Mochiyakata,” run by the guesthouse, can cater Japanese sticky rice called okowa and kinetsuki mochi rice cakes.
You can also enjoy a genuine pizza and meal at “Pizza nu-ma,” located in the facility.

Hours: 11:00-18:00 (Last orderL.O. 17:00)
Holidays: Tuesdays, other unscheduled holidays
Recommended Points at and around the Inn

[Activities at our Inn] * Asa-katsu (morning activity) 5:00-7:00a.m.
Experience harvesting seasonal crops. We will take a car to the fields.

[Activities in the Area] *Ginzan Onsen: Approx. 1.5 hours by train & bus
*Yamadera: Approx. 1 hour by train
*Zao Onsen: Approx. 2 hours by train & bus
*Dewa Sanzan: Approx. 2 hours by car
*Higashizawa Rose Park: Approx. 20-minute walk
*Soba noodle making experience: “Teuchi Juku Takita” Soba making dojo
*Murayama City Iai-do experience

From the Inn
Our guesthouse is located on the 3rd floor of the facilities, so the views are wonderful. You can see Zao to the south and the Asahi Mountain Range to the west. Come to experience nature and refresh your body and mind!
Yamagata Guesthouse
Address 2-1-1 Tateoka-Aramachi, Murayama-shi, Yamagata 995-0032 (Link MURAYAMA, Building C, 3rd floor)
WEB https://www.yamagataguesthouse.com/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yamagata.gh/
Access [Access by car]
Approx. 7 min by car from Tohoku-Chuo Expressway Murayama IC.

[Access by Shinkansen and train]
From Tokyo Station

Tokyo to Murayama Station … Approx. 3 hrs by JR Yamagata Shinkansen Tokyo Station Yaesu-Dori to Murayama Station … Approx. 7 hrs by “Tokyo Sunrise Bus” overnight bus to Shinjo (* reservations needed) From Sendai Station

Sendai Station to Uzenchitose Station to Murayama Station … Approx. 1.5 hrs by JR Senzan Line and JR Ou Main Line
Sendai Station to Murayama Station … Approx. 1.5 hrs by “Express 48 Liner” bus to Shinjo (* reservations not required)
From Yamagata Station

Yamagata Station to Murayama Station ... Approx. 30 min. by JR Ou Main Line
* Pick-up:Not available
* Parking: There is no limit to the number of parking spaces.