Adding to the tasteful open-air bath,

check the sweets from a long-established Japanese confectionery shop and a local specialty of Tendo.

Hot spring inns are dispersed all over the city, and you can enjoy a one-day use of an open-air bath anytime in Tendo City. Adding to the pleasures of the hot springs, smack your lips over warabimochi, a pastry made with starch from wild fern roots, with a springy texture that is hand-finished at a long-established Japanese confectionery shop, and a noted sweet which wraps a banana in a sponge cake with fresh cream. The trip will be wonderful for people who are irresistibly attracted to sweets as well as hot springs.

The only open-air bath with a panoramic view of seasonal scenery in Tendo City.

You can enjoy high quality, transparent hot spring water flowing out from a natural source within the premises. One-day use is available at the large common bath, but the open-air bath with a panoramic view is provided only for overnight guests. From the open-air bath with a view of the Dewa Mountains, you can feel the seasonal change of nature such as the feeling of new life in the hills and fields in spring, the sound of cicadas in summer, the autumn leaves in fall, and the frozen beauty of a snowscape in winter.

Sakaeya Hotel
2-3-16, Kamata, Tendo, Yamagata
TEL: 023-653-3151
Open: 11:00 - 15:00
Open throughout the year
Charge: 800 yen

The best feature is an open-air bath with a waterfall right in front of you.

The specialty of this onsen is the open-air bath with a stunning waterfall flowing from its garden. You can enjoy relaxed bathing listening to the sound of waterfall and feeling the wind from the waterfall. The spring water’s quality is weak alkali and has the effect of making one’s skin beautiful. Since no water is added, it always provides high quality hot spring water.

Tendo Hotel
2-1-3, Kamata-honcho, Tendo, Yamagata
TEL: 023-654-5511
Open: 11:30 - 15:00
Open throughout the year
Charge: 1,000 yen

A relaxing hot spring for beauties

Takinoyu’s motto is to be “an inn gentle to people and nature” The hot spring contains a large amount of sodium and calcium, and with the sanitation system which does not depend on chlorine sterilization, you can bathe comfortably and also enjoy the effect of making your skin beautiful.

Hohoemi-no-yado Takinoyu
1-1-30, Kamata-honcho, Tendo, Yamagata
TEL: 0120-18-2211
Open: 11:30 - 14:30
Open throughout the year
Charge: 800 yen

You can view seasonal changes from the large common bath and the open-air bath.

2-2-21, Kamata-honcho, Tendo, Yamagata
TEL: 023-654-3311
Open throughout the year
Open: 11:00〜21:00
Charge: 1,500 yen

A specialty sweet made by wrapping a banana with fresh cream and sponge cake, which has been sold since its establishment, is a must eat.

A long-established patisserie where fans come frequently not only from the local area, but also from far-away places. Among the many sweets, Fresh cream banana boat, a 40-year longtime best seller since its establishment, is especially popular. A ripe banana wrapped in soft sponge cake and smooth fresh cream creates the soft texture.

Yamagata Shunkashi Takeda
3-8-34, Kitame, Tendo, Yamagata
TEL: 023-654-1283
Open: 09:00 - 20:00

Fully enjoy warabimochi that melts in your mouth.

A popular Japanese-style confectionery shop which uses renovated warehouse from the Meiji era. In a traditional Japanese atmosphere, you can taste the specialty warabimochi, a pastry made with starch from wild fern roots. Amber-color warabimochi is topped with an abundantly flavorful, deep-roasted soy bean flower. The soft textured pastry melts away, and a gentle sweetness that complements the delicious-smelling soy bean flower spreads in your mouth. They also provide shaved ice at the recreation club house in the Yamagata Prefectural Comprehensive Sports Park from June to early September.

1-6-11, Kitame, Tendo, Yamagata
TEL: 023-654-8056
Open: 09:30 - 17:00
Closed: Monday (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday.)