Takahan (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
高半 (新潟県 湯沢町)
1 Men’s Large Bath (equipped with sauna)
1 Women’s Large Bath (equipped with sauna and outdoor bath)
Spring quality - simple sulfur spring, alkaline P.H.9.6
Effective for - chronic dermatological disease, chronic gynaecological disease, cuts and diabetes
"Kasumi-no-ma" Room where the great novel "Yukiguni" was written
Documents Display Room
Western Style Banquet Room ‘Kinjo’ (capacity: 200 people)
Japanese style Banquet Room ‘Hakkai-no-ma’
3 medium size banquet rooms
5 small banquet rooms
Multipurpose Hall ‘Takatsukura’ (capacity: 10-15 seats)
After-Bath Lounge, Massage Chair Corner
Escalators and Elevators
Parking Lot (up to 50 cars)
Free Internet Section (featuring wireless LAN and two personal computers)
Traditional Japanese Restaurant ‘Matsuzaka’
Cafe ‘Furo Cafe’
Niigata is famous for the richness of its seasonal ingredients found in the mountains and ocean. Guests can enjoy fresh seafood from local fishing ports, as well as a palate from the local mountains.
Reputed to be Japan’s best brand of rice, ‘Koshihikari’ is produced here in the local area.
‘Nihonshu’ (Japanese sake) is synonymous with Niigata prefecture and there are many famous ‘sake’ breweries in Niigata. Guests can sample a variety of those premium brands here.
Special seasonal dishes are highly recommended - book these special orders in advance.
* The images shown are only examples of our dishes.
* The menu varies with the seasons.
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Known as one of the oldest hot-spring hotels in Japan, Takahan has a history dating back 800 years when the founder, Hanroku Takahashi, discovered hot springs here. Since then, the inn has been passed down in the Takahashi family for generations.
The famous Japanese novel, 'Yukiguni' (Snow Country), was written at Takahan by Yasunari Kawabata in the early 20th century. The novel won the Nobel Prize for Literature. This is commemorated at Takahan, including the room where Kawabata stayed and wrote Yukuguni (‘Kasumi-no-ma’, free entry for guests) as well as other related documents.
Takahan is located close to the central area of Yuzawa, overlooking the Shinkansen train line and town area. The ski and snowboard resorts in Yuzawa and neighbouring Minamiuonuma are within easy reach.
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