Enjoying the Yanagiya
and local flavors
As walking down on the cobblestones of Kannawa Ginza Street, you arrive at the Yanagiya, where iconic Noren curtain designed by Michiaki Mochizuki is gently waving in the wind.
After going into the entrance hall, you feel the calm and dignified presence of the Inn cumulated over many years of its history. From here, your own experience of hot spring cure starts.
Our lounge is filled with remnants from the Meiji period with a hearth, the black-painted floor polished over the years, and Shoji doors letting only gentle lights through Washi papers. Stencil-dyed fabrics and drawings on tiles by Michio Mochizuki blend into this tranquil environment along with antique furniture and bring this warm and mellow vibe to the room.You could doze off after reading a favorite book, or write a card to your family; the lounge is a space to spend the time in many ways you feel.
"Anteroom" offers a good Wi-Fi connection for customers who need to complete projects which may come up during holidays. Self-service coffee and a private room with a desk are also available. The Yanagiya welcomes “Workcation”; work + vacation stay too.
If you fancy a different mood, why not go to the adjacent art gallery & cafe "Alteneue" across the square.
Enjoy a cup of tea and tasty chiffon cakes from Sally Garden while surrounded by beautiful art and antiques. A friendly staff is always there to tip you with a piece of advice for strolls through narrow alleys of Kannawa.
After taking an Onsen, why not walk around the town wearing our original Yukata designed by Michiaki Mochizuki and meet welcoming locals.
As the night falls in Kannawa, it gets quiet and calm while hot spring fumes lit up by street lights dance on the cobblestone alleys. Are you staying in tomorrow for some reading or visiting some local Onsen? Plan and rest well for the night.