The hot water of Yamanaka was praised by Matsuo Basho (a famous composer of Japanese Haiku) . The great features of the hot spring are its clearness and softness. You can enjoy the scenery of Kakusenkei in all seasons, and a rich quantity of hot water.
Seamen aboard kitamae boats loved Yamanaka where not only land-based foodstuffs but also marine foodstuffs were abundantly available. Please enjoy our flavorful dishes made from seasonal and quality fresh foods.
Once upon a time, the fee for bathing ( and fee for staying overnight ) was paid in rice. There were many straw rice bags ( Tamara ) piled up in the entrance of the hotel, which inspired the name "Tawaraya".