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Twilight Tour from Tendo Onsen to Ginzan Onsen

Twilight Tour from Tendo Onsen to Ginzan OnsenTwilight Tour from Tendo Onsen to Ginzan Onsen
Time required
Up to 4 hours
Time period
Dec 1, 2024 to Mar 31, 2025
8,000 yen
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DMC Tendo Onsen Co.Makoto Suzuki


  • Direct and easy access from Tendo Onsen!
  • Enjoy the view of Ginzan Onsen before and after sunset!
  • If the timing is right, you can take pictures of the snowy Ginzan Onsen!


Information on the 2024-2025 Season

We have been receiving inquiries every day about the 2024-2025 season, and as of now we are planning to hold it.

The dates are scheduled from December 1, 2024 to March 30, 2025! We plan to start taking reservations around the end of September.

We have never had a situation where the schedule fills up early (there are about 4 months of available dates, so it varies quite a bit) * February holidays are likely to be crowded; December and March are relatively free.

If you already know your travel dates, please just make your reservations for Tendo Onsen ryokan or hotel ahead of time.

We look forward to meeting you. Thank you for your cooperation!

Please be sure to read it carefully!

At the “Taisho-Roman-Kan” souvenir shop near Ginzan Onsen town, transfer to the shuttle bus to get to Ginzan Onsen town.

In winter, the roads in Ginzan Onsen are icy. Please wear non-slip shoes.

Please be aware of the above risks before participating in this tour.

Not included in the tour is lodging. Please make your own reservations at a ryokan in Tendo Onsen or a hotel in the area.

Please confirm in advance the final start time of dinner at your hotel. If you participate in this tour, it is preferable to start dinner from 19:30.

Tendo Onsen Town has a Yatai Mura Yokocho (food stall village alley). At Yatai Mura, you can enjoy teppanyaki, sushi, yakitori, karaage, shish-kebabs, Spanish cuisine, and Yamagata’s local cuisine.

The snow season usually starts after the new year, so there is a high possibility that there will be no snow in early December. Snow accumulation peaks in early February.

The tour may be cancelled due to bad weather (blizzard, etc.).

What to expect

From December 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025, this night tour will take you directly from Tendo Onsen to Ginzan Onsen.

Due to the popularity of Ginzan Onsen, reservations for lodging are not available. The ideal situation would be to stay at Ginzan Onsen and enjoy the night view.

However, the popularity of Ginzan Onsen is so great that even during a blizzard in winter, many visitors come to the resort. Because of this situation, since 2017, Tendo Onsen has been offering a night tour to Ginzan Onsen, taking safety into consideration.

We will take you directly from Tendo Onsen to Ginzan Onsen, which is difficult to book accommodations and access (about 60 minutes one way). Therefore, there is no need to search for transfers or to find out how to get there!

You can get to Ginzan Onsen effortlessly by joining this tour.

Staying time is approximately 60 minutes. This tour is subject to change depending on snowfall and other road conditions.

This tour is basically for those who go to see the scenery or take pictures. It is not possible to take a day trip to the hot springs.

Ginzan Onsen town is small enough that it takes about 15 minutes to walk around the town.

In winter it is too cold to stay there for a long time.


Dates Dec 1, 2024 to Mar 31, 2025

Excluded days
12/31, 1/1, 1/2, 1/3
Meeting place The following two locations are the meeting points, but those staying at nearby ryokans and hotels are also welcome to participate.

1) Takinoyu Hotel
1-1-30 Kamata Honmachi, Tendo City, Yamagata Prefecture

2) Shouhakutei Azuma-so
2-2-1 Kamata, Tendo-shi, Yamagata
Meeting time 1) 15:30(Takinoyu Hotel)
2) 15:35(Shouhakutei Azumasou)
Schedule 15:30 Departure from Takinoyu Hotel
15:35 Departure from Shouhakutei Azumasou
16:45 Arrive at Ginzan Onsen
18:10 Depart from Ginzan Onsen
19:25 Arrive at Shouhakutei Azumasou
19:30 Arrive at Takinoyu Hotel
Time required Up to 4 hours
Experience fee Adult (Age 13 & over) JPY8000
Child (Age 6-12) JPY4000
Child (Age 3-5) JPY2000
Infant(Age0-2) Free

The cancellation fee will be required in accordance with the policy below.
Up to two days prior, no cancellation fee.
Day before: 50%
On the day: 100%
What's included Direct round-trip bus, local shuttle,

Guide not included
Maximum number of applicants 30 people
Minimum number of participants 2 people
Application deadline 18:00 on the day before
Organiser Yamagata Prefecture Governor Registered Travel Agency No. 2-284
DMC Tendo Onsen Corporation
Address: 2-5-43 Kamadahonmachi, Tendo City, Yamagata Prefecture

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