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Shonai Hotel Suiden Terrasse

casual Resort
  • Yamagata > Tsuruoka ・ Yunohama ・ Atsumi
Shonai Hotel Suiden Terrasse / Yamagata Sakata・Tsuruoka 24


Shonai Hotel Suiden Terrasse, opened in September, 2018, is the first hotel to be designed by the world-renowned architect Shigeru Ban.
Ban's design was inspired by the beauty of paddy fields, and is a wooden structure that appears as though it's floating in a field.
There are views of the paddy fields of Shonai Plains and the revered mountains from throughout the hotel - from the guestrooms, sky deck, and the corridors.
It is a place where you can experience the unique topography of Shonai up-close.

The guestrooms have a simple beauty to them. The original design chairs and lamps made with cardboard tubes, and other furnishings create a simple yet special space.
There are double and twin rooms as well as suites.
From the windows guests can enjoy fantastic views, including those of paddy fields of Shonai Plains and the inner garden.
As it is surrounded by fields, away from city lights, you can see a starry sky at night.

At FARMER'S DINING IRODORI they serve dishes made with locally produced ingredients.
Guests can enjoy their buffet breakfast and lunch on the open terrace as they take in the view of Mt. Gassan.
At night, the restaurant becomes a gastropub where you can sample the local sake and wine.
The vegetables used in their salad are grown at their own farm without the use of chemicals, and are harvested each morning by the staff.

Spa & Fitness Suite
The water of the natural hot spring baths have a slightly viscous quality, and is the perfect way to relax after a long day and warm your body.
There is also a soothing aroma of wood from the wooden roof, a unique design feature by Ban. 
The Fitness Suite is equipped with machines by the Italian company TechnoGym, which are even used by athletes.      
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Room types


Relux grade


Accommodations that have achieved high customer satisfaction and that can be enjoyed casually.

Overall Rating(6 reviews)


















Other Facilities3.3/5

Mr./Ms. M.W(35)

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Select Date:2018-12-30

施設、雰囲気、素敵でした。 スタッフさんの接客がとにかく感動もの。 そのおかげで素敵な年越しができました。 (しかし正直、、ご飯の質が上がったらもっともっと最高です!!) ありがとうございました。 ぜひまた水田の広がるときに伺いた... Read more 施設、雰囲気、素敵でした。 スタッフさんの接客がとにかく感動もの。 そのおかげで素敵な年越しができました。 (しかし正直、、ご飯の質が上がったらもっともっと最高です!!) ありがとうございました。 ぜひまた水田の広がるときに伺いたいです。

Facilities, atmosphere, it was lovely. The staff 's customer service is impressive anyway. Thanks to that, I had a wonderful new year passing. (But honestly, it is even better if the quality of rice goes up!) Thank you very much. I would like to ask you when the paddy field spreads again.

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Mr./Ms. N.U(43)

Total points:

Select Date:2018-12-22


The building was beautiful. Having a lot of media exposure will have a reasonable expectation. I did not feel the management efforts to meet expectations at that point. But the building was lovely.

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Mr./Ms. M.A(66)

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Select Date:2018-11-23

連休中に2泊させて頂きました。 新しいので、部屋はきれいで満足でしたが、今後の改善の為に、意見を申し上げます。 1)チェックインが、先会計の為か、やたらと時間が掛かり、待たされました。 待っていると、マネージャーさんとおぼしき男性が、私... Read more 連休中に2泊させて頂きました。 新しいので、部屋はきれいで満足でしたが、今後の改善の為に、意見を申し上げます。 1)チェックインが、先会計の為か、やたらと時間が掛かり、待たされました。 待っていると、マネージャーさんとおぼしき男性が、私の前の客に混雑しておりますので、ウェルカムドリンクの方でお待ちいただければお呼びしますと言って2組ほど列から外しました。 よって、私は2組早く順番が来て先にチェックインできたのですが、私が外された方の客で有ったら、怒ります。 番号札でも渡して、来客順は変えずに、お待ち頂くべきです。 2)部屋数の割に朝食のレストランのテーブルが少なすぎます。 40分も並んで待たされました。 設計が悪いか、またはシステムが確立されていません。 他の混むホテルでは、チェックインの際に、朝食開始時間を2~3の時間帯に振り分けたりして混雑の緩和をしています。 3)周りに食べるとことが何も無いエリアなのに、レストランの夕食メニューを見てガッカリして辞めました。ステーキかカレーかって、ひどく有りませんか。 4)道路標識が無さ過ぎて、初めての人が車でたどり着くのは至難の業です。  

I stayed for 2 nights during the consecutive holidays. The room was clean and satisfying because it was new, but I would like to express my opinion for future improvement. 1) It took me some time for check-in, because it was for previous accounting, and I was kept waiting. When waiting, the manager and the goddess male are crowded with customers in front of me, so we said that if you could wait with a welcome drink, we took 2 pairs out of the row. Therefore, I got a couple of pairs earlier and could check in earlier, but I am angry if I am a guest of a person who was removed. You should also hand it over with a number tag and wait for it without changing the order of visitors. 2) The breakfast restaurant table is too small for the number of rooms. I was kept waiting in line for 40 minutes. The design is bad or the system is not established. In other crowded hotels, when checking in, breakfast start time is divided into 2 to 3 time zones to alleviate congestion. 3) Eating around did nothing but an area, I was disappointed when I saw the restaurant dinner menu and I quit. Do you have steak or curry badly? 4) It is very difficult for the first person to arrive by car because the road sign is too little.

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Shonai Hotel Suiden Terrasse


23-1, Shimotorinosu, Kitakyoden, Tsuruoka-shi, Yamagata Prefecture [View map]

check-in / check-out time

15:30 / 10:00

CI/CO time may be different depending on plan.

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Number of guest rooms

143 room(s)


Carefully selected ingredients from Shonai region - surrounded by sea, mountain, rivers and plains - are used. 
For breakfast they have a buffet featuring salads made with vegetables from their own farm, grown without the use of chemicals, grilled fish caught at Shonai Beach, Sasanishiki rice produced in Shonai, and much more.
There are many a la carte dishes on the dinner menu that go great with drinks, such as beef tagliata and carpaccio of local fish.
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The natural hot spring water is piped up from 1,200m underground. Relax in the bath after a workout in the fitness suite.

Natural hot spring water properties: sodium, calcium sulfate, chloride
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Other facility information

There is a library space with around 1,000 books.
The books can be checked out for use in the guestrooms.
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Environmental Initiatives
The hotel strives for sustainability, and the air-cons work on a cool water-type heat pump that uses underground water.
The power supply comes from renewable energy sources, provided by Yamagata Power Supply.
There are no amenities in the guestrooms other than the suites, and guests are asked to take only the amenities that they require. 
In the guestrooms and the public bath, Jam Label all-in-one shampoo is supplied. It uses no surfactant​, fragrance, or petroleum polymer, and over 99% of the ingredients are biodegradable, minimizing the effect on the environment.
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Please contact the hotel if you will be arriving after 22:00.
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  • Bath tax
  • Children allowed
  • Room service
  • Transportation service
  • Parking area
  • Hot spring
  • Fresh hot spring
  • Room with outdoor spa
  • Public spa
  • Private spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Esthe/Spa facility
  • Fitness facility
  • Barrier free
  • 5 min walk from station
  • Pets allowed
  • Breakfast in room
  • Dinner in room
  • Open air bath
  • Night view
  • Ocean view
  • Cottage
  • Coupon

The accommodation features are general descriptions of the facility. The amenities and breadth of service will differ between each accommodation. For details, please confirm directly with the accommodation.


Access by public transportation.

・Take a plane (ANA) from Haneda Airport to Shonai Airport. Take a taxi or rental car from the airport to the hotel. (Total journey time approx. 1 hour 20 minutes)
・Take a shinkansen (Joetsu Shinkansen) from Tokyo Station to Niigata Station, and transfer to the Limited Express Inaho to Tsuruoka Station. Take a taxi or rent a car from there. (Total journey time approx. 4 hours)
・Take an overnight bus (Yuhi Liner) from Tokyo Station to Shonai Kanko Bussankan or S-Mall Bus Terminal, and get a taxi to the hotel. (Total journey time approx. 7 hours 10 minutes)

23-1, Shimotorinosu, Kitakyoden, Tsuruoka-shi, Yamagata Prefecture

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