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  • 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(15 reviews)


















Other Facilities3.5/5

Mr./Ms. S.S(58)

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Triple Room

暗くなって到着したので、灯りがとても素敵! 感動でした。 朝になってからは窓の外に水鳥が見え、癒されましたし、ライブラリーもゆっくり過ごせました。 今回は子供達と一緒でしたので、次回は自分自身のための時間にしたいとリピ希望です。 た... Read more 暗くなって到着したので、灯りがとても素敵! 感動でした。 朝になってからは窓の外に水鳥が見え、癒されましたし、ライブラリーもゆっくり過ごせました。 今回は子供達と一緒でしたので、次回は自分自身のための時間にしたいとリピ希望です。 ただトリプルで追加のベッドのマットが硬くて よく眠れませんでした。 また、枕が2つとも高くて私には合いませんでした。1つは低くて柔らかいものにしていただきたいです。

As it arrived dark, the lights were very nice! I was impressed. In the morning, I saw a water bird outside the window and was healed, and I could spend my library slowly. I was with my kids this time, so next time I want to make time for myself. It was just triple and mat of additional bed was hard and could not sleep well. Also, the two pillows were too expensive for me. I want one to be low and soft.

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Mr./Ms. A.H(54)

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Triple Room

娘に誘われて初めて利用させて頂きました。 お洒落なホテルで、楽しみにしていましたが、やはり、お洒落と居心地の良さは、別ですね〜生活感が無いのは、日常を離れてリラックス出来る空間なのかも?しかし、空気清浄機、冷蔵庫を利用しようとすると、扉を... Read more 娘に誘われて初めて利用させて頂きました。 お洒落なホテルで、楽しみにしていましたが、やはり、お洒落と居心地の良さは、別ですね〜生活感が無いのは、日常を離れてリラックス出来る空間なのかも?しかし、空気清浄機、冷蔵庫を利用しようとすると、扉を開け放さなければ、空気清浄機の機能を活用出来ないのと、冷蔵庫も扉の中に熱が、籠もってしまいます。男性のデザイナーさんの仕事なんだなぁーってつくづく感じました。お風呂も温泉?女性の用には、立地の関係で?露天風呂なくただの広いお風呂という感じで、ちょっと残念でした。夕食付きプランは、完売でしたので、朝食のみ利用させて頂きました。庄内地方の特色を活かして新鮮な食材を食べられて、料理の品数は、少なかったけど美味しくて良かったです。

I used it only after I was invited by my daughter. We looked forward to in a stylish hotel, but after all it is different from the fashion and cozyness ~ It may be a space where you can relax away from everyday life without feeling a sense of life? However, if you try to use an air purifier or a refrigerator, the function of the air purifier cannot be used unless you open the door, and the refrigerator will also have heat inside the door. I felt that it was the work of a male designer. Is the bath a hot spring? Is it because of the location for women? It was a bit disappointing because it was just a large bath without an open-air bath. The plan with dinner was sold out so only breakfast was served. Taking advantage of the characteristics of the Shonai region, I was able to eat fresh ingredients and the number of dishes was small, but it was delicious.

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Mr./Ms. T.K(43)

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Double Room


I am happy to experience the new concept of the hotel. Thank you very much.

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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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