Now loading...0%

めんめん亭 わたや Menmentei Wataya

casual Ryokan/Inn Go To トラベル対象
Menmentei Wataya  / Niigata Tsubame・Sanjo・Iwamuro・Yahiko 4


Menmentei Wataya is a long-established inn that retains its Edo-period appearance, situated in Iwamuroonsen, one of the best onsen towns in Niigata.
It reopened as the inn of quality relaxation in 2013 after renovation, retaining its history and traditions.

The inn has 21 rooms in total and each room has a quiet environment where you can enjoy quality time with relaxation, feeling Iwamuro's four different seasons.
Four rooms are equipped with a free-flowing hot spring bath, which can't be found anywhere else in the prefecture, where you can spend your own private time.

"Wataya-no-yu" is a well known hot spring coming from two different sources with no added water, where a subtle sulphuric scent lingers.
For those who stay at our inn, you can use "Dairo-no-yu", our affiliated facility where you can experience three different types of baths with free-flowing hot spring waters.

After soaking deeply in the hot spring waters, you will be served with fresh seafood caught in the Japan Sea, homegrown vegetables, and Koshihikari rice.
Trying Daiginjo-grilled black throat seaperch and domestic beef wrapped in a leaf grilled with home-made miso is a must.
You can enjoy the aesthetics of seasonal vegetables and seafood along with regional, seasonal flavors.      
Read more


  • Rooms (-)
  • Plan (-)


Relux grade


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

Overall Rating(4 reviews)


















Other Facilities3.5/5

Mr./Ms. K.M(66)

Total points

Stayed in

Room type


Japanese Room (with bath)

客室および客室風呂がとても良かったです。 機会があったらまた利用したいと思います。

The rooms and room baths were very good. I would like to use it again if I have a chance.

Read in English

Mr./Ms. C.M(Private)

Total points

Stayed in

Room type


Japanese Room (with bath)

以價錢來說, 一切都非常好, 只是浴池比較細 !

In terms of price, everything is very good, but the bath is relatively thin!

Read in English

Mr./Ms. M.Y(55)

Total points

Stayed in

Room type


Western Single


Very warm hospitality. Thank you very much

Read in English



Menmentei Wataya


581 Iwamuroonsen, Nishikan Ward, Niigata [View map]

check-in / check-out time

15:00 / 10:00

CI/CO time may be different depending on plan.

Credit card


Number of guest rooms

21 room(s)


There is no restaurant here.
Read more


Our famous hot spring 'Wataya-no-yu', comes from two natural hot spring sources to which no other water is added. 

Wataya hot spring, which has a long history as a hot spring inn, is a highly regarded hot spring with three different springs, the famed water of Iwamuro hot spring and our sister facility, Tatakara hotspring Dairo-no-yu, and is also known as 'the silky-skin bath' due to it's skin-beautifying properties. 

In the panoramic open air bath, you can experience an exceptional bath while looking over Mount Matsuoka, known as the Mount Fuji of Iwamuro, and Mount Tatakara. On top of this, there are also rooms with inside bath where you can enjoy as much free flowing hot spring water as you want. 

The hot spring waters contain sulphuric sodium and calcium carbonate. (Hypotonic alkaline hot spring)
Temperature of the hot spring waters is 35.9℃ *temperature is sometimes raised during use

General Effects
Neuralgia, muscle pain, joint pain, aching shoulders, numbness from exercise, stiffness of joints, bruises, sprains, chronic gastrointestinal disease, hemorrhoids, poor circulation, post-sickness recovery, fatigue recovery, general promotion of health

Particularly Effective on the Following:
Cuts, burns, chronic skin disease, weaker children, chronic gynaecological ailments, diabetes 
Read more

Other facility information

WiFi is available throughout the building. 

On the first floor, you can find a shop selling famous goods and regional specialities from Niigata (including Koshihikari rice and famed Niigata sake). Please take some souvenirs home as a memory of your trip. 
Read more


Wheelchair accessible. 
Rental wheelchairs available. 
Barrier free toilets, barrier free rooms and rooms especially for wheelchair users available. 
Guest rooms with western style toilet available, guest rooms with handrails in the bathroom available, Braille information available in the building, toilets accessible by wheelchair  available 

Flexible food options for elderly guests, as well as for those with food allergies. 

*If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone. 
Read more


If you will arrive later than your planned check in time, please be sure to contact us. 
An additional hot spring tax is required. (150yen per guest) 
Read more


  • 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.

From Tokyo,
Tokyo station - (Joetsu Shinkansen) Tsubame-Sanjō Station - (JR Yahiko line) Yoshida station (Echigo line) Iwamuro station
Tokyo station - (Joetsu Shinkansen) Tsubame-Sanjō Station - (JR Yahiko line) Yahiko station

From Niigata Airport,
Niigata airport - limousine bus Niigata Airport Line - Niigata station - (Echigo line) Iwamuro station

Points of note
We'll provide you with a free lift from either Iwamuro station or Yahiko station to the inn.
Please phone us and make a reservation up to two days before your stay.

581 Iwamuroonsen, Nishikan Ward, Niigata

Open in Google Maps

8 of people have viewed this page within the past 24 hours.

Welcome to Relux