Tendo Onsen

The town of hot spring and Shogi in the nostalgic Michinoku Region

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Situated in Tendo City, Yamagata Prefecture, the hot spring resort is known for their place markers for the Japanese chess, Shogi. Its central location in Yamagata makes it a convenient base for touring the Prefecture.

You may want to visit Risshakuji Temple in a mountain that the famous poet, Matsuo Basho described or Jakushoji Temple known for the blessing of match-making.

After meandering around the hot spring town and foot baths, soak in the healing soft water and savor your travel in Michinoku Region.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

In 1911, people were digging a rice patch to make a well for irrigation, when hot water sprang up.

This is a low-alkaline sulfate spring, gentle and has a beauty effect on your skin, as well as properties good for hardened arteries, cuts, burns, joint pain, and chronic chills. There are three foot-baths in town.
  • Spring Qualities

    Sulfate hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Coldness Peripheral circulation disorder Depression Cuts Skin dryness


Access by public transportation.

About 5 min by taxi from Tendo Train Station

Access by car

About 20 min by car from Yamagata-Kita Interchange

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