7.1km from Aji NotokeidaitsuruokaWe arrived at Yutagama Onsen after sunset. The entire town was so quiet that we could hear ourselves breathing. GPS kept telling us we arrived at the destination but there was no sign of it. We had been circling for 5 mins in narrow streets till we realised the ryokan’s entrance was tucked 15m away from the main road, carpark was 50m away. We got off and staff brought our bags and led the way. A warm reception area to check in and we were led to our room shortly. The double storey room has the sitting area on the entry level with the bedroom and a private onsen on the top floor. Our meals were served in a private room with a nice Japanese garden view. Generous portion of food and an extensive list of local Yamagata sake. There are two public baths to switch between genders. Both were spacious. One had an interesting deco of an aquarium and another stone rabbits to touch up both indoor and outdoor bath. Value for money for a night with two meals at $450.