A traditional Japanese inn

with a modern touch


Renovated a historical mansion


HATAGO ISEN which is located right in front of Echigo Yuzawa station on the west exit, is a traditional ryokan that has been renovated in a modern style. HATAGO which is written in the alphabet represents the desire to share the local culture and Japanese values with the people from all around the world by offering local tastes and experiences while maintaining the style of a traditional Japanese inn where guests can spend their time freely. HATAGO ISEN is a place where you can learn and experience the traditions and culture of the region; such as the local cuisine using local produces, and products born in the region.

HATAGO ISEN is listed in the Michelin Guide 2020 Niigata in the ryokan category and recognized as a two pavilion ryokan, where the number of pavilions indicates that ryugon is a "comfortable" ryokan.

Special only with MYU

Receive a special gift of 900g

of the famous Uonuma brand koshihikari rice


The snowmelt flowing from the mountains to the paddy field combined with the long hours of sunlight and large temperature differences between day and night is a very important factor in growing delicious rice. We hope you would have a taste of the Uonuma brand koshihikari rice which obtained the highest rank of Special A in Japan.

  • Present your booking confirmation upon check-in at ryugon and you will receive the free gift.


Taste the authenticity of "Yukiguni"


The wisdom of surviving the long winter is strongly applied in food preservation and is still alive today. Wild vegetables in early spring and mushrooms in late autumn are preserved by applying the drying or salting technique which has been passed down for generations. Fermented foods brewed in the snow such as sake, miso and soy sauce; are stored at a low temperature to deepen their flavor. The restaurant Murangozzo which has been certified as a Michelin restaurant, uses variety of fresh local ingredients found in the Snow Country and creates unique dishes which draws out their natural flavors. Murangozzo is the go to place if you want to experience the "Snow Country Gastronomy".




In this room you can enjoy an open-air hot spring bath right outside your room, with the hot spring water flowing directly from the source all day. You could enjoy your time slowly in this private room.

【32m² 1-3 guests】



A small study area has been set up in one corner of the room facing the window, in case guests would like to sit to read a book or work on their computer. And if you ever get tired, you can always take a rest on the bed right next to it.

【27m² 1-3 guests】



There is an open-air cypress bath which is open for 24 hours so you could enter at any time you like. In the winter, a round kotatsu is placed in the tatami room in case guests would like to take a short warm nap. Experience a relaxing time with family and friends in this room which makes you feel like being in the countryside.

【10 tatami mats 1-6 guests】



By train

Take the Joetsu Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Echigo-Yuzawa Station (approximately 70 minutes), and 50 meters (approximately 1 minute) from the west exit of Echigo-Yuzawa Station


By car

Approximately 5 minutes from the Yuzawa IC exit


Please read the following before you proceed to the reservation.

Additional information

  • The rates do not include the transportation fee between the accommodation and your residence.

  • Check-in time is at 14:00, and check-out time is at 10:00.

  • Your booking confirmation will be sent within 1-2 business days.

  • We will ask you to complete the payment after the booking has been confirmed.

  • You may be asked to present your residence card as proof of identification upon check-in.

  • Please be sure to check "the Go to Travel compliance policy" in advance. 


Cancellation policy


  • From 3 to 2 business days prior to the reserved date: 20% of the total amount

  • 1 business day prior to the reserved date: 50% of the total amount

  • On the reserved date or no show: 100% of the total amount Optional tour

Optional tour

  • Please refer to the cancellation policy stated under each optional tour.