ZAO ONSEN SKI RESORT

ZAO
ONSEN
SKI RESORT

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Zao Onsen, located in Yamagata city in the northeastern region of Tohoku, is one of Japan’s most renowned mountain tourist destinations. Standing about 800 meters above sea level and among splendid mountains, this traditional hot spring village surrounded by nature boasts many hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. Zao Onsen has a long history and is said to have been discovered in the year AD 110.

The surroundings of Zao Onsen are rich with mountains and wilderness, and after a ride on one of the three cable cars departing from the hot spring village, it is possible to enjoy with ease trekking in summer or the brightly colored leaves in autumn.

In winter, those surrounding mountains turn into slopes for the top-class Zao Onsen Ski Resort, renowned in Japan for its large scale. Another distinguishing feature of this resort village is the opportunity to get a view of the “Ice (or Snow) Monsters”, trees coated with ice and snow that take on a surreal appearance, a rare winter phenomenon worldwide.

Zao Onsen is one of the top mountain tourist spots in Japan, surrounded by splendid mountains rich in nature, and with 1900 years of venerable hot springs tradition.We look forward to your visit!

HOT SPRING

SKI & SNOW BOARD

FOODS

ACCESS

Zao Onsen is easily accessible by Shinkansen bullet trains, airplanes or highway buses from some of Japan’s main international airports.

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STAY IN ZAO

Zao Onsen boasts various accommodations for all tastes, including ryokans, the traditional Japanese inns,
but also hotels, lodges and B&Bs, all conveniently located within the resort village.

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