ZAO ONSEN SKI RESORT

Anyone can enjoy mountain integrated resort

Zao Onsen is a tourist mountain resort village that can be enjoyed all year round, with trekking, climbing and strolling among beautifully colored leaves from spring to autumn, and skiing, snowboarding and trekking in winter. There are also numerous charming and enjoyable events and activities. All these features help define Zao Onsen as a tourist mountain resort village.

Traditional onsen town stroll.

The Zao Hot Springs, there are emotional a spa town. Wrapped in aroma and steam of the hot springs, let's explore the spa town.
Souvenir shop and, cafe with a nice atmosphere. Contact is a recommendation of the spa town stroll for those who want to enjoy leisurely Zao Hot Springs.

ZAO Center Plaza

903-2 Zao Onsen Kawamae, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-694-9251

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Yoneya flagship store

14 Zao Onsen, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-694-9201

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Yoneya department store

973-2 Zao Onsen, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-693-0527

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Family mart convenience store

904-12 Zao Onsen kawamae, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-694-9622

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Lodge Matsupokkuri

25 Zao Onsen, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-694-9317

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Iseya

905 Zao Onsen kawamae, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-693-1212

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Confectionery store Minoriya

904-12 Zao Onsen kawamae, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-694-9622

Zao butcher Hori-chikusan

953-2 Zao Onsen, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-694-9236

Tanaka Kokeshi shop

875-12 Zao Onsen, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-694-9386

Shirakaba Store

710 Zao Onsen, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-694-9528

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Midoriya

42 Zao Onsen kawamae, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-694-9316

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Notoya

36 Zao Onsen, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-694-9205

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Souvenir shop Marushichi

955-9 Zao Onsen, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-694-9502

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Zao Service station

705-3 Zao Onsen sekigami, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-694-9298

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Ginrei Flagship shop

42 Zao Onsen kawamae, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-694-9120

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Souvenir shop Notoya

36 Zao Onsen, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-693-0123

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Liquor shop Ito yosaburo shoten

32 Zao Onsen, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-694-9336

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Yukigura

904-3 Zao Onsen, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-694-9218

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Sakura Massage

899 Zao Onsen, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-694-9140

“Walk in the sky” with cable cars

There are three different cable cars in Zao Onsen offering the opportunity to “walk in the sky” while enjoying a great view from above of Mt. Zao in any season.
The Zao Ropeway is registered as one of Japan’s romantic Satellites of Lover’s Sanctuary.

Zao Ropeway

229-3 Zao Onsen, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-694-9518

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Zao central ropeway

940-1 Zao Onsen, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-694-9168

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Zao sky cable

794 Zao Onsen, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-694-9420

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Bathe and listen to the murmur of a stream while enjoying the seasons on the mountain in the Big Open-Air Bath

The Zao Onsen Big Open-Air Bath is a must in Zao Onsen. It offers a great outdoor bath experience surrounded by wilderness.

Opening period / closed during winter time
Opening hours / 6:00-19:00
Fees / adult: 470 yen & child: 260 yen
Parking / There is a user's private car park.
Inquiry / Robata: TEL 023-694-9417

Trek among the great nature and seasonal changes

There are numerous trekking courses along the mountains near Zao Onsen. With an elevation of almost 1000 meters, there are various courses suitable for anyone from beginners to advanced-level trekkers, along with walking courses in the woods, but also in wetlands, bleak landscapes and volcanic regions. Another characteristic of Zao Onsen is to be surrounded by an abundance of vegetation, and an especially large variety of alpine plants.

Activities for kids

The Zao Onsen Super Slider offers a long slide down the mountainside while feeling the breeze of the highlands. Note that the slide is available to not only kids but also adults.
Inquiry / TEL 023-694-9417

Winter activities for kids

Snow Park has play safely children.The children rejoice playground equipment offers a lot.

Omori slope

Sunpal snow park

Zao Onsen, Yamagata-City, YAMAGATA JAPAN

+81-23-694-9055

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Night snow monster tour

Take the new snow vehicle, you can experience up close the night of snow monster light up and hoarfrost.
Inquiry / 023-694-9518
http://zaoropeway.co.jp/

Snow shoe trekking

Walk in the snow wearing a snowshoe.You might meet a mysterious scenery of Zao do not know.

Enjoy Nature, Culture and History in Zao Onsen

The nature-rich Zao Onsen offers different experiences with the change of seasons, with ice monsters in winter, cherry blossoms and ice walls in spring, a cool retreat and gardening events in summer, and color-changing leaves and a sea of clouds in autumn. Enjoying such changing scenery all year long is another charm of Zao Onsen.

Open Garden in the Zao Pension Village

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Fresh greenery of the highlands

Memorial to the achievements of Toni Sailer

The world-famous Austrian skier who brought the spotlight on Zao around the globe.

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Hutte Jaren

Ruins of Jiro Shirasu’s villa, a famous Japanese businessman.

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Zao Jizoson

God against misfortune built in 1775.

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Zao Daikokuten

God for success in business.

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Zao Daigongen

God for inviting peace and offering protection against all kind of evil.

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Okama

It changes color many times a day.

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Dokko numa pond

Mysterious pond located 1400 meters above sea level in the woods of the highlands.

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Shigi no yachi numa pond

Pond within the Zao Onsen resort village. Discover the various seasonal flowers of Zao Onsen by hiking the 1.2 km loop course around it.

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Sukawa onsen shinto shrine

Historical shrine watching over Zao Onsen.

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Mogami Yoshiaki Chikara ishi

Large stone that weighs about 190 kg. Legend says that a feudal lord who ruled over Yamagata about 400 years ago lifted it.

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Yakushi shinto shrine

Temple built to attract visitors and help the development of Zao Onsen.

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