RYOKANS providing rooms with private open-air/Onsen baths
Book Zao Kokusai Hotel in Zao Onsen— Brimming with rustic flavor, the wooden Hachiemon bath is famous. Enjoy 100% “kakenagashi” (never recycled) sulfur bathing. 5 min. by walk to the ropeway station bound for the peak of Mount Zao. A ski-in/ski-out accommodation. 160 min by JR Shinkansen from Tokyo Station (Yamagata Sta.)
Japanese ryokan food, dinner and breakfast – a ryokan providing local foodstuff
Yamagata beef and vegetables.
A ryokan particularly good for health and beauty
A hot spring with floating “yu no hana” （sediment and deposits containing hot spring components）. The water is good for skin problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.
Modern hotel-style ryokan
A ski-in/ski-out accommodation in Zao. This ryokan combines a traditional Japanese ambiance with strong resort hotel elements.
Top hot spring and ski resort – Zao, Tohoku
Zao is famous for its snow monsters (December to March, and its current peak is mid-February). Enjoy the view while skiing, snowboarding, or riding the ropeway. Also famous for its fine snow.
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