RYOKANS providing rooms with private open-air baths
Book Zao Kokusai Hotel in Zao Onsen (Yamagata)— Brimming with rustic flavor, the wooden Hachiemon bath is famous. Enjoy 100% “kakenagashi” (never recycled) sulfur bathing with floating “yu no hana” （sediment and deposits containing hot spring components）. 5 min. by walk to the ropeway station bound for the peak of Mount Zao. A ski-in/ski-out accommodation.
Access: Two hours 45 minutes by JR Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Yamagata Station, then 40 minutes by shuttle bus (Advance booking required)
Private Onsens (For couples, families, tattoo wearers)
Rental hot spring baths for private use (outside guest rooms): 3 baths
Spring quality/qualities (Please refer to this page for the health merits)
Acid spring, Sulfur spring, Sulfate spring, Chloride spring
Tourist spots nearby
Okama Crater and Mount Zao, Zao Snow Monsters (late January to early March), Ginzan Onsen, Yamadera Temple
Top hot spring and ski resort – Zao
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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*Smoking is prohibited in all rooms