Zao, Yamagata

Zao, located on the Yamagata-Miyagi prefectural border, is a mountain park centered in the Zao Mountain Range. You can enjoy the beauty of nature there, when you visit locations such as the mysterious Okama crater lake, also known as Goshiki-numa (five-color marsh). It is known for its varying water colors which can change several times a day. Also well known is the Zao Shizen-shokubutsu-en (botanical garden), a treasure house of alpine plants. Aboard the ropeway car, you can take a bird's eye view of the whole Yamagata Basin, or enjoy the night view and the starry sky from a lodge or inn.
If you prefer heat to cold, the Zao-onsen Hot Spring at the mouth of Zao National Park is highly recommended. It has long been known as one of the best hot springs to enjoy open-air baths and public hot baths, one of which is a large open-air bath that can accommodate 200 people at a time! As for dining, you can taste dishes unique to this region such as Mongolian barbecue, a pheasant dish called 'Shinzan-nabe' (hot pot), a char dish, and boiled taro.

Zao, Yamagata

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Zao Kokusai Hotel

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      • Area : Zao Onsen, Yamagata, JP
      • Type : Ryokan
      • Code : 1512-028

      Zao Kokusai Hotel offers an all-season open-air bath, footbath and private bath, providing luxurious spaces for guests. In winter, guests can enjoy skiing on the slopes just in front of the hotel and view silver frost on the trees.

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    • From:

      JPY30,800

      USD284

      per night

    Rate Room type Meals Avg per night    
    SKI&SNOWBOARD Deluxe Twin bed room Non Smoking

    Deluxe twin bed room

    For 2 occupant(s)

    Breakfast and Dinner Included

    JPY33,000-JPY107,800

    (USD304-USD994)
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    Japanese style room Non Smoking

    Japanese style room

    For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

    Breakfast and Dinner Included

    JPY35,200-JPY203,500

    (USD324-USD1,876)
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    Deluxe Twin bed room Non Smoking

    Deluxe twin bed room

    For 2 occupant(s)

    Breakfast and Dinner Included

    JPY37,400-JPY96,800

    (USD344-USD892)
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    Miyamaso Takamiya

      • Hotel facade
        • Area : Zao Onsen, Yamagata, JP
        • Type : Ryokan
        • Code : 1512-004

        Miyamaso Takamiya is a long-established authentic Japanese style hotel and located at the highest point in the Zao hot spring resort. Miyamaso Takamiya offers cuisine using the best of the seasonal ingredients available.

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        JPY39,600

        USD365

        per night

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      Japanesestyle with two rooms Non Smoking

      Japanese style room

      For 2 to 4 occupant(s)

      Breakfast and Dinner Included

      JPY45,320-JPY95,040

      (USD418-USD876)
      Early bird discount
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      Japanesestyle with two rooms Non Smoking

      Japanese style room

      For 2 to 4 occupant(s)

      Breakfast and Dinner Included

      JPY45,320-JPY138,160

      (USD418-USD1,274)
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      Multiple nights discount
      Non-smoking room
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      SKI&SNOWBOARD Japanese and Western style room Non Smoking

      Japanese and Western style room

      For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

      Breakfast and Dinner Included

      JPY39,600-JPY148,500

      (USD365-USD1,369)
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      Hotel Oakhill

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          • Area : Zao Onsen, Yamagata, JP
          • Type : Ryokan
          • Code : 1512-020

          Located on a hill in a natural beech forest, Hotel Oakhill is a Japanese-style resort hotel with hot springs. Please enjoy the open-air hot spring baths made of cypress and rocks. Atrium lobby is fantasic.

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          JPY10,340

          USD95

          per night

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        SKI&SNOWBOARD Japanese style room without bath

        Japanese style room

        For 2 to 4 occupant(s)

        No meals.

        JPY10,340-JPY52,800

        (USD95-USD486)
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        SKI&SNOWBOARD Japanese style room without bath

        Japanese style room

        For 2 to 4 occupant(s)

        Breakfast included

        JPY12,540-JPY57,200

        (USD115-USD527)
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        Japanese style room without bath

        Japanese style room

        For 2 to 4 occupant(s)

        Breakfast included

        JPY12,980-JPY25,960

        (USD119-USD239)
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        HOTEL MATSUGANEYA ANNEX

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            • Area : Zao Onsen, Yamagata, JP
            • Type : Ryokan
            • Code : 1512-023

            Set in a beautiful location surrounded by mountains and nature, it is no wonder that HOTEL MATSUGANEYA ANNEX is popular with artists. The clean décor, fresh flowers, homemade cuisine and baths makes staying here a more comforting experience.

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            JPY14,300

            USD131

            per night

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          SKI&SNOWBOARD West wing Japanese style room without bath and toilet

          Japanese style room

          For 1 to 4 occupant(s)

          Breakfast and Dinner Included

          JPY14,300-JPY66,000

          (USD131-USD608)
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          Japanese style room

          Japanese style room

          For 2 to 3 occupant(s)

          No meals.

          JPY18,260-JPY32,670

          (USD168-USD301)
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          Japanese style room

          Japanese style room

          For 2 to 3 occupant(s)

          Breakfast included

          JPY20,900-JPY37,290

          (USD192-USD343)
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          Takamiya Rurikura Resort

              • Area : Zao Onsen, Yamagata, JP
              • Type : Ryokan
              • Code : 1512-024

              Takamiya Rurikura Resort is a new type of resort hotel in Zao with a uniquely designed appearance. It offers resort activities throughout the seasons. The hotel is equipped with tennis courts, hot spring baths and an indoor pool.

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              JPY19,800

              USD182

              per night

            Rate Room type Meals Avg per night    
            SKI&SNOWBOARD Western style room Non Smoking

            Twin bed room

            For 2 to 3 occupant(s)

            Breakfast and Dinner Included

            JPY19,800-JPY75,900

            (USD182-USD700)
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            Zao Astraea Hotel

              • Hotel facade
                • Area : Zao Onsen, Yamagata, JP
                • Type : Hotel
                • Code : 1512-037

                About 45 minutes from JR Yamagata Station. Located at the highest altitude of 960m among Zao onsen resorts, this hotel is closest to Zao Yokokura Slope. The best location for skiing in winter. You can also enjoy cooler highland climate in summer.

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              • From:

                JPY19,800

                USD182

                per night

              Rate Room type Meals Avg per night    
              SKI&SNOWBOARD Twin bed room

              Twin bed room

              For 2 to 3 occupant(s)

              Breakfast and Dinner Included

              JPY19,800-JPY59,400

              (USD182-USD547)
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              Hotel Lucent Takamiya

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                  • Area : Zao Onsen, Yamagata, JP
                  • Type : Ryokan
                  • Code : 1512-012

                  Hotel Lucent Takamiya is located in front of Zao Ropeway Station and very convenient for hiking and skiing. The hotel is proud of their original cuisine which uses the freshest seasonal vegetables available.

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                • From:

                  JPY19,800

                  USD182

                  per night

                Rate Room type Meals Avg per night    
                SKI&SNOWBOARD Main building Japanese style room Non Smoking

                Japanese style room

                For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

                Breakfast and Dinner Included

                JPY19,800-JPY104,500

                (USD182-USD963)
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                SKI&SNOWBOARD New building Japanese style room Non Smoking

                Japanese style room

                For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

                Breakfast and Dinner Included

                JPY24,200-JPY115,500

                (USD223-USD1,065)
                Early bird discount
                Multiple nights discount
                Non-smoking room
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                SKI&SNOWBOARD Main building Japanese and Western style room Non Smoking

                Japanese and Western style room

                For 4 to 9 occupant(s)

                Breakfast and Dinner Included

                JPY39,600-JPY188,100

                (USD365-USD1,734)
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                Zao Shiki no Hotel

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                • Hotel facade
                  • Area : Zao Onsen, Yamagata, JP
                  • Type : Ryokan
                  • Code : 1512-018

                  Zao Shiki no Hotel is a stylish hotel popular with hikers for the trail around the lake. In winter, guests can enjoy skiing on the slopes located only three minutes from the hotel as well as seeing silver frost on trees and trekking.

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                • From:

                  JPY26,400

                  USD243

                  per night

                Rate Room type Meals Avg per night    
                SKI&SNOWBOARD Japanese style room Non Smoking

                Japanese style room

                For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

                Breakfast and Dinner Included

                JPY26,400-JPY181,500

                (USD243-USD1,674)
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                Japanese style room

                Japanese style room

                For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

                Breakfast and Dinner Included

                JPY30,800-JPY170,500

                (USD284-USD1,572)
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                Japanese style room

                Japanese style room

                For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

                Breakfast and Dinner Included

                JPY33,660-JPY84,150

                (USD310-USD776)
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                Takamiya Village Hotel Jurin

                • Parking (free)
                • Hotel facade
                  • Area : Zao Onsen, Yamagata, JP
                  • Type : Ryokan
                  • Code : 1512-014

                  From Hotel Jurin, a 360-degree view of Zao is available and Asahi mountains and Iide mountain can also be seen. There are 4 types of baths including a Jet bath and an open air bath.

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                  JPY17,600

                  USD162

                  per night

                Rate Room type Meals Avg per night    
                SKI&SNOWBOARD Twin bed room Non Smoking

                Twin bed room

                For 2 occupant(s)

                Breakfast and Dinner Included

                JPY19,800-JPY61,600

                (USD182-USD568)
                Early bird discount
                Multiple nights discount
                Non-smoking room
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                SKI&SNOWBOARD Japanese style room without bath Non Smoking

                Japanese style room

                For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

                Breakfast and Dinner Included

                JPY17,600-JPY99,000

                (USD162-USD913)
                Early bird discount
                Multiple nights discount
                Non-smoking room
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                SKI&SNOWBOARD Japanese style room Non Smoking

                Japanese style room

                For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

                Breakfast and Dinner Included

                JPY19,800-JPY104,500

                (USD182-USD963)
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                Omiya Ryokan

                  • Hotel facade
                    • Area : Zao Onsen, Yamagata, JP
                    • Type : Ryokan
                    • Code : 1512-002

                    Omiya Ryokan, built in a tea-ceremony house style flavored with Taisho romanticism has a history of 1000 years since its opening. Guests can fully enjoy milky white spring water constantly gushing out of a stonewall.

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                    JPY19,800

                    USD182

                    per night

                  Rate Room type Meals Avg per night    
                  SKI&SNOWBOARD Japanese style room without bath Non Smoking

                  Japanese style room

                  For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

                  Breakfast and Dinner Included

                  JPY26,400-JPY165,000

                  (USD243-USD1,521)
                  Non-smoking room Select
                  Japanese style room without bath Non Smoking

                  Japanese style room

                  For 2 to 4 occupant(s)

                  Breakfast and Dinner Included

                  JPY26,400-JPY114,400

                  (USD243-USD1,055)
                  Non-smoking room Select
                  Japanese style room without bath Non Smoking

                  Japanese style room

                  For 2 to 4 occupant(s)

                  Breakfast and Dinner Included

                  JPY28,820-JPY123,640

                  (USD265-USD1,140)
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                  Mogami Takayu Zenshichi no Yu

                    • Hotel facade
                      • Area : Zao Onsen, Yamagata, JP
                      • Type : Ryokan
                      • Code : 1512-013

                      Standing on a quiet height looking down Zao Onsen town. Open-air hot spring baths using 100% natural spring water, heated water bath and private open-air bath and private bath for pets are available.

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                    • From:

                      JPY15,400

                      USD142

                      per night

                    Rate Room type Meals Avg per night    
                    SKI&SNOWBOARD Japanese style room without bath Non Smoking

                    Japanese style room

                    For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

                    No meals.

                    JPY15,400-JPY77,000

                    (USD142-USD710)
                    Early bird discount
                    Multiple nights discount
                    Non-smoking room
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                    Book 90days in advance / Japanese style room without bath Non Smoking

                    Japanese style room

                    For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

                    No meals.

                    JPY16,500-JPY55,000

                    (USD152-USD507)
                    Early bird discount
                    Non-smoking room
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                    SKI&SNOWBOARD Japanese style room without bath Non Smoking

                    Japanese style room

                    For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

                    Breakfast included

                    JPY16,500-JPY79,750

                    (USD152-USD735)
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                    Wald Berg

                    • Parking (free)
                    • Hotel facade
                      • Area : Zao Onsen, Yamagata, JP
                      • Type : Ryokan
                      • Code : 1512-017

                      Wald Berg is a stylish European-style hotel located on a cool plateau and 300 meters away from the center of Zao Onsen. The room is Japanese style with shower toilet. Hotel serves homemade cuisine featuring seasonal ingredients.

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                    • From:

                      JPY17,600

                      USD162

                      per night

                    Rate Room type Meals Avg per night    
                    SKI&SNOWBOARD Japanese style room

                    Japanese style room

                    For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

                    Breakfast and Dinner Included

                    JPY17,600-JPY99,000

                    (USD162-USD913)
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                    Japanese style room

                    Japanese style room

                    For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

                    Breakfast included

                    JPY18,920-JPY47,300

                    (USD174-USD436)
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                    Japanese style room

                    Japanese style room

                    For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

                    Breakfast and Dinner Included

                    JPY23,760-JPY59,400

                    (USD219-USD547)
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                    Meitoya So

                      • Hotel facade
                        • Area : Zao Onsen, Yamagata, JP
                        • Type : Ryokan
                        • Code : 1512-003

                        Ogi no Yakata Okazakiya Ryokan is located among trees that change their leaves in the four seasons, and displays the flowers growing nearby in the lobby, corridor and the guest rooms.

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                        JPY17,600

                        USD162

                        per night

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                      SKI&SNOWBOARD Japanese modern room without bath Non Smoking

                      Japanese style room

                      For 2 to 3 occupant(s)

                      Breakfast and Dinner Included

                      JPY17,600-JPY75,900

                      (USD162-USD700)
                      Early bird discount
                      Multiple nights discount
                      Non-smoking room
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                      SKI&SNOWBOARD Japanese style room without bath Non Smoking

                      Japanese style room

                      For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

                      Breakfast and Dinner Included

                      JPY17,600-JPY99,000

                      (USD162-USD913)
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                      Zao Center Plaza

                      • Nearest staition within 5 minutes walk
                      • Hotel facade
                        • Area : Zao Onsen, Yamagata, JP
                        • Type : Ryokan
                        • Code : 1512-010

                        Zao Center Plaza uses Zao's famous hot spring water known for curing various ailments and skin beautifying properties at their outdor bath and main bath, showers and Jacuzzi.

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                      • From:

                        JPY12,672

                        USD116

                        per night

                      Rate Room type Meals Avg per night    
                      East wing Twin bed room without bath

                      Twin bed room

                      For 2 to 4 occupant(s)

                      Breakfast included

                      JPY12,672-JPY40,412

                      (USD116-USD372)
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                      Main building Twin bed room without bath

                      Twin bed room

                      For 2 to 6 occupant(s)

                      Breakfast included

                      JPY13,690-JPY72,840

                      (USD126-USD671)
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                      East wing Twin bed room without bath

                      Twin bed room

                      For 2 to 4 occupant(s)

                      Breakfast and Dinner Included

                      JPY14,872-JPY44,812

                      (USD137-USD413)
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                      Zao Onsen Zao Plaza Hotel

                      • Parking (free)
                      • Hotel facade
                        • Area : Zao Onsen, Yamagata, JP
                        • Type : Ryokan
                        • Code : 1512-049

                        Located high in the mountains, a magnificent view of Zao mountain can be seen from the guest rooms, open-air bath and restaurant.

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                      • From:

                        JPY19,360

                        USD178

                        per night

                      Rate Room type Meals Avg per night    
                      Japanese style room

                      Japanese style room

                      For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

                      Breakfast included

                      JPY19,360-JPY92,400

                      (USD178-USD852)
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                      SKI&SNOWBOARD Japanese style room

                      Japanese style room

                      For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

                      Breakfast and Dinner Included

                      JPY22,000-JPY115,500

                      (USD202-USD1,065)
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                      Japanese style room

                      Japanese style room

                      For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

                      Breakfast included

                      JPY22,880-JPY47,300

                      (USD211-USD436)
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                      Kinosato

                        • Hotel facade
                          • Area : Zao Onsen, Yamagata, JP
                          • Type : Ryokan
                          • Code : 1512-041

                          The 1st Japanese style hotel in Zao. You can enjoy the view of Zao Mountains from your room and main bath. Situated in a quiet location, the hotel is particularly good for families and female-only groups.

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                          JPY21,340

                          USD196

                          per night

                        Rate Room type Meals Avg per night    
                        Japanese style room

                        Japanese style room

                        For 2 to 4 occupant(s)

                        No meals.

                        JPY21,340-JPY47,520

                        (USD196-USD438)
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                        Japanese style room

                        Japanese style room

                        For 2 to 4 occupant(s)

                        Breakfast included

                        JPY23,760-JPY52,800

                        (USD219-USD486)
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                        Japanese style room

                        Japanese style room

                        For 2 to 4 occupant(s)

                        Breakfast and Dinner Included

                        JPY30,800-JPY101,200

                        (USD284-USD933)
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                        Zao Waka no Yado Wakamatsuya

                        • Parking (free)
                        • Convenience store within 5 minutes walk
                          • Area : Zao Onsen, Yamagata, JP
                          • Type : Ryokan
                          • Code : 1512-006

                          Located at the upland of Zao hot springs resort and offers the magnificent views of mountains. Natural hot spring cures your fatigue. Traditional Japanese-style cuisine, prepared with seasonal fresh ingredients is delicious.

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                        • From:

                          JPY33,000

                          USD304

                          per night

                        Rate Room type Meals Avg per night    
                        Japanese style room

                        Japanese style room

                        For 2 to 4 occupant(s)

                        Breakfast and Dinner Included

                        JPY33,000-JPY110,000

                        (USD304-USD1,014)
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