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

Zao, Yamagata hotels and ryokans

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Zao Kokusai Hotel

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

      In 2004, Zao Kokusai Hotel newly opened Hachiemon-no-Yu (an all-season open-air bath), footbath and private bath, providing luxurious space to the guests to be able to take bathes as much as they want. In winter, please enjoy skiing on the slope.

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      JPY34,560

      USD311

      per night

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    Japanese style room

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    For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

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    JPY34,560-JPY194,400

    (USD311-USD1,753)
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    JPY34,992-JPY103,680

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    JPY37,152-JPY157,680

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    Miyamaso Takamiya

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        • 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 the cuisines by the best of seasonal ingredients.

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        JPY41,472

        USD374

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      Japanesestyle with two rooms Non Smoking

      Japanese style room

      For 2 to 4 occupant(s)

      Breakfast and Dinner Included

      JPY45,792-JPY131,760

      (USD412-USD1,188)
      Early bird discount
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      Japanesestyle with two rooms Non Smoking

      Japanese style room

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      Breakfast and Dinner Included

      JPY58,752-JPY141,480

      (USD529-USD1,275)
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      Japanese and Western style room Non Smoking

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      JPY41,472-JPY130,680

      (USD374-USD1,178)
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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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          JPY12,000

          USD108

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        May Special rate plan / Japanese style room without bath

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        JPY12,000-JPY23,200

        (USD108-USD209)
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        June Special rate plan / Japanese style room without bath

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        JPY12,000-JPY32,000

        (USD108-USD288)
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        JPY14,000-JPY45,000

        (USD126-USD405)
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        Takamiya Hotel Hammond

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            • Area : Zao Onsen, Yamagata, JP
            • Type : Ryokan
            • Code : 1512-005

            Rustic hot spring bath rooms surrounded by the magnificent mountains in Zao. Takamiya Hotel Hammond provides the comfortable space and guest rooms for travelers to unwind their mind and body.

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            JPY16,848

            USD151

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          JPY16,848-JPY52,920

          (USD151-USD477)
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          Book 14days in advance / Twin bed room

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          Breakfast and Dinner Included

          JPY17,280-JPY55,080

          (USD155-USD496)
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          JPY18,360-JPY56,700

          (USD165-USD511)
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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. Hotel is proud of their original cuisine which uses the season's vegetables.

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              JPY21,168

              USD190

              per night

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            Main building Japanese style room

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            JPY24,192-JPY98,280

            (USD218-USD886)
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            JPY34,992-JPY82,080

            (USD315-USD740)
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            Gesuto building Japanese style room

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            JPY21,168-JPY65,880

            (USD190-USD594)
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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 and uniquely designed appearance. It offers the resort activities not only ski season but also other seasons. It is equipped with tennis courts, hot spring bath and indoor pool.

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                JPY24,192

                USD218

                per night

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              Twin bed room

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              Breakfast and Dinner Included

              JPY24,192-JPY42,768

              (USD218-USD385)
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              Breakfast and Dinner Included

              JPY24,840-JPY66,420

              (USD224-USD599)
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              Twin bed room

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              Breakfast and Dinner Included

              JPY25,920-JPY68,040

              (USD233-USD613)
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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 with sunbeams streaming through leaves. An open-air bath newly opened in autumn, 2004. The hiking course that walks around the lake is a favorite choice to the guests. They can enjoy seeing the wild plants in season.

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                JPY24,192

                USD218

                per night

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              Twin bed room

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              For 2 occupant(s)

              Breakfast and Dinner Included

              JPY24,192-JPY30,672

              (USD218-USD276)
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              Japanese style room

              Japanese style room

              For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

              Breakfast and Dinner Included

              JPY28,512-JPY76,680

              (USD257-USD691)
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              Japanese style room

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              JPY30,672-JPY136,080

              (USD276-USD1,227)
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              Takamiya Village Hotel Jurin

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              • 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 could be seen . There are 4 types of bath including a Jet bath and open air bath.

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                JPY20,520

                USD185

                per night

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              Book 14days in advance / Japanese style room without bath

              Japanese style room

              For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

              Breakfast and Dinner Included

              JPY20,520-JPY89,100

              (USD185-USD803)
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              Japanese style room

              Japanese style room

              For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

              Breakfast and Dinner Included

              JPY21,168-JPY65,880

              (USD190-USD594)
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              Book 14days in advance / Japanese style room

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              Breakfast and Dinner Included

              JPY21,600-JPY91,800

              (USD194-USD827)
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              Omiya Ryokan

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

                  Omiya Ryokan built in the tea-ceremony house style flavored with the 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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                  JPY25,920

                  USD233

                  per night

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                Japanese style room without bath Non Smoking

                Japanese style room

                For 2 to 4 occupant(s)

                Breakfast and Dinner Included

                JPY25,920-JPY112,320

                (USD233-USD1,012)
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                Japanese style room without bath Non Smoking

                Japanese style room

                For 2 to 4 occupant(s)

                Breakfast and Dinner Included

                JPY28,512-JPY69,984

                (USD257-USD631)
                Non-smoking room Select
                Japanese style room without bath Non Smoking

                Japanese style room

                For 2 to 4 occupant(s)

                Breakfast and Dinner Included

                JPY28,512-JPY108,864

                (USD257-USD981)
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                Wald Berg

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

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

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                  JPY13,500

                  USD121

                  per night

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                July Special rate plan / Japanese style room

                Japanese style room

                For 1 to 5 occupant(s)

                Breakfast and Dinner Included

                JPY13,500-JPY55,000

                (USD121-USD496)
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                June Special rate plan / Japanese style room

                Japanese style room

                For 1 to 5 occupant(s)

                Breakfast and Dinner Included

                JPY13,500-JPY44,000

                (USD121-USD396)
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                May Special rate plan / Japanese style room

                Japanese style room

                For 2 to 5 occupant(s)

                Breakfast and Dinner Included

                JPY18,200-JPY37,500

                (USD164-USD338)
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                Zao Onsen Zao Plaza Hotel

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

                  Located on the height and the magnificent view of Zao mountain can be seen from our guest rooms and observatory open-air bath and restaurant.

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                  JPY12,500

                  USD112

                  per night

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                July Special rate plan / Japanese style room

                Japanese style room

                For 1 to 5 occupant(s)

                Breakfast and Dinner Included

                JPY12,500-JPY57,500

                (USD112-USD518)
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                June Special rate plan / Japanese style room

                Japanese style room

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                Breakfast and Dinner Included

                JPY12,500-JPY52,500

                (USD112-USD473)
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                May Special rate plan / Japanese style room

                Japanese style room

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                JPY19,000-JPY47,500

                (USD171-USD428)
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                Kinosato

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

                    We are the 1st Japanese style hotel in Zao. You can enjoy the view of Zao Mountains from your room and main bath. We are located at a quiet place and good for family and womens' group.

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                    JPY20,000

                    USD180

                    per night

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                  May Special rate plan / Japanese style room

                  Japanese style room

                  For 2 to 4 occupant(s)

                  Breakfast and Dinner Included

                  JPY20,000-JPY42,000

                  (USD180-USD378)
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                  Japanese style room

                  Japanese style room

                  For 2 to 4 occupant(s)

                  Breakfast and Dinner Included

                  JPY24,192-JPY95,904

                  (USD218-USD864)
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                  Japanese style room

                  Japanese style room

                  For 2 to 4 occupant(s)

                  Breakfast included

                  JPY24,240-JPY70,080

                  (USD218-USD632)
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