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Feeling the beauty of Japanese four seasons in Yamagata!

Zao hot spring

Zao hot spring is one of the OuuSantakayu said to be discovered by Tagayu Kibino who followed Yamato takeruno mikoto for east conquest. Zao hot spring is popular as a use of balneotherapy with its rare properties of alum vitriol springs. In the middle of the town, the street is lined with hotels and the odor of sulfer fouls the nose of tourists. At the very back of Zao hot spring town, there is a "great open air spa" where 200 people can bath at the same time. Milk-whilte colored hot water gushing out with rush. Zao hot spring has three common bathes and Yamagata Zao hot spring ski run in its back. In the neighborhood of Zao hot spring, there are a crater of Zao, Zao highland, trees covered with snow and ice, temple in the mountains and many other tourist attractions.

Benefit:skin diseases, chronic eczema

Hotels in Zao hot spring

  • Hotel Jurin

  • Shinzanso Takamiya

  • Sakaiya

  • Hotel Taihei

  • Oomiya

  • Hotel Zao

  • Tsuruya

  • Hotel Lucent Takamiya

  • Zao International Hotel

  • Hotel Oakhill

  • Hotel Matsukaneya Annex

  • Hotel valdberg

  • Hotel Kiraku

  • Ki no Sato

  • Zao Wakamatsuya

  • Le Vert Zao

  • Zao Shiki Hotel>

  • Hotel Hammond Takamiya

  • Robata

  • Pension Sutera

  • Rurikura Resort

  • Yoshidaya

  • Shosenkaku

  • Shoeikan

  • Hotel Zao Plaza

  • Ryuzanso

  • Zao Center Plaza

  • Yamagataya

  • Zao Hakuginso

  • Ebiya

Access to Zao hot spring

Access: JR Yamagata station -> 40minutes by bus/ Yamagata highway Yamagata Zao IC -> 16.5km 20minutes

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Yamagata info is the web site to introduce Yamagata Prefecture of Japan, mainly about the tourist attractions and hot springs which may help those who are planning on a trip to Yamagata.

The place where beautiful Japanese nature and unique culture still remain.

Sightseeing in Yamagata Sightseeing in Yamagata

Spring:Cherry blossoms are at their best from April.
Summer:Hot. Visiting hamlet is recommended.
Fall:Beauty of the leaves when turned in autum. Imoni festivals everywhere!
Winter:Freezing cold with snow, and the trees will be coverd with them and ice.
Snow:Cold, but not as delicous as shaved ice.

So many things to see and experience throughout the year!

Gotta eat them! Gotta eat them!

Cherries:70% of cherries in Japan are produced in Yamagata Prefecture.
La France pears:The queen of the fruits is also Yamagata's best production.
Yonezawa Beef:As known as "Matsuzaka" of the west, and "Yonezawa" of the east.
Imoni:One of the local dishes of Yamagata which beef soup and taro roots are boiled and seasoned together.
Soba:Buckwheat noodles.
Cold ramen:Yamagata is the birthplace for cold ramen; the chinese noodle.

Yamagata food = delicacy of Japan

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Yamagata Prefecture official web site
Yamagata Airport
Japan Railways in eastern Japan

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