Zao Onsen Resort

Zao Onsen, located in Yamagata city in the northeastern region of Tohoku, is one of Japan’s most renowned mountain tourist destinations

Standing about 800 meters above sea level and among splendid mountains, this traditional hot spring village surrounded by nature boasts many hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops.

In winter, surrounding mountains turn into slopes for the top-class Zao Onsen Ski Resort, renowned in Japan for its large scale.

Another distinguishing feature of this resort village is the opportunity to get a view of the “Ice (or Snow) Monsters”, trees coated with ice and snow that take on a surreal appearance, a rare winter phenomenon worldwide.

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