Zao Onsen

The best hot spring in Japan which has the history since the age of the gods.

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Zao hot spring is located at the foot of the Yamagata prefecture side of the Zao mountain range, and popular for the Zao ski resort for skiing during winter and the hard rime which is created by the wild nature called "Snow monster" is popular.
From Zao Onsen which is the home territory of the Zao mountain peak, you can enjoy the great nature of Zao every season while enjoying walks and treks while heading to the summit while taking a walk in the air with three ropeway.
Going to the Zao Echo Line, you can visit Zao's attractions, including Okama

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

Furuyu is famous for its 1800 years history in the ancient times, which is said to have been discovered at the time of the eastward trip of Yamato Takeru. Spring quality is a strongly acidic sulfur spring known as "beauty-making hot water", it is said to have blood circulation promotion effect and bactericidal effect. Apart from accommodation, there are three communal baths, five day-trip hot spring facilities and three foot baths, including Zao hot sprng large outdoor baths as the hot spring specialities. There is a convenient "Hot Spring Tour Kokeshi " to enjoy the hot spring.
  • Spring Qualities

    Sulfur hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Atopic dermatitis Psoriasis vulgaris Epidermoid pyoga Chronic eczema


Access by public transportation.

About 45 minutes by bus from JR East Ouuhonsen· Yamagata Station

Access by car

About 30 minutes from Yamagata Expressway / Yamagata Zao IC

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