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The biggest charming point of Zao onsen is the famous ice monster in the world which made in the upper part of slope. Zao onsen village located in the foot of the mountains are originally traditional hot spring village where has long history as hot springs, not is made for ski resort.
Zao onsen is one of the most famous sulfur hot springs in Japan, there are 5 source group and 47 sources, and the biggest the scale in Yamagata prefecture. “Strongly acidic sulfur spring” is also known as hot spring for beautiful skin, and when you walk around this area, the smell of the sulfur effect the atmosphere of the hot spring town. There are a lot of Japanese traditional accommodations like a Japanese-style hotel/RYOKAN, and a public bath and an outdoor hot spring bath also.
You can enjoy tasting the peculiar dishes, Mongolian barbecue/ Jingiskan, Tama Konnyaku and Yamagata Soba etc. Sake and the wine are also famous in this area. The biggest charming point for Zao is that you can be satisfied with winter sports and best hot springs as the fully combination.
Zao Onsen Tourism Association
708-1 Zao Onsen, Yamagata-City, Yamagata 990-2301
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