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Zao Onsen Outdoor Hot Spring

853-3 Zao Onsen, Yamagata 990-2301, Yamagata Prefecture
+81 23-694-9417
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Great Outdoor Ambience

Fantastic to sit in a hot spring in the middle of nature - all the greenery around me when I was... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
AndyandCathy
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Canberra
Great outdoor Onsen experience

This is a beautiful outdoor onsen bathing in naturally hot and sulfuric water flowing from the... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Jeufeubcn
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Jun 20, 2018
“Great Outdoor Ambience”
Jun 28, 2017
“Great outdoor Onsen experience”
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853-3 Zao Onsen, Yamagata 990-2301, Yamagata Prefecture
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+81 23-694-9417
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Fantastic to sit in a hot spring in the middle of nature - all the greenery around me when I was there. A couple of big pools. You need to walk down a set of stairs to get to the washing area before you enter...More

1  Thank AndyandCathy
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful outdoor onsen bathing in naturally hot and sulfuric water flowing from the mountain in a very picturesque setting. Very relaxing.

Thank Jeufeubcn
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

This place used to be beautiful naturally. Now they have built tunnels in full view in order to hide the men's section . This totally destroy the ambience of the place. Such a pity because the onsen is in such a beautiful natural location, surrounded...More

1  Thank Deja C
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Sitting in the mountain and see the beautiful red leaves in Autumn. A good place to chill and relax.

Thank Dara C
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely place for a few days, very low key/relaxing. Wonderful bathing onsen options around town for post walk relaxation and enough decent hotels and restaurants to make for a pleasant few days. For the less physically demanding visit you can take cables all the way...More

2  Thank Tansu2
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

Zao onsen is a small town, with maddeningly, flowing hot spring water everywhere. Best to ask the tourist information for a map to go to the most picturesque onsen. It's about 20 minutes or more to get there, and you can soak your sores away....More

3  Thank Yves22
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

different type of hostpring in odour and colour but very pleasant short stop on the way to aomori prefecture

2  Thank johntaro
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

The Hotsprings in December was amazing! The place was covered in white snow, with regular snow fall providing a constant cover of white powder. The location is about 3 hours from Tokyo via bullet train (11k Yen one way), which is an experience in itself....More

8  Thank KingBee32
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

If you are from oversea this is good place to visit. but.....please check some rules befor you step in to the hot water!

7  Thank MusashiCho
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