Zao-onsen is a hot spring village founded approximately 1900 years ago, located at the foot of the Zao Mountain Range over Yamagata and Miyagi prefectures. Adjacent skiing areas welcome a number of visitors, since its high altitude assures enough snow for skiing even during warm winters. With the special water supplied by the acidic sulfur spring, which has a unique smell, you can’t make any soap bubbles. However, the water is very popular among people as “water to nurture the health in children” and “water for making skin light, smooth and beautiful.”
- Zao-onsen, Yamagata, Yamagata
- [Bus]Take a bus for Zao-onsen from JR Yamagata Station (Yamagata Shinkansen Line) to Zao-onsen Bus Terminal.