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Zao Onsen蔵王温泉

Hot Spring / Hot Spring Bath

A hot spring district located halfway up the Zao Mountain Range. The oldest hot spring district in Yamagata Prefecture, the area's history as a hot spring bath center stretches back over 1,000 years. One of the area's greatest charms is its seasonally changing scenery, from fresh verdure in the spring and summer to fall foliage in autumn to snowscapes and frost covered trees in winter. There are five hot spring clusters in the area and over 40 source springs, and the district has been designated a National Hot Spring Health Resorts. There are strongly acidic springs in the area, a rarity in Japan, as well as sulfur springs, and the milky white waters of the district, which soak into the skin with a tingling sensation, are said to be very effective at beautifying the skin, making this a renowned destination for those seeking lovely, smooth skin. There are three public baths in the district, and visitors can enjoy stopping by each to bath, compare, and pick their favorite.


Yamagata Yamagata-shi Zao Onsen (Yamagata / Zao / Tendo / KaminoyamaArea)

phone 0236949328

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Yamagata Yamagata-shi Zao Onsen [ map ]
Yamagata / Zao / Tendo / KaminoyamaArea
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acidic/Sulfur-containing-aluminum-sulfate/chloride spring
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cuts, burns, chronic skin diseases, chronic women's diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, nerve pain, muscle soreness, aid recovery from fatigue, frozen shoulders, sensitivity to cold, Bruises, chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoids, skin beautifying propertiesetc
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          Although often overlooked, Yamagata prefecture by no means lacks appeal: the Yamadera temple trail through the mountains, deliciously tender Yonezawa wagyu, and over 100 steaming hot springs, most notably Zao Onsen, await visitors. When winter comes, the snowcapped peaks become dotted with skiers by day and onsen-goers by night, while summer brings the celebration of juicy Yamagata cherries.

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