Welcome to Zao Kokusai Hotel

Enjoy a range of experiences amidst the grand scenery surrounding Zao Kokusai Hotel.
Zao Onsen Ski Resort is famous for its soft rime, 'Jyuhyo' rarely seen in nature.
Visit Zao and experience all it has to offer throughout each season, including skiing and snowboarding during winter.

Nestled between the cluster volcanoes of Mount Kattadake, Mount Kumanodake and Mount Goshikidake is Okama Crater Lake, named so for its resemblance to a pot or kettle (known as 'okama' in Japanese).
The temperature of the water 10 metres beneath the surface can drop to just 2 degrees celcius, but deeper down, the temperature of the water layer increases, creating an unusual phenomenon unseen in other lakes.
An absolute must-see on any itinerary.

Winter season

Winter season

At the reception desk, guests who require ski lift tickets can purchase them at discount prices.
Get ready in the locker-equipped drying room, then head to the slopes waiting right in front of you!
Zao Onsen Ski Resort is among 6 mountain peaks. With access via 3 cable cars, you can explore all areas of the huge ski fields!

Winter season

Soft rime is a condition that occurs when super-cool water droplets descend from fog and attach to objects such as trees, creating frozen layers of fragile white ice.
They start to form in weak windy conditions and temperatures of -5°C or below, and transform into larger, more elaborate shapes that bend in the direction of the stronger wind.
Zao is famous for its soft rime-covered trees which take on beautiful, but menacing forms of 'snow monsters' stalking the mountains. They are a big attraction for tourists during the ski season.

hot springs

Feel the pleasant sensation of the indoor wooden bath as you stretch out in comfort, or the fresh air of the outdoor bath.
The mountain vista and greenery reflected in the blue skies appears before you as you emerge from the healing waters, creating a sense of indulgence and luxury.

* People with tattoos may not use the bath or the bathing area.

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dining

Our food presents the best of Yamagata's seasonal flavours; we serve hot dishes while hot, and chilled dishes that retain their coldness.
Dining options are changeable according to the wishes of our frequent guests. Please inquire when making a reservation.

* Please no outside food and drinks.

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ROOM

From the luxurious Japanese-style rooms to the spacious western-style rooms equipped with spacious beds, we have a room to suit each guest's needs.
To maintain our guests' privacy and relaxation, we refrain from entering rooms at all times. For further information, please contact reception at any time.

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ROOM

Guest room information

Number of rooms 65  guests
Check-in/check-out 14:00~/~10:00
Guest room facilities TV, digital channels, phone, electric kettle, fridge, dryer, trouser press (rental), iron (rental),
humidifier (rental), washlet toilet, slippers, safe
Amenities Tea set, soap bar, body soap, conditioner-in shampoo, toothbrush set, razor, shower cap, comb, towel, bath towel,
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fac

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Rooms are equipped with wifi.

Wifi access is available in the hotel lobby. Guests with laptops, smartphones and other wifi-ready devices may use the internet free of charge.

Facility information

Facilities Guide Restaurant, lounge, karaoke lounge 'Spotlight', cafe 'Momi no Ki', karaoke rooms 'Ran ran', 'Run run',
banquet room, large public bath, outdoor bath, private-use bath, souvenir shop, vending machine,
rental skis and skiwear, rental snowboards, room service, massage service corner, mail service, gallery hall
Parking 80 spaces, free use
Credit card VISA、JCB、American Express、Diner'sClub、UC、DC、NICOS、Bank Card、UFJ Card、Master Card、Saison、JACCS、CF、JTB、Debit card
Disabled access Wheelchair-abled access, wheelchair rental, disabled toilet
*Please contact at time of booking.

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ACCESS

Access to Zao Kokusai Hotel

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