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Trekking on Mount Zao

Trekking on Mount Zao

Alena Eckelmann

Zao Mountain - Trekking across a volcanic landscape in summer and skiing in winter, plus winding down in hotspring waters.

Yamagata 3
Mount Zao

Mount Zao

5 (1Review)

Mount Zao is a 1,841-meter-high volcano between Yamagata and Miyagi prefectures in the northern Tohoku region. It is one of Tohoku's most famous attractions,..

Yamagata
Zao Snow Monster Festival

Zao Snow Monster Festival

Early Feb

The Zao Snow Monsters rival Nagano's Snow Monkeys in popularity and they are one of Japan's winter attractions not to be..

Yamagata 3 Free
Kasedori Festival

Kasedori Festival

Mid Feb

Kasedori Festival, or “Strawbird Festival”, is a unique yet bizarre Japanese event. Performers gather at Kaminoyama Castle dre..

Yamagata 4 Free
Cherry Season in Yamagata

Cherry Season in Yamagata

Bridget Ye

Yamagata is famous for its juicy, sweet, and glossy cherries, and the prefecture is responsible for approximately 70% of Japan..

Yamagata 4
Dewa Sanzan Experience

Dewa Sanzan Experience

Geoff Day

Dewa Sanzan in Yamagata is a dream for those who aspire to learn and live the life of a Japanese Monk. Forested paths, secluded..

Yamagata 1
Zao Onsen Ski Resort

Zao Onsen Ski Resort

Within the Mt. Zao scenic area is Zao Onsen (蔵王温泉), a popular hot spring and ski resort. Zao Onsen is especially popular during winter, where th..

Yamagata