Mount Zao

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Mount Zao
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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, offering spectacular views and unique attractions for all seasons of the year.



Zaoonsen, Yamagata, 990-2301 (Map) (Directions)


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Trekking on Mount Zao

Trekking on Mount Zao

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

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