Hotels in Zao, Japan

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Zao overview

Visitors to Zao can take time to see places like Zao Dairy Farm and Sumikawa Snow Park. Don't miss your chance to see sights like Takimidai Lookout and Mt. Goshikidake. Whatever your interests are, Zao has something for you.

Where to stay in Zao

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or a week, Zao has the right accommodation for you. There are 6 hotels in Zao and you can shop as many as 277 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 60%. We have room prices as low as 13 USD per night and below are the number of hotels by star rating in Zao as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 2 5-star hotels from 132 USD per night
  • • 30 4-star hotels from 37 USD per night
  • • 105 3-star hotels from 31 USD per night
  • • 2 2-star hotels from 13 USD per night

How to get to Zao

Fly into Sendai (SDJ), 18.6 mi (30 km) from the heart of Zao. Yamagata (GAJ) is the next closest major airport, 24.3 mi (39 km) away.

What to see around Zao

Fun outdoor activities are on hand along with these attractions:
  • • Sumikawa Snow Park
  • • Michinoku Lakeside National Government Park
  • • Zao Sanroku Ropeway
  • • Zao Hot Springs Ski Resort
  • • Zao Chuo Ropeway
It's notable for its lakes, mountain views, and top spots for nature lovers that include:
  • • Mt. Fubosan
  • • Michinoku Morino-Kohan National Park
  • • Mt. Goshikidake
  • • Mt. Katsutadake
  • • Okama Crater
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Zao Dairy Farm
  • • Sumikawa Snow Park
  • • Takimidai Lookout

When to visit Zao

Curious about when's the best time to visit? Here are the seasonal norms to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 53°F day, 26°F night
  • • April-June: 75°F day, 36°F night
  • • July-September: 83°F day, 56°F night
  • • October-December: 71°F day, 29°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 6.38 inches
  • • April-June: 13.31 inches
  • • July-September: 19.57 inches
  • • October-December: 8.27 inches