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Zao overview

Zao is surrounded by picturesque views of mountains and lakes. You'll enjoy winter fun such as skiing. Nature lovers will find plenty of places to explore such as Mt. Fubosan and Michinoku Lakeside National Government Park. Head to Zao Dairy Farm and Miyagi Zao Kokeshi Doll Hall to make some memories. Whatever you're into, Zao has something for you.

Where to stay in Zao

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Zao has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Zao with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Zao hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Zao hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Zao

Fly in to Sendai (SDJ), 18.6 mi (30 km) from downtown 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 favorite choices:
  • • Zao Dairy Farm
  • • Miyagi Zao Kokeshi Doll Hall
  • • Takimidai Lookout
  • • Yajiro Kokeshi Village
  • • Shiraishi Doll Warehouse

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: 44°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: 3.58 inches
  • April-June: 13.31 inches
  • July-September: 19.57 inches
  • October-December: 8.27 inches