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3-star ryokan in Zao with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking

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  • Economy Japanes-style Room - In-Room Dining
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30 Higashiura, Togattaonsen, Zao, 989-0916, Japan
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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 58 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Hot springs
  • Breakfast available
  • Spa tub

Feel at home

  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • Zao Fox Village - 8.9 mi / 14.3 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Economy Japanes-style Room
  • Standard Japanes-style Room
  • Superior Japanese-style Room

What’s around


  • Zao Fox Village - 8.9 mi / 14.3 km

Getting around

  • Sendai Airport (SDJ) - 37 min drive
  • Yamagata Airport (GAJ) - 54 min drive
  • Shiroishizao Station - 21 min drive
  • Watari Okuma Station - 29 min drive
  • Natori Iwanuma Station - 30 min drive
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30 Higashiura, Togattaonsen, Zao, 989-0916, Japan

At a glance


  • 58 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - midnight. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Number of spa tubs - 1

Working away

  • Conference space


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include an indoor mineral hot springs (Japanese-style onsen) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men and women areas. The ryokan bathing area is open 24 hours.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 1650 for adults and JPY 1100 for children (approximately)

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Sansatei Inn Zao
  • Sansatei Inn
  • Sansatei Zao
  • Sansatei Zao
  • Sansatei Ryokan
  • Sansatei Ryokan Zao

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Sansatei does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include 居酒屋童夢 (4-min walk), コーヒーショップ Carol (5-min walk), and Coffee & Restaurant Enso (5-min walk).
  • Onsite recreation at Sansatei includes hot springs. Relax in the spa tub after a day on the slopes or enjoy the use of a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Zeer goed

    Het gebouw ziet er buiten wat achterstallig uit, maar binnen is er netjes en schoon. De kamer was ruim met mooi uitzicht, de onsen is zeer plezierig en de personeel erg attent. Leuke eettentjes is de beurt.

    A J, 3 night romance trip, Oct 6, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    KAMEI, 1 night family trip, Mar 8, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    TOMOMI, 2 night family trip, Feb 21, 2020

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