Zao, famous for 'rime on trees,' Snow & Fire Festival, Yamagata Pref.
31st January, 2015 | at Zao Ski & Spa Resorts, Yamagata Pref.
Zao, located on the Yamagata-Miyagi prefectural border, is a mountain park centered in the Zao Mountain Range. You can enjoy the beauty of nature there, when you visit locations such as the mysterious Okama crater lake, also known as Goshiki-numa (five-color marsh). It is known for its varying water colors which can change several times a day. Also well known is the Zao Shizen- shokubutsu-en (botanical garden), a treasure house of alpine plants. Aboard the ropeway car, you can take a bird's eye view of the whole Yamagata Basin, or enjoy the night view and the starry sky from a lodge or inn. official website ›› http://www.zao-spa.or.jp/