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Kokusai Zao Kogen Hotel

Yamagata 990-2301, Yamagata Prefecture
Kokusai Zao Kogen Hotel
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

If you want to make a special trip for your girlfriend, dont stay at this hotel. On check-in, the staff asked me (in front of my fiance who's birthday surprise this was supposed to be) when I would like the surprise birthday cake bringing to the room.. then continued to tell us that we could not see the "light-up" of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2009

As the previous review mentioned, this hotel is isolated, meaning that you take a cable car to the middle of the mountain and get picked up by the hotel staff. This means that you can't get back to your hotel after 5:00. Once you go back, you are in for the night. But, you can ski right out of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2009

My family of 5 enjoyed our stay at Kokusai Zao Kogen very much. We visited in early Jan 2009 for a ski vacation. From Tokyo, take Shinkansen Tsubasa Express to Yamagata Station (~3hr), then #1 Bus to Zao Onsen (bus departs every hour) to the last stop (~45 min). Hotel is located halfway up the mountain, so once in Zao... More 

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