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3.5 of 5
  |   13 Zao-onsen, Yamagata 990-2301, Yamagata Prefecture (Zao Onsen)
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Ranked #25 of 80 Hotels / Ryokan in Yamagata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A first time visiting on a winter trip to japan, had been communicating with the ryokan owner for the hotel package with ski and information about Zao. I enjoy the stay at here, with the warm welcome from the ryokan owner and bus stop pick up, at least I and my travel mate are not loss in the town with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I was our first visit to Zao and it's always a challenge finding a hotel which ticks all the boxes. We miss-hit on a few aspects with this hotel but, when considered with the tariff, I think it's a reasonable place. Personally, we will pay more for more next time. What we like about the hotel is that our room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We only stayed 3 nights in Zao onsen but will definitely stay here again when we come back. Unfortunately the weather was terrible on the mountain during our stay (of course it was beautiful the day we left) but from what we could see it would of been spectacular on a clear day. The ryokan was a bit of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Loved the rooms, with tatamis and futon beds. Yukatas are provided, as well as slippers. Coffee/tea-making facilities in the rooms, as well as a fridge. There is an on-site private onsen, separate for men and women. The water is quite hot but you get used to it and it is very relaxing. The lady who owns the place is extremely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

If you are going skiing in Zao Onsen Yoshidaya offers an excellent place to stay. The Japanese rooms are basic but clean, the building is old and a bit of a rabbit-warren, but this is more than made up by the friendly welcome from both English speaking and Japanese speaking personnel. As soon as I arrived I was given an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012 via mobile

well positioned traditional ryokan style accommodation. Short walk to ski lifts and restaurants. Chigusa-san, the host, could not do enough for us and was also very helpful in sending our skis to the next destination by takkubin. Nice HOT onsen to soak in after a days skiing. Good drying room. I will definately go back next season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay in Zao Onsen and at Yoshidaya. The room was comfortable and had everything we needed. The owner speaks excellent English and was very helpful. There is an onsen on the premises, although I found the water too hot and couldn't bear to get into the pool. The outdoor public onsen at the top of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

Recently stayed here for one night with my wife and dog. Old building, but comfortable rooms and excellent bath. I think Zao Onsen is my favorite in Japan. Anyway, the owners are super friendly and speak English, highly recommended.

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Address: 13 Zao-onsen, Yamagata 990-2301, Yamagata Prefecture
Location: Japan > Tohoku > Yamagata Prefecture > Yamagata > Zao Onsen
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Yoshidaya 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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