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Zao Kokusai Hotel

933 Zao Onsen, Yamagata 990-2301, Yamagata Prefecture
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Taipei, Taiwan
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a very big hotspring hotel. Modern architecture, not traditional Japanese style. Nevertheless, it is quite good. The open-air hotspring baths are particularly good. The food is not bad too. The room is traditional tatami room. It has free shuttle bus that takes you to and from Yamagata train station.

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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I stayed for a night at the cherry blossom season this year, this hotel is nice to accept solo traveller's reservation. I browsed through their website and found that they have a pick up service at the Yamagata JR station at 4pm everyday (reservation in advance required). It would be great if they can offer 2 to 3 pick up... More 

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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

I was there in 2013 with the earthquake. Skiing is my favourite sport. I used to go skiing every season. In 2013, I chose to go to Zao. Kokusai hotel provided a great ski in out location and hotel had nice room and onsen. On 11 March morning, it was sunny and a very good day for skiing. We were... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I stayed in this hotel on the 9th Feb this year after making reservation thru their japanese website. The plan is " 祝!5つ星の宿受賞記念SALE★10室限定×公式HP限定 & room type is "omakase" which is upto the hotel to assign the room. This is a mistake because I have forgotten to request for a non smoking room & when checked in, was given a smoking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We took a trip on the Shinkansen to Yamagata and then up to Zao Onsen ski resort / hot spa town. When we travel in Japan there is always a temptation to play safe and stay in a western oriented hotel. Thankfully on this occasion we turned totally japanese. The room at the kokusai is a beautifully designed living space.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I stayed here for a skiing vacation with a group of friends for 6 nights during the prime snow season. This hotel, and the town, is very much orientated toward the Japanese tourist. This can be great to immerse yourself in the culture, but does provide some small complications that can be easily navigated through. Getting to the hotel is... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Stayed one night in April 2014 Like: - Great Onsen / Large, well organised, with outdoor Onsen - Next to ski lift. Can walk right out of hotel - Very good dinner - Lovely traditional Japanese style room - Walking distance to town's main centre, with more choices of foods and some groceries shopping Don't Like: - Unorganised pick up.... More 

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Melbourne
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you're vegetarian do not bother, or buy snacks before hand at yamagata station. They said they would try to accomodate me for the set dinner menu which comes with the room, and then I was faced with a plate of raw fish, next more raw fish and a dead prawn looking at me. I did say just extra rice... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A hot spring of Zao is the hot spring which is really good in Japan. The bath using the hot spring is kind to skin using woodenness. The splendor of this hotel is a feeling of cleanliness. I am going to use it once again for the winter skiing season.

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Macau, China
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24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

2 points attracted me to choose this hotel: 1) It provides private onsen for guests; 2) it is very near to the Zao ropeway for seeing the snow monsters. And after staying in this hotel for 1 night, I could say I had really made a good choice. Always being one of the 100 best onsen hotels in Japan, before... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service

Additional Information about Zao Kokusai Hotel

Address: 933 Zao Onsen, Yamagata 990-2301, Yamagata Prefecture
Location: Japan > Tohoku > Yamagata Prefecture > Yamagata > Zao Onsen
Price Range: $203 - $542 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 65
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