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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This hotel itself is not bad overall. The dinner was fabulous, and the hot spring was truly unique (even in Japan) for its strong acid. It's great for skiing and viewing the "tree ice" in winter. However, at the time of my stay (Christmas 2015), there was hardly any snow. Of course, this was not the hotel's fault. The breakfast... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Stayed for a night in early Feb to see the Snow Monsters. The hotel has a shuttle service in the evenings to the Snow Monsters Ropeway, but it is actually really close to the hotel, so ended up walking back. It snowed during my stay, so the outdoor hot springs with the light snow was such a wonderful feeling! There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

The hotel provide free shuttle from Yamagata station to the hotel, in which must book three days in advance, we forgot to book the return trip, but we were grateful the hotel staff drop us at the Yamagata bus terminal. The hotel even provide winter coats and boots, for those not equipped.

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Yamagata Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We got a western style room on a weekday during the summer. The weather was extremely cool and wonderful for hot springs at this time of year. The staff was hospitable and very flexible with request. As with other reviewers the natural onsen is across the street and a normal bath spa was in the hotel. The breakfast is more... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Went with friends for skiing, great resort. We got a Japanese style room , which was HUGE! Even if most of the staff couldn't speak English, they're still very nice and hospitable. Breakfast was so so... Internal Onsen was nice and clean... natural onsen was outside the hotel. You need to cross the road.. Looks beautiful tho...

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Macao
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Zao itself is a very beautiful place and heaven for ski. I chose this hotel because it has its own onsen. The onsen that you have to walk outside the hotel is good. However, don't know why the changing areas of the onsen is very cold. Anyway, with the price of the hotel, I think the hotel facilities, services and... More 

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Tokyo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

There are Western rooms and Japanese rooms. The room was clean. The meals were much seosonal delicious local foods. I liked local beef. The ski area is walking distance. The hotel is at lakeside. We can enjoy beautiful window view in all seasons. There is a hot spring bath house near the hotel. It is called 108 steps. Yes! We... More 

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singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2011

Overall our stay in Zao Shiki No was pretty nice. Onsen was good, meals was of very good quality and staffs were nice and could speak english too. We were staying in a western room. It was small but enough for us. Hotel is about 5 to 8 mins walk from the cabler car. Nothing bad but nothing special too.

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2011

My family and I spent 2 nights in this hotel during our skiing trip in Zao. The hotel package, like other Japanese hotels, included breakfast and dinner. The breakfast was very good with a lot of choices, including western and Japanese style. The Japanese set dinner was also good and tasty. The hotel had ski locker facilities for guests in... More 

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Address: 1272 Zao Onsen, Yamagata 990-2301, Yamagata Prefecture
Location: Japan > Tohoku > Yamagata Prefecture > Yamagata > Zao Onsen
Price Range: $150 - $468 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Zao Shiki no Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 45
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