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The charms of Yamagata’s hot spring inns

Yamagata Discover G'Day Japan!

Lounging around in a comfy yukata kimono, eating delicious gourmet cuisine, ready to slide into a hot spring at a moment’s notice – there’s nothing quite like the luxury of a hot spring inn, or 'onsen ryokan'. Yamagata Prefecture is rich in historic hot spring inn communities, some hidden away in r… Read More

ZAO ONSEN

Yamagata Tours & Activities G'Day Japan!

Night cruising in the domain of the snow monsters The historic hot spring town of Zao Onsen lies within the Zao mountain range, an impressive cluster of stratovolcanoes 40 minutes from Yamagata City. Legend has it that a wounded warrior stumbled upon the first spring-head in the area after a b… Read More

Zao Onsen Ski Resort

Yamagata Event G'Day Japan!

www.zao-spa.or.jp/english/index.html  |  Zao Onsen, Yamagata-shi  |  2+81-23-694-9328  |  Open 8:15-21:00  |  Travelling Times to Zao Onsen Ski Resort Tokyo: 3 hrs (train), Osaka: 5 hrs (train)   SNOW MONSTER COUNTRY Zao Onsen Ski Resort is one of Japan's vintage snow resorts, fam… Read More

SOAKING UP THE ALPINE SPLENDOUR OF HACHIMANTAI

Iwate Basics G'Day Japan!

The hotels of the Hachimantai resort area lie at the foot of the rugged Mt Iwate (2,038 m), and are a haven for nature lovers throughout the seasons. This complex volcano is one of Japan's 100 famous mountains, and one of the many in Towada-Hachimantai National Park, which encompasses a vast area o… Read More

ENJOYING APPI FROM HISTORIC MORIOKA

Iwate Basics G'Day Japan!

Morioka Grand Hotel Annex offers convenient access to and from Appi, as well as the heart of Morioka, an historic castle town. The hotel's sharp Western-style single, twin and double rooms all come with Wi-Fi and LAN connections; their selection of four types of pillows for guests shows that this i… Read More

RESORT HOTEL STYLE IN APPI

Iwate Basics G'Day Japan!

HOTEL APPI GRAND With ski-in, ski-out access to the slopes, fine-dining restaurants and hot spring baths, Hotel APPI Grand provides its guests with luxury and convenience. The hotel is a creation of pioneering Japanese designer Yusaku Kamekura, and with an eye-catching lemon-coloured exterior, is… Read More

WINTER ACTIVITES IN APPI AND HACHIMANTAI

Iwate Discover G'Day Japan!

SNOWSHOE NATURE TRAIL & WINTER MOUNTAIN TREKKING The snowshoe nature trail allows participants to step off the fast lane, stop and admire the beauty that surrounds them. The forest behind Hotel APPI Grand is host to all kinds of flora, fauna and fluffy snow to play with. Explore yourself o… Read More

Zao Hot Springs Ski Resort

Yamagata Tours & Activities G'Day Japan!

“…unforgettable scenery, hot springs and powder snow…” Zao Hot Springs Ski Resort is one of Japan's vintage snow resorts, famous for its combination of rare, unforgettable scenery, abundant hot springs and powder snow. It was established in 1925 soon the birth of skiing in Japan, and has … Read More

APPI TRAVELS IN IWATE / KOIWAI FARM

Iwate Discover G'Day Japan!

A FESTIVE WINTER VISIT TO KOIWAI FARM Iwate's iconic dairy farm has the goods for a fun day out An easy day trip from Morioka, Koiwai Farm is a delicious stop for dairy lovers on a visit to Iwate. The farm is the source of some of Japan's best milk, butter, cheese, ice cream and gelato, and with … Read More

APPI TRAVELS IN IWATE / MORIOKA

Iwate Discover G'Day Japan!

THE CITY OF TREES AND WATER Exploring Morioka, Iwate's historic castle town Morioka's famous rock-splitting cherry blossom tree, the "Ishiwari-zakura" is almost as old as the history of the city as a prominent feudal castle town. This beautiful feature of the local heritage trail is believed to … Read More