A popular tourist spot to feel Japan Vol.13 Yamagata Zao Great natural beauty “rime tree” and Japanese relaxation “Zao Hot Spring”

2018.02.19

A popular tourist spot to feel Japan   Vol.13 Yamagata Zao Great natural beauty “rime tree” and Japanese relaxation “Zao Hot Spring”

A popular tourist spot to feel Japan   Vol.13 Yamagata Zao Great natural beauty “rime tree” and Japanese relaxation “Zao Hot Spring”

National “beauty” shows us mysterious scenes that people can’t imitate.

Zao is in Yamagata Prefecture.
Zao is famous as a skiing resort and a hot spring place.

Now, this is the season of
“rime tree”;
it’s like iced flowers on the tree.
Rime trees are made of cold water drops under 0℃ put and grew on cold trees.
This can be seen in a part of Ou mountains in Tohoku area only, and even there is no exact report of it
in abroad, so that this is the singular national art in the world.

Because of its looks, it’s often called
“ice monster”.
This can grow under some special conditions;
for example, the amount of snowfall, the unidirectional strong wind, and native coniferous trees
that are easy to stick to water drops and snowflakes.

The scene of rime trees is surely mysterious and great.

During February, there is lighted up from 17:00 to 21:00 everyday.
You can enjoy seeing rime trees in close by the ropeway or the night cruiser.

But the temperature may be under -10℃, so that you need to protect yourself against this cold weather.

After seeing mysterious rime trees, you can stay warm and be relaxed in Zao Hot Spring where has 1,900 years of history.
Zao Hot Spring is able to choose an accommodation with your conditions desired that narrowed in Homepage;
for example
“open air-bath”
“foreign language correspondence”
“inn”
and so on.

If you choose an accommodation with
“foreign language correspondence”
you won’t be worried about communications.

We recommend you to stay in the tatami floored Japanese room to feel Japanese atmosphere.

There are rime trees, hot springs, and the time in the Japanese room to be relaxing on the tatami.
Why don’t you enjoy
“singular scene”
in Zao, Yamagata?

Source of photos;http://www.oomiyaryokan.jp/rooms/

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