Tohoku is a geographical region of Japan which is the northern part of Honshu. It comprises of 6 prefectures listed roughly south to north - Fukushima, Yamagata, Miyagi, Iwate, Akita and Aomori. Some definitions of Tohoku also include Nigata.
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“Come & Experience A Real Japanese Skiing Holiday” “Booking Your Japan Ski Holiday at Lodge Scole, in Zao Onsen, Yamagata is EASY”
Address: 746 Zao Onsen, Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture�“Book Your Japan Ski Holiday at Lodge Scole, in Zao Onsen, Yamagata NOW!!”
Discounts on multi-day packages with Lift Tickets “Getting to Lodge Scole, Zao Onsen, Yamagata.” From Narita Airport, Tokyo :- Either A) JR (Japan Rail) NEX (Narita Express) to Tokyo Station or B) Skyliner (Keisei Line) to Ueno. Change to Bullet Train (Tsubassa Line/Yamagata Shinkansen) 2hr 50min. to Yamagata Station (Via Fukushima) then Bus or Taxi to Zao, around 45min. By Car:- From Tokyo take the Tohoku/Yamagata Expressway 4 hrs, then the Yamagata Nishi Zao Road 30 min to Zao/Lodge Scole.
From Sendai:- Take the Tohoku/Yamagata Expressway 30 min, then the Yamagata Nishi Zao Road 30 min to Zao/Lodge Scole. By Bus from Sendai :- During Winter coaches run several times daily from Sendai Airport Bus Terminal direct to Zao, approximat“Spring, Summer, Autumn” (Outside the Ski Season) Lodge Scole is available as a self catering lodge, outside the ski season, for groups of 15 or more. The wild flowers, walking tracks and panoramic views to the rice fields in the valley below are waiting to be discovered. Miniature mountain bear and deer can be seen in the area as well as an abundance of bird species. Mt Zao’s volcanic crater lake is an enjoyable picnic destination, just 40 minutes drive then a scenic walk. (self catering available June – November. Special discount rates apply)
“Come & Experience A Real Japanese Skiing Holiday” “The Dining Room” Meals at Lodge Scole are a delicious Japanese experience. Western style food can be ordered.
Rooms” With just 12 rooms, Lodge Scole will make you feel special. There’s two, three & four person rooms, separate Japanese style bathrooms or Rooms with showers. Most rooms have panoramic views of the ski fields.
“The Lounge” A roaring fire will warm you after a days skiing, the big screen tv has satellite English stations & DVD player. Our in house
“Woodpecker Bar” will introduce you to Sake or re-acquaint you with an old favourite.
"Natural Outdoor Onsen” (Thermal Baths)Zao has several onsen, supplied by natural thermal sulfur waters from hundreds of metres below ground. The outdoor onsen can be a highlight of a ski holiday, relaxing tired muscles after a day on the slopes. Traditional Japanese Bath Houses are also dotted throughout Zao and are part of the true Japanese experience.
“Ski Runs” With over 3000 hectares of ski area Zao has something for all levels of skiers & boarders. The longest run is around 10km and can be negotiated by intermediate skiers. Black runs and off piste through the trees and “Snow Monsters” will test the most experienced. It would take most people 3 – 4 days to do all the runs not including the nearly unlimited off piste options. Beginner lessons by English speaking instructors are available. Ski & board hire is available at several outlets throughout Zao.
“Lift Tickets” Lift Tickets are reasonably priced and can be purchased for multiple, non-consecutive days. i.e. A 10 day pass can be used for any 10 days of the season.
2 WEEKS DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST, FROM AROUND $1,200 AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS. LIFT TICKETS AROUND $47 AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS A DAY FOR A 10 DAY TICKET.