Discover Tohoku -2 Days Trip to Zao and Fox Village from Tokyo-
IntroductionIn this tour, you can explore hidden region, Tohoku, on your own pace. Accommodation in Zao area and vehicle transfer at local area on day 2 is included in this package.
Recently, the number of tourist to Japan is getting increase and major cities such as Tokyo and Kyoto are super crowded and you will be many tourist everywhere now. If you feel more private atmosphere in Japan, take this trip. You can see those exclusive sightseeing spot in Tohoku.
After taking the ropeway and arriving at the Zao Jizosancho Station about 100m from the station you will see the Jizo Statue. Sitting on a 1660m highland enshrine here is a Jizo Statue that was built in 1775. It took about 37 years however after it was built strangely enough the number of accidents on the mountain had decreased, naming this statue "Disaster Prevention Jizo." Even today it is said that if you pray to the statue your wish will come true, especially prayers that have to do with disasters prevention seems to really come true.
Located on an active volcano, Mount Zao, features a beautiful crater with a lake, known as okama due to it looking like a cooking pot. The crater lake is 27 meters deep and has a circumference of 1,000 meters. This lake is famous for its water's color changing due to the high acidity of the water with the intensity of the daylight.
Miyagi Zao Fox Village
In the mountains near Shiroishi, there a "village" that is filled with adorable foxes. The Fox Village is just as the name apply is an area where you can go and see Japanese foxes. You can feed them and also there are options where you can hug a baby fox here as well. You get to go inside an open area where you can see the foxes run around.
Accommodation in this tour:
Zao Astraea Hotel
Located in the highest point of Zao Onsen above 950m seal level, making it the best place in the area to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Zao. The hotel also have a public bath and an outdoor bath with water flowing from the Zao Onsen source. You can enjoy a relaxing bath with the spetacular view of the Asahi Mountain Range.
May. 7th ~ Aug. 12th
Price per person:
*JR PASS holder*
1 person: 37,300 yen
2 persons: 26,700 yen
3 persons: 23,200 yen
4 persons: 21,400 yen
*Without JR pass*
1 person: 63,500 yen
2 persons: 52,900 yen
3 persons: 49,400 yen
4 persons: 47,600 yen
Tour Style- There will be no assistant/guide
- This is private tour
Group SizeMin. 1 person
max. 4 persons
Tour ItineraryDay 1
9:24AM Depart from Tokyo Station
11:50AM Arrive in Yamagata Station
12:20PM Take bus from Yamagata station to Zao station (Not included: 1,000 yen per person)
12:57PM Zao Hotspring bus stop
(Shuttle bus to hotel)
Drop off your luggage at hotel
(Shuttle bus to Zao ropeway)
2:00PM Zao Ropeway (Not included: 2,600 yen per person)
(Shuttle bus to hotel)
6:00 Dinner at hotel
Optional: Japanese Sake Muesum
9:00AM Hotel Departure
10:00AM-11:00AM Okama Crater
1:30PM-2:30 Zao Fox Village
(Taxi transfer) 3:00PM Shiroishizao Station to Tokyo
What's Included- Accommodation in Zao
- Dinner on Day 1
- Breakfast on Day 2
- Round-trip Shinkansen ticket for non JR PASS holder
- Local transfer by vehicle on Day 2
What's not Included- Lunch
- Bus fare from Yamagata station to Zao Onsen bus stop (1,000yen)
- Ropeway fare (2,600yen)
- Shinkansen ticket for JR PASS holder
- Dinner on Day 2
- Breakfast on Day 1
- Admission fee (Fox village: 1,000yen)
Tour TipsBooking process
1. Please contact us for availability through ‘BOOK IT’ button below.
2. We will check the availability and come back to you within 1 business day.
3. Payment request will be sent.
4. Reservation is done upon receiving your payment. Confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.
- Fees shall be paid through Credit Card. Currently no other payment method is accepted.
100% cancellation fee will occurs for every cancellation after the confirmation