Mount Zao

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Mount Zao is a volcanic mountain located between Yamagata and Miyagi Prefectures in Tohoku, Japan. It is one of Tohoku's most famous attractions, boasting spectacular views and unique activities throughout the country's four seasons. Mt. Zao's most famous sights include the electric blue Okama Crater and the mystical "snow monster" trees that form during the peak of winter.

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Zaoonsen, Yamagata, 990-2301 (Directions)

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