Mount Zao

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Mount Zao is a 1,841-meter-high volcano between Yamagata and Miyagi prefectures in the northern Tohoku region. It is one of Tohoku's most famous attractions, offering spectacular views and unique attractions for all seasons of the year.



Zaoonsen, Yamagata, 990-2301 (Directions)


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