Discover Tohoku -2 Days Trip to Zao and Fox Village from Tokyo

On this 2 day trip you will be exploring the beautiful Zao area and visiting the cute fox village. 

The tour will start in Tokyo, where you will meet your guide in Tokyo station and from there travel together to the Yamagata Prefecture. 

You will be exploring Mount Zao and along the way see the Jizo statue, and at the top see the beautiful Okama crater. 

You will also be visiting the fox village, where you can go and see Japanese foxes. 

For this tour there will be accommodations included, where you will be staying at the Zao Astraea Hotel, where here you can enjoy an Onsen (Japanese hot springs) to relax from your exciting adventurous day.
* Duration: 2 days
* Starts: Chiyoda City, Japan
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




On this 2 day trip you will be exploring the beautiful Zao area and visiting the cute fox village. 

The tour will start in Tokyo, where you will meet your guide in Tokyo station and from there travel together to the Yamagata Prefecture. 

You will be exploring Mount Zao and along the way see the Jizo statue, and at the top see the beautiful Okama crater. 

You will also be visiting the fox village, where you can go and see Japanese foxes. 

For this tour there will be accommodations included, where you will be staying at the Zao Astraea Hotel, where here you can enjoy an Onsen (Japanese hot springs) to relax from your exciting adventurous day.

Itinerary

Day 1: Zao Tour Day1

Stop At: Zao-machi, Zao-machi, Katta-gun, Miyagi Prefecture, Tohoku
Jizo Sancho 

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. 

Okama Crater 

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. 
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Zao Astraea Hotel

Day 2: Zao Tour Day2

Stop At: Miyagi Zao Fox Village, 11-3 Fukuoka Yatsumiya Kawarago, Shiroishi 989-0733 Miyagi Prefecture
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. 

Expected 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.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Zao Onsen Outdoor Hot Spring, 853-3 Zao Onsen, Yamagata 990-2301 Yamagata Prefecture
Zao Onsen
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Zao Astraea Hotel