Hidden at the end of a winding, misty mountain road, Zaō Onsen (蔵王温泉) is a charming resort village equally suited to adventure and convalescence. In warmer months Zaō promises scenic hiking and the chance to soak in some special sulphur-infused rotemburo (outdoor baths). In ski season experts and beginners speed and stumble down huge slopes and dodge the creepy juhyō (ice monsters) – conifers that have been frozen solid by harsh Siberian winds – a phenomenon unique to the area.
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