Connect with the Wild
In a Safe Atmosphere
Located near the famous Zao Fox Village
An hour ride from Sendai Station
The best weekend trip
Feature of the Hotel
The Charm of Active Resorts MIYAGI ZAO
A Weekend Getaway in Abundant Nature
The spacious hotel grounds allow for a wide range of activities. A perfect spot to enjoy some cherry blossom viewing in the spring, and to build a snowman during the wintertime.
Start Your Adventures at Active Resorts MIYAGI ZAO
Start your adventures at Active Resorts MIYAGI ZAO! Not only can you interact with various farm animals at Zao Heartland you can also try several outdoors experiences such as kayaking in Zao’s river and lake. The Zao Fox Village offers an opportunity to interact with cute foxes in a safe environment. For winter activities, Eboshi ski resort is located thirty minutes by car from the hotel, offering courses from beginner to advanced levels.
Traditional Japanese Onsen Experience
The local hot spring, Fudonoyu (“Immovable Water”) got its name from a fictional battle between a crab and the eel, as told by a local legend. The legend is called “The Final Battle at Fudotaki” and goes as follows:
Once upon a time, in the city of Zao, a huge crab inhabited the Sangaitaki
One day, the crab thought to itself: why shouldn't I make the neighbouring Immovable Waterfall mine?
However, there was already a huge eel living in the neighbouring Immovable Waterfall. The crab formally invited the eel to test their strength and skill in battle, making the Immovable Waterfall the prize of the winner.
At the end of the battle, the crab chopped the eel's body into three parts.
The eel's head is said to be at Aone, the body at Gaga, and the tail at Toogatta. All three are hot spring sources.
Ever since then, the hot springs carry these names. Aone is known as the head, Gaga as the body, and the Toogatta as the tails.
The Flavours of Zao
Find your favourite among a rich array of Japanese and Western-style dishes, as well as local delicacies, in the all-you-can-eat buffet!
You can find more detailed information under the "Where to Eat" option of the Local Tips menu.
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