Welcome to Zao Pension Village!


Established in 1980, Zao Pension Village is a hidden gem nestled in a serene area surrounded by natural beauty.
Located in close proximity to Zao hot springs and ski resort, guests can easily access the area’s popular attractions while also enjoying a peaceful retreat.
During the spring and summer months, the village is adorned with an array of seasonal flowers, while winter brings a sense of magic as the landscape transforms into a wonderland of snow.
The hosts warm hospitality and home-cooked meals using local ingredients, provide guests with an authentic and welcoming experience that remains unchanged over time.
Every spring and fall, the village organizes an Open Garden event, allowing visitors to revel in the beauty of the blooming flora.
The village is home to nine pensions*, a soba noodle shop, and an art space (currently in preparation), all working together to create a supportive community while continuously evolving.
We hope you can take the time to relax and immerse yourself in the natural surroundings, allowing a sense of renewal for your body and spirit.

*A Japanese pension (or “penshon”) is a type of accommodation, similar to a bed and breakfast, that offers a more personal and traditional experience than a typical hotel.