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​ ​The Noguchi Pension is located in the highlands of central Zao at an altitude of 1,000 meters. It is 20 minutes away from the Zao's Okama crater lake by the Zao Echo Line, a scenic mountain route open while there is no snow. This section of Zao is part of the Zao National Park, and as such is charming with lots of nature. It can be fun to enjoy bird watching or walking and jogging on cross-country courses among all the wild grasses and flowers. It has recently been used for Kurort therapeutic walking courses using climate and terrain for treatments. It is also a popular spot for star watching. In summer it is really popular with athletes as there is a ground terrain, a gymnasium, training rooms and cross-country courses. In winter, the top of the Liza ski resort turns into a filed of snow monsters. It is possible to come visit this fantastic world on snowshoes. When the weather allows it, visitors can go see the Okama crater lake in the snow on snowshoes, mountain skis or telemark.

This pension is run by a couple that loves the mountain, skiing, flowers and birds.

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About measures against new coronavirus infection
The inside of the pension is thoroughly disinfected, ventilated regularly, and care is taken not to make it dense.
Please note that we will wear a mask when dealing with customers.
・ Customers are kindly requested to disinfect their hands with alcohol or wash their hands with soap, which is prepared at the time of visit.
・ Please measure the temperature with a non-contact thermometer.
If you have a fever or a cold, please note that we will respond to the instructions of the health center.
・ Please cooperate in wearing a mask inside the building (except in the guest room, during meals, and when taking a bath).
・ We will verify your identity at check-in (all accompanying persons).
Please prepare documents such as driver's license, Individual Number Card, and health insurance card that can be used to verify your identity.

We apologize for any inconvenience, but we are trying to prevent infections as much as possible so that you can stay with peace of mind.
Please see here for the matters to be respected when using Go To Travel of the Japan Tourism Agency.


Please make a reservation for Go To Travel Campaign from Rakuten Travel.
35% discount on room rates.

The Yamagata Genki Campaign can be used together with the Go To Travel Campaign from 9/15.
In addition, the applicable conditions have been greatly relaxed, and it is now available to people living in Niigata prefecture in the 6 prefectures of Tohoku.
The one-time usage limit per person has been removed.
It can be used until the number of tickets assigned to the pension is reached. If you wish to use it, please contact the pension directly.
You can get a discount of up to 5.000 yen with a 500 yen discount for every 1.000 yen paid for the amount after using the Go to Travel Campaign.
(If you use the Genki Campaign together, please use local cash payment for Go To Travel Campaign Rakuten payment.)
You will need your ID to use it.
Please see here for details.

■ Zao Echo Line has been closed for winter.
Please note that you cannot pass through to the Miyagi prefecture side.
From the Yamagata side, you can come to the Bodaira Kogen

■Bobira Recovery Hot Spring "Kogen Yu" has opened.
A discount coupon for bathing is available for those staying at the pension (Adult over college). Please contact the owner.

 シャトルバスの問い合わせ先 蔵王ライザワールド tel 023-679-2311
■ On April 13, 2019, Tohoku Chuo Expressway Nanyo Takatsuki-Yamagata Kaminoyama opened.
There is a free section from Otsuo to Yonezawa Kita. It is popular with people from the Kanto area that it is cheap and close.
■ Since April 2017, smoking will not be accepted in rooms or corridors. Please give me a cigarette in the smoking room at the entrance of the dining room. The usage time is 7:00 to 23:00. We apologize for any inconvenience if you smoke, but thank you.

■March 2018 14:00 The eruption warning for Mt. Zao (restriction around the crater) has been canceled and the eruption warning level has been lowered from 2 to 1.
For information on Zao Volcano, please see this site.
 Sendai District Meteorological Observatory HP: Explanatory material for volcanic activity (active volcanoes in the Tohoku region)

 Zao Kattadake Okama crater lake (is HP. Winter rest of the Japan Meteorological Agency.) Camera

AED installation location
Liza Restaurant, Woody Lodge, Taigura, Takagen Yu