Only a 1-minute walk from the Zao Onsen Ski resort, Pension Puutaro offers Japanese-style rooms, a French course for dinner and free Wi-Fi. The property is located just a minute's walk from Shinzaemon No Yu, a hot spring bath complex. Free parking is available, and Zao Ropeway is just 1 minute on foot.

From Puutaro Pension it’s a 3-minute walk to the Chuo Ropeway. The property is an 8-minute walk from Zao Bus Terminal, which connects to JR Yamagata Station in 45 minutes. Okama Lake can be visited a 40-minute drive away.

Rooms have a tatami (woven-straw) floor, on which traditional futon bedding is spread to sleep in. Amenities include a TV, a fridge and air conditioning/heating. Yukata robes are provided, while toilets and bathrooms are shared.

A Western breakfast is served at the dining room between 07:30 and 08:30. Dinner time is from 18:30, and from 19:30 at the latest.

This is our guests' favourite part of Zao Onsen, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Pension Puutaro has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 10 Oct 2013.

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Zao Onsen, this property has an excellent location score of 9.5

Breakfast info

American, Buffet

Ski-to-door


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Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
What's nearby
  • Zao Ropeway
    0.1 miles
  • Zao Onsen Ski Resort
    0.6 miles
  • Lina World
    4.8 miles
  • Yama-dera Temple
    10.5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/bar OTOTYAYA
    0 miles
Natural beauty
  • Mountain ZAO GONNDORA
    0.1 miles
  • Lake SIGINOYATINUMA
    0.3 miles
Ski lifts
  • YOKOKURA
    0.1 miles
Public transport
  • Train Kaminoyama-Onsen Station
    6.3 miles
  • Train Yamagata Station
    7 miles
Closest airports
  • Yamagata Airport
    17.3 miles
  • Sendai Airport
    28.4 miles
  • Shonai Airport
    55.7 miles
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Facilities of Pension Puutaro
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Ski
  • Ski-to-door access
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Ski storage
Activities
  • Horse riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Skiing
  • Fishing Off-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Luggage storage
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • Japanese
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Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules Pension Puutaro takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

15:00 - 21:00

Check-out

Until 10:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 3 years and above are considered adults at this property.

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Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

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Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that restaurants around the area are limited and may close early in the evening. Dining options may be difficult to find after 19:00.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Please inform Pension Puutaro in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests must check in by 19:30 to eat dinner at this property. Guests who check in after this time may not be served dinner, and no refund will be given.

License number: 2751, 指令山保第」2751号

FAQs about Pension Puutaro

  • Pension Puutaro is 400 yards from the centre of Zao Onsen.

  • Room options at Pension Puutaro include:

    • Quadruple
    • Twin
    • Family

  • Pension Puutaro offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Horse riding

  • The prices at Pension Puutaro may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at Pension Puutaro is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Guests staying at Pension Puutaro can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • American
    • Buffet
    • À la carte