Miyagi Zao Eboshi is located just to the north-east of the peaks of Ushiroeboshidake and Zeneboshidake in Zao town in the south-western region of Miyagi Prefecture. The Togatta Onsen hot spring area is nearby.
In recent seasons a local group of cute penguins from an aquarium in Sendai come for a bit of a walk around a few times in the snow season. This popular event was cunningly called 'Penguin Walk in EBOSHI'. Unfortunately there is no mention of them for the 2020-2021 season. Perhaps they are being careful and doing the social distancing thing...
Miyagi Prefecture is in the Tohoku region on the north eastern region of the main island of Honshu with a long Pacific coast and bordered with Iwate to the north, Yamagata to the west and Fukushima to the south. The ski hills in Miyagi Prefecture can be found in the mountainous regions stretching from the north to south of the western region of the prefecture.
Miyagi Zao Eboshi Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Miyagi Zao Eboshi.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
The 'Kids Park' is located by the base of the resort and costs 800 yen to enter (adults 300 yen). Open from 9:00am until 4:00pm on weekends, holidays and over New Year. Sled rental is available for 500 yen.
The 'Ishiko Park' is located by the Ishiko course and bottom of the Ishiko Number 2 lift.
Miyagi Zao Eboshi Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Late November until Late March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 9:00am until 10:00pm
Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Miyagi Zao Eboshi is normally open from 9:00am on weekdays and from 8:30am on weekends and holidays.
Night skiing is officially from 4:00pm and mostly on Fridays and Saturday nights and some holidays too. Opening times are all rather complicated, so please do check with official sources if you are planning on going for nighta!
Miyagi Zao Eboshi Lift Ticket Charges
Elementary School age
High School age
60 years & over
6 Hours (weekends & holidays)
6 Hours (weekdays)
4 Hours (weekends & holidays)
4 Hours (weekdays)
1 Lift Coupon
6 Lift Coupons
11 Lift Coupons
2020-2021 Season lift tickets
A Family ticket is available that includes a 1 day ticket:
2 adults and 1 child - 8,800 yen 2 adults and 2 children - 9,800 yen Each additional child - 1,000 yen
Children's Day is on the following dates when Elementary School and Junior High School students can buy a 1 day lift ticket for 1,500 yen:
19th, 20th December 2020 16th, 17th January 2021 20th, 21st February 2021 20th, 21st March 2021
Ladies Day is on the following dates when ladies can buy an 1 day lift ticket for 3,500 yen:
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th December 2020 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th January 2021 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th February 2021 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March 2021
Getting to Miyagi Zao Eboshi
By public transport
25.5km from Shiroishi Zao Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
24.5km from Shiroishi Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Miyagi Zao Eboshi is about 25km from both the Shiroishi Station and Shiroishi Zao Station.
A free early morning shuttle bus is available from Gozain Hall in Zao Town (40 minutes) and Togatta Onsen (20 minutes) in the main season.
19.5km from the Miyagi Kawasaki IC on the Yamagata Expressway
21.5km from the Shiroishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
21.8km from the Murata IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 457 (5.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 12
Miyagi Zao Eboshi is accessible from exits on both the Tohoku Expressway and Yamagata Expressway.
It is less than 6km off Route 457 by the Togatta Onsen area.
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