Opened in October 2020, U pause is a rental cottage with a natural hot spring.
The lovely crimson red exterior with white lines catches the eye even in Zao Sansui-en, where many villas stand side by side, making you feel like you are at a resort.
Upon entering the cottage, guests are welcomed by the high vaulted ceiling and open living room. The loft-like structure is exciting. The Japanese taste interior and wooden interior harmonize to create a calm and warm feeling inside. From the window, you can see the seasonal scenery of Zao. This cottage is perfect for a holiday where you want to relax and unwind.
#About the accommodation plan
"U pause" is a private lodge for up to 9 people, limited to one group per day. The room rate is the same for up to 4 people, with an additional charge for each additional person from 5 people.
Meals are not included in the room rate.
The room rate is the same for up to 4 people.
# About the rooms
On the first floor, there is a living room, a Japanese-style room that can be used as a bedroom, a kitchen, and a bath. The kitchen can be used for cooking during your stay. Tableware and minimal cooking tools are provided. (*We do not provide seasonings. Please bring your own. The bath is of course a natural hot spring. The bath is of course a natural hot spring, and you can enjoy it whenever you like.
On the second floor, there is a Japanese-style room and a Western-style room.
The second floor has one Japanese-style room and one Western-style room, with four futon bedding sets in the Japanese-style room and two single beds in the Western-style room, which can be used as bedrooms.
There is minimal contact with the staff. Your own space
During your stay, you will only have contact with Sansui-en staff twice, at check-in and check-out. The rest of the time you can spend freely in your own space.
# Sanitary measures to ensure a safe and comfortable stay
Before welcoming guests, we provide adequate ventilation and wipe down the facilities and equipment with alcohol disinfectant.
Alcohol spray for hand sanitizer is installed at the entrance of the facility.
Hand soap is available at the washbasin.
The check-in counter is equipped with a transparent partition between guests and staff.
Our staff will wear masks.
For guests arriving by car
During the winter, it is necessary to install winter tires, such as studless tires or chains, when driving.
Please note that there is a steep slope on the road from the Zao Sansui-en management office to the accommodation.
Sightseeing spots in the area
Miyagi Zao Fox Village (about 20 minutes by car)
Public bathhouse Kamino-yu (about 5 minutes by car)
∟The hot spring water is kept at the source to warm the body from the core. A free footbath is also available.
Zao dairy center (about 10 minutes by car)
Zao Dairy Center (about 10 minutes by car)∟In early November, a cheese fair is held.
Waterfall viewing platform [Sankaitaki & Fudotaki] (about 15 minutes by car)
∟It is a great scenic spot during the season of fresh green and autumn leaves.
Ogama (about 35 minutes by car)
∟The crater lake is a symbol of the Zao mountain range.
Access: Tohoku Expressway, Shiraishi I.C.
From Shiraishi I.C. or Murata I.C. on Tohoku Expressway, drive about 15 minutes.
From Miyagi-Kawasaki I.C. on Yamagata Expressway, drive about 15 minutes.
About 30 minutes by car or cab from Shiraishi-Zao Station on the Shinkansen bullet train.
About 50 minutes by highway bus from Sendai Station
About Zao Sansuien
U pause is located on the grounds of Zao Sansui-en, a villa overlooking the Zao mountain range, and is fully managed for your peace of mind. There is also a tennis court on the Sansui-en grounds and a swimming pool in the summer. (*This is also available for guests staying at our facility!
The hotel is located near Togatta Onsen, a hot spring resort, so you can enjoy the hot spring as well. A short drive from the inn, there is the popular "Fox Village" where you can meet fluffy foxes, and "Kami no Yu" where you can enjoy day trip bathing at a reasonable price.
The Matsukawa River flows through the park, and you can take a walk along the riverbank while enjoying the view of the Zao Mountain Range. The stream, which was the origin of the name "Seseragi-no-Sato" (village of murmuring fireflies), runs through the park and remains so pure that fireflies can live there. The park is filled with the colors of the four seasons: spring with fresh greenery, summer with green leaves, autumn with red leaves, and winter with silvery white leaves. The park is full of nature, with trees, flowers, and flowering plants adding color to the seasons. The garden is also home to many wild birds.
Secure management system
A 24-hour security system is in place.
The garden is patrolled every two hours during the night to ensure safety and security. If you need anything, please contact the management office.