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Zao Hotaru no Niwa (Firefly Garden) / Zao Sansuien

Open-air hot spring with a sense of spaciousness

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"Zao Hotaru no Niwa" welcomes digital nomads.
The entire cottage is available for rent with free Wi-Fi. We provide a comfortable remote work environment.

The open-air hot spring bath where you can feel the pleasant breeze and the whisper of trees. Enjoy a relaxing time after bathing on the terrace facing the garden without worrying about your surroundings.

At night, the sky is full of stars. In early June, you can watch fireflies from the stream in the garden. In winter, when the snow piles up, you can enjoy the outdoor bath and play in the snow in the garden.                                

The rooms are furnished with unico furniture, which is popular for its natural design, and the simple and easy-to-use floor plan makes the most of the one-story house's characteristics. It is a 5-minute walk to a convenience store and a 3-minute walk to the Mori no Aquarium (sturgeon pond). Why not heal yourself with a walk in the villa area while listening to the chirping of birds.

[Please note]
Please be sure to read and abide by the "Terms and Restrictions of the Property" when making reservations and staying at the property.

■About the rooms
Zao Hotaru no Niwa is a one-story cottage. It has 2 bedrooms, an open-air hot spring bath, and an open deck.

Living room, dining room and kitchen
The living room and dining room are bright, with plenty of sunlight streaming in through the large windows. 3-seat sofa, 4-seat dining table and chairs are available. (Wood-burning stoves are not allowed.)

The kitchen is equipped with an induction stove (2 burners), refrigerator, rice cooker, microwave, toaster, and basic cooking utensils for your use during your stay. (Please bring your own seasonings, cooking oil, and other ingredients.)

Open deck
Open the windows of the living room and you will find an open deck. You can use it for coffee time during your stay or relaxing after taking a bath. Please enjoy a relaxing atmosphere without worrying about the eyes of others. (*Note: BBQ is not allowed on the balcony.)

Open-air hot spring bath
Hot spring outdoor baths are the pride of Hotaruno-niwa. You can enjoy the hot spring bath while admiring the scenery of the garden, which changes with the seasons.

Indoor bath
There is also an indoor bath. Shampoo and body wash are available here. The indoor bath is not a hot spring.

There are two bedrooms, a Western-style room and a Japanese-style room.
Western-style room: 2 single beds
Japanese style room with 3 sets of futon bedding

Toilet (with warm-water washing toilet seat)

One in the living room and one in the dining room
(One TV in the living room and one in the dining room (may be difficult to see due to weather conditions, etc.)

SSID and PASS will be provided at check-in.

Air conditioner
There are 3 air conditioners in the living room, dining room, and bedroom (Western-style room).

[Please note]
Please do not bring in hot plates, etc. Please cook only in the kitchen. Please be careful not to leave any smells or oil stains in the kitchen.

Please clean all utensils and dishes used in the kitchen and return them to their original locations. If you break a dish, please report it to the Zao Sansuien Management Office or the Visitor Station.

Zao Hotaru no Niwa is a rental villa that can be rented out in its entirety and can accommodate up to 5 people. Meals are not included in the accommodation fee.

The room rate is the same for up to 4 persons, but an additional fee will be charged for a group of 5 persons.

About children's rates
Children 2 years old and up are charged the same rate as adults. Children under 2 years old stay free of charge, but no bedding or towels are provided.

Towels and toothbrushes will be set in your room upon arrival. One towel will be provided for every two nights. (e.g. 1 towel for 1~2 nights, 2 towels for 3~4 nights, 3 towels for 5~6 nights...)
Bath towel: 1 per person
Towel 1 towel per person
Toothbrush 1 toothbrush per person

Please do not take home the towels that have been set up in advance.
*If you need more towels, please use bath towel rental (330 yen/piece) or face towel sales (220 yen/piece) (available at the check-in location from 7:30~19:00).

Please bring the following items from the management office or visitor station upon check-in or between 7:30~19:00 as needed (we do not deliver to your room).
Shaving razor, cotton swab, body towel, hair brush

*Bottles containing shampoo, conditioner, and body soap are available in the bathrooms.

The area around this building is relatively dense with buildings. Please be careful not to talk outdoors at night, as there are many permanent residents in the area. If there are any complaints from the neighbors, we may ask you to leave the building immediately. Conversation on the deck between 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. is prohibited.

As a rule, please check-in between 15:00 and 19:00.
Check-in after 19:00 is also possible, but please be aware that there are times when we are unable to accept guests.

Check-in location
Check-in location will vary depending on your arrival time. We will inform you of the details after your reservation is confirmed.

15:00~17:00 Visitor Station
17:00~ Zao Sansuien Management Office

Zao Hotaru no Niwa" is located in Zao Sansuien, a villa management area. There is a gate at the entrance to Zao Sansuien, and guests are required to open the gate with the remote control key provided upon check-in. Guests are not allowed to enter directly without passing through the gate.

Hotaru no Niwa is approximately 2 minutes by car from the entrance gate.
There is no shuttle service or cab dispatch service from the check-in location. Please come by car.

■Barbecue Facilities
The use of fire, including barbecues and fireworks, is prohibited in Zao Sansuien. BBQ on the open deck is also prohibited.

If you wish to barbecue, please use the BBQ facility "Wild Zao Village" located 1 minute by car from the entrance gate of Zao Sansuien. Please contact us by message after your reservation is confirmed. We will provide you with more details.

We recommend you to come by car for convenience of sightseeing and dining.
15 minutes drive from Shiroishi I.C. or Murata I.C. on Tohoku Expressway.
15 minutes by car from Miyagi-Kawasaki I.C. on Yamagata Expressway.
About 30 minutes by car or cab from Shinkansen Shiroishi Zao Station.

Parking lot
There are parking spaces for 3 standard-sized cars.

[About Zao Sansuien]
The Matsukawa River flows through the garden, and visitors can enjoy a walk along the riverbank while gazing at the Zao Mountain Range. The stream, which is the origin of the name "Seseragi no Sato" (village of streams), is still pure enough to be inhabited by fireflies.

A village abounding in colors of the four seasons: spring with fresh green leaves, summer with fresh green leaves, autumn with red leaves, and winter with silvery white leaves. In the garden full of nature, trees, plants, flowers, and trees add color to the seasons as they change. Many wild birds also live here.

A 24-hour security system is in place, patrolling the garden every two hours during the night to ensure safety and security.



Room type
Entire Place
Traveler number


Western-style room 2 single beds
Japanese-style room 3 sets of futon



15:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 11:00
Host Approval
Not required
Minimum nights
1 night
Maximum nights
30 nights


【Prohibited items】

No smoking on the premises.
No smoking on the premises.
No smoking on the premises ・Non-users allowed on the premises ・Barbecues, bonfires, fireworks, gathering of plants and trees on the premises

Smoking or burning incense on the premises

Cooking food that leaves a lingering odor, such as grilled meat indoors
Minors only
All activities that disturb the residents in the neighborhood

Hair dyeing in the bathrooms and other areas inside and outside the facility.

【Other precautions】
Please be quiet at night so as not to disturb the residents in the neighborhood. (The area around this building is relatively dense with buildings.(The area around this building is relatively dense with buildings, and there are many permanent residents, so please be especially careful not to talk outdoors at night. Please note that if there are complaints from neighbors, you may be asked to leave the building immediately. In such cases, no refunds will be made.)
Please note that the furniture, interior, fixtures, facilities, and equipment are subject to change without notice.
Please prepare consumable goods by yourself when you finish using them.
Please prepare your own consumable supplies when you use them up. Cleaning supplies are provided.Please be aware that the property is located in a natural area and may be infested with insects and other pests.

Please wash the dishes and utensils provided and return them to their original place after use.
Please clean and return all utensils and cooking utensils to their original locations after use.
We are not responsible for injuries, accidents, or loss or theft of personal belongings inside or outside the building.
During the winter months, visitors arriving by car must install winter tires such as studless tires or chains.If you have car trouble in the park, please arrange for roadside service by yourself.

【In the event of damage to facilities or equipment】
In the event that the facilities and equipment are defaced, the actual costs required to restore them to their original state will be charged. Please be careful when using the facility.




  • Kitchen
  • Bathtub
  • Balcony
  • Desk
  • Couch
  • Air Conditioning
  • TV
  • Fridge
  • Washing Machine
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Rice Cooker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Bed/Futon


電子レンジあり(オーブン機能はありません)。トースター、電気ケトル、コーヒードリッパー・サーバーあり。 Microwave available (no oven function). Toaster, electric kettle, coffee dripper/server available.


  • Face Towel
  • Bath Towel
  • Bed Sheets
  • Bath Mat
  • Hand Soap
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disposable Mask
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Detergent
  • Tableware
  • Kitchenware
  • Toothbrush
  • Pajamas
  • Hangers


フェイスタオルとバスタオルは2日につき1枚をご用意します(有料にて追加可能)。歯ブラシはご宿泊日数に関わらず1本をご用意します。ビジターステーションまたは管理事務所で髭剃り・コットン綿棒・ボディータオル・ヘアブラシをご用意しています。 One face towel and one bath towel will be provided per two days (additional towels can be added for a fee). One toothbrush will be provided regardless of the number of days you stay. Razors, cotton swabs, body towels, and hairbrushes are available at the visitor station or management office.


  • Rooms Have Been Sanitized
  • Ventilation
  • Free Parking


Daily price
Weekend price
Cleaning fee
1 week discount
Not set
2 week discount
Not set
Monthly discount
Not set
Additional cost per person
¥6,325/night(with tax) From the first 5 people
Weekend additional cost per person
¥6,325/night(with tax) From the first 5 people

The above rates are basic rates (including consumption tax and service fee) and may vary depending on the itinerary and season.
The “Total (Tax included)” displayed after entering the check-in and check-out dates and the number of guests already includes consumption tax and service fees. No additional charges will be added until the reservation is approved.


  • More than 8 days ago :0%
  • 7 days before 〜 6 days before :20%
  • 5 days before 〜 4 days before :30%
  • 3 days before 〜 2 days before :50%
  • 1 day before :80%
  • The day :100%
  • No-show :100%


You can pay only by credit card.
1 Review
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Posted 4 months ago



Zao Hotaru no Niwa (Firefly Garden) / Zao Sansuien


Katta gun zao machi Miyagi


It takes 60 minutes by taxi from Sendai Airport.
It takes 30 minutes by taxi from Tohoku Shinkansen Shiroishizao Station.





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