Lodge Scole

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Getting to the Lodge Scole

The Lodge Scole is located in Yamagata Prefecture in Japan’s Tohoku region. It is accessible by Shinkansen (bullet train), airplane, and long distance expressway bus. Lodge Scole is 30-40 minutes away from Yamagata Train Station by car or local bus.

Zao Lodge Scole Postal Code 990-2301 Zao Onsen 746 Yamagata, Yamagata Prefecture TEL: +81 23-694-9320 FAX: +81 23-694-9114

Shinkansen (bullet train) & local train access

From Narita Airport take the JR Narita Express (NEX) to Tokyo Station or the Keisei Line Skyliner to Ueno Station. Change to the Yamagata Shinkansen Tsubasa at either Tokyo or Ueno Stations. Get off at Yamagata Station and take a local bus to Zao Onsen from the number 1 bus stop on the east side of the station. There is no bus service after 7pm on weekdays and outside the ski season. If you arrive after 7pm get off the Shinkansen at Kaminoyama-Onsen (one stop before Yamagata) and get a taxi to the Lodge Scole. Let us know in advance if you will be arriving after 7pm (or if you would like to take a taxi), we will reserve the taxi for you at a special Lodge Scole discount.


Skyliner▶︎ Yamagata SHINKANSEN▶︎


There are direct flights to Yamagata Airport from Tokyo Narita and Haneda Airports and from Osaka Itami Airport. From Yamagata Airport get a bus to Yamagata Station and then change to the local bus to Zao Onsen. During the winter season there are direct bus services to Zao Onsen from Sendai Airport (accessible from Tokyo Haneda and Narita Airports, Osaka Itami and Kansai International Airports, and numerous other domestic and international airports).

Yamagata airport▶︎

Sendai airport▶︎

Coach (express bus) service

There are a number of long distance coach/highway bus services from Tokyo (Shinjuku or Tokyo Stations, etc…) and a few other major cities. Please check the websites below for additional information.

Yamagata Kotsuu▶︎ Miyagi kotsuu▶ Orion Tour Ltd▶︎

Jambo Taxi service

The Lodge Scole has partnered with the local Kanko Taxi Company to offer special discounted rates on direct transportation services to and from Lodge Scole from a number of different locations! See the tables below for more details and inquire with our staff for more information and to reserve.

Max. capacity: 9 people
Min. capacity: 4 people

To Appi-Kougen (2-3.5 hours)
To Nozawa Onsen or Hakuba (3-6 hours)

Taxes and expressway tolls are included in the prices below.
Airport services are available any time.

Jambo Taxi service Fee
Yamagata Airport ー Lodge Scole ¥19,000→¥16,000(tax included)
Sendai Airport ー Lodge Scole ¥47,000→¥40,000(tax included)
Appi kogen ー Lodge Scole ¥80,000(tax included)
Nozawa-onsen ー Lodge Scole ¥188,000→¥90,000(tax included)
Hakuba ー Lodge Scole ¥195,000→¥100,000(tax included)


Tohoku Expressway to Murata JCT~Yamagata Tollway to Yamagata Zao IC to Nishi Zao Kogen Line to the Zao Line

Local bus service

Yamagata Station East Exit Bus Stop No. 1 - Zao Onsen Bus Terminal - Walk to Lodge Scole (7-10 minutes). Please check the Yamagata Kotsu Bus website below for the bus time table.

Yamagata kotsuu▶︎

  • Yamagata Prefecture Tourism information portal trip to Yamagata Yamagata weather Yamagata regional tourism council Yamagata City Comprehensive Tourism web site web Yamagata twelve Kagetsu
  • Zao Hot Springs Zao Tourism Development Co., Ltd. Zao Ropeway Japan National Tourism Organization
  • japan-duide.com SNOWJAPAN SkiJapan.com ZAO Curando Animale

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