Aza-oni-ishihara 1-1, Togatta-onsen, Zao-cho, Katta-gun,
Miyagi 989-0916, Japan.
TEL : +81-224-34-3600
TEL : +81-224-34-3177
About Okama Crater
With a height of 1841 meters, Mount Zao is one of the most prominent mountains in the Tohoku Region, sitting on the border between Yamagata and Miyagi Prefectures. The active volcano features a beautiful crater with lake, known as Okama (御釜) due to its resemblance with a traditional cooking pot. There is no life in the crater lake, because of the lake has strong acidic water.
The crater cannot be approached but viewed from a distance outside of winter.