Located in Zao Pension Village, Pension Apple features a large award-winning garden, a 24-hour indoor bath and an open-air bath that overlooks the valley. It offers bicycle rentals and a free shuttle to/from Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Area. Western meals are served at the dining room, and feature Yamagata-gyu beef. The Pension boasts a wide selection of good wines and cheeses from France, Italy and Germany. Simple rooms feature a wooden wall, heating facilities and single beds. Toilets and bathrooms are shared. Apple Pension is a 3-minute drive from Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Area, and a 5-minute drive from Zao-Onsen Bus Terminal. Scenic mountain temple Yama-dera Temple can be visited a 40-minute drive away.