Zao (the snow monsters)

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Transport guide

Zao is one of Tohoku’s largest ski resorts. Its trees are glazed with ice, becoming “snow monsters”, during winter.  These are a rare sight even in Japan and appear only when several weather and vegetation conditions come together at just the right time.


Location Zao-onsen Yamagata-shi.
Contact 023-694-9328
Getting there 40 minutes on a bus from Yamagata Station to Zao Onsen (hot springs).
Fees and charges Please check with the venue.
Parking information Available.
URLs www.zao-spa.or.jp/
Further information www.zaoropeway.co.jp/

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