Dec/26, 2020 - Feb/28, 2021 Zao Juhyo Festival

Sightseeing information about Dec/26, 2020 - Feb/28, 2021 Zao Juhyo Festival in Japan.

Dec/26, 2020 - Feb/28, 2021 Zao Juhyo Festival3.8

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 from 12/26 '20 to 2/28 '21

Zao is one of largest ski resorts in Japan and famous for “Snow Monster(Juhyo)”, all trees covered with snow and they just look like monsters. This natural phenomenon happens only under a specific environment condition, seen in only few mountains of north of Japan including Zao in the world. The average of top of the mountain is around -10 to -15°,and snow storm blows 10~15m/s, that climate makes Snow Monsters.

Some events are scheduled during the festival, such as Fireworks(about 5mins),Stamp Rally, and "1,000 People Torch Sliding", 1,000 people holding LED torches slide down the ski slope at night.

At night, Snow Monsters are lit up with colorful lights and glow in the black of night. They look like completely different from they are white and silver in the daytime.

Dec/26/2020 - Feb/28/2021, 17:00 - 21:00
Cable Car Fare: 3,000 yen (adults), 1,500 yen (children)

(appointment needed)
The heater-equipped, special nightcruiser snowmobile gives passengers a great experience of the illuminated Snow Monster trees and Zao scenery.
Dec/26/2020 - Feb/28/2021, 17:00 - 21:00 (last admission: 20:00)
Hours: about 60 minutes
Fee: 4,500 yen(adults), 3,800 yen(children)

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Purposeinstagrammable,spiritual places,night view,nature,mountain climbing,winter in Japan,hot springs,sightseeing
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5.0a year ago

Beautiful and amazing view, with cold weather.

3.0a year ago

Too cold....and visibility also too lower.....Lighting only in a small number of areas..

5.02 weeks ago

The fairy-tale "tree frost" is actually not ice, it is the edelweiss sticking to the branches; moreover, during January and February, the branches in the forest are all hung with this kind of coat, only the snow coat is seen, but the branches themselves are not seen. . In this special period, sliding in the woods, the silence in my ears is unprecedented. Because the sound is absorbed by this special structure! It's the feeling you only have when you enter the studio. It's amazing!

5.02 months ago

The expression "giant object created by nature" is more appropriate.
It was great to see when I went to Zao at the ski resort. I think I was impressed by the most snowy scenery in the past.

5.02 months ago

I think it was about two years ago. I went.
I remember that Jizo at the top was buried in the snow. The rime on the trees was beautiful. It looks like it's in a milk bottle. Moreover, it was quite cold.