Dec/28, 2019 - Feb/29, 2020 Zao Juhyo Festival3.8
from 12/28 '19 to 2/29 '20
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/28/2019 - Feb/29/2020, 17:00 - 21:00
Cable Car Fare: 3,000 yen (adults), 1,500 yen (children)
The heater-equipped, special nightcruiser snowmobile gives passengers a great experience of the illuminated Snow Monster trees and Zao scenery.
Dec/28/2019 - Feb/29/2020, 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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Purpose,spiritual places,night view,nature,mountain climbing,winter in Japan,hot springs,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Yamagata Sta. (about 12.3km) Google Transit
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..
4.02 months ago
Visited on 2020/02/07. Low temperature but sunny. Good visibility with lots of tourists to see the hoarfrost and also attracting many skiers. Taking in a line for the rope way car for over 1 hour. The spectacular trees and hoarfrost along the way to made up for the regret that last year was missed due to dense clouds. Clouds and mist on top station. 9 degrees below zero in the room. Out to take a picture of the statue of Zao and hurriedly withdrew.The snow volume at least one meter less than last year. Last year only the Tibetan statue's head showed with entire body buried under thick snow. This year the entire body able to be seen. The weather at the plateau station good. Most tourists pleased to take pictures with snow here.
5.02 months ago
5.02 months ago