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[Zao Onsen Ski Resort] Viewing Snow Monsters (2023-2024)

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Speaking of Zao, it is definitely Juhyo.

The illuminated frost trees that appear in the pitch black darkness are truly monsters.

Please take a look at the powerful art created by nature.


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Snow Monsters Light-up

Don't miss the fantastically floating soft time-covered trees! Period: December 23 (Sat.), 2023 to February 25 (Sun.), 2024
✤ Limited to 36 days
✤December: 23, 24, 29, 30, 31
January: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29
February: 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25
Hours: 17:00~21:00 (Last ascent at 19:50)
Fee: Zao Sanroku Station ⇔ Jizo Sancho Station (round trip)
Adult 3,800 yen Child 1,900 yen
*You may not be able to see the snow monsters depending on the weather conditions.
*May be canceled due to the weather.

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Rime Fantasy Corridor Tour in Night Cruiser

This is a tour where you can get on the Night Cruiser and enjoy the rime that emerges in the darkness up close!
Period: December 23 (Sat.), 2023 to February 25 (Sun.), 2024
✤ Limited 36 days
✤ Same schedule as Snow Monsters Light-up indicated above
Departure times: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00 (meet 20 minutes before departure)
Capacity: Maximum of 36 people per tour
Snowcat course: Depart from Juhyo Kogen Station ⇒ Turn back at the top of No. 4 pillar on the Sancho Line ⇒ Juhyo Kogen Station Return (does not go to Jizo Sancho Station)
Duration: Approx. 70-80 minutes (cruiser boarding time is approx. 30 minutes)
Fee: Adult 6,000 yen, Child (1 year old to elementary school) 5,000 yen (Round trip on Sanroku Line) + snowcat ride)
*You may not be able to see the Snow Monsters depending on the weather conditions
*Advance reservations are required
* Make reservation from the Zao Ropeway website using the QR code
*May be canceled due to weather

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Daytime Snow Monsters

Panoramic 360° view of the vast Snow Monsters area!
Period: Late December to early March
Hours: 8:30~17:00 (ropeway operating hours)
Fees: 3,800 yen for adults, 1,900 yen for children

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Bus & Ropeway Set Ticket

Get a great deal with a set that includes round-trip bus fare between Yamagata Station and Zao Onsen, and the Zao Ropeway round-trip fare to go see the snow monsters! [Inquiry & Sales] Yamagata Station Bus Information Center [Telephone] 023-622-4290

Basic information

Event name
[Zao Onsen Ski Resort] Viewing Snow Monsters (2023-2024)
Date and time
December 23 (Sat.), 2023, to February 25 (Sun.), 2024 - Limited to 36 days in that period
Official site (look at the calendar) (Japanese only)

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