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Frost Covered Trees of Zao

| Near Jizo Mountain, Yamagata 990-2301, Yamagata Prefecture
+81 23-694-9168
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Surreal tree ice monsters in Yamagato Zao

was there skiing in late jan. these tree ice monsters existed above 1400m. if you ski down from the... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2015
DLi_hk
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Hong Kong, China
Spectacular

Unfortunately it was a windy and snowing when I went up there whilst skiing at Yamagata. They are... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2015
Graham B
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Sydney, Australia
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| Near Jizo Mountain, Yamagata 990-2301, Yamagata Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

was there skiing in late jan. these tree ice monsters existed above 1400m. if you ski down from the top of the cable car, then you'll be surrounded by them.

Thank DLi_hk
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Reviewed 4 March 2015

Unfortunately it was a windy and snowing when I went up there whilst skiing at Yamagata. They are formed into fantastic shapes by the wind and give the impression of a legion of snow monsters. I would like to ski through them on a nice...More

Thank Graham B
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Cold but worth the trip, the unique formation on the trees is probably due to the light and minute snow flake crystals formation, so light that they get collected on the trees. 17 below when I was there so bring ur gear, wind was strong...More

2  Thank travelboy4
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

My 2nd trip to Zao mountains. 1st in spring 2012 for the onsen. This time I came for the snow monsters. I took a bus from yamagata station. Please purchase a ticket at the bus station before boarding the bus, cost 980¥ one way, and...More

8  Thank bakatori
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Reviewed 1 March 2010

see more pictures at http://tabitatsu.blogspot.com/2010/02/rime-on-trees-at-zao-yamagata_27.html I went there in Feb 2008. After a 40-minute bus ride from Yamagata train station, I arrived at the bus terminal of Zao Onsen (Zao hot spring). From here you can take the ropeway up into the mountains. The lift...More

3  Thank Tabitatsu
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