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The Snow Monsters are an unusual sight and visiting them is a fun thing to do if it is a good day. The cable car takes you to the top of Zao mountain and at 1660m it is cold! It was -15*C when we visited...More
Great place to see if you visit Sendai and Zao. Never seen a view like this. It is easy to take cable car to reach the top of mountain. If you know how to ski or snowboarding, all the way down, the view is unbelievable...More
Well worth a visit. We were skiing so no problem getting to them. Pick a sunny day if possible and certainly a day without too much wind. Some of our friends went up earlier in a snowy windy day and visibility was so low that...More
We made a half day visit from our base in Yamagata, taking a bus from the station. It was early in the season and the trees were coated with snow but not heavily. We took the ropeway to the top for the view (accompanied by...More
Ski there in late Jan 2017.
Some tips for sharing:
1. check the weather forecast. plan to go up on a sunny day, as one basically can see almost nothinh in a windy/snowy day (note: the top where the snow monsters situated is really windy...More
Visited in early December as the snow monsters were just growing and, despite heavy snowing, we were lucky to be able to see them on the way up to the mountain on the cable car and mostly through the glass window at the summit station's...More
Travelling in a cable car to the summit is really a life time experience and all the trees have become snow monsters - covered with powdery snow. At 1661 meter height, it is a real fun to be there with family & friends for a...More
To view Zao juhyo (frost covered trees) takes good luck. The last time I went up there the weather did not cooperate. The spectacular sights I had hoped to see were all lost in low visibility conditions. But as the place, with these natural wonders,...More
Wow! If you are lucky enough to have a clear day, the views through the rime covered trees and up to the the deepest blue skies imaginable will be etched in your mind forever. Even if you get a cloudy or snowy day, it is...More