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the only place can see the snow monster

the snow monster is one of the spectacular view in the earth. yamagata zao is a must visit once in... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
kuala lumpur
Stunning and fascinating

The Snow Monsters are an unusual sight and visiting them is a fun thing to do if it is a good day... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Wesley S
Portrush, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

the snow monster is one of the spectacular view in the earth. yamagata zao is a must visit once in a life time.the best time to get the snow monster is mid feb to mid march. its really cold. even its a bit far from...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank ana_kecik
Reviewed 23 February 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Wesley S
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JoyceKao
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Travel_addict13_10
Reviewed 14 January 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank kencoolum
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Never seems such a beautiful scenery of snow....can't say it words just go and enjoy these natural beauty nicely preserved by mankind

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank jharydhary
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2017
4  Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 13 January 2017

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

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank GabyVM
Reviewed 8 January 2017

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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Parpanatha Pala... M
Reviewed 5 June 2016

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

Date of experience: February 2016
6  Thank JiveSun
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