Nightcruiser tour to see Snow Monsters

Meet one of the world’s largest Snow Monsters

The Juhyo (snow monsters) of Zao, which boast as one of the world’s largest, are a mystic wonder of nature, with the Aomori white fir trees, a member of the conifer family growing in the subalpine zone, covered in blankets of snow and ice. As cloud droplets(supercooled water droplets) within snow clouds come into contact with branches and leaves, they freeze, forming shrimp tail-like shapes, and snow builds up in between the gaps, gradually hardening. As this phenomenon repeats itself, the creation of a masterpiece takes shape.

Riding on the specialized new model snowmobile “Nightcruiser,” equipped with heating, you can experience the night spectacle of the lighted Juhyo.

General Information

Address
山形県229-3 Zao onsen Yamagata-city
Opening Times
3 tours a day from late December to February

Directions
45 minutes from Yamagata Station by bus
Website
https://zaoropeway.co.jp/winter/en.php
Contact
Zao Ropeway
Telephone Number
023-694-9518
Fax Number
023-694-9143

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