Snow monsters

Snow monsters

Ski between snow monsters on the slopes of Mount Zao

In winter the slopes of Zao Ski Resort are not only populated by skiers and boarders but also the famous juyo snow monsters. The heavy snowfall and freezing winds passing over a nearby lake sees ice form on the trees in curious and intriguing shapes. A little imagination is needed for them to become monsters but the row upon row of natural ice sculptures makes a very impressive sight, particularly at night when they are all lit up.

Snow monsters

located in Sendai

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Interested in this Experience? It is included in this tour:

  • Extend your stay in Japan with our five-night Tohoku add-on and experience one of Japan's least-explored regions.

    Tohoku Five-Night Group Tour Add-On

    Don't go home too soon! Step back into Japan's feudal past as you discover the wonderful, oft-overlooked Tohoku region. This self-guided add-on makes the perfect extension to any of our Small Group Tours.

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    Extend your stay in Japan with our five-night Tohoku add-on and experience one of Japan's least-explored regions.

Other Winter activities experiences

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  • Igloo building

    Igloo building

    Take a break from the Niseko slopes and learn how to build your very own igloo.

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  • Snowmobiling

    Snowmobiling

    Give your legs a rest and let the snowmobile do all the work, providing full throttle fun through Niseko backcountry and woodlands.

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  • Snowshoeing

    Snowshoeing

    Strap on some snowshoes and explore winter scenery at a tranquil pace

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