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:

  • Seen one of our trips, but it's not enough? Extend your stay in Japan and strike north to explore Japan's least visited region.

    Tohoku Five-night Group Tour Add-On

    Take a step into Japan's hidden past as you explore the northern Tohoku region, an area often overlooked by travellers lured west to Tokyo and Kyoto. This trip is an ideal add-on to one of our Small Group Tours, allowing you to see more of Japan, and delay your return to work by a precious few days!

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    Seen one of our trips, but it's not enough? Extend your stay in Japan and strike north to explore Japan's least visited region.

Other Winter activities experiences

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  • Snowshoeing

    Snowshoeing

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

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  • Cat skiing

    Cat skiing

    Head up the mountain on a snow cat before the slopes opn and cut the first tracks in the powder.

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  • Snow rafting

    Snow rafting

    Fly across the slopes in an inflatable raft attached to a snowmobile. Sound like fun?

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