Zao Snow Monsters: Day & Night Viewing


Not to be missed! View Juhyo twice in one day! Juhyo is a natural phenomenon where trees are covered with snow and ice making them look like snow monsters standing in the forest. The tour includes 1 night accommodation with 4 meals. Shiogama: Lunch on Day 1, a rice bowl topped with 10 varieties of fresh seafood and Shiogama-jiru seafood soup. Kaminoyama: Dinner on Day 1, Yamagata pork shabu-shabu and local specialty dishes. Yonezawa: Lunch on Day 2, Sukiyaki-style beef hotpot. View Juhyo in Zao twice in one day. Night on Day 1: Take a snowmobile, named "Nightcruiser" and see illuminated juhyo. Morning on Day 2: See juhyo from the ropeway first in the morning. Stay overnight at Kaminoyama Onsen, known as one of the best hot springs in Yamagata prefecture. Relax and enjoy hot spring bathing as well as the taste of local specialty dishes at the hotel. [Additional information] *Items included in Infant price - Bus seats only. Train seats, meals and bedding are not included in the tour. *Items included – Transportation, accommodation, meal(s), admission fee(s) specified in the itinerary and taxes. None of these expenses will be refunded even if the participant does not use them for whatever reason. *Items not included – Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours). [Attention] *Juhyo and/or snowy landscapes may not be possible depending on weather conditions on the tour day. *The room type for one person is a western style single room. *For the train journey on the Yamagata Railway, the train station to get off at and the section of the journey are subject to change. *Please join the tour with comfortable clothes and walking shoes. *Sightseeing outside will be very cold. Please prepare warm clothes and accessories. *The order of the itinerary is subject to change according to the traffic or other circumstances on the tour day. *This course is conducted together with Japanese participants. *Seat allocations for airplanes or Shinkansen trains: Due to the structure of the seats, even if you booked the tour as a group or a pair, your seats may not be close to each other. *Meal contents are subject to change, depending on the availability of the ingredients. *We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control (traffic, weather etc.) *A decision on whether to cancel the tour will be decided by 3pm Japan Standard Time one day before the tour date. We will inform you by e-mail. *The tour end point may be different from the meeting point. Ask the tour conductor on the day. *The amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information came into effect on 30 May 2017. Customer information (name, age, gender etc.) may be forwarded to the hotels or necessary entities for the purpose of making tour arrangements. This condition shall be deemed to have been accepted by the customer upon completion of the reservation.


Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 1
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Tokyo station (Departure 8:56~10:00) -- [Shinkansen "Nasuno"] -- Koriyama station -- Shiogama (Lunch: seafood rice bowl) -- Shiogama (Visit Shiogama shrine and walk around the port town) -- Yamagata Zao (View illuminated juhyo from the snowmobile "Nightcruiser") -- Azumaya, Kaminoyama Onsen (Overnight) *Enjoy Yamagata pork shabu-shabu and local specialty dishes as well as hot spring bathing.

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 1
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Kaminoyama Onsen -- Yamagata Zao (View juhyo first thing in the morning) -- Arato -- [A train ride on Flower Nagai Line of Yamagata Railway・non-reserved seat] -- Nagai -- Yonezawa (Lunch: Sukiyaki-style beef hotpot dish) --- Koriyama station -- [Shinkansen "Nasuno"] -- Tokyo station (Arrival 18:48~19:28)

location Tokyo


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Yamagata, Tohoku, Miyagi (Sendai)

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Language Support

A tour conductor or staff of your preferred language will accompany the tour from the designated meeting place (at a designated airport in case of a tour with airplanes) and provides the participant with basic information necessary for the tour (such as meeting place and time at each stop etc) in your preferred language. Information on sightseeing in the areas of tour destinations will not be provided. However, brochures in your preferred language will be provided.

Minimum number of participants for operation

25 Person(s)

*When the participants does not reach the number above, the tour will not be operated. If this is the case, those who have made a reservation will be informed of the matter by 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date (by 4 days prior to the departure in case of a Day-tour).

Minimum number of participants for booking

1 Person(s)

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