Yamagata: Juhyo Snow Monsters in Zao & Mogami river cruise


3 day tour to Yamagata prefecture in Northeastern Japan. 1. View illuminated Juhyo snow monsters from the ropeway. Juhyo are frost covered trees nicknamed as 'snow monsters'. 2. Enjoy sightseeing too including a Mogami river cruise and Haguro-san Shrine 3. Savor the signature food of Yamagata including Yonezawa beef and fresh seafood. ​ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Optional bento box lunch on Day 1 [1] Gyumeshi Bento (tea is not included), JPY1,200: soy sauce flavored beef is topped on rice. [2] Shimotsuke Sansai Bento (tea is not included), JPY700: simmered vegetables are topped on rice with sautéed gluten meat. Recommended for vegetarians. *If you would like to order, please contact us at least 4 business days prior to the tour departure day. *Please pay cash to the tour staff on the tour day. *Please eat the lunch box on the bus. *If you do not order, please bring your lunch to the tour or buy one at the shop while the tour stops for a rest. *When the number of orders does not reach the minimum order requirement, your order will be no longer available. In this case, we will contact you by 1 day before the tour departure day. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Additional information] *Items included in Infant price - Bus seats only. *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] *If you booked a room for 2 people, two single rooms may be provided. *Please join the tour with comfortable clothes and walking shoes. *Sightseeing outside is very cold, please prepare warm clothes and items. *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. *The tour bus stops at several meeting points to pick up participants and comes to your meeting point. The bus may be late due to traffic or other circumstances, but the bus definitely comes to your meeting point. Please make sure to wait for the bus at the designated meeting place. *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: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Shinjuku ​(Departure 9:50) -- Ueno ​(Departure 10:40) -- Takahata ​(Yonezawa beef dinner/approx. 50 mins) -- Zao Sanroku station ​(View illuminated Juhyo from the ropeway./Total approx. 120 mins) -- Jizo Sancho station​ -- Zao Sanroku station ​(Snack time: Tama-konjac, a ball-shaped konjac simmered in soy sauce, and a signature food of Yamagata. Konjac is made from Konjac potato, and the texture is similar to jelly.) -- Yamagata Nanokamachi Washington Hotel​ (Overnight)

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hotel​ -- Yamadera Temple ​(a scenic and historic temple, where the grounds extend high up a steep mountainside, from where there are great views down onto the valley. *The tour does not vist the inner temple in the mountain due to snowfall./approx. 40 mins) -- Mogami River ​(River cruise/approx. 50 mins) -- Sakata ​(Shopping/approx. 30 mins) -- Sankyo Rice Warehouses in Sakata ​(Rice warehouse buildings from 1893 is a symbolic site of Shonai as a major rice production area of Japan. / approx. 40 mins) -- Tsuruoka​ (Seafood dinner/approx. 60 mins) -- HOTEL ROUTE-INN TSURUOKA EKIMAE​ (Overnight)

Day 3
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 1
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hotel​ -- Five storied pagoda at Haguro-san​ (Visit/approx. 40 mins) -- Sanjin Gosaiden, the main building of Haguro-san ​(Visit/approx. 40 mins) -- Ueno ​(Schedule 17:30) -- Shinjuku ​(Schedule 18:20) *Tour end places are around train stations and may be different from the meeting places.

location Shinjuku(Tokyo Metropolitan Underground Car Park)


Departure place

Shinjuku(Tokyo Metropolitan Underground Car Park)

Meeting Time

09:50 AM


Tohoku, Yamagata

  • English

  • Chinese

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)

Cancellation policy Tour Condition